Hair Romance x The Body Shop Collaboration
Christmas is my favourite time of the year. It’s also my birthday month, and so it can be really hectic.
But this year I’m cruising into the Christmas countdown with all my gifts sorted (I know – who even am I?!) and I’ll let you in on my easy gift guide.
Plus I’ve got an amazing giveaway for you at the end of this post that you won’t want to miss!
Christmas shopping made easy
The Body Shop has been a constant in my Christmas gift list for years. I love receiving gifts from The Body Shop and it’s always my go-to for thoughtful gifts.
Every gift pack is so beautifully presented. Many of the gifts are in reusable containers that can be repurposed or used as home accessories.
The Body Shop really have something for everyone and this season, they’re #EnchantedByNature.
Gifts that give back
This year, every purchase from The Body Shop will give back to nature.
The Body Shop is known for making a difference with their charity projects. This year they’re supporting the World Land Trust and Woodland Trust as part of their World Bio-Bridges Mission.
What this means is that every purchase you make with The Body Shop will help protect and re-generate over 10 million square metres of forest. Bio-Bridges are corridors between the forests that help link isolated and endangered animals and plants, allowing them to thrive again.
How to choose a good gift
Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be a chore, and here’s how to win the title of “Best Gift Giver” at your home this year. (What? Is it just my family that’s this competitive?!)
1. Treat them
Everybody loves a gift that’s nicer than what they would buy themselves. Go the extra mile and for bonus points, give them the gift of time.
This Finest Face Mask Duo box set feels much more expensive than it is. These vegan masks are a beautiful gift, and to make it even better, add in some time.
To make sure your friend gets to use them, offer to host a spa night at yours in the New Year. If they’re a parent, this mask set with an offer to babysit so they can have a night off to use it will win BEST GIFT for real.
2. Make it pretty and practical
Double-duty gifts are always popular, and they’re a lovely reminder for a long time too.
The Body Shop has nailed it with this White Musk Collection. Scent is closely linked to memory and this classic fragrance will remind your friend of you whenever she wears it.
It also comes in this gorgeous decorative box that can be reused as a home accessory or regifted. Practical and pretty!
3. Gifts for guys
Why are guys so hard to buy gifts for? I think we make it more complicated than it needs to be.
This Body Shop fragrance set comes in a cool reusable tin and with a smart pocket square made from recycled sari.
He’ll look stylish and smell great – everyone’s happy!
Secret Santa simplified
Finding a Secret Santa gift that doesn’t suck is simple at The Body Shop.
Everyone loves travel-size products and with gorgeous gift packs like the Strawberry Treats for only $12 and the cute House of Vanilla Marshmallow Delights for only $15, you can have your shopping done in no time.
There are some gorgeous men’s gift sets too like the Fuji Green Tea Treats for only $10.
The Body Shop Advent Calendars
One of the most incredible gift packs I’ve ever seen is The Body Shop Advent Calendar.
Inside this dear box (pun intended!) are 25 individually boxed gifts for you to celebrate the holiday season.
You can open a box every day in the lead up to Christmas or go nuts and open them all at once!
Inside you’ll also find daily tips to help you reconnect with nature, which is the perfect way to stay centred during this busy time of year. Plus you can reuse the boxes to create a beautiful picture puzzle.
The Enchanted Deluxe Advent Calendar, featuring Dani the Deer is $150 (but contains products worth $233!)
WIN this Deluxe Advent Calendar – How to enter:
For me, the best gifts are shared.
To enter to win this amazing Dani the Deer Deluxe Advent Calendar from The Body Shop, leave a comment on this post below and tell me who you’d share this gift with and why.
The winner will be chosen on December 1st.
Stress-free holiday season
For the first year ever, I am ahead with my Christmas shopping. I’ve picked up lots of gifts from The Body Shop for my family, friends, and Secret Santa gifts too.
I’m looking forward to a stress-free holiday season, and knowing that gifts from The Body Shop are making a difference with their charity programs is a great feeling too.
You can shop all The Body Shop gifts here.
Happy holidays and good luck for the giveaway!
Giveaway now closed – Congratulations to Leanne A
joti b says
I would share this with my sister. She definitely deserves some pampering 🙂
I would share it with my mum. She’s just come out of hospital and many people are telling her she looks tired and worn (horrible people!). I think this would be a great little treat to help her feel better and get her back in her feet.
Lovely – I’d share this with my husband. He loves fancy skincare as much as I do (and it’d keep him distracted from my stuff that I don’t want him to pinch!).
Tracie Cooper says
I would love to share this with my bestie Brittany! She is so kind and thoughtful and I would love to give her something special!
