A spa goodie bag

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A Parting Gift
An afternoon or evening of spa treatments will leave your guests feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, but as they leave, Lilly suggests giving them a little goodie bag of inexpensive spa items. "I love doing a favor and a takeaway, because it really does provide the finishing touch," she says. You don't have to spend a lot of money on the parting favor. Here are some of Lilly's suggestions on what put into a small white paper or canvas bag:

  • A scented candle
  • Bath salts
  • Trial-size beauty products from drugstores
  • Beauty/perfume samples from department stores
  • Small jars that you fill with lotions and bath salts bought in bulk
"I think people love to take something home," she says. "When you go to a party like this and then you leave and there is yet another surprise, it leaves an impression that the host or hostess had thought of everything."

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