As much as I love the holiday season, it can also be an incredibly stressful time. Work is busy, the shops are busy, weekends are busy -- it always seems as though there's no time to relax. In my case, this leads to grumpiness, and nobody likes a Scrooge. Check out this great pillow from Sound Oasis. Designed like a regular pillow, the SleepTherapy Pillow SP-150 has little speakers stuffed inside that allow you to listen to your favourite tunes or relaxation sounds while you drift off to zzzzzz-land. With a standard earphone plug, you can hook the speakers up to a CD player, MP3 (it worked with my iPod) or TV system, and the speakers are so thin that you don't feel them at all (they are also removable so that you can machine-wash the pillow). Whether you want to fall asleep to the guitars of Led Zeppelin or to the soothing sounds of waves crashing against the shore, this pillow is fantastic for easing you into relaxation mode (and just in time for Christmas Day when you need a quick catnap!). Price: $50 US Available from: Sound Oasis, soundoasis.com.