Give the gift of relaxation.
From leaving cookies and carrots out for Santa and his reindeer to my dad always hanging my grandmother’s red ornaments on the tree each year, Christmas is a season filled with family traditions. Growing up one of my favorite ones was saving our stockings until after all the presents had been opened. However, there was always one problem year after year: It always seemed like my poor mom got the short end of the stick. While the rest of us would have chocolates, gift cards and silly gag gifts galore, she’d usually have one lousy candy cane. Is there anything even in there? we’d giggle as her deflated stocking hung by the fireplace.
As I got older, it made more sense: My mother was the mastermind behind all the holiday festivities—from cooking all the meals to making sure the presents were beautifully wrapped—so it’s no wonder stuffing her own stocking was a low priority on her to-do list. But out of everyone, doesn’t she deserve some small surprises as well to thank her for her tireless work? That’s why this year I’m giving her stocking the spa-treatment by slipping in Peter Thomas Roth’s Meet Your Mask gift set.
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This six-piece sampler is the perfect way for my mom to treat herself once the guests have gone home and the dust begins to settle from the holiday frenzy. She’s typically not one to scoop up non-essential skincare products, so this is her excuse to sit back, relax and mask. The set offers a selection of Peter Thomas Roth’s most popular formulas: Blue Marina Algae Intense Hydrating Mask, Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask, 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask, Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask, Cucumber Gel Mask, and Pumpkin Enzyme Mask. Each one addresses a different skin issue, so mama can try them all to see which is her favorite. Plus, each tube provides multiple applications, allowing her to pamper herself well into the New Year. Now that’s something to celebrate.