Five Tips for the Ultimate Stress Free Holiday Season

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This holiday season, give the gift of relaxation and stress reduction. Most people feel stressed during this busy time. How can you reduce your own stress, while also providing that same stress relief to those around you? These gifts are sure to promote relaxation, comfort, and an overall reduction of stress.

Gift card for a day at the spa
Spa days can do wonders for stress relief. The entire day is spent relaxing and receiving pampering spa treatments. More and more people are beginning to realize the benefits of a stress free day. Millennials especially are growing up and starting to take wellness seriously because 56% of them have visited a spa within the last year, according to the International Spa Association. The one barrier that reduces spa frequencies is cost. This makes a gift card for a day at the spa the perfect holiday gift. Gift this relaxation to your parents, your spouse, your boss, or even your delivery carrier.

A bath and relaxation home kit
What if you could receive the same relaxing services of a spa, while at home? Create a bath and relaxation home kit for that special person in your life. Fill the home relaxation kit with bath salts, bath bubbles, and wonderful smelling candles. You can even top off the kit with moisturizing facial products or professional quality spa linens. Many local spas sell their products to customers, meaning you can gift the same exact quality products from the salon.

High quality bedding products
Many Americans do not get the recommended amount of sleep. In fact, stress affects more than your daily activities. Those that are incredibly stressed find it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep at night. The lack of sleep then leads to increased stress levels. It seems to be a never ending cycle that never leads to a good night of sleep or full stress relief. If you know someone that has a difficult time getting to sleep after a long and stressful day, consider gifting home spa linens. These are spa products that are of salon quality. You can purchase spa linens either from your local favorite spa or from an online spa inventory store.

Massage treatment
If you are on a budget, gifting a full day spa might be too expensive. This doesn?t mean that you can?t gift a single spa service. One of the most popular spa services is massages. Approximately 28% of people report receiving a massage to relieve stress. While many people agree with the health benefits of massages, many do not make the effort to schedule and pay for their own. However, if you cover the costs, they are more likely to go in for their massage. Massages work at relieving stress in both the mind and the body.

Day at a local hot tub
Hot tub room entrances are extremely affordable and they offer many healthy stress free advantages. Think about how relaxing your last hot bath was. What if you didn?t have to run that bath or clean it after you were finished? According to a study conducted by Pool and Spa Marketing, there are more than 7.3 million hot tubs in the United States. Additionally, spa rooms are becoming a growing trend. Pay for a day in a hot tub room for your favorite person. If you are lucky, maybe they will invite you along.

Spa days have proven to be extremely successful in reducing stress. If you are looking for the perfect holiday gift this gift giving season, why not give the gift of stress reduction? If your budget does not allow for a full spa day, consider single spa services like massages or hot tub rooms. You can also gift the same spa environment but in a home setting with spa linens, salon quality hair products, and professional nail products. Most people feel overwhelming stressed at some point, what better gift could there be than ultimate stress relief?

A Good Night’s Sleep Cotton Pajamas

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Sleep. It’s that time of night when people become (or are supposed to become) refreshed. That REM cycle, that recommended sleep amount, those comfy sheets, that slow fan circling overhead to give a nice breeze, as if you’re sleeping under the stars…that’s how it supposed to be. But how is it? That’s a different question.

Americans, chronically, get a lack of sleep. While the recommended amount of hours to sleep is between seven and nine, Americans get less than that; in some cases, far less. The couple with a newborn child, the executive who stays up at night thinking about projects, the single mother struggling at night budgeting her expenses…all these individuals might get less than the needed amount of sleep.

Insomnia, as well, affects millions of Americans. Getting to bed remains a challenge for many but falling asleep is its own problem, with millions of Americans struggling to sleep once they get into bed. Some of this is due to the environment: excessive noise, excessive light, warmer or colder temperatures, can all influence someone to get to sleep.

That’s why studies have been done to research another part of sleep hygiene that influences sleep: nightwear.

Sleepwear is generally broken into different garments that people like to wear when they sleep. A quick list includes:

  • The adult onesie
  • The babydoll
  • The blanket sleeper
  • The chemise
  • The negligee
  • The nightgown
  • The nightshirt
  • The nightcap
  • Pajamas
  • The peignoir

Some sleepwear is more practical than others. The adult onesie is chosen for its comfortableness and the ability for its material to be breathable. Some, like the negligee or the chemise, are clothing that gives off a sensual vibe, intent on making adult activities arise.

However, several studies have shown a difference between men and women and their choice of sleepwear. Men tend to choose no sleepwear or underwear as their sleeping preference in bed, with shorts and a T-shirt coming in a distant third. Women tend to choose pajamas or a night gown over all else, with shorts and a T-shirt and sleeping nude coming next.

Whether or not a piece of clothing is breathable makes for a significant impact as well. Breathable clothing is made out of a type of material that allows for air to pass in and out–hence the term breathable. There are many types of breathable material but a material that sticks out when it comes to sleepwear is that white fuzzy ball–cotton.

