12 Spa Gifts That Are The Next Best Thing To An Actual Spa Day

As ’90s kids, the first thing we’d put on our holiday wishlist was a sweet toy: Tamagotchis, Hit Clips, and Bratz dolls would get us beyond hyped when it was time to unwrap presents.

Those were simpler times. As adults, our wishes — and needs — have changed. Frankly, being a grown-up is exhausting, and all we want to do these days is relax. Brunch dates, shopping trips, and cocktail hours would gladly be traded for a massage or trip to the spa. But every holiday season, that gets tougher: Between gift shopping, working, hosting family, and mandatory partying, downtime is usually the hardest thing to get.

Luckily, you don’t even need to leave the house to truly unwind. There are plenty of relaxing holiday sets you can give (and gift yourself) that’ll basically turn your bathroom into a five-star oasis… or at least as close as you can get with your cousins screaming “Yahtzee!” from the other room. We rounded them up, ahead.

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Bath bombs might be small, but they make a huge difference in an at-home spa day. This dreamy under-$5 set is the perfect stocking stuffer for a friend… or for yourself.

Me! Tini Peppermint Mocha Bath And Body Gift Set, $3.99, available at Target


What better way to declare your OOO status than with cooling, de-puffing eye patches and this silky “Offline” eye mask?

BeautyBio Bright Eyes Set, $25, available at Nordstrom


With shower cream, soap, body scrub, body butter, and a matching pouf all included, this shea butter body ritual makes for silky skin you can maintain in and out of the shower.

The Body Shop Shea Body Care Essentials Gift, $20, available at Ulta Beauty


This isn’t your average body oil (as you could probably already tell from the fact that it’s Chanel); it’s a super-luxe blend made exclusively for the Ritz Spa in Paris… and now, provided you can afford it, your own bathtub.

Chanel Jasmin Body Massage Oil, $230, available at Chanel


Everything you need to reset your skin and body comes in this box, including bath salts, a cleansing bar, and an exfoliating towel. The best part? Five percent of gift proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Knack A Restful Pause Spa Gift Set, $121, available at Knack


Good luck fulfilling any adult commitments once you get this facial steamer — you’ll just want to sit and steep your skin all day.

Conair True Glow by Conair Warm Steam Facial Sauna, $24.99, available at Target


A relaxing mood is always made better by the right fragrance. This sample kit from Sephora includes 15 minis, so you can test them all before investing in a full-sized bottle (which you can redeem with the included scent certificate at any U.S. Sephora.)

Sephora Favorites Holiday Perfume Sampler, $65, available at Sephora


Did an at-home spa day even happen if you didn’t light a candle? Pick up a few mini ones from Bath & Body Works, and light ’em when you need your space to smell like holiday cheer.

Bath & Body Works Tis the Season Mini Candle, $6.5, available at Bath & Body Works


A DIY manicure is one of the easiest ways to pamper yourself (if you can manage to color inside the lines — otherwise it’s just stressful). This kit comes with three festive colors to paint your nails with before any party or family movie night.

JINsoon JINsoon Encore Collection, $42, available at Barneys New York


Unwrapping one Peter Thomas Roth face mask would make any skin-care lover giddy; unwrapping six of them will take your BFF’s multi-masking routine to the next level.

Peter Thomas Roth Mask Frenzy, $75, available at Sephora


Shower time is too sacred to use body products that won’t make you feel like royalty, so pick up this four-piece body set that anyone on your list will love (yourself included).

Rituals The Ritual of Dao Calming Ritual, $45, available at Rituals


If you can’t splurge for a pedicure, pick up this kit instead. It has everything you need to make dry, cracked feet feel baby soft — besides Baby Foot, of course.

Soap & Glory On The Double Gift Set, $7, available at Ulta Beauty

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