Some Body To Love

If scent ties us to our memories, then The Body Shop has long been ingrained in my holiday gift-giving memories. For as long as I can remember, I’ve either gifted, received, or seen someone else unwrap an item from The Body Shop come Christmastime. And why not? It’s hella reasonably priced, relatively safe, festively scented, and generally quite suited to the season (trust me, your skin will love you after lavishing it in Body Butter during January). Of course, the brand is also constantly reinventing what they’ve got on the shelves, so whether you’re looking for a new gifting option in mom’s favourite scent, replenishing your sister’s stockade of limited-edition holiday goodies, or seeking out an affordable present for a small thank you or hostess, look no further: The Body Shop has you covered, for now and apparently, for always.

The Body Shop The SparklerThe Sparkler – $24
As someone addicted to sparkle, I love the holidays because it means I can happily pull out my most sequinned, sparkly items and people don’t (really) bat an eye. The same goes for my nails, hair and makeup, which is where this fab atomizer comes in. Each glass bottle is filled with a fine microshimmer powder that gives your skin and hair a soft glittery shine and a subtle Japanese cherry blossom scent. It’s a subtle effect, but a dazzling one when applied appropriately – like say, for that New Year’s Eve bash you’re going to. And at this price point, it’s a fun gift for a close friend or sibling.

The Body Shop White Musk Smoky Rose Spritz Duo Gift SetWhite Musk Smoky Rose Spritz Duo Set – $25
The Body Shop’s White Musk fragrance is, quite possibly, their longest-standing scent. This year however, the ol’ gal’s been given new life with White Musk Smoky Rose – which features the two titular ingredients alongside sweet tobacco flower for a scent that’s familiar and fresh all at the same time. If mom is a diehard White Musk user, give her something to switch up her routine – this two-pack includes a body mist for apres shower care and an eau de toilette for when she wants to layer it on a little more thickly (but never overwhelmingly).

The Body Shop Festive Medium Hemp SetFestive Medium Hemp Set – $45
So I know The Body Shop is hawking this four-piece set as an ideal gift for the man in your life…but I am sincerely addicted to their Hemp line-up of goodies and always will be. Something about that earthy scent just soothes my soul (and my skin) while also making me feel tough and protected. Sorta like how a gal ought to feel about her man, I suppose. Regardless of whether you splurge on this set for your hubby (and steal a few swipes for yourself) or put it on your own wish list, you will be well-preserved this winter: hemp is an ultra-nourishing ingredient, especially when rendered in this gift collection that protects your lips, body, hands, and feet. For the record, this style of ‘Medium’ gift set exists for virtually all of The Body Shop’s key scents, with a slightly different line-up and look for each fragrance.

The Body Shop Festive Gift CubesFestive Gift Cubes – $9-$10 each or 2 for $12
When I’m talking about affordable gift options, this is what I’m referring to. With all of their scents handily represented, each of these prepackaged gifts includes two miniature versions of their products – typically a shower gel and body lotion – along with a little body pouf to scrub up and slough off dead skin. The price point is kind of insane. You can (and should) stock up on these little wonders for easy go-to gifts for everything from Secret Santas to Hostess Gifts to gift exchanges with friends on a tight budget and so on. Seriously, just having a stockpile of these petite presents will make your gift-giving blissfully easy this year.

The Body Shop Snowman DuosButter Up Duos – $12 each
Poor Frosty. Whilst he can only subsist in frozen climates, he’s clearly got more tropical destinations on the brain, if these cutely packaged duos from The Body Shop are to be trusted. Completely stocking stuffer worthy (amongst dozens of other options) each set includes a body butter and lip butter in either Mango or Shea, for a hint of warmer weather with every use while letting your skin soak up some much-needed moisture. Also works great as a thank you gift for your kid’s long-suffering babysitter / music teacher / carpool parent, and so on.

The Body Shop Shimmer CubesShimmer Cubes – $22 each
While obviously The Body Shop holds a certain level of scented nostalgia for me, they’ve also long been regarded as one of the best in the biz for makeup that’s free from animal byproducts (as with all of their products). I’ve never highlighted their ever-changing line-up of Shimmer Cubes on here before but I’m doing it now. They’re lovely, ready-to-go gifts for gals of all ages and provide pretty intense pigmentation that can be altered by using a wet brush as opposed to a dry one. This year they’ve got new two palettes out just in time for the holidays – a soft quad of pale pinks and grey, and a collection of mermaid-inspired teals and greens. Buy them for a makeup maven that hasn’t given The Body Shop a whirl yet, or gift the latest and greatest to an already addicted fan.

