I firmly disagree with anyone who thinks vouchers are a cop-out. They're the ideal gift for any fussy mare (me), and allow you the freedom to pick something that's right for you. Beauty buffs in particular are hard to buy for, and God love aunties and mammys, sure how are they meant to know that Collection 2000 doesn't exactly equate to Chantecaille?
With that in mind, I've rounded up a few of the best vouchers on offer this Chrimbo. Clockwise from top left, capital gals can bag a gift voucher from Revive in Milltown, Dublin 6. One of my fave day spas in the city, it's product-lovers heaven: Eve Lom and Leighton Denny are just two top brands on offer; therapies are second-to-none and there's an on-site hairdressing salon, Jim Hatton at Revive, on-site too. A true one-stop-shop.
One4all gift vouchers and gift cards are a brillo way of gifting any amount of cash, and your lucky recipient can then spend your gift in thousands of locations nationwide. They don't even have to spend it on beauty products if they don't want. Perish the thought!
Likewise, any lass who loves her locks will be happy with the gift of a Peter Mark gift card. Any amount can be added - just head to your nearest branch to buy. Oh - and you can use them at Style Club locations too.
Lastly, those smart feckers at Fota Island Spa in Cork have the gift that keeps on giving this Christmas: €280 bags you a three month Devotion to ... Spa treat for someone you love. In month one, a mini pedi and mani is on offer, during month two a luxurious Hydro Memory facial is the treatment of choice, and in the third and final month they'll relax with a chocolate wrap and balneotherapy bath. Give them a call on 021 467 3000 for more info.