With the holidays fast approaching, we want to take as much stress out of your shopping experience as possible. This year, we’ve created Float Well’s Christmas Gift Guide to help you choose the perfect Christmas present for your partner, family member, friend or colleague. Better yet, put one of these goodies on your own Christmas wishlist!
1. FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING
There are always those people in our lives who are the most difficult to shop for: they already have everything they need and buy themselves whatever it is they want. They really do make gift-giving difficult – how inconsiderate! But we love them all the same and want to be sure to wow them this Christmas.
The gift: 60-Minute Float Session
What better thing to give the person who has everything than the gift of nothing! Experiences are really special because it offers someone the opportunity to try something new, maybe something they’ve heard of but haven’t gotten around to doing yet or to enjoy an experience they already love but don’t make enough time for themselves.
Our single 60-minute float sessions are on sale for only $79 over the Christmas period and will most certainly be a unique way to spoil your loved one. Click here to purchase a voucher our 1-Float Christmas Special.
2. FOR THE PERSON SERIOUSLY NEEDING A BREAK
For some people, 2017 has been a long, hard year. The demands of work, family and life admin can leave people feeling absolutely exhausted as we approach the holiday season. These folks often put the needs of others before their own and don’t always spend time looking after themselves – they deserve some serious R&R.
The gift: Float & Massage Combo
This package is 2.5 hours of pure bliss! Start off with a 60-minute float session, followed by a 60-minute therapeutic or relaxation massage by one of our talented therapists. This will surely leave them feeling absolutely amazing and costs only $155. Click here to purchase a Float & Massage voucher.
3. FOR THE PERSON SEEKING LASTING CHANGE
Floating is best described as a practice, rather than a bucket-list experience. Sure, everyone has to start somewhere and try it for the first time; however, like exercising, eating well or meditation, the more you do it, the better the results. There are some people in our lives who are looking for a new wellness routine and ready for transcendence.
The gift: 3-Float Pack
Floating once is great, but it’s also a process of calibration – you’re getting used to the buoyancy of the water, learning how to actually relax the body and mind, figuring out the different controls in the tank (music, lights, lid). That’s why we recommend floating at least 3 times to reap the full benefits of the experience. Our 3-Float Pack includes 3x 60-minute float sessions and is on sale over the Christmas period for only $179 – what an incredible gift to offer the person in your life who is ready for change. Click here to purchase our 3-Float Christmas Special.
4. FOR THE PERSON NEEDING AT-HOME TLC
It’s estimated that 1 in 8 New Zealanders is living with chronic pain, many of whom have become desensitized to the experience and consider it “normal.” The Shakti Mat is an intelligently-designed acupressure tool that supports deep, restful sleep,; relaxation of tense muscles, recovery from headaches, recovery from muscular injury, circulation and overall wellness of the mind and body.
The gift: Shakti Mat
Last year, the Shakti Mat was an extremely popular gift at Christmastime to give to the person who could benefit from the wonders of acupressure and DIY massage. There are three different levels of Shakti Mat, including Light, Original & Advanced – all of which are stocked at Float Well for $69. Pop in-store to purchase your Shakti Mat today.
The gift: Shakti Accessories
Brand new to the market is the Shakti accessory line: the pillow, footpad and headband. Perfect for those who want the benefits of the Shakti Mat on specific areas.
The Pillow is designed for application of acupressure to the neck and shoulders, but can also be used underneath the legs to help hamstrings, calves and thighs recover from workout or injury. The pillow sells for $49 in-store.
The Headband is placed lightly around the forehead and temples to relax a busy mind and support normal recovery from headaches and costs $29 in-store.
The Footpad’s compact size makes it great for travel and used when standing behind desks, counters and kitchen benches. You can purchase the footpad for $49 in-store.
5. FOR YOUR SECRET SANTA
You’ve drawn the name of a colleague for Secret Santa at work and have a $10-$20 budget. Rather than rummage through the two-dollar shop for a knick-knack that’s going to end up in the bin shortly after Christmas, why not give them something a bit more special? We have two gift ideas that’ll surely put a smile on their face.
The gift: Libertine Blends Tea
Support a local Wellington business and treat your colleague to a yummy and refreshing cup of herbal tea. We stock four different flavours of Libertine Blends teas: Kapow (lemongrass, kawakawa, cardamom, chili), Rock Ohm (manuka, lemon balm, mint, rosemary), Runaway Rose (elderflower, rose, lavender, vanilla) & Green Lightning (sencha green tea with gingko biloba). 20g loose leaf packets are $8.50 and 15 bag packets are $15. Pop in-store to grab one for your Secret Santa (and maybe one for yourself!).
The gift: Shakti Ring
This acupressure ring is a portable self-massage tool that is fun and easy to use. Roll it up and down each individual finger to bring circulation to the fingers, and warmth and lubrication to the joints. It’s like a fidget-spinner for adults and costs only $10.
6. FOR THE PERSON WHO WANTS A SHARED EXPERIENCE
Time seems to be a resource that we are constantly running out of. With only 24 hours in a day and an endless list of to-do’s, work, chores and responsibilities, it can be hard to carve out quality time to spend with the person you like best. Whether this is your beloved or your bestie, sharing an experience is a great way to reconnect and enjoy each other’s company.
The gift: Double Float or Float with a Friend
Treat both yourself and your plus-one! Depending on how close you are, you have two different options to float at the same time: Our Double Float consists of two people floating in the same tank, where as our Float with a Friend option includes two float tanks in separate rooms. Not only do you each get to float, you can also debrief with a cuppa in our post-float lounge together. Pair it up with a walk on the waterfront or a meal and you’ve got yourself one killer date (or friend-date!). Double Float sessions are $140 and vouchers can be purchased online. Float with a Friend sessions are $170 and vouchers can be purchased here.