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From crammed calendars to tiresome to-do lists, it's safe to say that we are all craving some much-needed rest and relaxation this holiday season. But while a treatment at that buzzy spa can be the perfect remedy, many of us can't fit yet another appointment in our schedule. (Plus, pricey spa services can add up quickly over time.) Fortunately, there are a slew of spa gifts that offer the perfect way for the busybody in your life to slow down and...well, chill.
To help, we've culled the web for the very best pampering gifts everyone will love—be it yourself or your burnt out best friend. Have a soft spot for sumptuous scents? A candle will great a relaxed environment that appeals to all of the senses. To get a spa treatment at home, look to a of LED masks, acupuncture mats, and skincare products are designed to deliver. Or, you can always upgrade their bath time with one of our editors' favorite oils, robes, and bathroom accoutrements. Regardless of which option piques your interest, one thing's for sure: A spa-like vibe is just a click away with these expert-approved gift ideas.
Beauty 12L Skincare Fridge
Few things feel as luxurious as slathering on a face cream or body lotion that's chilled-to-perfection. Clocking in at 12 liters, Cooluli's fridge is large enough to accommodate all your serums, moisturizers, and masks so you can give your entire skincare routine a cool touch. Meanwhile, the rounded edges and metallic accents will feel like purposeful addition to any bathroom, not an afterthought.
Awaken And Refresh Shower Steamers
Let shower time double as chill time with the help of Thulisa Naturals' steamers. Infused with lavender and geranium essential oils, these fizzies will emit a calming aroma as you lather, rinse, and repeat. (Buyer be warned: These steamers smell so good that they'll never want shower time to end.)
Calming Bath Set
Or, if baths are more their speed, Susanne Kaufmann's set is bound to deliver. Here, the Mallow Blossom Bath soak and the vitamin-packed St John's Wort Bath powder join forces to provide ample opportunities for R&R. Of course, this bundle's practical, too! The Arnica Body Oil features nourishing ingredients to lock in the moisture long after the tub has drained.
Acupressure Mat Set
Wthn's Acupressure Mat is an at-home, prick-free alternative to an acupuncture session. This durable layer is decked out with a bunch of small spikes that gently press into your body to stimulation deep relaxation. Whether they're looking to alleviate tension or unwind after a stressful day, this pick promises a simple way to
kick lay back and relax.
Star Eye Mask
It's written in the (retinol-laced, gold-infused) stars: KNC Beauty's eye mask is an excellent, cost-effective option. Sold as a set of five, these masks are packed with top-shelf ingredients like collagen, hyaluronic acid, and grape seed oil, to give that dull, tired under-eye area a pick-me-up. Of course, we'd be remiss to avoid the obvious: The shooting star design give this skincare mainstay a fun flair.
The Hotel Robe
Did a pamper session even happen if you're not wearing a robe? Let your inner circle slip into something more comfortable—literally—with Hill House's Hotel Robe. The pared-back, classic look is pared with a zero twist micro cotton that gets softer after every wash.
Long Sleeve Bamboo Pajama Set
But, what if the pamper-seeking person in your life already has a robe they love? Well, they really can't have too many pajamas. This matching set is not only particularly polished, but the bamboo-derived viscose feels like a second skin. (Another thing to love: Cozy Earth's pajamas come in a range of colors, from minimalist neutrals to rich pomegranate.)
Daily Ritual Set
Here's the tea: With three varieties to enjoy—Blue Lotus, Shangri-La Rose, and Royal Chrysanthemum—The Qi's single-origin whole flower herbs have been known in the East to bolster your immune system, reduce inflammation, and give a little mid-day pick-me-up. All you need to do is place your tea in water and watch the once-dry flowers loosen up and emit its delicious nutrients. It's a gift that looks good, tastes good, and is good for their body.
MINI+ Starter Kit
You can give your inner circle a gift certificate for a facial, but they'll get a lot more mileage with NuFACE's MINI+ Starter Kit. Once the skin is prepped, this device emits small, painless microcurrents to tone and contour the skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines. (Translation: It's essentially an at-home, on-demand facial, so it's no wonder celebrities like Bella Hadid and Miranda Kerr are fans.)
