With the dark days of winter upon us you may be feeling a case of the winter blues. Although many people treat themselves to an all-inclusive vacation package, pampering yourself doesn’t always have to mean escaping to a tropical destination. This year treat yourself to a winter staycation instead by following these 7 pampering ideas that won’t break the bank.
Get a Free Makeover
Many department stores and drug stores will offer free makeovers to test their products. Allow yourself some relaxation while making yourself feel like a star by scheduling one for yourself, or make it more fun and invite a group of friends to come. Learning about the techniques and products will allow you to discover new makeup and you will walk away feeling refreshed and new. It is the perfect way to pamper yourself without spending any of your savings.
Host a Tropical Themed Party
If you can’t make it to a warmer destination to banish the winter blues, bring the heat to your home and host a tropical themed party complete with cocktails, bikinis, beach balls, and palm trees. Crank the heat in your apartment and convince everyone to wear beach attire, then enjoy an evening of fun in the sun without leaving the comfort of your apartment. The social interaction, combined with the theme, will make you feel like you have treated yourself and temporarily escaped the winter weather.
Disconnect For a Few Days
Vacation days booked off work don’t have to be for a luxurious trip somewhere. Instead of using your time off to escape to a destination, try booking time off to unplug at home, and treat yourself to some down time. Disconnect from technology for a few days, and enjoy your favourite book, or spend some time catching up on your favourite hobby. In a world where technology is so prominent in our lives, taking a few days to disconnect will leave you feeling refreshed.
Be a Tourist in Your Own City
Toronto is a city full of culture, diversity, and many famous tourist attractions. As a resident of the city, you may not have taken the time to check out some of the tourism the GTA has to offer. Take a day or two and find out what kind of fun things make Toronto and the surrounding area such a famous location for tourists.
Have a Favourites Dinner
Everyone has one or two foods they love but don’t cook for themselves all the time. A perfect way to pamper yourself without spending too much is to indulge. Choose one or two of your favourite dishes, invite a few friends over, and enjoy your favourite foods surrounded by your favourite people. It is a perfect budget friendly way to pamper yourself for an evening.
Participate in a Clothing Swap
A new year means it is time for a new wardrobe. Enjoy an update to your clothing without breaking the bank by inviting your friends to participate in a clothing swap. Each of you will walk away with a new wardrobe, without spending a dime and, as an added bonus, if you find you’re missing a certain article of clothing after you have swapped it, you know where to find it again. Trading in your wardrobe for new-to-you clothes will allow you to feel spoiled without the guilt of spending anything.
Treat Yourself to a New Do
If you have a little bit of extra spending money, treat yourself to a budget friendly hair styling at the Aveda Institute in Toronto. This hairstyling school offers blow outs for under $20.00, as well as other hair styling services. Treat yourself to a new hairstyle without going over budget and pamper yourself a little.
So, whether you become a tourist for a day in your own city or indulge in some of your favourite foods, pampering yourself can be an affordable and fun thing to do. For more ideas on how to pamper yourself without breaking the bank, visit the Medallion Blog.