Weekly pampering sessions can get pricey. Bring the Zen home for your Valentine with these gift ideas. (Cucumber water not included.)
Venture beyond the drugstore aisles and splurge on fancy bath salts, bubble baths and shower gels. But let your nose lead the way—don’t buy products unless you’re sure your sweetheart will like the scent. (We love lavender for its calming properties.) And opt for natural ingredients that won’t irritate the skin—a bath should make you feel better, not worse.
A large white robe and cozy slippers is the universal symbol for “I am relaxing today.” Plus, nothing kills a good spa buzz quite like wrapping up in an old dingy towel after a soak in the tub. Pamper that now-baby-soft skin with a million-thread count robe—bonus points if it’s monogrammed.
Fluorescent lighting has no place in your at-home relaxation routine. The dimmer the lighting the better. Stock up on candles that both look good and smell good. Our fave setup: beautiful glass hurricanes with tea lights inside.
Relaxation just is not possible if kids are in the house. Give your partner a guilt-free break by either taking the kids out yourself or shipping them off to the babysitter’s. A relaxed parent is a happy parent.
Don’t ruin the good vibes you’ve got going with a scalding soak or a freezing float. The Delta Tub Shower with Temp2O Techology helps prevent water temperature surprises with an easy-to-read LED digital display and background color indicator that makes it clear when the water temperature is just right.