Exchanging gifts is always a part of a lovely relationship but, how can you find the best gift for that someone special without just plain asking her/him? Woe betide the functional gifter, okay so we all know to stay away from grey socks, blankets and those hand knitted sweaters…..Don’t we? But when faced with “oh, you don’t have to get me anything!” and “sure, I have everything I need” I can understand you must be thinking ” Jez where do I start” yes sometimes these useful practical gifts come in handy but they are not guaranteed to give us Christmas butterflies.
So yes, Christmas is getting closer and as much as we would like to ignore this fact it is probably about time to halt the pattern of Christmas gift buying denial that leaves us hitting the shops a few days before Christmas searching for the illusive perfect gift leaving us being a ball of stress right before Christmas…. really not how we should live, eh?
Every woman is different and that can make it very hard to find the perfect gift for the important woman in your life, I can only speak for me ( and the team at Beauty Haven) so we have put together a list of our favorite Christmas gifts to receive and here’s hoping that our love ones read this too !!!!
What absolute joy I feel when I receive anything from this brand, from the packaging, tissue paper and then the delightful product inside from their candles, body oils, diffusers…… oh I would gladly receive anything from this range, every scent takes me on a wonderful journey.
JAR OF LOVE NOTES
One Christmas I got a jar filled with little notes from my husband ( blessed, I know) All notes said things like “you’re beautiful” , ” I am so glad I met you”, ” you’re my everything” . I have to say it was one of the sweetest things I have ever received.
A SWEET WEEKEND GETAWAY
With a lot of us having extremely busy lives, and if like me and my husband we are literally like passing ships in the night, we are certainly blessed with three beautiful children and with that certainly comes a hefty amount of expense, so when my husband has days off I am working and vice versa. Thankfully we are able to do so, but resulting we hardly see each other never mind spend QUALITY time together, so here lies my appreciation of receiving my husband’s time. It is the most precious thing you can give or receive and I cherish it, if you have the money take her on a small holiday, even a day trip somewhere could be just the ticket!
DERMALOGICA BODY THERAPY ESSENTIALS £15.50
We might not have the luxury to visit a spa or desired Beauty Salon of choice as often as we would like with our fast pace lifestyles in receiving this gift with products to use at home to leave you feeling like you have had a spa like experience minus the mobile phone, washing and unmade beds all winking at you ( close your eyes, remember SPA TIME) You will experience your healthiest, smoothest skin from head to toe with our aroma therapeutic favorites, designed to help you recreate the ultimate spa experience in the comfort of your own home, what’s not to love. In this gem of a set you receive :
Conditioning Body Wash – Soap-free, botanical cleanser helps moisturize to leave skin feeling soft and silky. Either lather over body and rinse or add to running water for a glorious foaming bath soak. Body Hydrating Cream – Not only does this body cream relieve dry skin it helps tone and smooth. Stress Relief Treatment Oil – Multi functional oil may be used as a stress relieving scalp treatment, for body massage ( could be as a promise of a added gift) or added to the bath, which I will say is divine with the aroma of essential oils which include Lavender, Orange, Patchouli and Clary Sage.
Note On receiving this gift, a another added gift needs to comes adjoined…… the promise that housework will also be done in advance to enable the receiver to fully enjoy and switch off!! BLISS
SKIN PERFECT PRIMER SPF30 – £38.80
The way I would describe this product is ” Heavenly silk for the face” with a divine smell. It is a fantastic make-up base which smooth’s away fine lines, brightens and primes for that flawless skin. I know us ladies love that pore free, smooth skin look but may not be fortunate enough to be blessed with or have and time has ebbed away the appearance of it and replaced it with the character lines instead!! But in all seriousness I would love to receive this product as a gift as truthfully although you men might not believe it ” us women do feel guilty about spending money on ourselves” and to receive this… a makeup primer to smooth out our skin and hold our foundation in place with the added bonus of the SPF 30 is an essential that is far away from the hand knitted sweaters as mentioned before. This gem of a essential product most definitely fills us with those Christmas butterflies when received.
THE BOTTON LINE
When all is said and done there is only one secret to being an amazing Santa :
MAKE THE GIFT MATTER, So put down the chocolates, think about what your lady likes, the odds are you already know how to make her festive season bright, Now it is up to you to make it happen, and if in general, life is busy and time runs out on you BEAUTY HAVEN also sell Gift Tokens which you can not go wrong with.
The Team @Beauty Haven wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.