The gifts have been given, the cheer spread. Take some time to relax before the New Year's gaiety begins.

- Joy Deangdeelert Cho

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At your pleasure

The Ektorp Muren Recliner ($299) adjusts to three positions, for sitting or lounging in comfort. Available at local Ikea stores and

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Warm and toasty

Soothe cold toes with a made-in-Austria Wool Hot Water Bottle ($70). Available to order at Design Within Reach, 1710 Walnut St., and

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Fuzz and fluff

Stretch out with a Sheepskin Floor Cushion ($89 each). Available at West Elm, 1330 Chestnut St., and

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Calming intonations

Lull yourself to sleep with the six different natural sounds made by the Homedics SoundSpa ($20). Available at area Bed Bath & Beyond and Wal-Mart stores and

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Daydream reliever

Filled with a blend of soothing herbs, the Sun Print Eye Pillow ($22) blocks out the world and invites repose. Available at

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With the flow

Seek serenity beside the waters of the Lotus Fountain ($50). Available at

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'Om' on the go

Gaiam's Beau Yoga Mat Bag ($35) takes you to and from class in style. Available at local Borders stores and

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