Still stuck on a few people on your holiday gift list?
When in doubt, I always go to my old stand-by…beauty products.
Everyone likes to smell good right? And here are a few yummy scents of the season to buy for others or try for yourself!
Crabtree & Evelyn’s 2012 Christmas Collection includes Golden Fig, which blends fresh figs, grapefruit, apple and mangosteen with cedar, sandlewood and amber for the perfect sweet/woodsy combination. The scent is available as a Bubble Bath & Body Wash, Silkening Body Nectar, Shimmering Body Mist and Rollerball Parfum. Prices start at $16.00.
HOT BUTTERED RUM:
Yum! Philosophy is famous for pretty much any seasonal scent you could want and how good does Hot Buttered Rum sound? There is shampoo, shower gel, bubble bath and lip shine featuring the scent. Sounds (and smells) deliciously decadent, but luckily for us, it’s all fat-free!
The Body Shop is featuring several winter treats including Ginger Sparkle! The zesty scent is featured in several products including Bath Salts, Body Polish, Body Butter and Hand Lotion. Smell good and feel good too. Your purchase from The Body Shop benefit the brand’s Community Fair Trade program, which improves the financial security of families in more than 20 countries. Prices start at $3.
LATHER’S Winter Blends Bath Gels promise to treat a variety of winter ails that may come during what can be a stressful time of year. The four limited-edition bath gels are made up of pure essential oils plus natural skin-nourishing ingredients. Choose from Breath Easy, Blues Buster, Going Within and After-Sport. Sold separately, each formula is created at the in-store Blending Bar, where customers can custom-blend their own products choosing from more than 30 different essential oils. $10 each.
HAVE YOUR CAKE…
British beauty brand Lush serves up its version of the classic French Christmas cake, Buche de Noel, with a facial cleanser featuring ground almonds, almond oil and seaweed. Cleansing and moisturizing at the same time, it promises to leave your skin soft. $12.95
Bath and Body Works gets seasonal with Winter Candy Apple, a mix of candied apple and orange zest. There are a wide range of products from hand soap and candles to plug-in fragrance bulbs. Prices start at $1.50.
-- Ryan Patterson