Gift Picks for the Spa Lover

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Is there someone on your list who really deserves a little TLC? A gift certificate to the spa is sure to be a welcomed surprise, but if you really want to help them recharge throughout the year, gift them with something that brings the spa experience home. These picks will turn any bathroom into a personal retreat.


Olay Regenerist Holiday Gift Set, $19, Walmart
The award-winning Regenerist line-up is a budget-friendly skincare line that fights the signs of aging. This special holiday gift pack includes an exfoliator, a night serum, and the very rich micro-sculpting cream that contains hyaluronic acid, peptide-B3 complex (for cell renewal) and vitamin E and green-tea extract.
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Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation, $230, available at Sephora and
The winter season exacerbates rough, dry patches on the feet, but this pedicure system will help slough off that dead skin. The newest addition to the popular Clarisonic line moves the emphasis from faces to feet, with a kit that includes a wet/dry brush for scrubbing and buffing and a trio of products that include lactic and glycolic acids (to dissolve those trouble spots) and shea butter and apricot oil (to leave feet soft and smooth). A thoughtful gift idea for those taking off to warmer locals during the winter getaway season.
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Aveda A Gift of Stress Relief, $88, Aveda Salons and Spas and Aveda Experience Center retail stores
For spa lovers, the Aveda products are par for the course, but the Stress-Fix lineup is especially appropriate for those looking for a relaxing at-home experience. The light calming scent is infused into three products in this set: soaking salts, body lotion, and a rub-on oil concentrate for rubbing into the pulse points.
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Philips PureRadiance Facial Cleansing System, available at London Drugs, Personal Edge, $150
Face scrubbing tools are having a moment and the newest smoothing, buffing, and beautifying brush comes from Philips. This cleaning system thoroughly removes makeup, dirt, and residue leaving the skin ready for further treatments. It’s a great addition to any routine and can be customized with different brushes (normal, sensitive and exfoliating) and multiple speeds.
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The Color Institute Home Salon, $19.99, Shoppers Drug Mart
If they can’t make it to the nail salon, then this home version is the next best thing. This set includes an electronic nail groomer with four attachments for buffing and shaping, as well as a dryer that mimics the same experience as being at the shop.