Spa

By Stephanie Ila Silver-Silberstein

It’s been awhile since I’ve made my way down that rose petal strewn aisle all dressed in white. But these bridal inspired spa products have me ‘waxing’ nostalgic for that magical year filled with table seating arrangements, cocktail hour planning and dress fittings in preparation for the big day.

Gift Sets from Philosophy

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Only a true philosopher would know the right thing to say in all circumstances and so, Philosophy has done all the work for you with their fabulous new gift sets – perfect for all your bridal needs. Why not show a little ‘Grace’ with a Thank You gift of beautifully scented shampoo, bath and shower gel and pamper those deserving bridesmaids of yours? And what better way to say Congratulations and celebrate the big day than with a little ‘Bubbly’ 3-1 shampoo, bath and shower gel? But do we really need a reason to show those we love that we care? Philosophy has rounded out this trio of brilliance with their chocolatey gift set, Just Because. Each set comes in its own signature gift box and beats a greeting card any day of the week. Visit www.sephora.com for these and other products by Philosophy.

Sole Mates by Mud Pie

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Do you believe in soul mates? Well, even if you don’t, you will believe in Sole Mates for your feet! These white fabric flip-flops, complete with a diamond charm on each strap, are the perfect wedding reception dancing shoes! An adorable gift for the bride-to-be, Sole Mates come in their own white twill carry case with pink embroidery and are prettily packaged with a pink satin bow with the words “I do!” inscribed on it. And the durable rubber soles will last her through many a’ post-wedding pedicure. Visit www.weddingfairy.com to order Sole Mates and other bride-appropriate gifts.

Massage a Trois by Booty Parlor

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If you’re a sucker for cleverly named goodies, definitely spice up the honeymoon and entice your hubby with a Massage a Trois by Booty Parlor. This sexy trio of massage oils, aptly named ‘Don’t Stop Massage Oil’, ‘All Fired Up Warming Massage Oil’ and ‘Thrill Me 2-1 Massage Gel and Lubricant’ will have that groom of yours wondering why he waited so long to propose. The unisex scents of plums, jasmine and sandalwood will get you in the mood without being overpowering. Visit http://www.bootyparlor.com and www.victoriasecret.com to order.

Cute T’s from Wifeville

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Ok, so your hubby will most likely want you to remove your clothes, but you might opt to keep them on with these clever and comfortable T-shirts from Wifeville. Celebs love ‘em and you will too. Choose from a variety of logos like, ‘The Wife is Right’ (inspired of course, by the game show), ‘Lucky Wife’ (for those Juicy Couture devotees) and ‘My Hubby is my Homeboy’ (for those who love the super soft, vintage style T-shirt). Wifeville also carries sexy but practical boyshorts, perfect to entice and tease your groom with. Check out www.wifeville.com.

Soap Making by Bramble Berry

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Admit it. You know you can’t get enough of those DIY shows and you’re just itching to get your hands dirty in some major wedding related arts and crafts project, right? Well, why get your hands dirty when you can get your hands clean and soft and create very personal wedding favors with Bramble Berry’s Soap Making Supplies? Be warned. This isn’t for the novice crafter. But just think of the satisfaction you’ll get seeing your guests open their organza bags to find botanical shaped soaps infused with the fragrance of white tea and ginger. Check out www.brambleberry.com for this and other great gift ideas. The Mineral Make-up Kit, Massage Oil Kit and various holiday inspired and kid-friendly soap making kits might just lead you to a new favorite pastime.

Whether you’re the bride or the bridesmaid, or you just love all things romantic, fun and feminine, these spa inspired products will have you taking a deep cleansing breath and exhaling out, “Spaaaaah!”

Originally published June 2008
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