Be Well Philly Gift Guide: 5 Holiday Gifts for the Person Who Loves to Be Pampered


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In my opinion, the best rule for gift giving is to buy someone something you know they’d love, but would never buy for themselves. And for lots of us, luxuries like facials and fancy lotions fall into the camp of things we love but don’t ever buy.

But just because we don’t buy them doesn’t mean we don’t love to be pampered with them, am I right? So to help you find the perfect gift for your BFF/sister/aunt (or—who knows!—your product-obsessed guy friend), we asked Jolene Hart, health coach and author of Eat Pretty (and former InStyle beauty editor), to choose the perfect gifts for the beauty queens (or kings) in your life. From a beautifying tea to an all-natural facial, she’s got your beauty gift ideas covered.

1. The Natural Facial at The Rittenhouse Spa & Club, $130 for 60 minutes.

“I am beyond obsessed with this new spa because it carries one of my favorite natural beauty lines: Tata Harper Skincare. There’s no greater beauty luxury than a spa treatment that uses products that are both effective and natural. My skin looked absolutely incredible after this treatment, and the head massage that comes with makes it worthy of the title Best Present Ever.’”

2. DAVIDsTEA Perfect Tea Kit, $39.50.

“Not only is a cup of tea a tiny luxury in itself, tea can have major beauty benefits, too. I love this customizable tea kit from Davids Tea, which just so happens to have a brand new store location in the King of Prussia Mall. You handpick pick three teas and a mug to create a gift totally tailor-made for the recipient. For tea selection ideas, check out their Matcha Matsu tea (packed with anti-aging polyphenols), Super Ginger (an anti-inflammatory and organic cold-fighting brew), and The Glow (an organic, antioxidant-rich blend created with beauty in mind).” Note: The kit is customizable at DAVIDsTEA in King of Prussia Mall, but you won’t be able to customize it if you order online.

3. Kathy Ireland Skincare by reVive Light Therapy Anti-Aging Treatment device, $69.

“When it comes to anti-aging, LED treatments can be incredibly effective. Sadly, I’ve had facials where the esthetician barely waves the LED light over my face and calls it a day. But thanks to this high-tech, low-cost LED device, the person you gift this to will never have to worry about too-short LED treatments again. This allows you to stimulate your skin’s collagen at length in the comfort of your home, while watching TV or reading. Yes, please.” (Available exclusively at Target’s West Philadelphia location at 4000 Monument Road, and online.)

4. Me and the Girls Mini Beauty Luxury Trial & Travel Set, $64.

“This local skin and body line, created in Bensalem, is packed with deeply hydrating natural and organic products that are right at home on your nightstand during the winter. Trust me, one session with the Lavandula Revive Foot Softening Scrub will totally transform your winter feet. But the gift of foot softening scrub on its own can seem a bit lackluster, which makes this travel set the perfect option. It offers seven of the company’s products in sizes that are ideal for purse or suitcase.”

5. Gift card to Blo/Out Blow Dry Bar, $35 for a blowout.

“A professional blowdry is an affordable luxury that makes you feel like a supermodel. Blo/Out Blow Dry Bar offers a great menu of basic blowout styles, and I’ve even used their Braid/Out braid bar service for bridal party updos. Try gifting a blowdry or two for a creative present that your lucky recipient can tailor to their own personal style.”

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