As You Wish

Today is a pretty cool day to be reading the Canadian Gift Guide. Why you ask? Well because I’m here to tell you how you can score 1 of 2,000 FREE luxury-sized sample from one of my very most beloved brands, philosophy! How you ask? Between today and December 8th, visit and send a sweet wish to your friends and family. As you send out your wishes, watch as the philosophy holiday tree lights up to represent all the sweetness being shared around the world. And if you are one of the first 2,000 sweethearts to send out a greeting, come December 9th, you’ll score a coupon for yourself to visit a Hudson’s Bay near you to pick up a 30 mL bottle of the brand’s signature Purity Made Simple skin cleanser. Neat? Neat. Also neat? These swell gift ideas from this perennially popular gift source.

philosophy The Gingerbread HouseThe Gingerbread House – $42 @ Sephora
In a word: want. While philosophy has regularly packaged up four of their classic 3-in-1 shampoo / bubble bath / body wash products alongside their lip glosses, this particular set has a unique twist: the glosses aren’t direct matches to the bath stuff. Meaning you actually get 8 seasonal scents to inhale day in and day out, to keep that festive feeling going. From sugary Peppermint Stick to yummy Golden Butter Candy to Spiced Gingerbread Cookie, there’s something for everyone. Gift it to one VERY lucky person, or split it amongst your gal pals.

philosophy The Cookie ExchangeThe Cookie Exchange – $33 at Hudson’s Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart and Sephora
This one I love because it really plays on philosophy’s unique packaging. Nearly every one of their products (save for the teeny tiny ones) inspired by an edible scent actually features an easy peasy recipe for you to recreate that same aroma in your kitchen. This particular three-piece set comes in a reusable tin that’s perfect for stocking with cookies based on the Christmas Cookie + Sweet Creamy Frosting + Sugar Sprinkles combination. Plus, the price point makes it an ace choice for your girl friends (especially if they bake).

philosophy Jolly Jelly CandyJolly Jelly Candy Set – $35 @ Sephora
Some people, I get it, don’t want to walk around smelling like a baked good or you know, Christmas, all day. In which case, I present you with this citrus-scented gift set, featuring two body scrubs and 3-in-1’s in uplifting Sweet Orange and Pink Grapefruit. To me, Christmas is the perfect time to gift something so bright and zesty – when you slough off rough winter skin with something so tropical, it’s easy to let your mind escape to somewhere warmer and decidedly less frosty than our Canadian clime during this time of year. Bonus points for the fact your hubby can sneak a squirt or two – few guys can resist a heavenly citrus splash in the mornings. philosophy Holiday Shampoo Shower Gel Bubble BathCherry Pinwheel Cookie / Granny’s Homemade Apple Pie / Homemade Pumpkin Pie Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Paths – $21 each @ Hudson’s Bay (Shoppers Drug Mart also carries Cherry Pinwheel Cookie)
The theme of this year’s philosophy holiday collection was the idea of being home for the holidays and making sweet memories – of the edible and non-edible variety I assume. As a result, their three latest and greatest (and exclusive to Hudson’s Bay for the most part) fragrances all channel old fashioned home baked treats like Cherry Pinwheel Cookies, Granny’s Apple Pie and Homemade Pumpkin Pie. If you’re buying for someone that’s never experienced philosophy, these multi-tasking bath potions are a great place to start. Conversely, I know many a gal collects these things, so save her a few bucks and treat her to one yourself. philosophy Sweets for the Stocking SetSweets for the Stocking Set – $26 @ Sephora
Another new scent from the philosophy ‘kitchens’ this year is Pink Almond Candy, which is already earning rave reviews from the commenters on the Sephora website (and fervent demands for a full-size version). If you’re looking to indulge your sweet tooth while showering however, this will have to do in the meantime: these three pint-size products include a body polishing scrub, 3-in-1, and body souffle so you can buff up and smell amazing all day long. Although the box itself might be a touch big for an actual stocking, if you can bear to pop these presents out of the included gift packaging they’ll easily slip in. philosophy Prize Package
So…I really could go on. And on. And on. philosophy outdoes themselves every year and this one is no exception – especially with their fun freebie offer I mentioned at the top of this post! The exciting news is, one of you lovely readers is going to grab a philosophy prize package including all of the amazing goodies you see up above (all of which are available at Hudson’s Bay, if you aren’t the winner). Want to enter? Here’s how:

1) Peruse the philosophy holiday collection on Sephora, at Hudson’s Bay or on the philosophy site. Leave a link back to your #1 must-have philosophy product this year in the comments below before November 28th to enter!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around November 29th to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Two ways to rack them up. Option 1: Like the philosophy Facebook page and leave a comment. Link back to your comment below to earn one entry. Option 2: Tweet out a greeting along the lines of: “I’m sending my sweet wishes to @lovephilosophy & @CdnGiftGuide” with a link back to this post to earn a second entry. You can do one, or both of these activities.

141 Responses to “As You Wish”
  1. Debbie Bashford says:

    that Jolly Jelly Candy Set for sure as it has my 2 favourite scents, I am crazy for pink grapefruit and orange.

