Pampering your Pals – 5 Great Spa related gifts to give the Bride-to-Be

A wedding is a massive thing to organise, particularly if you want to get all the guests sorted, you have to pick the dress out yourself, you want the perfect venue, the list goes on. At times it can be an extremely taxing and stressful experience, even if you’re really excited about getting married and want it to be just perfect. Whether you have a close friend or a relative who is a bride-to-be, one great way of getting her a good gift to help her relax is to give her something spa related.

Taking some time out to pamper yourself helps to alleviate stress, takes pressure off muscles and helps you tackle problems with an open mind. Any spa related gift would make a good choice for your bride-to-be, as it helps her prepare properly for the big day, but we’ve picked five of our favourites to share with you to give you inspiration on what you can get.

  1. Exfoliating Shower Gel

Whether you prefer baths to showers or you tend to use a particular kind of soap, shower gel is something that everyone will use from time to time. It is quick, convenient and gets a good lather with the right loofah. Exfoliating shower gel adds an extra layer of ‘oomph’ into any shower recipe, will help scrub off that layer of dead, excess skin and leave you feeling smooth and refreshed. A wonderful way to start the day!

  1. Pumice Stone

If your friend works in retail or sales, chances are she’s going to come home with sore feet every now and then. Even if we don’t look at them regularly or pay much attention to them, taking care of our feet is every bit as important as making sure our hands get washed regularly. A pumice stone is a great way of working at any tough or calloused bits of skin without feeling as if you’re cheese grating your feet off! It is a simple, yet effective gift to give.

  1. Gift Vouchers for a Spa Day

Gift vouchers for any event or store are always a good idea, as they give your recipient the flexibility to use it on whatever they want, whenever they want it. Spa Day vouchers are great as there are so many things to enjoy at a conventional spa, but there is something different for everyone so if your recipient is not so big a fan of massages, but would love to try out a mud bath, buying gift vouchers instead of buying them a particular service, will give them that flexibility.

  1. Scented Moisturizing Lotion

Sometimes all that you need is a nice bit of lotion to soothe cracked or sore skin. Moisturising lotion does wonders to dry skin and if it is gently scented it can also have a calming effect. Think of the relief you feel when finally applying lip salve or Vaseline to your face after a long, cold, windy day out? Moisturizing lotion can do that and more to dry and cracked elbows, flaky skin and even help soothe rashes for short periods of time. Make sure that your recipient is not allergic to any of the ingredients used in the lotion before you buy it, however, or you may end up making matters worse.

  1. A Massage!

Whether you are good at giving massages yourself, or you can pay for a session for your friend, a massage is a great way to take some time out of the day to simply relax. Professional masseuses will likely set the mood beforehand with calming candlelight (scented if you wish) and will make sure you are nicely comfortable before beginning. They will also be able to target specific areas if you have tense shoulders or a knot in your lower back, for example, so it is a great way of getting all those tense places out of your back every now and then.

Of course everyone has different tastes and different interests, so it might be a good idea to get some concept of what your friend may like as a gift for their wedding. Everyone loves to be pampered on some level, but a smaller gift or a gift voucher may hold more meaning to the individual as then they can use it whenever they like. Spa days are a great way to prep for a big wedding and they can really help alleviate stress and refresh both the mind and the body, so why not treat yourself all round?

This article was provided by Mike James, an independent content writer representing a small number of companies – including Sussex based country club, hotel & spa Wickwoods – who were consulted over the information contained in this article.