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Christmas can be a tricky time of year where relationships are tested. Not because of stress, but because of what present you give to those you know and love! One false step can leave you with an unimpressed mother in law, disappointed girlfriend, or family who wonder if you ever know them. We are here to help! Here are some Christmas gift ideas, broken down by the kind of person you are shopping for. 

**Christmas isn't really about what you buy, it's about the thought behind it. We're just kidding! :)

For the Stress Head

Float Therapy with City Cave

Christmas can exasperate stress and can leave a lot of people feeling low and overwhelmed. Flota Therapy is a proven method for reducing stress and inhibiting the stress receptors in the body, allowing you to relax and shut off. Get them a float voucher, redeemable at either centre and make a difference to their mental health this year.  

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For the Avid Floater

City Cave Flauna or Floatage

For someone who has already discovered the wonder that is float therapy, why not add on some extras for their next session and give them some serious pampering? There is nothing quite like gifting an experience. 

Flauna package: 1 x 45 min Infrared Sauna session + 1 x 60 min Float session

Floatage package: 1 x 45 min massage + 1 x 60 min Float session 

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For the Mother In Law

Diffusers 

Diffusers are the modern day candle; Scent without the fire and hassle. Fill with water, choose your scent, plug it in, away you go! We even have them gift wrapped and ready to go for you. Pop in to pick one up for $69.99 and grab some oils while you're at it! 

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The Wellbeing Warrior

City Cave Voucher

These ones are tough as they have high expectations for their health and they always put this first. That's why a City Cave voucher is the best way to go to make sure that they can not only choose what they want, but they can come and experience complete serenity. 

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For the Athlete

MG Life Magnesium Oil and City Cave Epsom Salts

You know the type; always active, constantly pushing the boundaries, climbing mountains, hiking and trains often, so naturally, always having some kind of ache or pain. Give the gift of faster recovery so they can continue to go go go!

Our Epsom salt mix is the same that we use in our float pools, imported from Germany and only $9.95 a bag. Great for helping with aching muscles to use in your bath at home. 

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MG Life oil is a 100% organic Magnesium oil that is not tested on animals, vegan friendly and made here in Australia. It comes in 3 sizes:

40ml - $19  125ml - $29  250ml - $39

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For the Health Nut

Pono Probiotics

Pono Probiotics is a local Brisbane Business run my Daina and Dan who was searching for products she could use and give to her family. Pono Probiotics offer great testing health supplements with very trendy packaging. Not only are you gifting the gift of gut health, but you are supporting a local business. Win win!  

Pop into one of our centres and our helpful staff will be able to point you in the right direction for all of your Christmas Shopping needs, or getting you a physical gift voucher for your loved ones. 

Spiced Christmas Cookies

Christmas and cookies go hand in hand. Whether it's leaving them out for Santa with a glass of milk, gifting them as a special treat, or snacking on these delights after a Christmas feats, cookies are a Christmas tradition. 

Our Nutritionist and Dietician, Andrea has made some Spiced cookies just in time for Christmas. We have tasted tested them here at City Cave HQ, and safe to say they didn't last long. Quick, easy and perfect to have around the house for Christmas.

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Stay tuned as Andrea will be having her very own Christmas Healthy Eating workshop coming up in December to give you all lots of ideas and taste testers of things you can make to stay healthy at Christmas time!

Spiced Christmas Cookies

Makes 12

Ingredients

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 ½ tsp baking powder

1 ½ tsp ginger

½ tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp mixed spice

Pinch of salt

1/3 cup sweetener OR golden syrup

30g unsalted butter, melted

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/3 cup molasses

  • Preheat oven to 180ºC. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, mixed spice, sweetener and salt. 
  • In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, egg, vanilla and molasses. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix together with a spatula until a dough forms.
  • Roll into balls and press to flatten on a tray lined with baking paper. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.

Note: if you are using golden syrup, mix this in with the wet ingredients.

Looking for a personalised meal plan that will help you to figure out your gut problems, get your goals on track and make sure that you're eating all the right things? Book in with Andrea and get a tailored guide for your body to make sure you're feeling 100%.

Who Do You Know That Needs A Friend?

This time of year can be full of joy and happiness as everyone looks forward to summer, Christmas and holidays! But it also comes with a lot of stress and anxiety for some as work deadlines loom, finances get tight and pressure from the year can start to cause cracks.

Mental health is something we are very passionate about and we want to make sure that our community is okay during the "silly season." We want to encourage you to take the chance to reach out to a loved one, a friend or a colleague and make sure that they are ok. Whether it's sitting down over lunch and checking in, or asking if there is something you can do to help, these small gestures can make a massive impact on someone who is in a time of need.  

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It could be as little as scheduling to have lunch together, babysitting their kids for the night so they have the night off or buying them a small gift to let them know you're thinking of them. That's where we come in; City Cave is designed for "me time!"

Often the people who look like they have it together the most are the ones who are so busy trying to move forward that they forget to rest. Making time for themselves is something they feel guilty for and don't prioritise. 

So why not get someone you know who needs some me time a City Cave gift voucher and encourage them to make time for themselves. Select a service for them, or nominate a value and give them the gift of wellness. You could even book visits to come together for a float, massage or sauna so they are not alone and feel more obliged to take the time to just breathe. They will thank you for it! 

Be kind this Christmas and look out for those around you. You never know the difference it could make.