Still struggling for last-minute gift ideas? I hear you. No matter how prepared I aim to be every year, I always end up buying gifts at the last minute—especially for people who are hard to shop for. Whether it's a busy mum, a fussy aunt or your difficult brother-in-law that you don't know what to gift, why not let them treat themselves to a good ole'-fashioned pamper session instead? Yes, I'm here to tell you that beauty treatments make the best gifts. From full-body health assessments to crystal-infused massages—whoever you're buying for, I've got a beauty treatment to suit.
Say hello to Skinsmiths, the beauty clinic that's like a personal trainer for your skin. As we all know, consistency is key when it comes to treatments, so Skinsmiths offer a bespoke 12-month membership scheme with scheduled treatments tailored to give you the best skin results. Current plans include Skin Health, Cosmetic Injectables, and Laser Hair Removal, and there are clinics all around London, with more UK destinations planned for 2019.
The Organic Pharmacy Health Assessment
Available at stores throughout London, the Organic Pharmacy Health Assessment is a great gift for anyone who wants to find out more about their health and wellbeing. A BioEnergetic device scans the body in three minutes, giving profiles on everything from vitamin and mineral deficiencies, toxicity, organ function, hormone balance, digestive disorders, stress, and food intolerances. I recently had the treatment at the Flagship store in Central London and was seriously wowed by the results.
Harvey Nichols The Full Works
Want to treat someone to a full day of pampering? Head to Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge for the Full Works. Get treated to an express LED rejuvenation facial from The Light Salon, a gel-switch manicure and pedicure from Nails Inc., a Blink Brow Bar full set of lashes and brow shape, plus a Hershesons blow-dry. They'll leave you feeling relaxed and looking rejuvenated.
Margaret Dabbs London x Liberty London
Margaret Dabbs is famous for feet. Treat someone to the ultimate pamper at Liberty London's treatment rooms with the Sole Spa Beautiful Day Package of pure indulgence and relaxation. They'll be treated to a full luxury medical sole-therapy pedicure with one a podiatrists, followed by rest and relaxation in the halotherapy room, plus a full reflexology and aqua therapy treatment. To finish, they'll also receive a Sole Spa supreme manicure and toenail paint in the nail spa area. Dreamy.
Not based in London? Elemis have spas nationwide, and you can book online to one near you. I think the Hot Mineral Body Boost would make the ultimate gift. The whole-body treatment is performed on Elemis's pioneering amber-and-quartz crystal bed and combines a powerful massage treatment to stimulate every cell in the body. Heated minerals are applied and mold around the body to warm and deeply relax, perfectly prepping for the nourishing amber balm. Finally, the treatment finishes with a restorative facial massage to condition, rebalance and energize.
Treatwell Gift Card
Not sure what treatment to choose? Why not gift a Treatwell gift card instead and let the giftee pick their own! Each Treatwell gift card can be used to purchase salon and spa treatments exclusively on their website or the Treatwell App, which can be used nationwide throughout the UK. Perfect!
Skin Laundry Facial Bundle
Treat a loved one to a bundle of three facials from Skin Laundry. Available at the Liberty London treatment rooms, skin is refreshed and deeply cleansed using a combination of laser and LED light therapy.