If you’re buying for somebody who loves a pampering session, or maybe someone that deserves a bit of relaxation time, then this gift guide is for you. I absolutely love receiving pamper treats as gifts, and I always think it would be a really nice idea one year to make up a really nice pamper hamper full of bath bombs, lotions, and lots of lovely bits as a gift! I’ve never got round to it, but I think it would make a really thoughtful and unique gift as it could be customised to their preferences.
I think all ladies can do with a bit of ‘me time’, and nothing says that better than a nice hot bath with some gorgeous body products, scented candles, wine, and nice cosy lounge wear. It sounds like bliss to me! So here’s some gift ideas for those that need a bit of extra self indulgence.
That’s right, I’m starting off with the big ‘un! In the past I have bought three of the big S&G Boots bumper gift boxes, and I couldn’t resist again this year. This years is called the Soap and Glory Next Big Thing and is currently reduced until Friday from £60 to £29. I was a bit upset that I missed it online as it sold out the morning it was released, but I went into my local big Boots store and they had hundreds left!
I’m a massive S&G fan and I’ve loved the brand ever since it was launched in Boots and I received their Clean on Me shower gel as a teen. My collection has grown year on year and although I get through it pretty quickly I always like to buy it when it’s on 3 for 2. So this special offer is the highlight of my year! I’ve already tried most of the products but I can’t wait to give them all a go and have a nice pampering session! The gift set includes:
- THE RIGHTEOUS BUTTER™ Body Butter 300ml
- HAND DREAM™ Super Cream 100ml
- ORANGEASM™ Body Wash 500ml
- BUTTER YOURSELF™ Moisture Lotion 500ml
- HEEL GENIUS™ Foot Cream 125ml
- SUGAR CRUSH™ Body Scrub 300ml
- WHIPPED CLEAN™ Shower Butter 250ml
- SEXY MOTHER PUCKER™ Lip Lacquer in Charm Offensive 7ml
- THICK & FAST™ Super Volume Mascara 10ml
- OFF YOUR FACE™ 3 in 1 Daily Purifying Cloths (25 cloths)
- A bonus drawstring bag
This Balance Me super toning body polish makes the perfect stocking filler at Christmas time as it has a festive feel to the packaging. It is designed give your skin a detoxing workout which you use by massaging into wet skin. It claims to improve skin tone, smoothness and good circulation as well as firm, deeply detoxed and dimple free.
Mini hamper products can make up a perfect treat, especially if they include wine! These goodies are from Just Miniatures and they also sell a range of mini fragrances. You could make up a mini afternoon tea hamper including scones, strawberry preserve, macaroons and champers for a relaxing treat!
A mini gift set like this one from Crabtree and Evelyn would make the perfect gift for someone you’re not sure what to buy for. This is the Somerset Meadow hand and body set which includes miniatures such as the shower gel, body lotion, hand therapy cream, and a nail polish.
Luxury towels and scented candles make for the perfect bath time experience. This mulberry purple bath towel set is from the Royal Turkish range at Christy’s and is made from premium Turkish cotton. To add an extra touch of relaxation, this candle is fragranced with a blend of soothing chamomile, lemon blossom and violet. This candle comes beautifully gift boxed with an embossed lid making it a perfect gift for a loved one.
This Queen of Curls hair care set by John Frieda is a bargain at only £5 (and is also on 3 for 2 at Wilkos!). It’s packaged really nicely in a metallic purple clutch bag deign box. It includes minis of the Frizz Ease Dream Curls Shampoo, Dream Curls Conditioner, Miraculous Recovery Strengthening Intensive Masque, and the Original 6 Effects Serum. The products work together to define natural curls for a soft smooth look without the frizz. They also do a set for Big Hair too!
Avon’s Anew clinical e-defence deep recovery cream makes a nice stocking filler for someone who cares about their skin. This product uses cellular technology and has been developed by Avon to help repair the look of damage caused by round-the-clock lifestyles, city living and environmental factors such as urban pollution, smoke and sun exposure. You use the cream at night and it works to help reverse the look of years of age damage, with all the nourishment of a moisturiser. What can beat the gift of youth?
My personal favourite gift; luxury nightwear. I love nothing more than putting on nice new pyjamas and relaxing in bed, and I love the style of this set from Jockey. The top has long sleeves to keep me warm and a lovely deer print on the front. The checked print bottoms are very comfortable with an elasticated waistband.
And to go with my new PJ’s, I treated myself to a soft new dressing gown this Christmas from Laura Ashley. The rose and spot print dressing gown was reduced to £29 and it’s very fluffy and cosy. It has a waist belt and also a dreamy big hood which I could just hide away inside!
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