Ooh La Spa - Destressers
Celebrations, birthdays and holidays should be a joyous time of
giving and receiving gifts. However, between the added stress of
shopping for gifts, planning get-togethers and keeping up with daily
living, these events can quickly turn to into a headache. Hitting
your local spa allows you to personally enjoy some of the destressers
available, and while you're there (or even online, at your leisure, browsing) you can purchase gift certificates that
will allow you to cross a name or two off your gift giving list.
If youíve been thinking about buying your boss a big box of
chocolates or a new watch, consider instead the gift of a relaxing
experience. Not only will your boss appreciate the latest massage or
a manicure, but the experience will become a treasured memory. There
is a spa service for nearly everyone on your gift giving list, from
the baby sitter to the person who already has everything. Here are a
few items to consider that almost anyone would appreciate:
According to the American Massage Therapy Association,
the number of people purchasing massages for themselves was down in
2011 by about 12% from the year before. Since this is an item that
some seem to be cutting from the budget, the gift of a massage may be
even more unexpected and appreciated than before. There are many
different types of massages available. When seeking a gift
certificate as a present, try to find a spa that allows the
certificate to be used for any of the massages available at that spa.
Just be sure that you purchase a big enough amount to cover any
specialty treatments the gift recipient might want to try, such as a
hot stone massage or a reflexology massage.
The majority of spas offer manicure and pedicure
services. These can make a great gift for both men and women, or
break up the monotony of your shopping expedition, so you can finish
your gift giving in style. If you plan to give a mani/pedi gift to a
man, youíll want just the basics. However, if you plan to gift a
woman with the same present, you may want to add some additional
funds for a set of acrylic nails or other special polishes and
If someone on your list has an upcoming prom or
wedding, treat them to a new hairstyle. This is one area where you
may want to think through your gift. If the person already has a
regular stylist, then she may appreciate a massage or a facial more
than a certificate for a hairstyle.
There are as many different types of facials as there
are skin types. A facial can be a relaxing, yet invigorating,
treatment. A facial will be most appreciated by those who enjoy
trying new beauty products and like to pamper their skin. Facial
gifts are probably best for those you know very well, so you can
reserve the treatment that works best for a personís particular
skin type and problem areas. If you do not have this information,
inquire about a certificate that will allow them to choose their own
type of facial.
Some spas offer a full day of pampering for a
set price and this can make an excellent present for the person who
never quite takes enough time for relaxation. A day at the spa gift
can include everything from a massage to a facial to a mani/pedi.
Most spas offer a number of different packages, so you can choose the
one that matches your budget.
Instead of buying yet
another knick knack or figurine that will collect dust and add to the
clutter, consider spa services to meet your gift giving needs. The
recipient will remember her day of relaxation long after the gift has
been used and will definitely look forward to your next gift.