Christmas can be the most wonderful time of the year, full of family time, delicious food and receiving presents.
It can also be a time of extreme stress and indecision, as you attempt to figure out what to buy for friends, family, in-laws, your kid's teacher etc.
Luckily we're here to help, with a definitive Newshub Christmas gift guide series.
In this instalment, we have a range of gifts for that friend or family member that needs a little 'me time'.
Whether they are always at the spa or go crazy for a good bath bomb, give them the ultimate gift of self-care with these indulgent gifts.
A SO/ spa package
We are starting this list with the best self-care option out there, a spa package from Sofitel’s SO/ Spa. The spa is a reasonably new addition to the modern inner-city hotel, and it will feel like you've given someone a relaxing European getaway. Whether it is a massage, a facial or some beauty essentials, there is plenty on offer. They can even sit in the Himalayan salt room for a little detoxing if the silly season is too much. Give your loved one the gift of a relaxing 60-minute Swedish massage or a 30-minute soothing aromatic bath. Or if you have the budget, the Detox treatment is the pinnacle in luxurious ways to spend the day.
A Shakti mat
If they are true believers of the saying, “no pain, no gain” a Shakiti mat is a perfect gift. While the mats may look daunting, thousands of acupressure points help relieve muscle tension and promote relaxation. The Shakiti Original mat comes in a range of colours, and its 6000 spikes are the perfect intensity for first-timers and veterans. If they are already an avid Shakiti user there are a number of extras that are sure to delight. From pillows, headbands and rings there is an option for everyone.
A Himalayan salt lamp
A key part of self-care is creating a relaxing and soothing environment. A Himalayan salt lamp is a great way of creating a peaceful ambience. The minerals and the glow are also widely believed to have certain health benefits like boosting mood, purifying the air and soothing allergies. Grab your loved one a pink salt lamp from The Warehouse and let the relaxation begin.
A Bath bomb
One of the most simple yet effective self-care options is a nice relaxing bath. And nothing screams self-care quite like a selection of relaxing and indulgent bath bombs. The Body shop has a number of affordable bath bombs available, including a Christmas bundle full of four bath bombs, two bubble bath bars and a bath lily.
A fluffy robe
There is nothing quite like lounging around in a nice fluffy hotel robe, so why not buy your friend or family member their very own fluffy robe to make lazy self-care days at home even better. Bed Bath and Table has luxurious, cosy robes in a huge variety of colours.
There is nothing more relaxing than a calming tea. Spoil your loved ones with some Christmas themed teas from T2 or make them feel fancy with a new mug or steamer.
T2 Tea has a wide range of Christmas packages. So why not grab your loved one a Three Wise Teas gift pack which includes three seasonal teas, Christmas Breakfast, French Earl Grey and Melbourne Breakfast.