I would definitely share this with my sister, she loves The Body Shop products.
manda shank says
I would share it with my mom… she loves the Body Shop
Wendy Clemens says
I would share this with my brand new daughter-in-law(10/13/18). She has become the daughter I never had.
She is a vet tech at the local animal hospital and truly an animal lover.
I know she would absolutely love this.
I would share this with my best friend she’s the best and deserves a little pampering ?
I’d love to share this gift pack with my mum, since I am trying to introduce her to use more environment friendly, sustainable products and Body Shop is one of the best brands for these products .
Happy Holidays !
I would love to win this beautiful advent calendar and I would share it with my Mum as we both love Christmas and treating each other during the holiday season 🙂
Leanne A says
I love The Body Shop! These advent calendars are full of so many treats, there’s more to share! I have 3 very best girlfriends that have been by my side since we were 5 years old (we’re now 51!!). It has been a tough year for 2 of us and I think we could share the love between us and with my little girl too. It’s a great way to share the love at Christmas time xx
I would share it with my mom. This December my son turns one and becoming a mother has been the greatest gift of all. However motherhood hasn’t come easy for me but my mom has shown me over the years how to stand up even when I feel hopeless and to stay strong. She has shown me to be selfless, genuine, honest, adventurous but most of loving. Growing up we used to have movie nights where we would watch chick flicks and give each other back and footribs. I miss those nights and I think it would be great to share some good body products and indulge in the memories we once created. One mother to another. .
My best friend, Taylor! She’s going through marital problems right now. I feel pretty powerless to help except to be there and keep checking in. I hope she remembers to take care of herself through this tough time. A shared gift like this I think would help us both connect.
I’d share this with my daughter, she’s just starting to get interested in a few of the lovely products listed in the Advent calendar. (Shower gel and body butter) I’d love to introduce her to the Body Shop range, which has been a staple as I’ve grown up.
I would share this with my little girl who turns 5 this month. It would be so nice to do girlie things together other than looking after our curly hair. Would create some lovely memories together which is what December is all about.
Rebekah Dredge says
(The question mark was actually a heart emoji! I am not unconvinced of my statement, lol)
Rebekah Dredge says
I would share this with my eleven year old daughter who is (somewhat reluctantly) making that transition from little girl to young woman. Body shop products are a beautiful way of loving your body, which is especially important in the midst of it changing. ?
Jillian Price says
I would share it with my momma because she never gets as much as she gives! ??
I would share with my friend Rachael. We always buy products to share . While shopping we like to find new things to try.
I would love to share this advent calendar with my lovely mum. She’s had a tough year and I know she’d absolutely love to have some time to herself with these amazing products from The Body Shop!
My daughter!!! At only 4, she is the girliest and fashionest girl ever 🙂
Tiffany Brown says
I would love to win the Dani the Deer Deluxe Advent Calendar from The Body Shop! I love The Body Shop, their products work wonders for me and my skin. Everyday I apply the ‘Vitamin E Moisture Cream’ on my face and it keeps me feeling fresh all throughout the day! It would be a dream come true to get Dani the Deer and the appreciation won’t go un-noticed!xx
I would share with my cousin Abbie, who just turned 16! So fun!
I’d share this with a good friend. She moved out of town about a year ago and we haven’t seen each other much lately. We are catching up the weekend before Christmas, so sharing some pamper products would be the perfect way to celebrate and wind down in the middle of the silly season!
Well now I know what I’m getting my mother in law!
I would share the advent calendar with my Mumma, who, despite having had a craphole of a year, still takes time to be there for me and my little family. She deserves a bit of pampering, I think!
PS – LOVE your hair this shade of pink
Jade Mayhew says
Obviously, no questions about it, I’d be sharing the advent calendar with my younger sister. We are super close, even though there is five year between us, we share and do absolutely everything together. I couldn’t imagine my life without her. She’s also being interested in the body shop advent calendar since last year, but wasn’t able to get one. Would be a treat.
I would share this gift with my two best friends as we are all in university right now and this is a very busy time for us. We are working on finishing our final exams for the semester now and it would be so good to have some thing to help us relax! I’ve been following this page for quite a while now and I love your hair tips. My natural curls look very similar to yours and I love your hair ideas.
I would share this advent calendar with my mom. I grew up with two younger brothers so I never had a sister to be able to share girly things with. As I got older, My mom & I became a lot closer & she is probably one if my best friends. I moved away for grad school but I am excited to go home & spend time with my mom for two weeks ?
Anne Lund says
I would share this with my sister because she has done so much for me
Oh my goodness! I’m “fawning” over this incredible advent calendar (haha)…how unique! I think this would be amazing to share with my beautiful sister when she comes down for Christmas…we can sit together and indulge in all the things! Yay!
Michelle Flook says
This is so cute! I’d share it with my sister!