A spa visit is an ideal Christmas gift for that special lady in your life
PUBLISHED: 19:41 16 December 2012 | UPDATED: 22:30 20 February 2013
Panicking over what to buy the woman in your life for Christmas? Christopher Titley has a good idea
Men, can I please have your attention for a moment. Women, kindly skip a couple of pages if youd be so kind, thank you
Have they gone? Good. Look guys its nearly that time. Im talking about the joys of choosing your partners Christmas present.
Get it right and you are a superhero. Get it wrong and youve all year to contemplate your mistake.
But I have the perfect gift idea. Spa treatments. Women love them. They cannot get enough of facial scrubs, mud masks and lying face down while a stranger drops hot pebbles upon their naked person.
Aha, I hear you say. We know about spa treatments, weve seen The Only Way Is Essex. And its an easy win: buy a spa voucher online, no present to wrap, more time in the Red Lion.
But Im not just talking spa treatments for the woman in your life: Im talking joint treatments. You go together, make a day of it, have his and hers facials. Not only does she get some pampering, she also enjoys real quality time with her man. And maybe a nice meal and a night away on top.
What do you mean, never in a million years? Look chaps, were all metrosexuals now. Blame my lookalike if you want, David Beckham, but the truth is that these days, real men moisturise. And pluck and exfoliate.
And I know the perfect place. Housed in an old industrial mill in a pretty semi-rural location, the Titanic Spa at Huddersfield (www.titanicspa.com, 0845 410 3333) is a place which even the most macho man would be happy to enter.
It offers exclusive treatments that most women love, including the Decleor Fruit Herbal Velvet Sensation, which promises to lull them into a deep sense of relaxation using aroma massage on a heated plinth. Theres no end of choice of treatments including mud wraps, facials, hot stones, manicures, pedicures, massages, saunas, pools and their amazing Titanic Heat and Ice Experience.
But Titanic also has men-only treatments too: the Elemis Skin IQ+ Facial is said to be the ultimate overhaul for male skin ravaged by the daily shave. And theres more: Titanic offers a packages including overnight stays, lunch and dinner. The accommodation is lovely and the restaurant is a treat. The standard of cuisine is excellent - theres a good menu of modern British classics and a decent wine list.
After a day of doing nothing apart from being soothed and caressed youll be so relaxed after dinner that youll both be glad your pillow is only a lift ride away.
To find out more about special offers and gift vouchers visit www.titanicspa.com or ring 0845 410 3333.
Titanic Spa, Low Westwood Lane, Linthwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5UN.