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The big C word is now hiding just around the corner and in just a few days time we will be counting down the days until the big day itself. Christmas can be a notoriously stressful time of year for many people, involving organising large family get-togethers, the cooking of lots of food and of course buying lots of presents. Gift giving, and more specifically knowing what to buy each person, has been labelled as one of the more stressful aspects of the Christmas period – after all, what do you buy the person who has everything? Well, if you’re in this predicament and find yourself pulling your hair out over what to buy everyone, then maybe a spa day could be the answer to all of your present woes. Here are a few reasons why a spa day could make the perfect gift for virtually anyone this Christmas.
A spa day is an experience
One of the most precious gifts that you can give someone is the opportunity to make a memory. Gifts are often time-sensitive, perhaps they will be eaten, grown out of, or in fashion for a period of time but eventually, most of them end up either in the bin or stored away in the loft forgotten about until it comes to a big yard sale. Experiences, on the other hand, offer the recipient the chance to make memories which will last a lifetime, ones which they will carry with them for many years to come and in many ways, that means that they are a lot more tangible than a physical gift.
A spa day is a little gift of luxury
Christmas is the perfect opportunity to buy someone a gift that they wouldn’t ordinarily buy themselves. Spa days offer a little bit of luxury, they are a complete indulgence, a chance to be pampered and focus solely on oneself, which means that most people wouldn’t consider buying one for themselves. Take the decision out of their hands and give it to them on a Christmas themed plate. This will stop people from feeling guilty spending money on something that they may otherwise see as a bit of selfish indulgence and will enable them to sit back and simply enjoy the experience.
A spa day gives the gift of time
One of the most valuable things that anyone can receive for Christmas is time with the ones they love. For parents, a spa day can offer them a rare chance to spend some time alone, focusing on each others needs and not of that of their children. For other friends and relatives, a spa day is also a great opportunity for them to spend some time with you, and you may wish to purchase a spa day for the two for you to go and spend some quality time together. It’s also not selfish to simply give someone some time with themselves, we all need to switch off, unwind and be a little selfish to our own needs every now and again and a spa day provides someone with the opportunity to do just that in the most relaxing of environments.
A spa day is like a gift of rejuvenation
We all know that Christmas can be a stressful time of year and so having a spa day booked in the diary for the new year is a great way to have something relaxing to look forward to. You can either simply book a day by the spa pool, relaxing in the sauna, sitting in the steam room and enjoying a good book or a jacuzzi, or for a little more pampering why not take a look at adding in one of these 5 Great Spa Treatments, such as a facial, a mud spa, a floatation experience, a full-body exfoliation or a massage? The great thing about spa days is that they can be affordable or completely over the top luxury depending on the budget you have available.
A spa day requires no space
For people who have everything or choose to live a more minimalistic lifestyle, you may be struggling to find them a gift that they don’t already have or one which won’t clutter up their perfectly organised home. A spa day will fit both criteria, as an experience, there will be no physical gift to exchange and for someone who has everything a spa day is always a welcome retreat. Even for those who have been on spa days before, each experience is always different, they can choose to try a new treatment and will make new memories which whomever they go with for the day.