It feels repetitive for me to say this as I have for a few other gift ideas, but I really could go on and on. Your best bet is to really peruse The Body Shop website to get some insight and ideas as to how you can fill some holes on your shipping list. For the record, at the time of writing this post several of the items I featured were actually on sale, but I only highlighted promotional pricing that I anticipate will last throughout the season – the rest are the full prices of the items. Long story short, there may very well be some killer deals to make this great, worry-free line of gifts that much more thrifty. Oh yeah, and while I’ve got your attention, I’m giving away a gift package of $150 worth of goodies from The Body Shop. Want to get spoiled? Read on:

1) Check out The Body Shop’s line of holiday gifts for yourself and tell me in the comments below by December 2nd what your #1 gift pick would be (with a link back to the item).

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 December 3rd 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 Entries: The Body Shop Canada is spreading the love on Facebook and Twitter. Become a fan of each of their presences and leave a comment / tag them in a Tweet respectively, plus leave links back to your activities in the comments below, to earn up to two bonus entries.

171 Responses to “Some Body To Love”
  1. I love the But … I really do love every single thing you have posted. OMG – what an awesome prize package.

  2. Like them on facebook and left a comment – x


  3. Like them on twitter and left a tweet

  4. Natalie SQ says:

    I would love to buy for my husband, he doesn’t like to pamper himself, but I think the hemp might motivate him.

  5. Victoria Ess says:

  6. Alison K says:

    Checked out The Body Shop’s line of holiday gifts & my #1 gift pick would be the “Festive Shea Gift Cube”

    Bonus Entry: followed The Body Shop Canada on twitter & tagged them in a Tweet

  7. Cairine says:

    I would like the Satsuma Shower, Scrub and Moisture Set. Sounds like it smells delicious!

  8. The Festive Deluxe Cranberry Gift Set would be great! 🙂 Though anything Satsuma or gingerbread is a close second.

  9. Belinda McNabb says:

    My perfect gift is the Festive Small Cranberry Joy Gift Set

  10. Betty S says:

  11. Belinda McNabb says:

    Like them on faebook and commented

  12. Belinda McNabb says:

    follow them on twitter and tweeted

  13. Julie G. says:

    My #1 gift pick would be the FESTIVE SMALL VANILLA BLISS GIFT SET

  14. The #1 gift pick would be the CHOCOMANIA SHOWER, MOISTURE & SCRUB COLLECTION..I woudl love that for myself too hehe 🙂

  15. Chantelle says:

    I like the Vanilla Bliss Gift Cube.
    The idea of the cubes is really cute

  16. Joan G says:

    I’d like to have the Aloe Starter Kit so I can try some of the products:

  17. Emilia says:

  18. beewbedard says:

  19. Jennifer R says:

    Love the Body Shop! I would choose the Heavenly Hand Hemp gift set!

  20. Evan says:

    My #1 gift pick would be the Festive Medium Coconut gift set. Thank you –

  21. Marianna P says:

    These lipgloss kits are just too sweet They would be my pick.

  22. Vivian D. says:

    I would choose the Festive Small Ginger Sparkle Gift Set. I know somebody that would love this.

  23. darlene boyle says:

    white musk duo set

  24. Patricia says:

    I’m a Body Shop fan so would love almost anything but would luike to try thie white musk and smoky rose products

  25. Donna L. says:

    I commented on The Body Shop Facebook fan page

  26. CarolAnn Westbrook says:

    I love the Body Shop products…and though it might sound strange, I have often used the Body Butter as a moisturizer. Works really well.

  27. Karen Beaney says:

    We love everything from the Body Shop but this massage oil is so relaxing after a stressful day at work!

  28. Louise gilbert says:

    I like them all:) I like the Medium Strawberry Gift Set

  29. Louise gilbert says:

    I like them on facebook-fb name louise gilbert I also follow on twitter-twitter name wildcardacehigh (louise gilbert)

  30. angie erickson says:

    Love the Butter Up Duos! Great stuff!

  31. Jan Stromgren says:

    I love Satsuma!

  32. Bonnie Humphrey says:

    my favorite is Cranberry

  33. i love the shimmer cubes

  34. the Somebody to Love cubes from the Body Shop would be a great christmas gift idea

  35. dionisia says:

    Body shop has wonderful new products.

  36. Pam says:

    I LOVE Body Shop products

  37. Carol b says:

    I love all of them but if I have to choose, I will pick vanilla.

  38. Robert says:

    Love them all.

  39. Margaret Imecs says:


  40. Kimberley says:

    My #1 gift would be the Festive Hemp Set. I love these products.