Cotton, as a crop, is a soft, fluffy, staple fiber that grows in a boll or protective case around the seeds of cotton plants. Its fiber is almost pure cellulose. Cotton grew to prominence in Mexico and Australia. Later, the U.S. become the world’s largest cotton exporter, with the South producing “king cotton”, often for the development of the North.

Cotton sleepwear has many benefits, including:

  • It is breathable
  • It is non-allergenic for most people
  • It is cool in the summer
  • It is warm in the winter
  • It is durable if taken care of

Cotton sleepwear can include:

  • Cotton onesies
  • Cotton blanket sleepers
  • Cotton nightshirts
  • Cotton pajamas

Cotton, especially if it’s woven densely, can provide for a great night’s sleep. Percale, for instance, is a cotton woven with a 200 thread count or higher and is more durable than a cotton satin at the same thread count. It is also less likely to pill than cotton satin, because it has a denser weave.

Comfortableness is key and many cotton sleepwear products provide that. Because it is such a breathable material, it provides comfort in both hot and cold temperatures. Thread count matters as well. Thread count is the number of threads woven into one square inch of fabric.

Many companies specialize in the white cotton sleepwear, including:

  • The white cotton nightgown
  • White cotton nighties
  • White cotton pajamas
  • The white nightie
  • The white nightshirt

The white cotton nightgown is particularly interesting as nightgowns offer a form of flexibility that can be designed into cotton products. Like the design for white cotton pajamas and other cotton products, seamstresses and designers can make the material have some give, so that it offers more comfort during sleep.

The white cotton nightgown is illustrative of another concept. Many women prefer to sleep in a nightgown or pajamas (in the previous study they were considered under the same category), so a white cotton nightgown’s popularity seems to make sense.

Cotton makes for great sleepwear. It can help you sleep, just like a fresh scent.

Floral Bouquets for Fall Highlight the Colors of the Season


A gift of flowers is always in season. Summer, winter, fall and spring each have their characteristic flowers and bouquets, marking the beauty and colors of the seasons. For fall, warm orange, russet, bronze and yellows abound, along with typical motifs such as pumpkins and cornucopia. A lighted candle alongside a fall bouquet celebrates the season?s fruitfulness and the warmth of home and hearth.

A gift of flowers
The language of flowers is an ancient one and speaks our deepest thoughts without words. Giving and receiving flowers is an important part of our social lives. Celebrations such as Valentine?s Day, Easter, Mother?s Day and even Father?s Day are especially connected to flowers. In fact, about a fourth of all flower purchases in the country happen on Mother?s Day. Over one third or 35% of all adults buy flowers for the day.
Valentine?s Day is also dedicated to flowers, they aren?t just for women. About 36% of all women buy flowers for their spouses, and these are much appreciated, according to the American Society of Florists. The vast majority of people like receiving flowers, as this makes them feel special. That?s not surprising, given that the sight and smell of flowers is pleasant and soothing.

Bouquets for the fall
As holiday season approaches, florists are gearing up for continuous demand. People buy floral bouquets for centerpieces, decorations and as holiday gifts. Fall bouquets use the flowers and colors of the season to highlight its special beauty. For example, a floral arrangement for Thanksgiving might have orange roses and lilies, with burgundy snapdragons, bronze chrysanthemums, green button poms, and bupleurum, all set off by lush greens.

Or you may find a ceramic pumpkin vase holding roses, orange gerbera daisies, orange carnations, burgundy mini carnations, and greens. Bringing the colors of fall inside your home, traditional favorites like roses and carnations in shades of orange, pink and yellow echo the display of the trees. And chrysanthemums in many different shades are the typical flower of the season. Cornucopia, hurricane lanterns and other fall and harvest themed vases add seasonal accents to fall arrangements.

Decorating with flowers
Of course, there?s no rule that says you can?t buy flowers for yourself and your family. Flowers are a simple and cheerful item of decor that is guaranteed to lift your mood and soothe your senses. Bringing the sights and sounds of the season indoors is a good way to celebrate its fruitfulness and cheer as we head into the cold of winter.
Celebrating the colors and beauty of nature connects you to the earth even if you happen to be living in a city apartment. Fall arrangements can be brightened with candles, berries, pine cones and the scents of cinnamon, pumpkin spice and apple cider.

Fall bouquets are a simple way to celebrate the season of fruitfulness. Whether as a gift or home decor, they provide a spot of color and cheer to the day, mark the turning of the year and its promise.

Hair Removal Treatments, Wrinkle Removal And Acne Care The Benefits Of A Med Spa Visit

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When’s the last time you treated yourself and took yourself to a med spa?

A spa is a wonderful place to relax, recoup and recharge after endless weeks of work. You can loosen up sore muscles with the aid of a masseuse or buff out damaged nails. One major function of a med spa is also to improve the appearance of your skin. The largest organ on your body can start to crumble under the onslaught of poor diet habits, constant exposure to the sun and a lack of upkeep. At the very worst? You could have a chronic skin condition that’s in need of a professional eye. Spoil yourself with a gift that keeps on giving by considering all the ways a med spa can return you to your former splendor.

