Spa Breaks: The Christmas Gift That Keeps On Giving

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Sometimes, no matter how well you know someone, it can be really hard to think of the perfect gift for your nearest and dearest. They already own too much clothing, they have more makeup than one person can handle, or everything they want costs surplus of £1000. Well, we’re glad to say you can officially stop agonizing over the perfect gifts, as with the help of Spabreaks we can safely say we’ve found them! Having scoured the internet for our top festive retreats, we’ve compiled a list of the 4 greatest spa breaks so you can give the gift of pampering this Christmas.

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The Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe Stratford upon Avon really stood out to us as a great place to warm up with a friend this winter. With spa apartments that have multiple rooms you can give a gift to your loved ones and yourself with one of their overnight Winter Warmer spa packages. There are so many great features about this spa, but we loved the idea of sitting back in the Trevelyan Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, nibbling on a mince pie and taking in the breathtaking views of the gardens. The treatments include top skin care brands such as Clarins and with tennis courts, golf facilities and a free hot chocolate? This is a gift your friend will never forget.

To bring that blissful spa feeling to your home try this Clarins Relax Body Treatment Oil £40. The unique blend of deeply relaxing aromatic essential oils will soothe away your worries with its slimming, firming and anti-ageing properties. To find the perfect relaxation product for you, try taking our quick and free online questionnaire, or shop the full Clarins range here.

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The contemporary Spa Naturel is tucked away inside the contrastingly grand and traditional Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House, making this a spa retreat with a difference. We loved the unique interior design and with so many bars and gorgeous relaxation areas we think this is the perfect place to get away from it all with a loved one. The clincher for us is that not only does the Mistletoe and Wine package include a gel manicure, glass of mulled wine and full use of the facilities, they also throw in a spray tan so you can give the gift of a sun kissed glow in these cold and pale times. I’ll drink to that!

If you, like us, feel your skin could do with an injection of tan this winter, try St Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Spray £17.35. This superfine mist sprays at any angle so you can get a seamless, gradual tan, perfect for anyone who wants to build up a tan gradually with easy application. There’ll be no waking up looking like an Oompa Loompa with this product.

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If you know someone who’s been under a lot of stress lately, then we think this Christmas Retreat Spa Break at the Roe Park Resort could be exactly what they need. They’ll be able to unwind with a Swedish back massage and quality treatments including top brands such as Elemis and Jessica, and with a gym, leisure pool, sauna and steam room they won’t be stuck for things to do. The Christmas Retreat Package includes dinner from a choice of two restaurants, overnight stay and breakfast and with such luxurious facilities you won’t be giving a present, you’ll be giving an experience.

To get your nails spa ready there are some great Jessica products you can use at home to improve your nail health. I myself am very guilty of nail biting during stressful days at work and a great product for repairing the damage from nail biting is Jessica Nibble No More £15.95. The bitter taste of this product will stop you biting in your tracks and with its unique treatment it also helps to promote nail growth. You’ll have healthy, manicure ready nails in no time.

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Safe to say our hearts jumped for joy when we saw the Festive Fizz Spa Day for Two. Christmas? Amazing. Fizz? Our favourite. Spa day for two? Count us in. Subtly invite yourself to your loved ones present by giving them a Spa Day for Two at the MacDonald Cardrona Hotel in Scotland. Situated amongst the rolling hills of the gorgeous Scottish countryside, this spa offers a bubbles-filled escape from everyday life. With an extensive range of products and facials on offer, you’ll be able to cater your treatments to suit your needs. Whether you’re looking to fix problematic skin, or simply pamper yourselves, it’s important to speak to your beauty technician and ensure you receive the best possible treatments for your skin. This festive package for two includes fizz, a two course lunch and 10% off any Elemis products you buy on the day so you can take a piece of the relaxation home with you.

If you find making the time to fit in treating your skin difficult, a great product on the market is this Pro Intense Lift Effect Night Cream £95 from Elemis. This targeted anti-ageing treatment combines super-active ingredients including Arjuna and Gardenia to shape and lift the skin, working its magic while you sleep so you can get spa quality treatment that won’t take up your time.

You can browse the extensive range of spa breaks catered specifically for Christmas and New Year’s Eve this winter at Spabreaks.com. My Beauty Matches readers also get an exclusive 10% off with the code BEAUTY10, so what are you waiting for? Treat yourself by treating someone else to a spa retreat this Christmas.