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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Give Joy! The Body Shop Christmas Collection is here!

The Body Shop is one of my all time favourite brands, I've been using their soaps (does anyone else remember their little animal shaped soaps?) and lip balms since I was a little'un and their body butters are one of my Holy Grail products. Plus I always get my eyebrows threaded in there (12 euro only & they always do a great job if you've never been!) and generally end up picking up something else while I'm at it. Such is the life of a beauty blogger. Last night then I was thrilled to attend their in-store event to check out their Christmas releases. As always, there's an absolutely fantastic range of gifts- from under €10 to over €40, all price ranges are covered so whether you're just looking for a stocking filler or a secret Santa gift or something a bit more luxurious, you'll be well catered for here. 

The Body Shop Christmas gifts

The three primary scents this Christmas are Ginger Sparkle, Vanilla Bliss and Cranberry Joy and you can find each one in different sets. If you click on the names of the products below it'll bring you to The Body Shop's website, where you can view the full range.
  1. Shea Scrub & Soften, €29.95
  2. Ginger Sparkle Shower, Scrub & Soften, €29.95.
  3. Body Butter Lollipop, €29.95.
  4. Reindeer Washball, €5.95.
  5. Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar, €99.00
  6. Cranberry Joy, Shower, Scrub & Moisturise, €29.95.
  7. White Musk Moisture & Spritz Deluxe, €39.95.
  8. Fruit & Nut Lip Trio, €15.00.
  9. For Men Maca Root Skincare Trio, €30.00.
As you may know, The Body Shop continues to support Fair Trade and education in third world countries. Through their Community Fair Trade Programme they help provide a better future for children by providing funds for the building of schools and teaching materials. So, continuing with that good work, this year they will donate a whopping £200,000 from the sale of the Christmas gifts towards their goal of building five schools in Ghana, Honduras, Nepal and Northern and Southern India. To symbolise this, The Body Shop have brought out the Gingerbread School House; the very embodiment of their School Project (while it represents the project, any Christmas gift you buy will result in a donation, not specifically just this one)

The Body Shop Gingerbread School House

The box itself is designed and handmade by Get Paper Industries, a traditional handmade paper products co-operative based in Kathmandu. Inside the world's most adorable school, you'll find two 60ml bottle of shower gel and two 50ml tubs of body butter in the Christmas scents of Ginger Sparkle and Cranberry Joy, along with a mini body scrubber. This little cutie costs €29.95* (HERE) and is a total bargain in my eyes- who wouldn't want to wake up to this on Christmas morning?!:

The Body Shop Gingerbread School House

The Body Shop Gingerbread School House

The Body Shop Ginger sparkle

If like me you're obsessed with all things gingerbread flavoured (will have to get my hands on a latte after writing this), then you need to smell this!! It is just divine- like Christmas in a tub. If you're not a big fan of those kind of scents, the cranberry and vanilla are both lovely too and perfect for use all year round, not just for Christmas! As with all of The Body Shop body butters, these are super moisturising and a real treat for the skin.

Let me know in the comments if any of these will be making your own Santa list!

*Press sample, gratefully received for review.


  1. I absolutely love the ginger sparkle range!

    1. It just smells divine, I could literally sit there sniffing it all day!

  2. Ooh, some lovely looking things there. I like the cranberry scent (I especially like it when it goes on sale after Christmas!)