There’s always something so special about treating someone to a little luxury, and I’m not sure about you, but Body Shop gift sets feel seriously festive. I’ve fallen head over heels for this cute Warm Vanilla Duo, which includes the limited edition scented Body Scrub, Body Butter and even a tiny shower pouffe!
The fragrance is divine – it’s surprisingly adult – more rich and creamy than full-on sugary vanilla, and the Body Butter in particular reminds me of Laura Mercier’s iconic Creme Brûlée fragrance. I love it for cosy days when I’m working in the house wrapped up in sweaters and I’m powering through a to do list. The duo makes showering such a treat – and it’s the perfect little gift to show someone you care!
The Body Shop’s Warm Vanilla Duo is priced at £12 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
When it comes to this time of year, I feel like I need a sack of presents wherever I go. I’m a big believer in sharing the spirit of the season, and where possible, I like to share little treats when I can, so I’m always on the lookout for presents which people are going to love, and I think I’ve found an absolute winner in the form of L’Occitane’s adorable Verbena Festive Bauble.
Tucked inside an adorable golden tin is a handful of minis which will gift your recipient the perfect bath or shower. The tin even has a ribbon so you can hang it on your tree if you’re feeling particularly festive! I think it would also make the cutest place setting gift too!
Inside you’ll find a mini leaf soap, body lotion and hand cream – all in L’Occitane’s iconic Verbena fragrance. It’s one of my all-time favourites thanks to the fresh green notes. It’s pretty much a unisex scent, so the Festive Bauble is also perfect for keeping tucked into the emergency gift drawer! I always think having a stash of minis is so handy – I love packing a few of them away whenever I’m staying a a hotel to enjoy a bit of me-time!
L’Occitane Verbena Festive Bauble is priced at £12 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
This year has been something, and honestly, I’m not sure I’ve ever been quite so stressed out for quite so long. I know I’m not alone with this, so gifting a loved one with some of the best CBD Drops on the market, I’m sure, would go down seriously well this Christmas.
I was first introduced to Apothem Labs last year, and absolutely fell in love with the brand. They’re all about the science, and I don’t think there has ever been a product better suited to now than their Defence CBD Drops. Designed to give you a boost thank thanks to extracts of Shiitake Mushroom, antioxidant ginger and supporting echinacea botanicals, the drops can help calm anxiety, as well as keep you healthy. Thanks to the ginger in the formula, they’ve got a light, fresh taste, and each morning, just use 3-4 drops under your tongue. The result is lowered anxiety levels, a calmer demeanour – and really who wouldn’t want that for Christmas?!
Apothem Labs Defence Drops are priced from £75 and are available here
I’ve mentioned before about how I think we’re all going to be mailing more Christmas presents this year, so finding gorgeous gift ideas which can fit through the letterbox is a pretty high priority. That’s where Fenty Beauty’s Glossy Posse Holo’daze Edition comes in.
A collection of four essential lip glosses, I can’t imagine anyone not being absolutely over the moon to open the pack up on Christmas morning. Containing a mix of neutral shades with the most perfect berry red gloss (perfect for wearing on the big day itself) the Glossy Posse is pretty much every lipgloss you could ever need. I’m absolutely obsessed with their formulas too – they’re thick without feeling sticky or gloopy, and they last for hours.
Fenty Beauty Glossy Posse: Holo’daze Edition is priced at £30 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
Obviously this year, Christmas is going to be a little different, and the way that we need to buy presents is going to have to change too. We’re going to be sending a whole lot more presents to loved ones, so keeping things small and lightweight is crucial. I don’t think you can do much better than sending one of Clean Reserve’s gorgeous scents.
I’ve been a fan of Clean Reserve fragrances for years now. They’re the one brand where I love literally every.single.one of their offerings, and I rotate through a number of their perfumes every week. I also keep a few of their travel sizes in my handbag. This year’s travel size feels a bit bigger than normal, and the Rain fragrance is one of my go-to’s. It’s a beautifully fresh fragrance with notes of bergamot, white flowers and patchouli, and it’s great for days when you just want to smell really great. All of Clean Reserves perfumes are ethically sourced and created, and they’re vegan too – so perfect for gifting all season long!
Clean Reserve Travel Sprays are £20 and are available here (UK) and here (US)