If you are still looking for those last few gifts to throw under the tree this holiday season why not buy your friends or love ones some luxuriant and protective skin care products? With winter upon us, and just a few days to finish up all the holiday shopping, perhaps a luxuriant hand milled soap, protective lotion, or rejuevinating foot scrub or replenishing moisturizer is just what the last people on your shopping list will want or need.
For luxuriant soaps, lotions, hand creams and gift boxes,shop at L’Occitane which has athentic, natural and traditional French skin care products. L’Occitane has a number of gift sets and boxes available now that would make the perfect hotess gift, stocking stuffer, or even a romantic indulgence for the one you love. If you know someone who loves hand creams why not give them the Hand Indulgences gift set? This comes in a box with three popular 30 ml. tubes of lotion including: Magical Leaves hand cream, Shea Butter Hand Cream and Marvellous Flowers hand cream. All for just $32(plus tax), and valued at $36.
For the cold weather, give your friends and family something to protect themselves with during the winter months. What could be more moisturizing and protective to your skin then a package of Shea Butter products? The Shea Butter Essentials gift box is available know for $30 a box(plus tax) and valued at $34. Or buy two and save with two boxes costing only $50(plus tax). For even more savings buy a third box for just $66(plus tax) for all three. The Shea Butter Essentials gift box includes: 30 ml tubes of both Shea Butter hand cream, as well as Shea Butter foot cream, and a 100 gram bar of the Gentle Shea Butter Milk soap. You can also pick up a Shea Butter Essentials box for a special price of 2 for $30 when you buy another $45 of L’Occitane products(before taxes). There are numerous other gift boxes at various prices available now at L’Occitane, so you are sure to find something that will suit the person on your holiday list.
For some local and hand crafted natural soaps stop by the ArtisansGift Market located at the Tranzac club at 292 Brunswick Ave. in Toronto, just off Bloor. The Artisans Gift Market offers a pleathora of hand made gifts by local artists, but if you are looking for some luxuriant skin care products look for Gridley’s hand made soaps by Michele Sauve. The soaps are made with natural essential oils and herbs and come in a variety of scents and colours. Individually they sell for just over $5 a piece(plus tax) or buy three for $15(plus tax). The Artisans Gift Market will be open this Saturday and Sunday between 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
For some soothing and pampering all you need to do is shop at your local Pharma Plus stores and look at the many skin care boxes available. Alpen has a nice selection of bath and skin care products wrapped and boxed for you and the ones you love to take home and put under the tree. My favourite gift box is the Herbal Lavender foot box which contains a simple pair of white cotton slippers and some lavender scented foot scrub and a tube of lavender scented foot lotion. The Lavender gift box sells for the reasonable price of $14.99(plus tax).
For the athletic man on your list why not pick up the Adidas Ice Dive gift set? This comes with a 50 ml bottle of Eau de Toilette and a 250 ml bottle of Shower Gel that contains Marine Salts. This boxed set is also available at Pharma Plus and at the reasonable price of $14.99(plus tax).
Sometimes quality skin care products and gifts can be found in unusual places. I found a lovely make-up brush set that includes a blush brush, several eye shadow brushes, and a brow and lash brush, all combined with a black sequeened roll up bag for only $15.00, but on sale the day I purchased it for the low price of $12.00(plus tax). This is simply a glamorous gift and great for applying make-‘up.
For another skin care gift with a touch of glamour, head to Shopper’s Drug Mart where Marcelle’s is selling a silver clutch along with a quad of eye shadow and matching sparkling eye liner. The eye shadows and liners come in different colours including mauve and purple with silver sparkling liner, cream and gold shadows with sparkling gold liner and blue with a white ice sparkling liner. This gift package is selling for the low price of $13.99(plus tax), but regularly retails for $22.99(plus tax).
At this time of year there are a lot of skin care gift baskets and boxes selling at reasonable prices. Remember to treat yourself to something soothing and refreshing for your skin as well. With a busy week-end of last minute shopping and a cold winter ahead, you’ll be glad you did.