If there is any one present that I happily give year after year to people on my list, it’s a massage. A truly great massage is the perfect gift — it’s thoughtful, it’s indulgent, it’s de-stressing, and it’s something people often don’t do enough for themselves. And Philly-based Hands at Home offers all that PLUS owner Nicki Dekunchak and her crew actually travel to your house (or your office!) to do their thing. I can say firsthand: It’s awesome. (Also: Don’t we all need a long, relaxing massage right about now?)
In addition to a variety of (award-winning) massages — Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, reflexology — Hands at Home also offers facials and peels, so you can keep it simple with just a massage, or go all out with a couple hours worth of beauty and self-care. (Note: The facial — a blissful combo of steam, exfoliation, specialized mask and face/neck massage — pairs especially well with a massage.)
In terms of holiday presents, I recommend a Hands at Home gift card, which allows the recipient to choose what services he or she wants, and to cash in any time that works for him or her. And right now, Nicki is offering a $20 discount to anyone who mentions this post when they call to order a gift card. (Yay!) To order a gift card, book an appointment, or ask a question, you can email (or call) Nicki here.