Remarkable Radiance Set
Body care is self-care, and this duo from True Botanicals will give them the tools to love the skin they're in. The Pure Radiance Sugar Scrub gently buffs away dry, patchy flakes with its mix of organic sugar and fine sandalwood powder. Meanwhile, the brand's Body Butter is packed with Sunflower Seed Oil and Seabuckthorn Oil to nourish and soothe their body from head to toe.
Tibetan Singing Bowl Set
Did you know that sound baths are reportedly linked to improved sleep, a better mood, and an increased mind-body connection? For a gift that appeal to all of the senses, use the wooden striker to a chakra-calming, vibrating sensation.
A good night's sleep is the gift that keeps on giving, which makes Therabody's intuitive eye mask a no-brainer. Not only does this pick block out any unwanted light, but it also the brand's SmartSense Technology to use a personalized max of heat, vibration, and massage to lull your special someone to sleep.
Bathtub Caddy Tray
Think of this bamboo bath tray as the perfect gift for the booked-and-busy chill-seeker. With designated compartments for a phone, an e-reader, and a glass of wine, this tray makes it possible to multitask mid-soak.
Le Grand 29 Palms Candle
Maybe it's the warm glow or sumptuous mix of fragrances, but lighting a candle never fails to get us in the mood. (The mood to chill, that is.) With subtle notes like white musk, eucalyptus, and palo santo, this candle is the scent-equivalent of quiet luxury.
A good mask can cleanse congested pores, give an extra boost of hydration, and leave a glowing complexion behind; however, they can also encourage you to pause and just...well, be. Fortunately, Tata Harper's set has four different masks so you can cater to your skin's needs without missing a beat.
Dr Dennis Gross SpectraLite
Or, if you're willing to splurge on your special someone, consider Dr. Dennis Gross' SpectraLite mask. Here, a duo of blue and red lights work in tandem to increase collagen production and kill acne-causing bacteria. While this mask is on their pricier side, it's rechargeable and reusable so that cost-per-use will go down quickly.
Sparkling Sampler Chill Formula
Know someone who needs to take a chill pill? Gift them Molly J's CBD gummy sampler, which comes in three delicious flavors: Sparkling pomegranate, elderflower grapefruit, and ginger pear. With two dosages of hemp-derived, broad-spectrum CBD available—25 milligrams and 50 milligrams—there's an option for everyone.
Reviving Aura Mist with Rose of Jericho
When Alicia Keys founded Keys Soulcare, she wanted to explore the connection between the mind, body, and soul—so it's only fitting that her Reviving Aura Mist is a suitable self-care present. Not only does this lightweight mist hydrate and tone your skin, but the subtle rosy scent is a serious mood-booster. (Pro tip: Have your special someone leave this on their desk for a midday pick-me-up.)
Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager
No pamper-packed roundup is complete without a massage. But why go to a spa (or pester your partner for a back rub) when there's Nekteck's Shiatsu's massager? All they need to do is wear it like they'd wear a shawl and they'll feel a strong-yet-soothing kneading along the back and shoulders.
The Manicure Kit
Decked out with $207 of nail essentials—from files, to top coats, to drying drops—this kit recreates a luxurious manicure from Ten Over Ten from the comfort of their home. (Bonus points: The posh salon's offerings are free of sulfates, silicone, phthalate, and parabens, so it's a good option for eco-friendly giftees, too!)
VODA Nano Ionic Facial Steamer
Not only does a facial steamer feel amazing—like going into a steam room without...you know, going into a steam room—but it can also open your pores and improve circulation. In other words, this pick is self-care and skincare wrapped into one—for under $100, no less!
Scalp Soothing Solutions Set
If you want to give the gift of a head-to-toe glow, you cannot forget about the scalp. Briogeo has you covered with a scalp-soothing set packed with scrubs, masks, and oils all designed to provide a nourished, flake-free head. The ultimate finishing touch? It also comes a scalp massager to increase circulation and offer an instant ahh.
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