Spa gifts – Christmas stocking fillers for the girls
“But it’s only the middle of October,” I hear you wail. “I don’t want to think about Christmas yet!” You could be forgiven for feeling that way, but the simple truth is that the sooner you actually start thinking about and planning for Christmas, the less stressful the whole festive pantomime will be, come the last week of December.
There’s nothing to fear, anyway, as the advent of online shopping means that you’re no longer forced to fight over parking spaces on dark, drizzly afternoons or stand patiently in interminable queues for that last must-have PlayStation accessory (when, in reality, you’d rather be anywhere else on this earth).
Better still, your ever-compliant computer mouse can now take the strain of the bulging Christmas shopping bags and arrange for everything to be delivered direct to your doorstep.
Actually choosing the gifts is simplicity itself these days. You can browse all evening in the cosy comfort of your own sitting-room, selecting gifts that you know your friends and family will genuinely appreciate – as opposed to just grabbing literally anything that looks half-decent in a desperate attempt to escape the over-crowded shopping centre.
Of course, buying gifts for women can be tricky no matter where you’re shopping. Luckily, that’s where spa gifts come into their own. Nowadays, the variety of presents to be found on spa websites such as www.ragdalehall.co.uk is extensive – you can buy anything from a compact Clarins Eau Ressourcante Gift Set to a full spa weekend with all the trimmings.
If you’re looking to give a sumptuous spa bath or beauty product, you’ll be spoilt for choice at the renowned Leicestershire spa, where the list of gifts includes a Decleor Blissful Body Gift Set, Elemis Heavenly Body Gift Set, SpaFind Re-energising Body Gift Set, and SpaFind Refreshing Hand and Foot Gift Set – along with a host of other gorgeous lotions and potions.
Their extensive spa gift range also features an impressive range of robes, mules and leisure wear. And if your chosen recipient is already booked in for a spa day or weekend break, you can even buy them a spa voucher which – depending on the monetary value – will allow them to choose an extra beauty treatment or treatments to enjoy during their stay.
Ragdale is also running a special Christmas Shopping and Pamper Day for 2010. This enlightened approach to the dreaded Christmas shopping will allow guests to escape the High Street mayhem and instead blitz the Christmas shopping while sampling some spa living for themselves.
With everything under one roof, this sounds like one retail opportunity not to be missed. It seems that the key to enjoying, rather than enduring, the advent period this year is to ‘think spa’ and to pamper the people you care about (including yourself!) by giving them a present that allows them to really chill out, without an icicle in sight…