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A Pampering Present

Sometimes it’s a challenge to come up with gift ideas for the special woman in your life. But you don’t have to stress over it or revert back to a tired, generic bouquet of flowers from the grocery store.

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The secret is to give her something that is an indulgence, something she can do for herself to feel better after a long day. Easier said than done? Well, guys, this thoughtful gift will require a little insight on your part. Take a moment to think about what your mother/wife/girlfriend really likes. Is she a girly- girl who is into things like makeup, nail polish and the best self-tanning lotion? If you answered yes, then the lady in question probably would love a gift basket filled with spa goodies so she can pamper herself at home.

Thoughtful Contributions

Of course, you can take the easy way out by purchasing a prepackaged gift basket; and really, there’s nothing wrong with that. But you’ll score bonus points if you personalize the basket with items you picked out yourself. In case you’ve never been to a spa or don’t know where to begin, here’s a general list of what to include for spa pampering supplies and a few ideas of how to personalize them for your loved one.

  • Basket: Choose a style that will fit well with the bathroom décor or replace the basket with something she can repurpose. For example, a large clay pot can hold a houseplant after your mother/wife/ girlfriend used all the spa products.
  • Washcloth and towels: Look for the softest material you can find in her favorite color. If you want to personalize it, inquire about monogramming.
  • Bath pillow or eye pillow: While not absolutely necessary, these cushions add more comfort for when she’s relaxing in the tub. If you’re going with the eye pillow, look for one that can be chilled for an extra soothing or an herbal variety for aromatherapy. Click here for more information about herbal eye pillow.
  • Milk bath or bath salts: Test out different fragrances. Try to find one that matches her favorite flowers. If that’s too florally, go with a “safer” scent such as vanilla or cinnamon.
  • Mani/pedi tools: Splurge on some high-end quality nail clippers, files, tweezers or a set that includes it all.
  • Body lotion or oil: Search for formulations containing cucumber, extra virgin olive oil, avocado and other natural ingredients that sounds deliciously good for you.
  • Self-tanning lotions: If your special lady likes to give her skin the necessary TLC to keep it healthy, soft and wrinkle-free, then most likely she avoids the harsh effects of sunlight and tanning beds. If she instead applies a self-tanner, then find out her favorite brand and shade and replenish her supply.
  • Final touches: If you can think of anything else she’ll appreciate it, such as chocolates, magazines or books, then throw it in there, too.

Compiling a gift basket may take a little more effort than picking up flowers on the way home from work, but she’ll undoubtedly appreciate your thoughtfulness every time she indulges in an at-home spa treatment.

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Unique Gift Ideas for your Husband

Choosing a unique Gift for your husband should be easy; after all, no one knows him better than you do. You see him every day, you know his likes and dislikes, how he spends his spare time. You may find yourself stumped, wondering what you could give him to reflect how much you love and appreciate him. Here are a few suggestions to help you in finding that perfect unique gift for the man you share your life with…without having to revert to the boring socks-and-boxer short option.

First, make sure you have a plan and shop early. Malls are a disaster during the holiday season and only get worse as the holidays approach. If you get your gift shopping out of the way early, you’ll have less stress and more time to focus on your family, friends and getting into the holiday spirit. 

Unique Gift Ideas for your Husband

If you assess your husband’s hobbies, you’ll have a myriad of gift options just there: if he enjoys golfing, there will be plenty of gifts waiting for you at your local pro shop. The same goes if your husband enjoys fishing – a trip to the bait & tackle store will supply you with limitless possibilities, and if your husband enjoys gadgets and technology, going to a store such as Best Buy or Circuit City will provide you with countless unique Gift options. More ideas of unique gift click here:

If you decide to gift your husband with clothing for the holidays, be sure to pick something that you know he will like, not just something that you would like to see him in. Giving a gift isn’t the time to try and change a man’s appearance; it’s about showing him how much you care about him. That being said, you might also consider gift certificates to his favorite stores so he can pick out his gifts himself. There are always a lot of options at beauty counters, too – cologne teamed up with face wash, aftershave in a handy toiletry bag make wonderful and practical gifts.

Maybe you’re considering a big-ticket item for your husband…in which case a new television for him would be perfect, just in time for the Superbowl in January. Maybe his watch is looking a little tired and worn down, so you might surprise him with a new shiny timepiece. If you two enjoy traveling, a pair of tickets for a weekend getaway would be an excellent choice. If he’s a sports nut, you could always scope out some tickets for a big game next year or a limited edition jersey from his favorite team. Maybe he’s a music buff, in which case you could get him tickets to that concert that he won’t shut up about.

Whatever you decide, with a little thought and effort, he’s sure to love whatever gift you decide to give him this holiday season. Don’t underestimate the power of catalogue and online shopping, either – many stores offer free shipping during the holidays for purchases over a certain dollar amount. If you do decide to go the traditional store route, just be sure to shop early to avoid the crazed masses and to save your own sanity.