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The Best Spa Gifts for Self-Care Devotees

Let the at-home pampering begin.

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Michael Stillwell

For spa lovers, bathing beauties, and, well, anyone who needs to take a minute to breathe (ie, all of us, especially at this time of year)—behold, the most zen-summoning, skin-coddling, health-enhancing, happy-making gifts you can give. From the most deluxe and lush moisturizers on the market, to indulgent massages, and even some elixirs in between here are the best spa gifts to turn your loved one's homes into a wellness sanctuary.

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1 Caviar Collagen Ruby Elixier
Hech hechusa.com
$81.00

There are a bazillion ingestible collagen products out there, but none more luxurious, nor giftable, than this: Each of these portable ampoules contains 11,000 milligrams of marine collagen, along with vitamins and minerals that support healthy skin. The ruby color—and delicious taste—comes from black currant, blackberry, and goji fruit juice; suggested dose is one liquid serving per evening added to any beverage, and note—it’s particularly delicious in champagne.

2 Winter Bath Oil, 1000ml
Susanne Kaufmann net-a-porter.com
$214.00

Possibly the prettiest, most displayable, bath ever—now available in a limited-edition 1-liter bottle. Kaufmann is renown for her luxe natural spa tucked away in the Hotel Post Bezau in Austria; soaking in this aromatic blend, a comforting, seasonal concoction of cinnamon, clove, and orange, is its own kind of getaway.

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3 Abeille Royale Set
Guerlain bergdorfgoodman.com
$135.00

An indulgent limited-edition set of Guerlain’s buzziest bee-boosted products, enriched with royal jelly and black bee honey: the Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil (a fast-absorbing first step that tones and freshens skin), the Double R Serum, which gently exfoliates away dead skin, and the lightweight, hydrating, glow-boosting Abeille Royale Day Cream to use on top.

4 Daydreamer Scented Candle, 8.2 oz./ 232 g
Moodcast Fragrance Co. neimanmarcus.com
$42.00

Know someone who needs a little mental vacation? This serene blend of neroli flower, white tea, and driftwood will do the trick.

5 Ayla Sea Soak
aylabeauty.com
$59.00

Inspired by the Irish tradition of bathing in mineral-rich seaweed, Ayla founder Dara Kennedy was meticulous about creating this deeply restorative, high-quality soak, which uses anti-inflammatory giant kelp from waters off the California coast mixed with detoxifying artisanal sea salt from Big Sur. Bath-lovers can feel good about playing mermaid: Every component is recyclable or compostable, and 5 percent of all sales goes to support the Reef Check Foundation.

6 Flawlessly Firming Neck, Chest & Decolletage Serum, 1 oz.
UMA Oils neimanmarcus.com
$105.00

The most beautiful thing about this serum isn’t just that it hydrates, smooths, and lifts the neck and decolletage area with frankincense, turmeric, tamanu, and carrot seed oil, it’s the smell: a heavenly blend of jasmine, geranium, and sandalwood that makes sweeping it onto skin a relaxing ritual to look forward to at the end of the day.

7 Slip Silk Pillowcase
SLIP amazon.com
$85.00

Hairstylists recommend sleeping on silk to prevent frizz and bedhead; derms and facialists contend that it reduces the tug on skin that can cause wrinkles and puffiness. All this aside, a silk pillowcase just makes you even more eager to get your beauty sleep, right?

8 Soothe Massage Gift Card
soothe.com

There may be no better way to say I love you than with the gift of a personal massage therapist. Soothe provides house-call service in several states throughout the US; you choose from 60, 90, or 120 minutes of massage time (starting at $115), and your recipient can select from six different massage modalities (including deep tissue, prenatal, and sports) for customized at-home Zen.

9 Forest Therapy Bath & Shower Oil
aromatherapyassociates.com
$73.00

For the nature-lover, or the nature-deprived. Aromatherapy Associates’ Forest Therapy line was inspired by the Japanese practice of “forest bathing” (ie, spending quality time with trees) that studies have proven to be both restorative and profoundly calming. Notes of cypress, ho wood, and juniper berry create a warm cocoon of scent that may be the next best thing to a hike in the woods.

10 Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract (CBD)
Treaty ourtreaty.com
$129.00

The latest luxe CBD tincture does not disappoint. Broad-spectrum hemp extract—distilled from plants grown in the Hudson Valley on an organic farm owned by Abby Rockefeller—is synergistically combined with rose, linden, and basil to soothe anxiety and promote overall well-being. 

11 Luxe Ritual Collection
AMOREPACIFIC neimanmarcus.com
$1,000.00

When you care enough to give the very best. This AmorePacific collection is a true experience—bestowing pampering pleasure from head to toe: For the face, age-aging Time Response Skin Reserve Creme, Serum, and Eye Creme; for the body, smoothing Time Response Body Scrub; and for the senses, an aromatic candle, complete with a mini gold snuffer. 

12 MUTHA™ Body Butter
Mutha mutha.com
$95.00

Whether you’re a mother or whether you’re a brother, velvety soft skin can be yours to have or to give. Developed by Hope Smith, former model and wife of billionaire tech investor Robert Smith, who first cooked it up in her kitchen as an anti-stretch-mark salve, MUTHA combines certified organic shea butter and coconut oil with a host of seed and nut extracts to deliver deep, fast-absorbing hydration.

13 The Genaissance de La Mer Collection
La Mer neimanmarcus.com
$1,195.00

Have a true La Mer junkie on your hands? Feeling generous? Here's just the thing: A full-sized set of Genaissance Infused Lotion, Serum Essence, and Eye & Expression Cream, nestled in a keepsake silver tray. Genaissance de La Mer devotees swear by its ability to speed up cell turnover and deliver radiant, velvety skin—which sounds like the best possible way to step into a new year. 

14 8 GREENS
8Greens 8greens.com
$14.00

A handy helper for the holiday season. Developed by former model Lady Dawn Russell, each 8 GREENS fizzy tablet contains as much vitamin C as 6 oranges, vitamin B6 as 6 cups of spinach, vitamin B5 as 15 cups of broccoli, vitamin B12 as 7 cups of milk and zinc as 3 cups of peas. Limited-edition packaging designed by artist Donald Robertson (available in 3 and 6 tube packs) makes this portable health hero extra giftable. 

15 Pampering Indulgences
Tatcha tatcha.com
$59.00

Simple perfection for the body parts that tend to get most battered by winter: This pretty little set includes Tatcha's hydrating camellia-oil-rich lip balm, which is decadently infused with 23-karat golden shimmer, a dry-patch-obliterating Indigo Soothing Hand Cream, and an Indigo Soothing Body Butter, just the perfect size to throw in your carry-on. 

16 Iles Formula Signature Gift Box
Iles Formula net-a-porter.com
$122.00

The brainchild of celebrity hairstylist Wendy Iles, who needed products on-set and during red-carpet prep that could instantly transform clients' frazzled strands into glossy, plush dream hair. Free of all of the bad stuff—like sulfates and parabens—yet packed with what seems to be actual magic (plus plenty of vitamins and plant-derived conditioners), this shampoo, conditioner, and finishing serum trio repairs damage and delivers high-shine after one use, and results get better with time. 

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