Give the Gift of Creature Comforting

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If you're having trouble coming up with ideas for people on

your shopping list, consider some of these items to restore body

and mind:

How about a full-body massage from a chair. The Get-a-Way Chair,

$2,795, available at Sharper Image and Brookstone, will knead,

tap and roll you into oblivion. The computerized controls also

can isolate one specific area such as the lower back. A

two-speed oscillator massages the calves.

If the price is a little too stressful for you, consider a

massage from a human. Full-body massages, from gentle to

screamers, start at around $50. Some massage therapists will cut

you a deal for a series.

Looking for a gift that carries a message? Try The "Until

There's a Cure" AIDS Bracelet. The 1/4-inch cuff bracelet

features the familiar small raised AIDS ribbon.

The bracelet comes in three styles: silver plate ($20),

sterling ($70) or 18-karat gold ($500) and in four sizes from

small to extra large. It's available by calling 1-800-888-6845

or at the Body Shops.

Or, how about a trip to a spa? The spa at the Ponte Vedra Inn

and Club offers a whole range of services from herbal wraps

($35), enzymatic mud packs ($40), botanical essence cocoons

($55), a back facial for men ($50), among many other things.

They offer packages, such as The Day of Pampering ($215), which

includes a Jacuzzi soak, body polish, hydro-shower treatment,

Swedish massage, deep cleansing facial, manicure, shampoo and

style, makeup application and lunch.

Or, The Spa Man ($215) which includes a facial, massage, body

loofah polish, shampoo and style, manicure, pedicure and lunch.

For information, call (904) 273-7700.

Something simpler? Try the Body Shop's baskets of goodies with

such treats as potpourri, aromatic candles, green apple shower

gels, cocoa butter lotion, pink grapefruit soaps. …

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