What to get your hairstylist
Your hairstylist gives you a perfect do all year, so what will she most appreciate in return? During the holidays or anytime, the ones who care for you look forward to a little pampering themselves.
It almost seems too simple to be true, doesn't it? Cookies are a comfort food even your stylist enjoys. After a long day on her feet, biting into splendid morsels of tasty, crunchy cookies can take all of her worries away. You could make cookies from scratch, or if you don't have the magic touch, you could order them from someplace special such as Cookies by Design. They have festive cookie arrangements for all occasions, and their Christmas baskets are darling!
Before you give wine as a gift, make sure your hairstylist drinks it. You can prepare a basket of your own, or you can order a prepared basket and let the professionals do the work for you. Keep in mind that your options will be limited based upon the state in which you and your recipient live, because shipping wine is regulated by state laws. Wine.com has a lovely selection of baskets at many price points, and you can start out by choosing the state so that you don't get attached to a gift only to learn it's not available where you're shipping.
Word on the street is that hairstylists not only love to travel in their free time, but they love to do it together. Let yours know you're in tune with this passion by purchasing something for her to take on her escapades. Travel candles are something special, and these scents deliver — Campfire, Fig Leaf and Pomelo Blossom, among others (Catbird, $12).
Cold, hard cash can warm the heart of your stylist by way of a tip or in a gift card. Let's face it, we can never have too much cash, and neither can your hairdresser. It may not be the most personal gift, but it's always appreciated, so don't feel bad about giving it. It's all in the presentation and the way you give it, and it will definitely be well-received.
Are you sensing the theme here? It's pampering. Hairstylists pamper others all year long, and they love to be pampered in return. As you can imagine, holding their arms up and cutting, curling and coloring hair — all while standing on their feet for hours on end — leaves their bodies begging for some attention.
Say it with a gift certificate to a spa. Depending upon where you live, you can send certificates for an entire day for all-body treatments or individual services such as manicures, pedicures, facials and massages. For massage, Massage Envy is found nationwide and features many different types of massage at different price points, and you can get a gift certificate so your giftee can determine what would best suit her.
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