Dedicated: The Gift Guide, Curated for the Busy Bee

For some of us, unwinding after a long day at work isn’t too difficult. We kick off our shoes, we change into some comfortable clothes and we have a cup of tea or a glass of wine. Cue a slow lope over to the couch and then sink on down into it. It doesn’t matter what you do for a crust; if you’re good at relaxing, you’re good at relaxing. Simple as that. There are, of course, others who find the task of relaxing demonstrably difficult and find it hard to ‘switch off’ as it were – whether they’re teachers or diplomats, there are some people who simply operate at a higher velocity and so find it difficult to ‘come down’. For these fast-living loved people in our lives, we must spend some time helping them to chill out, as a high-paced and fast style of living too often comes with burn-out.

A great way to help the special (and highly strung) person or people in your life is to spoil them with a gift. The busy bees probably wouldn’t ever think to spoil themselves in this way, so it’s up to us to make sure they’re taken care of. It’s a great way to show you care, and a great way to avoid burn-out from the ones you love; it’s win-win, really. So, without any further fanfare, let’s take a look at this special gift guide – curated and created for the busy bees.

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Gift Idea One: A massage or spa treatment

Is there anything more heavenly than sinking into a warm bath or spa with the heady scent of sandalwood or lavender swirling in the steamy air above you? No. Probably not. Unless, of course you have a full body massage and a relaxing aromatherapy treatment coming afterwards. You’ll be onto a winner if you spoil your friend or family member with a massage in Bentleigh (or wherever your nearest massage spot is located).

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Gift Idea Two: Relaxing makeover/haircut

A change is as good as a holiday (and sometimes cheaper as well) so if getting away for the weekend isn’t something that’s really on the cards, then why not surprise the object of your affections with a delightful haircut, colour or makeover. If you time the makeover with a Friday afternoon or Saturday morning, then they’ll be looking polished and sharp just in time for the weekend, where they’ll hopefully be more able to relax and enjoy the fun.

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Gift Idea Three: A fun experience

There are plenty of ways to relax, and for some of us the idea of relaxing is combined with some adrenaline-pumping fun! A day with your busy bee could be spent playing laser-tag, paintball or go-karting. For the true dare-devil souls among us, you could always plump for something like skydiving. It may even appeal to your friend or loved one’s sensibilities if they’re always on the lookout for something fast-paced.

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Gift Idea Four: A weekend away

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The ultimate way to relax and to get away from it all is to, well, relax and to get away from it all. Thanks to comparison sites and other methods of comparing the best accommodation, it can be relatively inexpensive to find a cute spot to stay for the weekend. All you have to do is pack up the car and head out into the country or to the beach for the weekend. And then you get to enjoy the fun too! Double win!

Well, I hope that these short gift ideas for spoiling your busy-bees will prove to be helpful. Just remember that even a small gesture is worth a lot to people, so taking the time to do something thoughtful like this will really mean something to your friend or loved one.

Lindsay Ginn

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