EZ Gift Picks: For the Spa Connoisseur
The ultimate gift idea? A time-out and a little pampering—whether it’s the holiday season, or not. We’ve rounded up some of the most innovative and indulgent products, tools and treatments for gifting (so you can treat a loved one, or perhaps yourself). Bring on the spa!
The Body Shop ‘Spa of the World’ Luxurious Body Collection
This collection of products from The Body Shop’s premium, global-themed line features everything you need to bring the spa experience home. It includes Egyptian milk and Honey bath wash, African Ximenia body scrub, Japanese Camellia body cream, French lavender massage oil, and a Thai wooden massager.
$100; available at The Body Shop stores and thebodyshop.ca
Racinne’s ‘Lady S’ At-Home Spa Device
No doctors needed—this is the next level in at-home skincare procedures. The Korean brand’s spa-in-one-device, Lady S, uses warm micro currents to soften fine lines, firm skin and boost blood circulation for optimal skin collagen production.
$200; available at Racinne.ca
Clarisonic Keith Haring Mia 2 ‘Love’ Special Edition
This face exfoliating wonder tool produces better-looking skin after one use (yes, it’s true). The unique oscillating technology sloughs off dead skin cells revealing a brighter, smoother complexion. But, this season it gets the graffiti treatment via these streetwise Keith Haring designs that just make you smile upon sight!
$180; available at Clarisonic.ca, Sephora stores and Sephora.ca
Ole Henriksen Lift and Glow Collection
He’s a legendary celebrity skin guru and this year 64-year-old Ole Henriksen releases his Lift and Glow collection for the holidays. Packed with his favourite ingredient—vitamin C—the set includes a cleanser, collagen booster, and two products to specifically target the delicate eye area.
$56; available at Sephora stores and Sephora.ca
No need to visit the spa for ultra-indulgent pampering. The Bee Venom 24 gift set from Rodial contains a potent anti-aging serum with 24 carat gold that gives skin instant plumping and lifting. This luxurious treatment for face and body will make you look and feel simply radiant.
$399 for the set, including Gold Super Essence and Body Soufflé; available at Murale by Shoppers Drug Mart
Deep Cleansing Essentials with Magenta LUNA Mini Set
Don’t underestimate this little LUNA silicone facial brush. It uses pulsations to deeply (yet gently) clean the skin, leaving it refreshed and glowing. This set also includes two full-sized face products to help the process: the Awakening Radiance Yogurt Day cleanser filled with fruit extracts for gentle exfoliation and the Celestial Melting Gel Night cleanser with ultra-fine particles for deeper, end-of-day exfoliation.
$160; available at Sephora stores and Sephora.ca
Dermalogica Super Rich Repair Holiday Gift Set
Introduce your loved one to this cult favourite brand with one of their holiday gift sets for the season. Our pick: the Super Rich Repair set that includes the skin resurfacing cleanser—it can transform skin into a smoother, more even-toned complexion after just one use.
$106; available at dermalogica.ca
Saje Good Cheer Diffuser Blend Collection
Saje is a leader in aromatherapy wellness products and their holiday gift pack includes therapeutic essential oils that will fill the air with the scents of the season such as peppermint and the natural, woodsy outdoors. It’s a quick and easy to way to de-stress during the hustle and bustle.
$35; available at Saje stores and saje.com
Vichy Liftactiv Night Gift Set
This is the first year that skincare experts Vichy will offer holiday sets. Take advantage of this by picking up the Liftactiv Night set featuring their signature Rhamrose ingredient, a plant sugar that is used to help firm the skin and soften fine lines.
$50; available at Vichy.ca and major drug stores
Miraj Hammam by Caudalie ‘Magic in Marrakech’ Package
For the ultimate indulgence book one of Miraj Hammam by Caudalie’s special holiday packages. ‘Magic in Marrakech’ features their signature Hammam and Gommage, an invigorating treatment that includes an intense steam session followed by a full body exfoliation using Moroccan black soap. The whole experience is topped off with a manicure and pedicure.
$290, available at Miraj Hamman by Caudalie (Toronto and Vancouver)
Nadine Anglin is a freelance writer/editor and producer. Followe her on Twitter @nadine_anglin