Holiday roulette: Festive gift picks from The Body Shop


If there is one store I can think of when it comes to gifts for just about anyone, it’s The Body Shop.

Need an affordable secret santa gift?  A stocking stuffer? A gift for your kid’s teacher? Bath and body products make perfect “generic” gifts for just about any occasion. I have often thought that The Body Shop makes the perfect “I wasn’t sure what to get you, so I got you this” kind of gift for just about anyone.

So, dear readers, if you are stuck this holiday season on what to get your boyfriend’s mom’s sister, read on…

For the teacher…

apple glazed

Want a new take on the whole give your teacher an apple thing?  Gift The Body Shop’s Glazed Apple Treat Box (C$10), which comes with minis of their special-edition Glazed Apple scent.  Housed in a candy-striped box, this set includes the Glazed Apple Shower Gel (60 ml), Glazed Apple Body Butter (50 ml), and a Green Mini-Crinkle Bath Lily (aka a loofah).

For your co-worker who has kids…

Bath jelly

The holidays can be quite stressful, especially if you have kids.  Gift your favourite coworker (you know, the one who balances her nine-to-five and nine and five year olds) with a bath jelly to take the pressure off.  Try The Body Shop Glazed Apple Bath Jelly (C$12), which turns your bubble bath into clouds of sweetly scented bubbles.

The Secret Santa gift…

body butters

So you have your old cranky coworker and no clue what to get her?  With the weather being dry this time of the year, body butter would be a great choice.  And, why gift one when you can gift three?  Fruity Sweethearts (C$14) includes three minis of The Body Shop’s most popular fruity flavours, including their Strawberry Body Butter, Satsuma Body Butter, and Mango Body Butter (all 50 ml), all housed in an adorable heart gift box.

The stocking stuffer…

lip balm

I feel like this one is a given, but who doesn’t need a lip balm?  Housed in a tin packaging and a variety of flavours (I love the Vanilla Brûlée one – limited edition!), this 20 ml balm is perfect for just about anyone.

For your boyfriend’s mom..


Give an assortment of goodies with the Festive Picks set (available in a variety of popular scents), which includes a 250 ml shower gel, 50 ml body butter, 50 ml body scrub, 100g soap, and a mini loofah.  This set, which comes in a super-cute box, retails for $25 and helps send a child to class through War Child.

For the best friend…


Obviously this won’t be the only gift you’ll be giving your BFF come the holiday season, but if you like to give an assortment of goodies, this one is right on the money.  The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Doll (C$15) is a red stain that is perfect for holiday parties.  The best part?  Obviously the packaging, which is a mini Geisha head. Double the product up and wear it on your cheeks for the perfect, “I just got out of the cold” look.

If you didn’t already feel great gifting these gifts already, The Body Shop is teaming up with War Child, the global charity for children affected by war, to grant children the wish of education.  They aim to provide more than six million lessons in war-torn areas, so for every gift you buy, no matter how big or small, The Body Shop will make a contribution that funds a class for a child.  Last Christmas, they raised $300,000 towards the building of five new schools with their Community Fair Trade partners around the world.  The first school has already opened and another four will open by the end of the year in Nepal, Honduras, India, and Ghana.

So, not only will you be making someone close to you’s day, but also children half-way across the globe.  Total win-win for everyone.

Who’s on your gift list this year?

Please note, this product was sent by PR.  All opinions are my own.

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