Just under 2 weeks till Christmas! One of my favourite shops that make one of the best gifts for the holidays is The Body Shop; their packaging and price is always hard to beat! I received a few of their Christmas gift sets and wanted to share with you what’s available! Even if it’s not for gifting, these sets are so good for gifting for yourself before or after the holidays.
One of the key themes in this year’s gift sets is helping girls dream big. The Body Shop is teaming up with Plan International, a global children’s charity to advance children’s rights and equality for girls all over the world. As a fellow female engineer myself, I love that this is considered throughout the packaging of the products.
The Rocket Gift Set ($32 CAD) features a female Santa and the rocket shaped tin container is the cutest thing ever! It is currently sitting on my side table and I can’t decide to re-purpose the tin as a gift in the future or keep my knicknacks in it. The Rocket Gift Set contains travel sized items and bath bombs including: Strawberry Shower Gel, Coconut Shower Cream (60mL each,) Strawberry Hand Cream, Coconut Hand Cream (30mL each,) and a Strawberry Bath Bomb and Coconut Bath Bubble (28g each.)
For cute stocking stuffers; I love these Hair Slides and Hair Ties ($6 CAD) that has phrases to support girls. Representing females in the engineering world is something I love and these are great and adorable messages. So is the Reindeer Headband($5 CAD) – great for masking or needing a holiday accessory at the next party!
Have you noticed so far that there is no plastic packaging by the way? That is because The Body Shop took a conscious effort to reduce using plastics with their gifts – love that initiative and I hope more brands follow suit. The Born Lippy Festive Star ($20 CAD) has a magical star wand packaging that includes 5 Born Lippy Lip Balms: Strawberry (x2,) Raspberry (x2,) and Watermelon.
And for another stocking stuffer; the Live Your Dreams Sleeping Mask ($5 CAD,) has a cute design with a rocket ship and stars.
The Body Shop always have their new limited edition holiday line and this year the flavours are: Juicy Pear, Warm Vanilla, and Rich Plum. Juicy Pear is so far my favourite as I am a sucker for fruity scents and makes me want to grab a hot cider!
To experience a bit of each scent, the Festive Body Butter Trio ($15 CAD) is a nice set containing three 50mL body butters.
This is a gift I know I personally love; the Bath Bomb Party. First, I love the cute ornament packaging that is made from paper; making it recyclable or reusable. Inside is a loofah and 6 bath bombs: Mango, Green Tea, Strawberry, Moringa, Vanilla, and Candied Plum.
If you are looking to gift a set of bath and body care products; the festive sacks are a great choice! There is a Warm Vanilla Festive Sack, Juicy Pear Festive Sack, and the Rich Plum Festive Sack. The sack is reusable of course; it can be anything from a plant holder to a beauty product holder. Here I have featured the Warm Vanilla Festive Gift Sack ($28 CAD) that contains: Warm Vanilla Shower Gel, Warm Vanilla Hand Cream, Warm Vanilla Body Butter, and a Warm Vanilla Body Scrub.
Be prepared to smell like delicious dessert after using it!
Of course, if you want to stray away from the holiday scented gifts; there are gift sets with some of The Body Shop’s classic range. The Calming Camomile Gentle Cleanse Kit ($36 CAD) is perfect for those who are going to Christmas parties back to back ….and back to back. The cleanser’s formula is gentle yet effective enough to remove waterproof makeup. This set contains the Camomile Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, and an Organic Muslin Cloth.
(By the way, muslin cloths have been my to go face washing cloths now; my bathroom does not have good enough air circulation to dry towels well and they get mildew-y fast. Muslin cloths perform much better!)
I saved my favourite set for last – the packaging and the scent takes the cake for me. The Soothing Almond Milk and Honey Premium Collection ($46 CAD) comes in a sturdy and gorgeous box; one that I would try to repackage into another Christmas present but I would probably just end up keeping for myself. I’ve repurchased from the Almond Milk and Honey line often as the scent is light, fragrant and anything from there makes my skin feel soft.
This boxed set contains a Cream Bath Lily (loofah,) Almond Milk & Honey Shower Cream, Body Butter, Cream Scrub, and a Hand Cream. Once Boxing Day sales hit, I will be sure to pick up a few more.
Did I overwhelm you with a lot of holiday sets? There is so much more to feast your eyes in store and online. The Body Shop is always solid during the festive season and they set the bar super high this year!
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