Last Minute Holiday Gifts from the Spa: Bath, UK

“We’re going Roman spa to style your last minute holiday gifts at the most relaxing town to shop in on the planet – no Trojan horse required!”

Candy Holladay, Life’s a Holladay podcast

Who wants to go swimming in prezzies?  You are going to love shopping at the most relaxing town on the planet Bath England!  You know how sometimes last minute gifts feel last minute?   Well wait til y’all see what Spa twists on them – and you can look for similar items no matter where you live. That’s coming up but first  

Happy Holidays from all of us here at Life’s A Holladay,  I’m Candy your spa fashion curator – so you can live healthy with fun and style!   And as you heard, I couldn’t even walk outside the Gainsborough Spa without being tempted by cute boutiques and bistros.  

Can y’all believe Christmas is less than two weeks away?  We went to Bath but before spa we shopped & found luxe gifts galore!


This week’s Stylebuyte is one of my fave stores there The White Company – I first saw Lydia Elise Millen talk about it on youtube – so when we walked past it on our apres spa shopping round Bath, I had to go in.  And was surprised to find they not only carry cozy home decor, but also the cuddliest, softest leisure wear and loungy sweaters.

Kinda like Jo Malone (where we had our marvy hand treat) meets classic cosiness of Everlane.  We’re talking classic and oversize v sweaters, loungewear in lamby all natural luxe fabrics that will warm you apres workout, spa, or just cuddling up.   They have this gorgeous jumpsuit with stars all over it that I’m in love with right now.

Nordic Glam

I’ll link to their website, if you go over check out that gray sweater with black contrast embroidery on the shoulders too – edgy alpine!

Other Stops on the Show

But. . . the real reason we went to Bath was to check out the SpaVillage at the Gainsborough – the only hotel with private access to the Roman Baths!  They even found ancient coins when they built the property, and display them in a lucite box.  So cool!   

Gainsborough Spa Village

If you do spa there, you’ll be making a mental list of goodies to buy for yourself and your friends as you start your day with their custom inhalation ritual using Neal’s Yard and a fizzy probiotic cocktail that wavers on the edge of champagne. Then you can shop your experience in their boutique! Listen to the experience on the show.

Have y’all heard any of our other UK Festive Spa Escapes? Two more to go to the end of the year! Give yourself a seasonal stress break with us.


See ya next week where we show the time challenged how to escape into a quick retreat from the holiday madness. . . and how to turn that into a habit to reach your New Year’s resolutions. If you liked this episode, why not pin it for your friends?

Spa later, Candy