Thursday, December 17, 2009

Preston’s Gift Guide Part 2: A Little Something For Yourself

The holidays are stressful. In thinking about what to get for others, sometimes you lose sight of taking care of someone who could really use extra attention right now: yourself. (And besides, in order to give you have to receive, right?)

Here are some presents you can get for yourself to indulge in a little luxury...
  • The Gift of Time: Pre-book a monthly luxurious appointment to last you throughout all of 2010. Book your favorite manicurist or some time at your favorite spa.
  • Candles: I know this may seem obvious, but you’ll be amazed at how relaxed you begin to feel when you turn off all the lights and light candles around you. Not only do you get the benefit of some aromatherapy, but you also get a chance to escape from the world and take a minute to yourself. I’d suggest candles from Molton Brown or Rigaud in Gardenia scent  
  • The Gift of Education: Isn’t there something you’ve always wanted to learn how to do? Maybe it’s how to cook amazing French food or how to speak Spanish. Book a class or two for yourself and find out how much there is out there to learn. 
  • The Gift of Charity: I know we’re talking about something for yourself, but this is actually a very indulgent present because it’s amazing how good giving can feel. Take time out to donate to a charity or volunteer your time. You’ll be making a difference in the world and helping those who really need it. 
Photo by: Molton Brown


  1. Yes candles are a great way to relax and especially in a nice hot tub or jet tub.

  2. Dear Preston,

    I agree with all your sugestions!!!
    I am seriously learning to cook and one day will go to Europe and spend a week in the garden and cooking classic dishes!!!!!
    I would also add having tea every day and not the icky bag tea, but loose tea from a high quality source!!!!!



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