‘It is not the gift, but the thought that counts’           - Henry Van Dyke

I think we all know the scenario: a girlfriend’s birthday is coming up and you’ve got absolutely no idea what to get her.  She’s the type of girl who, if she wants something, gets it for herself, so when it comes to treating her, you’re constantly drawing a blank.

We all have friends like these, go-getting ladies who are constantly on the move, super organised, and super-efficient, even when it comes to getting themselves what they want.  Nice coffee?  No thanks, it’s on the weekly online shop!  New clothes?  They put in an ASOS order last night!  Every idea that comes along has already been thought of by your organised pal.

But these same friends are often the ones who have to plan everything to the minute because they lead such hectic lives.  Often juggling work, home life, social life means they sometimes leave themselves behind while sorting out everything and everyone else!  In this case, I find that a relax and pamper experience-based gift, rather than an actual ‘thing’, can be a great gift for them to open.  How can you get that sorted when they don't have time to go to a spa?  Well, you just treat them to a home based pamper box that they can enjoy more than once!

I don’t think I need to tell you, but mindfulness, relaxation, self-care, are all the words du jour right now, but that’s probably because people are now realising how important taking care of yourself is.  A gift that lets your busy friend a) know that you’re thinking of them and b) gives them an opportunity to take time out for themselves, is sure to be a winner!

At Ooh Box, one of our latest boxes completely ticks this box: The Pink Pamper.  The products inside were specifically chosen to form a luxury pamper gift for the woman who has everything.  The gift box contains a mix of beautiful and carefully chosen items that offer a perfect spa day at home, including Rose Garden Bath Salts, French Pink Clay Mask, Rose & Pistachio White Chocolate, Prosecco and more "just for her" treats to make her day!

What’s more, the products in The Pink Pamper have been chosen with the planet in mind; all of the items are cruelty free, vegan, and free from any nasties, so you don’t need to worry about how your gift impacts the environment!

Gifts where you’re giving your pals the chance to put aside time for themselves, time to unwind and spoil themselves rather than something they ‘need’, is the gift that will really say how much you value them as friends.  Whether it’s their birthday, a thank you, Christmas, or maybe they just deserve a break, getting them a relaxation gift is a fantastic way to let them know you’re thinking of them.

So, for the women who have everything, get them something that says you’ve got their back. 

Happy relaxing, gals!

September 11, 2021 — Julie Selby