By Jessica, December 11, 2012
Whether it’s your mother, daughter, sister or friend, no woman is ever disappointed with a pampering gift set at Christmas. Spoil her with one of these special edition kits for some at-home luxury or wrap one up to go with a Spa Gift Voucher. Accepted in over 90 spas nationwide, she can truly get away from it all this Christmas.
Lancome Advent Calendar
Lancome has released its annual Advent Calendar and, as always, it’s an enviable collection of utter luxury. Count down the 25 days to Christmas with a miniature surprise each day. Lancome skincare, make-up and fragrances await behind each door, ranging from cute Juicy Tubes to the anti-ageing Génifique. Available from Brown Thomas and other department stores, the calendar retails at €85.
Voya 1, 2, 3 Glow
Luxury Irish brand Voya have an elegantly ribboned case of some of their bestselling products in 1, 2, 3 Glow. With a Cleanse & Mend cleanser, Ritzy Spritzy toner (both 125ml) and a mini Me Time moisturiser, it promises a youthful dewy glow in one anti-ageing routine. As with all Voya products, the key ingredient in the set is natural Irish seaweed harvested off the west coast. Available from Voya Spas and www.voya.ie for €58.
Liz Earle Celebration Crackers
A stylish addition to the Christmas dinner table, these crackers offer a luxury alternative to paper hats and tired jokes. With six crackers in each box, miniature Liz Earle treats such as Cleanse & Polish, Instant Boost Skin Tonic, Orange Flower Hand Wash, Hand Repair, Men’s Face & Body Wash, After-Shave Moisturiser and Muslin Cloths will surprise your Christmas guests. Available from www.lizearle.ie for €41.75.
Philosophy Winter Escape Set
Philosophy’s vanilla-scented Winter Escape products are sure to warm skin on even the coldest of days. Included is a Vanilla Frost Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath (120ml), a Winter Escape Body Lotion (60ml) and a hydrating Fresh Vanilla lip gloss (15ml). The snowflake patterned coffret is €27.90 from department stores and Philosophy stockists across Ireland.
Knackered Cow Luxury Bath Gift Set
For when the stressful Christmas period is over, she’ll be able to kick back and relax with this Knackered Cow Luxury Gift Set from Cowshed. Containing a Bath & Body Oil (100ml) and candle (235g), both scented with a blend of lavender and eucalyptus, it’s the perfect aid to restoring festive calm. Available from Harvey Nichols and select pharmacies nationwide, the set retails at €45.
Spa Gift Vouchers
For a real treat this Christmas, why not give her a Spa Gift Voucher? Redeemable on everything from a mani-pedi to a romantic weekend away for two, it’s on every woman’s wish list this festive season.