If anyone needs the gift of self-care this Christmas, it’s the matriarchs of the family. Invariably, they’re the ones at the helm of the festivities, trying to create the perfect day for everyone else -- even if it means they are completely frazzled come boxing day. Whether it’s your own mum or your partner or your stressed-out best friend, bring them comfort and joy with these delightful spa gifts.
Temple Spa Do Not Disturb AW18 (£42). All mums need a bit of me-time – yes, they do – and we love that this six-piece collection comes with a Do Not Disturb Pillow. It also includes Quietetude calming mist, Drift Away bath and massage oil, Duvet body cream, Becalm face mask, and Repose resting cream. Lock the bathroom door and escape…
Dermalogica Transform by Night, Glow by Day (£120). Mums aren’t allowed time for themselves in the morning, right. That’s why this night-time skin prep kit is perfect. Once the little ones are bathed and packed off to bed, sneak off for your own bedtime facial - there’s a Precleanse Balm, Special Cleansing Gel, Stress Positive Eye Lift and a Sound Sleep Cocoon nightr cream, plus a nifty little facial massage egg. Do this, and a splash of cold water the next morning should suffice.
Ila All Is Calm, All Is Bright Candle (£29). Create an atmosphere of soothing calm by getting your over-excited brood to inhale Ila’s warm and woody candle. Natural ingredients and a calming festive mix of essential oils, including cinnamon, close and sweet orange. It even comes in its own red stocking.
Caudalie Brightening Heroes Gift Set (£46). A spa day would make an even more perfect gift for any mum. But in the meantime, give them the morning off to spa at home with this delicious facial. This Christmas set includes Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, plus a Foaming Cleanser and a Glycolic Peel.
Aromatherapy Associates Ultimate Wellbeing Collection (£65). Ten award-winning aromatherapy blends boxed in stunning Pearls of Wisdom Christmas packaging. The perfect gift for anyone who doesn’t have time to meditate, each 9ml bottle contains scents to support relaxation, de-stressing, energising, balance and Inner Strength. All you have to do is Breathe.
The Spa Spy
29th November 2018
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