Spas in Ireland

Christmas Gift Sets for Women

By , December 1, 2011

It’s that time of year again, and Christmas present panic has well and truly set in. Fortunately an abundance of skin, bath and beauty treats has taken to the shelves – and what better way to rejuvenate beleaguered shoppers and office party casualties than with an at-home pampering kit?

Luxury Brand Advent Calendar
Treat someone to an early gift with this beauty advent calendar. A team effort from Lancome, Shu Uemuera, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Viktor & Rolf, Kiehl’s and Stella McCartney, this box of goodies counts down the 24 days leading up to Christmas with a surprise miniature fragrance, make-up or skincare product each day. €90 from Brown Thomas stores nationwide.

Anne Semonin Travel Set
Travel sets from luxury brand Anne Semonin are a truly pampering gift. The Spa at Castlemartyr in Co. Cork is offering one such collection, including Exotic Verbena Bath & Shower Gel, Exotic Verbena Bath Salts, Botanical Hair Conditioner and an especially festive Mistletoe Shampoo. The set of miniatures is just €24 from the spa and select stockists around the country.

Carmine Beauty Box
Sign up the lucky recipient (or yourself) to Carmine’s new service to Ireland and they will receive a box of five surprise products in the post each month. Exclusive brands such as Caudalie and NEOM have made appearances in the past, meaning you get some very expensive treats for a greatly reduced price. Registration is at and works out at around €15 per month. Subscriptions are for six or twelve months and can be cancelled at any time.

Yon-ka Phyto Bain
One of Yon-ka’s signature products, Phyto Bain is a rich concentrate of essential oils designed to relax and purify. As an exclusive offer this Christmas, the brand has combined the oil with a Quintessence Candle to create the ultimate bath-time package. All wrapped up in a stylish box, this set is just €45 – a saving of €21.50. Available from The Peninsula Spa in Co. Kerry, Farnham Estate Health Spa in Co. Cavan, and other Yon-ka stockists around the country.

Mama Mio The Incredibles Kit
Mama Mio have combined two of their hero products to create a gift set for the superhero in your life. Presented in a festive golden box, embossed with the line ‘we’re all of us stars, we all deserve to twinkle’, the set includes 200ml of their OMega Super-rich Body Cream and 50ml of the Mighty Moisture moisturiser. Also inside is a little book of youth-enhancing facial exercises. Available from Arnotts or online at, The Incredibles Kit is €60.

Or, truly spoil her with a Gift Voucher. Available in denominations from €25 upwards, she can indulge in an endless list of treatments, packages and breaks in participating spas around the country. And, as our Christmas gift to you, we are offering a 10% discount on vouchers ordered before the 15th of December! Simply enter the discount code ‘SANTA’ when you purchase your voucher.


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