Holiday 2013: Top Picks from The Body Shop

It’s getting closer and closer to Christmas so I’m sure many of you have started to think about who you’re buying for and what to get them for the Holidays. If you’re really organized or starting your Holiday shopping early, you may actually be winding down on your shopping by now? For anyone still looking for bath & body ideas, I’ve gathered a few of my top picks from The Body Shop below. They offer great options for any man or woman on your shopping list. Whether you want to pick up something nice for your child’s school teacher, treat your sister to some pampering products or pick the hubby up some stocking stuffers, The Body Shop can help you knock off a few gifts in just one quick stop. The store always has great sales and promos when you buy multiples, so it’s easy (and totally justified!) to stock up on a few things for yourself while you’re there as well. 

Let’s start off with fragrance. I grew up really liking musky scents, and although my scent preferences have changed over the years, I still appreciate a good musky fragrance every now and then. White Musk Smoky Rose is an enticing new “floriental” scent that joins the popular White Musk range at The Body Shop. It is a fusion of sensual musks, bergamot, pink pepper, blackcurrant, bitter sweet tobacco flower and black smoky rose accord. If you are a fan of the scent, there are a number of products available that pair nicely with the fragrance including a Bath & Shower Gel ($15 CDN/250ml) & a Body Lotion ($16.50 CDN/250ml). If the fragrance is all you’re after, then you can choose between the Eau de Parfum ($24 CDN/30ml), the Fragrance Mist ($15 CDN/100ml) or the Eau de Toilette ($17.50 CDN/30ml or $26 CDN/60ml). There is also a nice gift set option that comes in a reusable heart-shaped tin (see below), which is actually the best value ($25 CDN).

The White Musk range first launched at The Body Shop in 1981 and is still going strong. It represents the first man-made cruelty-free musk fragrance in the industry and has been trademarked in over 63 countries.

The Body Shop, The Body Shop Gift Set, White Musk, White Musk Smoky Rose
White Musk Smoky Rose – The Body Shop

Any of The Body Shop’s special edition collections are sure to spice up your festivities. Evoking the heart-warming spirit of Christmas, the following decadent delights would also make great gifts, stocking stuffers or basket fillers. 

Limited Edition Shower Gels

Ginger Sparkle Shower Gel ($8 CDN/250ml)
Bring some zing back into your bath/shower with this soap-free cleansing gel. It contains ginger root extract and Community Fair Trade honey. 

Vanilla Bliss Shower Gel (($8 CDN/250ml)
Another soap-free shower gel with an intense vanilla scent. 

Body Butters

My favourite body butter at this time of year is the Vanilla Bliss Body Butter ($20 CDN/200ml). Not only does it smell great but it also provides all-over body moisturization for up to 24 hours! 

If you enjoy the Ginger Sparkle or Vanilla Bliss scents, there are a plethora of products available to choose from including Hand Wash, Hand Lotion, Body Polish and even a Shimmer Lotion.

Eau de Toilette Scents

The Body Shop has a wonderful selection of EDTs. Some of the ones I’ve tried recently include the Satsuma/Clementine & Coconut…. both of which smell heavenly.

Secret Santa Options

The Coconut Set ($9 CDN) which includes a bath loofah, mini shower gel and mini milk body lotion or the Cranberry Joy Reed Diffuser are great choices for Secret Santa!

Treats for Yourself

The SPA Fit Firming & Toning Gel-Cream Massager is a product I’ve been meaning to try for awhile now. Why not treat myself? Also makes a great stocking stuffer.  
Holiday Gift Suggestions from The Body Shop
Every purchase made at The Body Shop contributes in part to their School Project.  This year, $300,000 from the sales of all gifts sold worldwide will go to help build 5 schools around the world in Ghana, Honduras, Nepal and Northern & Southern India.  

What products do you like from The Body Shop? 
Will you be picking up these or any other gifts from The Body Shop this year?