Gifting season can be expensive, and while the idea of creating a ‘gift experience’ may sound even more out of reach, there’s no need to panic! You don’t need to break the bank to create a thoughtful and memorable gift for someone.
If you know somebody who could use a little more me-time (think: expectant mums, busy parents, workaholics or those who are working on building up a mindfulness habit) a ‘spa experience’ gift could be just the ticket. Whether you can only spare £10-£20 on somebody or are in the market for something a bit more expensive, here are three ways to pull together a luxury at-home spa-day gift to help your recipient beat those January blues.
On a budget? No problem! You can still put together a perfect pamper package for that special someone and make it look lovely, too!
Why not treat them to a face mask, something like the Forever Marine Mask, and pair it with a tealight holder? Tealights are inexpensive, but dotted around the bathroom during a hot bubble bath can completely change the ambience of the room and make it a truly relaxing pamper session. Try one which will suit the recipient’s décor, or maybe try one which is shaped like a stone or pebble, reminiscent of a luxury spa?
Finish the gift off with a washcloth (perfect for removing that face mask!) – and use it to replicate the Japanese art of Furoshiki (wrapping gifts in cloth). By wrapping the gift up in the washcloth instead of wrapping paper you’re making an eco-friendly choice and giving your gift a unique and memorable look! Finish it off with some Forever Christmas Ribbon and you’ve created a budget friendly spa experience for one!
If you’ve a little more money to play with, why not give your recipient the gift of aromatherapy in their spa experience?
Start with a face mask, which of course are always perfect for relaxing and soothing the face – perhaps the Sonya Soothing Gel Mask. Then treat them to an essential oil diffuser – you can get these to suit your recipient’s home décor or personal tastes, and at a budget to suit you. Finally, add a Forever Essential Oil to the gift – choose a scent you know they’ll love, or opt for the one that will promote calm and relaxation – Forever Essential Oils Lavender.
Pop it all in a box lined with Forever Tissue Paper and wrapped in Forever Wrapping Paper and your recipient is sure to be impressed!
If you’re pulling out all the stops, here’s how you can make a spa experience your recipient will never forget!
An essential oil diffuser will instantly transform your recipient’s bathroom or bedroom into a luxury spa space, especially if you include all of the Forever Essential Oils – Lavender to relax, Peppermint to refresh, Lemon to invigorate and Defense to energise – so that they can choose their scent based on what they want out of their spa session.
For a real luxury treat, add a box of our award-winning Aloe Bio-Cellulose Masks to deeply moisturise skin and create a complexion that glows!
Finally, a white, waffle-textured dressing gown is reminiscent of being at the spa and really completes the feel of a good pamper session – finish off the look with a pair of white spa slippers. You could even throw in a bottle of champagne for the ultimate luxury spa-night!
- Forever Marine Mask
- Sonya Refining Gel Mask
- Forever Essential Oils
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Aloe Bio-Cellulose Face Mask
by Rachel Sharpe (Forever UK)