‘Tis the season for silver bells and peppermint hot chocolate and rampant crawling greenery. And for ripping your hair out while shopping for great Aunt Martha, the woman who hasn’t been pleased by a Christmas gift since 1987. Well, rip no more. Here are seven great gifts you can buy without ever setting foot in a shopping mall.
(Or you can throw up your hands and hire a personal shopper to plow through your Christmas list. Maybe she’ll even find the perfect something for cranky Aunt Martha.)
Virtually everyone on the planet carries tension in their shoulders or has some brand of physical pain to be eased – or could just use a solid hour of musculature pampering. You can’t go wrong with a massage appointment – and there are scads of qualified masseuses on Thumbtack.
If he’s been wearing the same suit for the last twenty years or she doesn’t have time to keep her wardrobe updated, a personal shopper can make them happy to open the closet doors again.
3. HOME SPA DAY
Facials, mani-pedis, exfoliation, oh my. Queen bee treatment, for the win. And yes, you will win big when you gift an at-home spa day.
Because hiring an entire staff is impractical. Give your favorite person – maybe a sister with a bunch of kids at home – a day off from kitchen slaving.
5. HEALTH COACH
Every year, your mom complains about the extra holiday pounds. This year, get her a package from a health coach to help her build good habits, post-eggnog.
You went all out for your husband this year. Get that ridiculously large flat screen TV mounted while he’s not looking. Hey look, you just saved yourself two hours of listening to him yell about spark plugs, or whatever it takes to get those monsters up there.
Since dumping her boyfriend, cutting her hair, and a new-found love of kickboxing, your sister looks great. Get her a session with a professional photographer to document that for all time.