Acne And Scars

Acne is a painful and unsightly condition that can do some serious damage not just to your skin, but to your self-esteem. A med spa is more than equipped to help you dig to the root of your chronic acne problem and provide you solutions that last. The year 2004 saw a record high of $2 billion spent on acne treatments and consultation. It’s estimated as many as 40% of children with acne will have long-term scarring. A great way to treat deep pock marks is a chemical peel — these remove the uppermost layer of skin and encourage newer, smoother skin in its place.

Acne can be caused by a hormone imbalance, poor diet and a lack of maintenance.

Wrinkles And Creases

When acne is less of an issue due to your skin type or lifestyle, you may find yourself noticing wrinkles instead. Just like acne is inaccurately believed to only affect teenagers, so too are wrinkles only believed to affect elderly populations. The reality is that unsightly creases and crinkles can be caused by age, too much sun exposure and dry, parched skin. According to studies provided by the Skin Cancer Foundation, a stunning 90% of the visible changes caused by skin aging are due to excessive sun exposure.

How can a med spa help? You can try anti aging serums as well as learn more about the art of preventive care through reducing sun exposure.

Psoriasis And Rosacea

It seems anything can go wrong with your skin at any given moment. When you’re not fighting cystic acne with over-the-counter solutions you’re desperately trying to find ways to restore your skin’s elasticity and texture. It’s estimated as much as 3% of the American population have some form of psoriasis. This condition is characterized by irritated and itchy skin. When neglected in the long-term it can lead to chronic redness and even scarring. Rosacea is similar, but not the same — its name comes from the notable ‘flushing’, or reddening’, of the skin.

These issues can be soothed and managed with oils and ointments.

Hair Removal And Shaving

Another benefit you can find at a med spa is removing stubborn hairs for good. It’s thought as many as one million laser hair removal treatments were performed just the prior year, thanks to surveys provided by the American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. When you apply for laser hair removal you don’t just eliminate long chin or jaw hairs. You also eliminate the time you take every week to pluck and buff your way to an ideal you. Cosmetic hair removal is still the most popular aesthetic procedure for women aged 35 or younger.

Sound like something you’d enjoy? Then consider booking an appointment at your local med spa.

The Benefits Of Visiting A Med Spa

Treating yourself is a great way of feeling better. For those struggling with cystic acne, psoriasis and other painful skin conditions? You can finally start feeling like you again. The skincare industry is flourishing as of late as more people become attuned to what they need and want. Hair removal is a popular procedure, acne treatments fare best when done professionally and even a consultation can yield useful results that can’t be found online. When you visit a med spa you do more than just relax.

You carry a lighter heart with you every day onward.

Why Beach Towels Make the Perfect Holiday Gift

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Did you know that beach towels make a perfect holiday gift? The snow on the ground and the freezing temperatures might not bring beach towels to the front of your mind for gift giving season. However, full color printed towels are often a much appreciated and enjoyed holiday gift. Custom beach towels are a great gift for the following reasons.

They are very practical and useful in the summer months

Your gift recipient might not be able to use their logo beach towel right now, but they are likely to get a lot of use during the summer months. Many people spend their summers at a local lake, pool, or on vacation. Having personalized or customized full color printed towels will allow them to show off their beach towel. Additionally, most people are willing to wait until summer to use their gift. If they are taking a winter vacation or going on a spring break trip, they will have the opportunity to use their new beach towel even sooner.

They show you put some time and thought into the gift

Gifting anything that is customized shows that you put some time and thought into the gift giving process. You took the time to consider their favorite color, sports team, cartoon character, or to design the perfect full color printed towels. There are also many different types of beach towels available. You not only took the time to choose a design that they would like, but you also found a material that would work well for their beach going or water going activities.

They are very cost effective

Holiday gift giving can get very expensive. Beach towels are an affordable option, even when you choose to personalize them. You can usually purchase wholesale beach towels from wholesale beach towels suppliers. When you purchase numerous towels at once, you often get a better deal. It is even possible that you will get beach towels for a fraction of the price they cost at the local store. Additionally, if you are having numerous beach towels customized, this can also be very affordable.

Almost everyone uses beach towels

Although the majority of beach towel usage occurs in the summer months, most people use a beach towel at some point. Approximately 52% of respondents to a survey worldwide expected to vacation at the beach in the next 12 months. About 53% of beachgoers prefer to sunbathe while at the beach. Each of these beachgoers will need a beach towel. Beach towels are also one of the amenities that most people do not want to purchase for themselves. Instead, they will choose a cheaper towel, so you will find that full color printed towels are always appreciated.

Beach towels can be used in the winter too

Beach towels can also be used during the winter months. It is possible that your gift recipient enjoys their full color printed towels so much that they choose to use them for showering also. Sometimes towels are often needed in the winter to dry off after coming in from a snowstorm also. Full color printed towels are perfect for this purpose also. When you gift a completely customized beach towel, your gift recipient will look for additional ways to use their towel.

There are approximately 95,471 miles of shoreline in the United States and its territories. Most people visit local bodies of water, at least during the summer months. If you are looking for the perfect holiday gift for that person that just seems to have everything, consider full color printed beach towels. Beach towels can be designed to meet the preferences of the person you are gifting. They make for the perfect gift, even in the winter months, because they are very practical and unique.