A-List: 10 last-minute Christmas gifts for him, her; local discount included

OPINION — What do you do when you realize that Christmas is a week away and, uh, you haven’t finished — or even started — your Christmas shopping yet?

You don’t go buy 20 gift cards at Olive Garden. (Again.)

You do go to Red Mountain Resort‘s boutique inside its Sagestone Spa. It’s the perfect one-stop shop for everyone who’s (still) on your never-ending nice list. Plus, the spa, located at 1275 E. Red Mountain Circle in Ivins is offering a 20 percent discount year-round to every local.

This boutique has so many unique and thoughtful gifts that it was hard to narrow down my favorites.


To see a tutorial of some of my preferred products,

Play play-arrow above


Here are 10 last-minute gift ideas that are sure to make every recipient happy: (The listed prices are before the local discount is applied.)

Beard shampoo bar sold at Sagestone Spa at Red Mountain Resort, December 14, 2015 | Photo by Ali Hill, St. George News
Beard shampoo bar sold at Sagestone Spa at Red Mountain Resort, Ivins, Utah, Dec. 14, 2015 | Photo by Ali Hill, St. George News

1. Bath Bombs $3.95-$8

If you haven’t ever experienced a bath bomb — you need to. They are the perfect stocking stuffer that adds color, scent and essential oils to your bath water.

To see a tutorial, watch my video above.

2. Christmas Books $12.95

Every year I love adding a new Christmas book to my collection. The boutique carries my favorite inspirational brand, Compendium, which makes for a perfect hostess gift.

3. Himalayan Salt Products (starting at $15)

This stuff is magical. Himalayan Salt contains 84 trace minerals that our bodies need and cannot create on their own. This salt can be used to soothe sore muscles, improve sleep, detoxify the body, and much more. The boutique carries Himalayan salt in many different forms including a lamp, stones and bath salts.

4. Beard Oil & Shampoo Bar (starting at $8.50)

If you don’t know what to get your bearded brother or boyfriend, beard oil is the best. The boutique has a variety of beard-personality types such as “the lumberjack,” “the adventurer,” “the cowboy,” etc.

Beard oil sold at Sagestone Spa at Red Mountain Resort, December 14, 2015 | Photo by Ali Hill, St. George News
Beard oil sold at Sagestone Spa at Red Mountain Resort, Ivins, Utah, Dec. 14, 2015 | Photo by Ali Hill, St. George News

5. Fiber Lash Mascara $65

I used to get eyelash extensions, but I just couldn’t keep up with them. I tried this fiber mascara version, which basically creates false lashes without any glue. It’s as easy as putting on mascara, and the more coats you do, the fuller your lashes get.

To see a tutorial, watch my video above.

6. Poo-Pourri $5.50-$32

This before-you-go toilet spray should be in every bathroom in your home. The boutique inside Sagestone Spa has several different scents to choose from and also a Shoe-Pourri to make your shoes smell better. It also carries a mini-size version that you can always carry around with you.

7. Jewelry $15-$210

You can find a variety of different lines of jewelry at this boutique, and that makes an ideal, thoughtful gift for teenagers, your sister or best friend.

8. Clarins Products (prices vary)

I haven’t ever tried this brand, but everyone I know raves about it. The boutique is currently offering a gift with the purchase of three or more products.

9. Jane Iredale Make-up (prices vary)

Jewelry line sold at Sagestone Spa at Red Mountain Resort, December 14, 2015 | Photo by Ali Hill, St. George News
Jewelry line sold at Sagestone Spa at Red Mountain Resort, Ivins, Utah, Dec. 14, 2015 | Photo by Ali Hill, St. George News

This is my all-time favorite brand of makeup. (The 20 percent discount is amazing on this!)

10. Body and Sole Package: Massage, Lunch and Pedicure $105 (discount is not applicable on this, since it is already a discounted package)

This is the BEST. DEAL. EVER! From now until Feb. 13, the spa is offering a body and sole package that includes a massage, pedicure and lunch at its Canyon Breeze restaurant.

A few other special packages currently offered (not eligible for local discount)

  • 12 Massages of Christmas — $1,000; includes 12 massages and a free gift of two Sagestone amenities products
  • Sunset Escape — $100; includes dinner and customized massage
  • Sagestone Sampler — $425; includes gratuity, a gift of two Sagestone amenities products and five treatments. Treatment choices can be made from 50 customized massages, facial or peel, body treatment and a Bee Perfect manicure and pedicure
  • Rum-plum-plum Pedicure — $45 (offer expires Dec. 31)

There are many more pampering products to choose from, so be sure to go check it out. While you’re there, be sure to visit the spa’s Outfitters store for hiking gear. (Local 20 percent discount is offered there too.)

Happy shopping!

Ali Hill is an opinion columnist. The opinions stated in this article are her own, are not influenced through any advertising agreements with St. George News and are not representative of St. George News.

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