This silk pillowcase is the only last-min Christmas gift all your friends will love

A cheap but chic Amazon stocking stuffer you can't go wrong with

Best silk pillowcase in stack giving on cloud background
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If you're anything like me, you've probably not finished your Christmas shopping just yet, and that's okay. There are still a couple of weeks to go, which gives you plenty of time to pick up a couple of stocking stuffers and secret Santa gifts. The sooner the better so you can spend the rest of the holidays relaxing or partying your way through to the New Year.

Maybe you're not procrastinating, but simply just stuck on what to buy for your friends. I have the perfect present for anyone in this sitch: a silk pillowcase. In particular, the LilySilk 100% Mulberry Silk pillowcase from Amazon is my favorite. It's thoughtful, cute, and above all else, pretty inexpensive at $28. We'd obviously all love to splurge on our family and friends, but budgets are a little tighter this year.

If the thousands of reviews aren't enough to sway you, I've slept on some of the best silk pillowcases out there, and I can confirm that this one is soft to the touch and has had huge benefits on my skin, hair, and sleep. It comes in a range of colors, too, that'll suit everyone's bedroom on your list. Plus, you can get it delivered the next day with Prime if you've really left it that late.

The silk pillowcase I'm talking about 

Cream colored silk pillowcase on bed

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What are the benefits of silk pillowcases?

As a beauty sleep advocate, I believe a silk pillowcase is essential. Prior to resting my head on one of these silky smooth surfaces, I didn't quite get the point. Sure they're cute and make a pretty little addition to your bed, but what was all the fuss about? Well, it's safe to say that I won't be going back to sleeping on a regular cotton or linen pillowcase again, and never mind polyester for that matter. 

Returning to a scratchy surface is really noticeable. Why? Silk is a less abrasive fabric than others, and in turn, leadsreduces hair tangling and skin irritation. Even cotton, for example, is rougher against our skin's natural barrier. All in all, this helps your skin and hair stay healthy when you wake up. Silk is often cool touch, which is useful for getting to sleep easier.

LilySilk Silk Pillowcase for Hair and Skin Standard-100% Mulberry Silk | $28.99 at Amazon

LilySilk Silk Pillowcase for Hair and Skin Standard-100% Mulberry Silk | $28.99 at Amazon
Don't miss out on your beauty sleep! Treat yourself or someone else to a silk pillowcase for under $30.  

If you think a silk pillowcase won't suit your friend, or if you'd prefer getting them something else, you can check out my Christmas shopping list for more buys for better sleep, because there's nothing better than gifting wellness. 

Louise Oliphant
Ecommerce Editor

Louise is the Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes, specialising in sleep content so you can wind-down well. With prior PR experience working for a luxury bedding brand, Louise knows the importance of getting a great night’s sleep. Joining the other side of the desk as a full-time journo, Louise brings her bedding expertise to writing sleep buying guides, reviews, and news for Real Homes. Aside from helping readers get essential shut eye, Louise also writes shopping content for homeware items that’ll add a decorative edge to your space. With an eye for design that won’t snooze on style, but a budget that won’t quite stretch, Louise loves nothing more than a modern designer dupe. From coloured glassware to contemporary storage, anything to upgrade the bare space of her rented East London flat.