I’ve already touched on Christmas in my Jo Malone post, but this is the first of my official gift guides focusing on quality body products from brands that I know and love. If you knowing someone who deserves a little pampering, this one’s for you. I often find that sets like this offer an economical way to try new things or stock up on favourites.
I’ll try and let the pictures do most of the talking here… not my greatest strength I know, but here goes!
Pamplemousse Rhubarbe Tantalising Collection, £55 (worth £73) - Kicking off with a really special gift from L’Occitane, a beautiful gold & confetti box packed with products from the limited edition Pamplemousse Rhubarbe Collection, a collab with pastry chef Pierre Hermé. The presentation of this is really luxurious and I’m loving the fresh new scent.
Grapefruit is my favourite citrus and this is really authentic; the grapefruit is stronger than the rhubarb, though its tartness is still there. Think fresh and zingy, yet softly, just lovely. It’s one that can be sprayed liberally without overpowering and I love layering these products - a real feel good fragrance and lovely alternative to heavier winter scents.
Orla Kiely Geranium Hand Set, £22 - Not gonna lie, Orla Kiely packaging is a big pull for me and the cute storage tin that this hand wash and lotion come in is a real bonus. I’ve used the Geranium hand wash before, so am already a fan of its fresh, pretty scent. The little ceramic dish pleases me too as it fits neatly on the sink area and I can pretend to be all posh (even when I refill the soap with a cheaper alternative as I might have done in the past - shhh!).
Aveda Stress Fix set, £32 Aveda has launched a number of gorgeous gift sets for Christmas and the simplicity of this one really appeals to me - who wouldn’t be happy with a giant tube of gorgeous hand cream? The acupressure roller ball with certified organic french lavender, lavandin and clary sage is honestly brilliant... a few deep breathes inhaling this from my wrists and I can actually feel the tension leave my shoulders. Both are brilliant for your desk or hand bag and I can’t think of a lovelier way to unwind on the go, which most of us could benefit from, stressed or not.
Balance Me Bathing Beauties Trio, £12 - Balance Me Body Wash is one of the few shower products that I can use when my skin gets intensely dry. There’s nothing in there to irritate, they smell gorgeous and feel wayyy more luxurious than the price tag. Rose Otto is my favourite, but Super Moisturising and Revitalising are also lovely. This set works out at brilliant value (worth £18) and you could always divvy up with two for friends and one for you!
Vita Liberata Perfect Party Glow Set, £29.50 (worth £46) - You’ve heard me rave about Vita Liberata self tanning products on multiple occasions and this set is brilliant for those devoted to remaining golden all year round, or at least until after New Year! The Tinted Lotion works particularly well on dry skin so is a good choice for Winter. Trystal Minerals is a loose bronzing powder (with dispenser) which adds warmth to your face or décolleté. Applied over moisturiser, it leaves a very subtle tint of colour with repeated use, so you even look healthy the morning after! The set includes a mini tanning mitt and full size, supersoft Trystal Minerals brush. The bronzing powder is around half the regular size; still loads and should last for ages.
Soap & Glory Bright & Bubbly, £10 - Soap & Glory do gifting brilliantly and have really pulled out all the stops this year. Bright & Bubbly is packaged in a mini hat box , about the size of a large square tissue box with gorgeous graphics and a silver glitter lid, definitely a keeper.
Inside are some of my favourites and a cute pink shower puff. Scrub of Your Life, Hand Food, Clean on Me and The Righteous Butter are all best sellers with good reason and smell absolutely delicious. I think they’re some of the best body products on the High Street and can’t believe this set is only a tenner (also on 3 for 2).
Which beauty gifts are you hoping to find under your tree? I’ll be back with suggestions for makeup, nails and more!