There is only a few days left until Christmas, and if you have a few people that you still haven’t crossed off your shopping list, why not consider the gift of skin care? Skin care gifts are practical, and provide protection, rejuvenation and nurturing to the skin and body. Skin care gifts can also add a touch of luxury, beauty and relaxation to those in need of a little extra attention. With cooler days ahead, the skin needs a little extra consideration. Some of the best specials that are being offered this season are listed below:
This season The Body Shop is having their “Feels So Good” promotion. Part of their holiday promotion is that on selected gift sets purchased they will provide 1 day of safe water drinking for a family in Ethiopia . According to Water Aid roughly 1, 400 people die each day from diseases caused by drinking contaminated water or from poor sanitation. Imagine being able to give a loved one a beautiful gift and also to provide the gift of water for a day to a struggling family in Ethiopia? Yes it is possible and as the Body Shop slogan states: “Giving has never felt so good”. The specially selected gifts range in price from $15 a gift (or 2 for $25) to $60, with a few price points in between. The gift boxes include such items as soaps, body scrubs, lotions, body oils, body butters, sponges and other body utensils packaged in their own unique boxes. The scents and ingredients of the gift boxes also vary and include the following product selection: Fuji Green Tea, Coconut, Shea, Strawberry, Satsuma, Wild Argan Oil, Olive, Moringa, Mango and Plum. This week-end when I was shopping some scents were running out in some of the smaller gift sets for $15, so you may not be able to get all scents and styles in each size of gift. However, an additional promotion is also on at the moment which states that if you buy certain gifts you will be able to get a second gift set for 50% off. The gifts come in a colourful boxes, which already look nice and it makes it especially easy to wrap.
Another skin care store that is offering great deals on it’s gift sets is: the Face Shop. The Face Shop is still relatively new here in Canada as it originated in Korea in 2003. The store has quickly expanded and grown with many stores opening all over the world. There are at least half a dozen stores in the Toronto and G.T.A area including one downtown at the Toronto Eaton Center, one in Scarborough at the Scarborough Town Center and one in the North end of the city at the Fairview Mall. There are over a dozen gift sets being promoted this season at The Face Shop. Gift sets range from the mere price of $8 for the: Herb a Day Face Care Discovery Set that includes the Acerola Cleansing foam and several Real Nature Pomegranate Face Masks. For a fun mid range gift set try: The Face Shop Essentials for $29.00(plus tax). This gift set includes the stores most popular nail polish, a mascara, bebe Lip Mask, a Papaya Peeling Facial Mask, an Aloe Vera Face Mask, and the Rice Cleansing Foam all in a golden makeup bag. Other gift sets include the Hand Care set for $15.00 and the slightly more expensive and luxuriant Foot Care set for $31.00. The most expensive set is: The Therapy Anti-Aging Set for $95.00. It contains the Essential Tonic Treatment, the Oil drop Anti-Aging Serum and the Essential Formula Emulsion. In addition to the gift set savings you will get an extra savings for each skin care gift set you buy. With the purchase of one gift set get 15% off, with the purchase of 2 gift sets get 30% off and with the purchase of 3 gift s get 40% off. Not just that, but with every purchase of $35 or more you will receive a small free gift of a moisturizing character mask. This skin care store has something for everyone, even for you the purchaser themselves.
If you are looking to purchase a gift for the men in your life, skin care may not be the first thing you think of. Still, men are most likely guaranteed to need a gift in skin care, as many men are unlikely to invest much time or thought into their own skin care regime. You would likely be doing them a favour in buying them something that they might need, but not take notice of. Biotherm is a skin care company that has been around since the 1950’s. The products contain thermal Plankton which has been researched and found to be high in Antioxidants, and soothing to the skin. They make products for both men and women, but I particularly liked the gift boxes for men labelled: Biotherm Homme. For just $39.00 you can get a fully boxed skin care gift that contains a 50 ml container of Aquapower 72H Glacial Care moisturizer, plus 40 ml of Cleansing Gel and finally, a 40 ml container of Facial Exfoliating lotion. The blue and red box is brilliantly coloured and the set will keep any man’s skin ship shape for the winter. For a smaller and still useful skin care set there is also the Biotherm Hand Balm and Lip Balm. Both packaged together for $20.00. Make this a full gift by purchasing a pair of leather gloves for the winter season, and I am sure it will be appreciated.
Finally, for those people on your list that just need some encouragement to relax a little Ombra Spa has several gift sets available at Rexall Pharma Plus including the Aromatic Bath Gift Set which includes: a 500 ml. bottle of Aromatic Foam Bath, 100 ml bottle of Body Care Lotion, a smaller 50 ml. bottle of another scent of Aromatic Foam Bath and a shower puff. This gift set cost roughly $15.00. For those that just need a little something there is also a small Ombra gift set containing 50 ml. of Aromatic bath foam, 30 ml of hand balm and a nail file for a mere $3.99.
Good luck to all with their there shopping, happy holidays and remember the gift is in the giving.