Always a good idea: Top festive picks from Bath & Body Works

Time is ticking folks!

Okay, so the last scramble for gifts is here and if you still have people to shop for you on list, then a brand that is always a tried and true option is Bath & Body Works.

The retailer unfortunately does not have online shopping for Canadians yet (I heard that one is in the works though), but luckily, since soaps and lotions seems to be an essential item in a lot of provinces, you can probably still shop in store for some last-minute items.  And by last-minute items, I don’t mean gifts that make it obvious that they are in fact last-minute items.  Bath & Body Works (BBW) has so many festive treats in store this season that I’m sure that in addition to gifts for someone else, you’ll probably want to pick up a few items for yourself as well.

Starting with the classics, if you have someone on your list that loves Vanilla Bean Noel, Twisted Peppermint, and Winter Candy Apple, then you’re in luck, since these fan-favourite items are back for 2020.

Pick up any of these seasonal scents in their fine fragrance mist, hand soaps, hand sanitizers, shimmer fizz body lotions, candles… the list goes on and on.  I’m a huge sucker for these scents and there is a good reason why they are classics.  All three of them sum up the season and are sure to create nostalgia for anyone you gift them to.

Speaking of candles, BBW is known for their candles, especially the three-wick ones, which always make great gifts (especially since they are so affordable!). These come in practically hundreds of scents and the brand always releases special seasonal ones every year as well.

A holiday classic is definitely Fresh Balsam, which features woodland balsam, crisp eucalyptus, fir branches, and cedarwood with essential oils. These candles are topped with a decorative lid that can also double as a coaster (when the candle is all burned out there are so many fun ways to transform the jar as well).  All their three-wick candles are made with natural essential oils, feature a soy wax blend, and fill the room with incredible fragrance.

If candles aren’t your thing then take a look at their Wallflower Air Fresheners. Start first with one of their wall plug-ins (they have basic versions or more fun ones) and then choose your favourite fragrance to plug in.

You plug these into your wall and then your room is filled with fragrance for 30 days. For the holidays, choose the Frosted Cranberry one, which features iced cranberries, blonde woods, and red apple with essential oils. I love these since sometimes I get paranoid with candles, but these can be left alone and BBW usually offers great deals on them too (right now you can get five for $24!).

The one gift that is sure to be a hit this year is their PocketBac hand sanitizers. These are truly the real MVP of 2020 and would make such great little gifts or finishing gifts.  In the BBW media Zoom call she also recommended even putting on everyone’s plate before your holiday dinners as a decorative item.

The PocketBac Hand Sanitizers are infused with essential oils, shea extract, vitamin E and aloe, meaning that these won’t dry out your hands.  These also kill 99.9% of the most common germs, and are small enough that they will fit in even the smallest of handbags.

If you want to make your hand sanitizer extra festive, then put it in one of their cute PocketBac holders.  They sent me the gingerbread one shown in the photo, but they have so many cute designs (including one featuring a rhinestone fringe).

To pair with the hand sanitizer, gift one of their Hand Creams, which comes in a handy tube, making it perfect to carry with you on the go.

These hand lotions contain moisturizing shea butter and Vitamin E and quickly absorb on the skin, leaving them feeling soft, smooth, and nourished. I love the Frosted Coconut Snowball scent since it mixes two of my favourite fragrances, but they also have these in every other scent imaginable. Pair it with the hand sanitizer for a killer combo.

BBW PocketBac and Hand Lotion

For more luxe gifts, take a look at their Ultra Shea Body Cream. Since our skin gets dry in the winter time, this is perfect to throw in someone’s gift.  These creams contain shea and cocoa butters, as well as skin-soothing aloe. These creams are clinically tested for 24 hours of moisture and the formula isn’t greasy, meaning you can apply it after your morning shower and before you get dressed (the feeling of pulling up your pants after applying lotion is the worst).

For the holidays this year they have released the scent You’re the One, which is a blend of soft rose, winter woods, and a drop of strawberry nectar.

Another great gift idea is the Aromatherapy Spearmint Body Wash and Foam Bath, which honestly, after the year we all had, will come in handy for just about anyone.

This body wash contains an oil blend and is made with aloe and bamboo extra.  It foams up when wet and leaves the skin feeling clean, soft, and smooth. This one in particular eucalyptus and spearmint to calm the mind, body, and soul.

Finally, for the guy in your life, take a look at the Forest Deodorizing Body Spray. This all-over spray is great to wear in the morning, after the gym, or whenever your guy needs a touch up. It contains a scent that is a blend of bergamot, sage, and crushed cedarwood.

Of course this is just the tip of the iceberg of the products that BBW has to offer, not just for the holidays, but in general. Although it’s always nice to gift a seasonal scent, of course they have so many classics in store as well that would make great gifts for just about anyone in your life.

Are any products from BBW on your wish list?

Please note, I was sent these products from PR. All opinions are my own.

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