Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Best Gifts for Yourself

This year, we are featuring a special “Self-Gifties” part to our annual DelectablyChic! Holiday Guide.  So often we women are so busy looking after everyone else, we forget to take care of ourselves.  There is no better time than the Holidays to treat yourself to something special.

Pamper Yourself at the Spa:

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Author T. U. Dawood gets pampered at the Windsor Arms Spa!

Check out the Windsor Arms’ Spa body treatment Chocolate and Coffee Body Wrap, which is luxury at its finest.  First comes sugar exfoliation and then the chocolate before you are wrapped in a heated blanket. While you relax, a fabulous head massage. The end result: pure magic.

If you prefer a massage, check out The Four Seasons’ Spa’s Healing Honey Massage.  Honey is not only very tranquil, it is an ancient anti-inflammatory and skin moisturizer. When mixed with unscented oil, it becomes less sticky and can be applied with medium pressure to truly relax and heal you.

Pamper Yourself with Some Food:

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Delicious macarons from Nadege

Nadege Patisserie’s assorted macarons travel boxes (available in quantities of 12, 16 or 25 macarons) is truly bites of heaven.  It’s the sort of gift you can give pretty much anyone and yet you will be tempted to keep for yourself.  So, why not pick up a box for yourself anyhow!  With flavours like salted caramel, Iranian pistachio, blackberry chocolate, mojito, matcha green tea, cappuccino, rose and cotton candy, it’s just the sensible thing to do.

Pamper Yourself with Scent:

Scented sheets are very romantic but also similar add femininity and luxury to your life in a quick, easy and affordable way.  Take a lovely scent like The Body Shop’s White Musk Smoky Rose fragrance mist and spray your sheets before going under the covers.

For fragrance for your body, Elizabeth Arden’s Untold perfume embodies the essence of today’s sophisticated woman.  Just spritz it on and already you will feel like you can conquer the world.  Floral, feminine and fruity, Untold’s top notes are black currant, bergamot, pink pepper and pear.  Its mid notes are Gardenia, Peony and Jasmine, while its base notes are Sandalwood, Patchouli Heart, Musk and Amber.

Crabtree & Evelyn Gilded Chestnut Fragrant Candle, Crabtree and Evelyn, Holiday Gift Guide 2013, Holiday Gifts

Crabtree & Evelyn’s candles

For fragrance for your home, try a scented candle.  Crabtree & Evelyn’s Gilded Chestnut Fragranced Candle is not only stunning to look at with its frosted jar with laser cut chestnut leaf, but it fills the room with the scent of “roasted chestnut, warm spices, ripe autumn berries and whipped butter topped with musk and a sweet cream accord.”  Somehow they magically managed to capture the essence of what it feels like to be home safe and cosy on a cold winter day and they infused that special scent into this large candle.

If you prefer the rich, woodsy smell of Moroccanoil, you will love their brand new Candle.  It has a 50 hour burn time and the exact same scent as the brand’s iconic hair products.  Even if you burn for short spouts of time, the scent lasts.  Moroccanoil so needs to come out with a perfume next.

Pamper Yourself with Supersmooth Skin:

Get a Tanda Me Smooth Hair Removal System.  The original Tanda Me was effective at hair removal and this new generation Smooth model is quite the talk of the town.  Invest in this piece and soon smooth skin will easy, long-lasting and sensational.

Later this week: Best Gifts for Everyone Else.

About T. U. Dawood

T U Dawood is a freelance journalist as well as the former Canadian representative to the YNS, the youth wing of the Associated Press. She is a specialist on entrepreneurship and is on a mission to educate girls in need throughout the world. Check out her Educate a Girl charity.

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