  41. Glogirl says:

    I like The Body Shop on Facebook and posted a message:

  42. Glogirl says:

    I follow The Body Shop on Twitter @glogirl3 and tweeted:

  43. nicolthepickle says:

    I like the body shop on facebook, and posted.

  44. nicolthepickle says:

    Follow and tweeted.

  45. teri says:

    the hemp set would be amazing to win

  46. kathy wilson says:

    white musk duo set

  47. Dayna Wilson says:

    I’d like the Festive Deluxe Cranberry Joy gift set.. nothing smells as good as Body Shop cranberry, in my opinion!

  48. Amy Fitzgerald says:

    My #1 gift pick would be the ‘Festive Small Ginger Sparkle Gift Set’. I love anything ginger scented!

  49. silverneon2000 says:

    My #1 gift pick would be the Festive Small Ginger Sparkle Gift Set

    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

  50. BobbiJo Pentney says:

    I was in the body shop the other day and the smell of the Festive cranberry body lotion made me want to eat it. I am so getting that.

  51. silverneon2000 says:

    Like and commented on The Body Shop Canada Facebook page

    Londia Berk

    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

  52. silverneon2000 says:

    Follow The Body Shop Canada on Twitter = silverneon2000

    and tweeted

    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

  53. Florence C says:

    following on Twitter @fossie55 and tweeted

  54. CLC says:

    I’d love any colour of the shimmer cubes but there’s something about these greens that draw me in!

  55. Wanda Bergman says:

    My #1 gift would be the Chocomania Shower, Moisture & Scrub Collection at

  56. Karen Braganza says:

    My #1 pick would be the honeymania gift set as the smell of this new line is heavenly!

  57. i love the Festive Medium Hemp Set from the body shop it’s very intresting and would make a great christmas gift

  58. Louise Windsor says:

    The Festive Cubes look adorable and so practical.

  59. I would love the Born Lippy Lollipop set !
    rebthecatsitter at gmail dot com

  60. I like Body Shop on Facebook and commented

    (Rebecca Roberts)

  61. I follow the Body Shop on twitter and tweeted


  62. Brenda Penton says:

    My #1 gift pick would be the Festive Medium Coconut Gift Set.
    I love coconut!

  63. Andrea K says:

    Definitely my #1 gift pack would be the hemp set – I would buy it for my boyfriend so he stops using mine:) Or of course we could share it and everyone would be fabulously happy:))

  64. Audrey Skinner says:

    Would love to have the White Musk Classic Set.

  65. Jennifer Osmond says:

    The Shimmer Cubes are great!

  66. I would love the
    I will probably buy the set for family members for Christmas this year.

  67. Holly says:
    I love all the cube gift ideas! So cute and simple for anyone. Also I love chocolate!! And I liked them on FB.

  68. Ricki says:

    All of the products are wonderful, would make lots of people on my xmas list very happy

  69. 409cope says:

    I would love the Festive Deluxe Cranberry Joy Gift Set-

  70. Dreena says:

    My gift pick is this set: (Medium Moringa Gift Set). That scent is lovely!

  71. Dreena says:

    Follow Body Shop on Twitter as @Alexandrina_M and tweeted this:

  72. Pamalot says:

  73. Emily Dexter says:

    Oh I love the Sparkler! I think I might actually pick a couple up for gifts!

  74. Daniel N says:

    My mom would like this. She likes snowmen and likes mango.

  75. angela m says:


  76. angela m says:

    Liked The Body Shop Canada on facebook and commented

  77. angela m says:

    I follow The Body Shop Canada on twitter and tweeted

  78. Susan says:

    My #1 pick from the Body Shop’s holiday line is the Deluxe Cranberry Joy Gift Set.

  79. I would pick the Festive Deluxe Vanilla Bliss Gift Set Thank you for the chance to win!!

  80. ginette4 says:

    Following Body Shop on twitter; @ginette4

  81. Valerie Caldicott says:

    I love this

    excited to try the cranberry, think it fits the season

  82. Jess says:

    My #1 gift pick would have to be the Festive Deluxe Vanilla Bliss Gift Set! I love vanilla! 😉

  83. Jess says:

  84. Diane says:

  85. Karen says:

    anything gingerbread

  86. Maegan Morin says:

    I would love to have the Festive Body Butter Trio:

    megnate at telus dot net

  87. Julia H says: My number one pick would be the festive body butter trio!

  88. Michelle Armstrong says:
    My boyfriend loves this! Love all your products. Hard to pick just one. Also love how safe I feel using your products. Not tested on animals is another reason I buy bath and body works products.

  89. Wanda Jean P says:

    I would love this… …love coconut..reminds me of the tropics.

  90. Jess Ellarma says:

    Bonus facebook entry:

  91. aimee says:


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