Everybody likes to think they are being looked after at Christmas, so why not use the festive season to give a friend or family member some festive relaxation, pampering and beauty instead of yet another box of candy they’ll regret as soon as the New Year diet begins?
Depending on how well you know the person you’re buying for, a post-Christmas spa detox could be just the thing you’re looking for when it comes to gift inspiration. We all feel sluggish and over-fed at the end of the Christmas and New Year festivities, so why not book a loved one in for a night in a spa, with all the trimmings and a few
nice treatments thrown in? You might even make it into a perfect excuse for you to join them...
If a spa trip isn’t on the cards, why not offer a revitalising facial or a course of facial treatments to beat the tired, too much good food and not enough exercise. Treat someone to an oxygenating facial or a booster treatment and they will thank you every time they look in the mirror.
For a little bit of glam, a manicure or nail treatment is a great gift and most beauty centers will have a nail tech on hand to perk up chapped or dry hands and feet. Throw in a super-glamorous gel polish is the color of their choice and it will be fabulous. Most places will hold vouchers open for a number of months so if you know that your friend has a big event coming up that they really want to look their best for, make sure that you ask for the gift voucher to be extended to at least that date.
Don’t forget retail; if your loved one is a fan of professional beauty products, have a snoop around his or her bathroom and see what they have in their collection. Most people would really appreciate the fact that you’ve gone to all that
Alternatively, ask their local clinic for a skincare gift voucher that they can redeem against any beauty products or treatments of their choice.
Last but not least; your local spa or beauty center will be full of lovely little stocking fillers and gift ideas at this time of year; pay them a visit and see what you can find. You might not be able to resist treating yourself to a little something, but hey, it IS Christmas...