Odds + ends: Bath & body stocking stuffer picks


So you got your gift list down. You’re buying your brother a new iPad, a spa gift card for your mom, and a new tie for your dad, but need some extra little gifts.  Well, as I mentioned in my Body Shop post last week, bath and body products make great little stocking stuffers (or fifth day of Hannukah kind-of gifts).

I feel like most malls now have a Body Shop or Bath & Body Works store, but for those of you who want to gift something more exotic and want to jump the pond without actually doing so,  look into European lines.

My favourite two European lines are definitely Yves Rocher, which hails from France, and Organique, which comes from Poland and is actually brand new to Canada.  I have talked about both brands on my blog before, but if you are looking for some affordable luxury skincare, take a look at these.

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I love Yves Rocher’s holiday sets because they always smell so yummy and are incredibly affordable.  The scents this year include blackberry, pear, and raspberry.

My picks are definitely the Cocoa Orange Sparking Shower Gel, which was also made an appearance in last year’s holiday collection, the Blueberries scented candle, the Blueberries Sparkling Body Powder, and the Pear Caramel Fizzy Bath Cube. The best part about these items is that the majority of them are under $10.  Yves Rocher does have stores in Canada, but your best bet would be to order online as they often give great deals for online orders.


For those who want to gift something that is more exclusive, take a look into Organique, which is a bath and body line hailing from Poland.  Their products are a little more pricier, but the quality is great (they feature a nature-safe, organic formula).  Plus, since its so new, whoever you are giving it to will be one of the first people in Canada to have it.

My top picks are the bath bombs, the Cranberry Body Butter, the Chocolate Bronzing Body Butter, the Chocolate Sugar Peeling, their lip balms, and Aromatic Shower Gel.  If I had to choose one item to gift from all of those though, hands down it’s the Chocolate Bronzing Body Butter, seriously this stuff smells so good and gives you a slight tan (if you can keep it on that long, I always want to lick it off because it smells so good!).

You can order Organique products online through their Canadian website, or if you reside in Winnipeg, they are having a (tax-free!) launch party at Forever Young Spa Boutique at 569 Academy Road this Friday, December 5, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST.  Check out the Facebook event page for more details.

Are bath and body products on your stocking-stuffer list?

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