Gifts that Nurture Body and Soul
Is it just us, or do you feel like
you’re constantly on the lookout for the 'perfect' gift?
Between holidays, birthdays and other celebrations, there always
seems to be someone we’re hoping to awe with our gift-giving
Here’s a thought: If you truly want to give
someone you care about a personal gift, a present they know you put
some thought into, consider a spa experience. There’s something for
For your always-on-the-go-no-time-to-stop friend,
consider a manicure or pedicure. Better yet, because many spas offer
a package price, give her a gift certificate for both. Let’s face
it, there is no way for her to receive a hand and foot makeover
unless she slows down long enough for the treatment. The best part is
that every time she looks down at her glamorous hands and feet, she’s
going to remember how much you care about her. Now, if you can only
take her phone away while you’re having lunch.
A massage is
perfect for anyone who puts the needs of others before her own.
From the moment your self-sacrificing loved one steps in the spa, she
will know that she’s special. Depending upon her needs, there are a
myriad of massage types to choose from. She can relax with a Swedish
or aromatherapy massage, and work out the kinks with a hot stone,
deep tissue or Shiatsu massage. There’s even a pregnancy massage
for mothers-to-be. The great thing about the gift of massage is that
it feels a lot like a warm hug, and who wouldn't appreciate that?
gift recipient has been going through a tough time and the stress is
beginning to show, consider a facial from a well-trained esthetician.
Few things feel more decadent – or leave a face with a fresher glow
– than a deep cleansing, blood-stimulating facial. At the end of
her appointment you can even surprise her with a small basket of
professional cleansing and moisturizing products personally chosen
for her skin type by her esthetician.
Do you know a teenage
girl who is just beginning to become interested in grooming? Your
salon and spa are great place to treat her to a new hairstyle and
eyebrow shaping. Not only will a stylist work with her to find the
perfect look, but will also share with her the basics of taking care
of her new style at home. While you’re there, allow an esthetician
to teach the special girl in your life how to properly shape her
eyebrows. We wouldn’t want the next generation duplicating our
eyebrow mishaps, would we?
Any college student would
appreciate a spa gift certificate in order to pick up the shampoo,
conditioner, and other hair supplies she needs to rock her look while
studying. If you remember anything about those Ramen Noodles days,
you may recall wishing that you had more than a few drops of
conditioner left in the bottle. A spa gift would make her day.
face it, you can buy another sweater or coffee mug filled with
sweets, but it’s tougher to personalize those gifts specifically to
the recipient’s needs. We may be prejudice, but we’re confident
that the gift of a spa experience trumps anything she can unwrap.