5 Rejuvenating Spa Treatments to Give as Gifts This Holiday Season
It’s been a long year (or, frankly, two years)—and it’s safe to say that most people in your life could use a little self-care. Why not give the gift that pampers your loved ones this holiday season? Not to mention, winter is the best time of year to indulge in a few spa treatments—your skin is a little drier, your schedule may be a little clearer. And with New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day right around the corner, why not look your best?
We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite spa treatments that make excellent gifts for friends and family—and even yourself.
Because facials can temporarily cause skin to be sensitive to the sun, the winter months are the perfect time to catch up on these skincare treatments. Plus, they’re a great gift for self-care newbies, skincare experts, and everyone in between. Book a Galentine’s day surprise for your girlfriends, or a mother-daughter spa day. A licensed esthetician will be able to personally diagnose each person’s skin needs, so don’t be scared of booking the same treatment for multiple people.
First-time clients may do best with something like the G2O Signature Facial—a 90-minute treatment complete with a skin analysis and custom exfoliation, lymphatic drainage to improve circulation, extractions to unclog pores, a massage, and a relaxing and hydrating face mask.
For those who are always on the go, consider booking a shorter treatment like the 30-minute Signature HydraFacial Treatment, which uses Vortex-Fusion technology to cleanse, extract, hydrate, and protect skin in a timeframe that can fit into even the busiest person’s lunch break.
The holiday season can be stressful for a number of reasons—especially during an unpredictable year. Sometimes, people need a little nudge toward self-care. Help your loved one find time to unwind with the gift of a massage or body scrub. A couple’s massage is the perfect romantic surprise for your significant other. Or, give the busy mom in your life a chance to relax with a full-body treatment like an aromatherapy body scrub.
If you’re feeling extra generous, opt for a 90-minute Himalayan Salt Rejuvenation, which includes a salt exfoliation, a trip to the Swiss shower, and a sedating massage with Himalayan salt stones. Your loved one will leave feeling brand new from head to toe.
Manicures and Pedicures
The gift of quality time is priceless—so why not catch up with loved ones in style at a spa? A mani-pedi is an ideal gift for two or more people: Invite mom or your in-laws downtown for the day for a classic, deluxe, or gel manicure. If you know any frontline workers, runners, or people who struggle with discomfort or pain in their feet, then go the extra mile with a CBD pedicure that will leave them completely refreshed and ready to go.
LED Light Therapy
For the person in your life who is always scouting out new treatments and tech, LED light therapy is just the thing to try next. A non-invasive service with no side effects, LED light therapy is almost like a catch-all treatment: the blue, red, and near infrared lights have been FDA-cleared to treat acne, arthritic pain, inflammation, muscle and joint stiffness or pain, stretch marks and scarring, among other conditions.
The treatment is so soothing that clients may even fall asleep during the 30-minute session. LED light therapy also has optimal results after a few sessions, so consider gifting a series. At G2O, buy five sessions and get the sixth free of charge.
Trust us, the best way to end any spa day is with a trip to the salon. After you’ve spoiled your loved one with a scrub and shower or a facial, treat them to a blowout to take care of any frizziness or flyaways that may have appeared during their sessions.
If you are considering a trip to the salon as a standalone gift rather than as part of a spa day, then level up your gift with a hair treatment like the Hydration Experience so that the recipient leaves the salon with hair that feels silky and smooth. Pro tip: Hair Conditioning Treatments are also a great gift for the curly-haired people in your life.
Ready to buy some gifts? For deals like 20% off all retail purchases, special gifts from brands like Skinceuticals, Moroccanoil and more, extra G2O cash with gift card purchases of $100 and over, and more, stop by G2O for their annual Spaliday all-day shopping event on December 2! Unable to make it? You can still cash in on the gift card deal on their website at g2ospasalon.com.This is a paid partnership between G2O Spa + Salon and Boston Magazine