'Tis the season for indulgence

PUBLISHED : Friday, 17 December, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 17 December, 2004, 12:00am

This is the season for pampering. The special treats range from home spas for those in need of a quick and convenient lift to baby sets to ensure junior does not feel left out.

Here is a rundown of a beauty wish list you might like to have this Christmas.

Crabtree & Evelyn's mouthwatering Christmas food sets ($195) are hard to beat. Choose from either lemon and ginger or hazelnut or cinnamon. Each set comes with cookies, a preserve, a napkin with napkin ring and a box of English tea.

Cologne does not get more fun than these playful renditions by Demeter. Choose from over 100 selections of hand-blended scents, including punch, lettuce, apple pie and honeysuckle ($150, 1oz).

Featuring work by Hong Kong wunderkind animator Raman Hui (Shrek), all Kiehl's Christmas sets ($323 and up) come with an illustrated storybook, Brownie & Sesame, with a part of the proceeds going to St Christopher's Home.

The baby product gift set comes with the gentle foaming hair and body wash and nurturing baby cream for face and body ($408).

Rid yourself of wrinkles with Glycel's limited-edition Purple Dream gift set. It comes with cellular ageing terminator for eyes, hydro-firm oxy-hydrating water, GSL-Cellular treatment activator, GSL-Cellular night cream and energising mask. It is also a bargain at $1,380 (reduced from $4,000).

Clarins' Relaxing Home Spa Coffret ($320) comes complete for that perfect night in: it includes a bath and shower concentrate, a relaxing body balm with essential oils and a relaxing body polisher. Pure bliss.

Boss Intense, the latest fragrance from Hugo Boss, now comes in a divine package. For $493, you get the perfume and scented body lotion.