Christmas gift guide: 9 bath and spa gifts
Give the ultimate gift this season – the gift of total relaxation, thanks to at-home products that will make any bathroom feel totally spa-like. We’ve rounded up the best bath and spa gifts to give, from scented candles and plush towels to cozy robes and the perfect accessories. Help those on your Christmas gift list in need of a little R&R by stocking them up on the best bath and spa gifts. And, hey, why not splurge on a few as a treat for yourself, too? Everyone needs some post-holiday pampering.
1 A perfectly scented candle
Candles not only set the mood and create ambiance with their soft glow, but a lightly scented candle can also add warmth and comfort with its golden glow. To mimic a true spa experience at home, opt for an earthy scent (rather than floral or citrus), such a woods, needles or herbs and spices. We’re especially gaga for this sage scented candle created just for West Elm. West Elm, $26.07.
2 Plush towels
Nothing says luxe spa quite like super plush, thick towels. Amazing bath towels can make every day feel special, whether you’re treating yourself to an at-home spa treatment or sticking to your regular routine. We love the muted tones on these towels that will easily fit into any bathroom decor and the texture adds a touch of interest. Howchow, $32 for bath towel.
3 Glass containers
Pick up a few of these gorgeous glass containers, fill them with bath salts, loofahs or mini soaps and you’ll have a stunning, thoughtful gift that will help your friend or family member rejuvenate – and offer up a stylish bit of decor for their bathroom. Restoration Hardware, $75 - $95.
4 Handmade scented soaps
There’s something so luxurious and spa-like about handmade soaps. They offer a personal touch to your gift, especially when wrapped in pretty papers, bows and topped off with a wax stamp. You might even want to purchase a few for yourself to keep on hand for houseguests (or to treat yourself). Etsy, $8.96 per bar.
5 A designer bathrobe
Ok, so the price on this is a bit steep, and definitely intended for the fashion forward person on your list, but whoever receives this gift will likely spend their weekends cozied up in this brightly hued robe. The sassy chevron pattern that Missoni is known for, mixed with the soft cotton, make it ideal for lounging post-bath. Horchow, $365.
6 Stock up on bathroom accessories
Just like accessories can make an outfit or make a room, bathroom accessories can take a stark space into a warm, cozy, comforting area. These hand-woven rattan pieces bring an earthy quality (just like at the spa) without scrimping on style. To take it to the next gift-giving level, fill the glass containers with Epsom salts, or homemade soaps. Pottery Barn, $18.40 – $77.55. 7 An oil warmer
Rather than always giving the gift of candles to help infuse a room with scent, this year, give fragrance oils. It’s easy when you pair a spa-inspired oil scent with a chic oil warmer. The soft scent will create a home fragrance and help ease away post-holiday stress. Bath & Body Works, $15.
8 The ultimate bath gel
The closest way to get a spa experience at home is by indulging in a soothing, warm bath. Not to mention, it’s incredibly relaxing. Help those on your shopping list really unwind and chill out by giving an ultra luxe bubble bath gel. With a soft jasmine scent and soothing skin properties, relaxation is just a bath away. Holt Renfrew, $60.
9 Body brush
Every at-home spa basket needs a body brush in it. This softly textured one will remove dead skin before the recipient steps into that foamy bubble bath. Pack it into a cute basket with some other spa necessities (bath soaps, gels, lotions, etc), and you have the perfect Christmas gift. West Elm, $29.26.