  2. Suzanne G says:

  3. Margaret Imecs says:

    My favourite is the Cherry Pinwheel Cookie / Granny’s Homemade Apple Pie / Homemade Pumpkin Pie Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Paths – $21 each @ Hudson’s Bay

  4. Margaret Imecs says:
  5. andrea_hockeygirl at hotmail dot com

  6. Marlene J says:

    My #1 must-have philosophy would be PHILOSOPHY
    Gourmet Popcorn Toppings Set

  7. Krysta mukai says:

    I love philosophy’s holiday collections they smell so yummy! I must have !

  8. The Cookie Exchange sounds like it would smell awesome, so that would be my pick,default,pd.html

  9. Brenda Penton says:

  10. Emilia says:

  11. Evan says:

    My #1 must-have from Philosophy would have to be the following. Thanks so much –

    Miracle Worker™ Miraculous Skin Collection

  12. Andrea Williams says:
  13. Audrey Skinner says:

    My #1 need is the Miracle Worker Miraculous Collection _P382708_image

  14. angela m says:

    My #1 item this year is the PHILOSOPHY
    The Gingerbread House Set


  15. angela m says:

    Commented on facebook


  16. angela m says:



  17. thomas rusinak says:

    the jelly cany set turns my crank!

  18. vesper1931 says:

    like this oil-free energizing oxygen gel cream moisturizer –,en_US,pd.html

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

  19. Kim Tanti says:

    I could sure use the miraculous skin collection.

  20. Tweet 🙂

  21. Victoria Ess says:

  22. Athena says:

  23. my #1 must-have philosophy product this season is the PHILOSOPHY
    Festive Favorites Kit

  24. Dayna Wilson says:

    I love the smell of their Grace perfume, so I’d say my must-have product is the Amazing Grace gift set:

  25. Dayna Wilson says:

  26. Grace F says:

    I own the Amazing Grace ltd. edition collection, a friend gifted me this for Christmas two years ago, and I loved the name 🙂 and also the scent too.

    I would love to try the Sugary Cinnamon Icing kit, which sounds heavenly!

  27. |Elaine R says:

    I would love to have the Amazing GraceFragrance.

  28. nicolthepickle says:

    I would love the Jolly Jelly Candy set. Ireally like Pink grapefruit scents.

  29. nicolthepickle says:

    I like Philosophy on facebook as Nicole Graham.

  30. nicolthepickle says:

  31. Wanda Bergman says:

    My #1 must-have product would be the Clarisonic Pedi Foot Transformation Set at

  32. Edmond says:

    pink grapefruit and orange.
    Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!! It would be a dream come true and means more to me than anyone else to win. 😦 Starving artist here desperately needs the prizeto have fun and feel alive and inspired again. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generousity.

  33. Maria G says:

    I love philosophy’s holiday collections they smell so good! Would be lovely to win, Pick Me Please!

  34. My number 1 item to have would be the Miracle Worker™ Miraculous Anti-Aging Moisturizer

  35. I tweeted

  36. Louise gilbert says:

    My number 1 item to have Philosophy
    Unconditional Love Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel

  37. Louise gilbert says:

    I Like the philosophy Facebook=fb name louise gilbert

  38. laurie friesem says:

    i am in love with everything Philosophy and always include them on my Christmas list the Jolly Jelly set tops my list but I’d be extremely happy with any of them

  39. Pam says:

    Yummy…Christmas cookie scent 🙂

  40. i love the Cookie Exchange the name is just right for Christmas

  41. KellyPC says:

    I’m a Vanilla Birthday Cake girl but I’d love to try ShortBread Cookie!–bubble-bath

  42. Amy Brown says:

    My cousin swears by the Time in a Bottle I’d love to try it myself

  43. Alison K says:

    My #1 must-have philosophy product this year is their “peppermint stick shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath ornament”,en_US,pd.html

    Bonus Entry: Tweeted out a greeting

  44. Joan Brown says:

    My #1 must-have philosophy product this year is At my age I need a miracle, this may be it.

  45. Belinda McNabb says:

    the tweet

  46. Belinda McNabb says:

    commented on their facebook page

  47. Lisa says:

    They all look so amazing !

  48. debra says:

    would love the jolly jelly candy set

  49. beewbedard says:

    Hoping to get their
    mulled wine shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath,en_US,sc.html

  50. beewbedard says:

  51. I like Philosophy on Facebook and commented

    (Rebecca Roberts)

  52. Leah says:

  53. Cara W says:

    My #1 must-have philosophy product this year is Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple facial cleanser! I love how it’s a one-step cleanser that is just what I need:

  54. Betsy Eadie says:

    such a great brand!! I have birthday girl!!!

  55. dionisia says:

    Sweet almond candy sounds like a great gift to give or get.

  56. Lori P says:

    My #1 must-have Philosophy product is the Mimosa Shower Gel & Bubble Bath:,en_US,pd.html

  57. Here is my tweet for a bonus entry. Thanks 🙂

  58. Susan says:

    My #1 must-have philosophy product this year is Festive Favourites. I’ve never tried philosophy products and this gift would be a perfect introduction I think!,default,pd.html

  59. midgeknows says:

    I’m sending my sweet holiday wishes to @lovephilosophy & @CdnGiftGuide

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