Right as Reins

In need of a holiday time out? Today’s gift guide is filled with presents from L’Occitane, purveyors of some of the most covetable bath and body care products on the planet, and home to some really great gift ideas for anyone on your list that could use some serious R&R this season.


Arlesienne EDT + L’Homme Cologne Cédrat EDT – $75 each
If they’re in the market for a new signature scent this season, L’Occitane has two options to tantalize your nose. Arlésienne is a rich floral scent with as much variety as an overflowing bouquet. With strong notes of rose, iris, and violets from Provence, the scent is further enhanced with unexpected layers of spicy saffron and almond-y hawthorn. Meanwhile, men will love to spritz on L’Homme Cologne Cedrat, an energizing blend of nautical notes of sea spray married with invigorating citrus and woody spices. Buy a his and hers set for your in-laws, or gift one of L’Occitane’s Arlesienne or Cedrat gift sets ($90 each) for a top to toe gift.


Verbena and Shea Festive Baubles – $15 each
Looking for a fun stocking stuffer, hostess gift, or Secret Santa option? L’Occitane has got you covered. These fun little ornament-shaped sets come loaded with three treats each, for a crazy bargain price of just $15 a pop. Available in zesty Verbena and soothing Shea, these online-only gifts are great to have on hand for any last-minute gifting needs!


L’Occitane Almond Collection – $78
If pressed to choose, I’d have to say L’Occitane’s Almond scent is probably my favourite of the bunch. It’s not just for aroma either my friends – almond oil has known restorative, nutritive properties for your skin, and all products in the Almond line are infused with it as a result. This sweet value gift set comes with five amazing products to keep your skin looking radiant all winter long, from the shower to the snow. As a special bonus, $10 from your purchase (of this and other collection gift sets) will go to support Dress for Success®, a nonprofit organization which helps hundreds of thousands of women achieve their professional goals.


Lavender + Verbena Hand Wash Sets – $46 each
This is a great gift for the chef, or for the whole family to enjoy. Perch your choice of hand soap and soothing lotion by the sink for on the fly hand washing. If your hands get dry from all that chopping, drafty ovens, or simply scrubbing between courses, slather on some lotion for instant smoothness. Available in relaxing lavender (great to calm you down before your epic family feast) and invigorating verbena.


Best of Grooming Gift Set – $80
You definitely don’t have to leave out the guys when you’re doing your holiday shopping at L’Occitane. With tons of unisex and guy-specific gift ideas to choose from, there’s a perfect way to pamper every guy in your life. I loved the look of this all-in-one kit, featuring essentials he’ll actually use (like deodorant and shower gel) in a scent he’ll totally love (masculine Cade, distilled from actual wood). This fun four-piece package is a great go-to gift for any man, especially when he’s holding back on specific ideas.


Hand Cream Bouquet – $60
It wouldn’t be a L’Occitane post without highlighting their incredible (and incredibly beloved) hand creams. For the lady in your life with eternally dry hands – or for the family to split up amongst themselves – may I recommend this collection of six lotions in some of the brand’s most popular scents? With plenty to choose from, including fresh Cherry Blossom, zippy Lime, and sugary sweet Vanilla, this is a collection you’ll get miles of use of well beyond this winter.


Tis the season for spreading good cheer – and great gift ideas and giveaways! L’Occitane has teamed up with me to give away two of their new bespoke fragrances – Arlesienne and L’Homme Cologne Cedrat. Want to win them? Here’s how to enter:

1) Heads up: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. Then leave a comment by December 14, 2016 with your favourite gift idea from the L’Occitane website, plus who you’d give it to!

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 15, 2016 to select the winner, 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 to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Follow L’Occitane on Instagram and either Regram one of their photos, or share a photo of your favourite gift idea from their site onto your own Instagram! Don’t forget to tag L’Occitane in your post, and link back to it in a separate comment below.

142 Responses to “Right as Reins”
  1. Donnas says:

    I love the Shea Butter hand cream, I have a purse-size tube with me.


  2. Jared says:

    The hand cream bouquet would be the choice for my wife

  3. Joan G. says:

    I like the Arlesienne + the L’Homme Cologne Cedrat EDT for me and my husband.

  4. DebP says:

    I like L*Occitane products. Immortelle Precious is something that would make a nice gift. Lovely stuff.

  5. AnnieP says:

    I love all of the L’Occitane products that I have tried. My favourite gift idea from the L’Occitane website is the Verbena Collection. My mum loves the scent and it would be a great gift for her. http://ca.loccitane.com/verbena-collection,19,1,78614,966860.htm#s=41553

  6. aketch says:

    I love the Hand Creme Bouquet and would give it as hostess gifts and stocking stuffers.

  7. redlizzy1 says:

    I love the L’Occitane products and one of my favourites is the Almond Milk Concentrate. Your skin feels and looks amazing after using. I happily subscribe and would love to try their fragrances. I would gift this to my sister or myself. 😉

  8. Susan says:

    I love the immortel divine line. I would give it my sister.

  9. Heather Swanson says:

    I’d give the handcream set to my mom.

  10. corkrose says:

    I love their Shear Butter Hand Cream – love receiving it & love giving it as a gift to friends as a K Kringle gift

  11. corkrose says:

    I meant shea! (sorry no coffee yet.

  12. Marlene J says:

    Joyeuses Fêtes Voyage Set for my mom

  13. Lavender hand wash set for my sisters in law

  14. sophie lapierre says:

    I would definitely choose the ”http://ca.loccitane.com/almond-collection,19,1,78614,966836.htm#s=41553 ”, I love this product so bad and this scent is just too much really, Really !!! I love it !!! But that whole package is just too amazing ! Another great treat from yours, like I’ve said, you’re the best ! Thank you for this giveaway ! Fingers crossed !!

    • sophie lapierre says:

      Oh yeah I forgot, I would offered it to me because I’ve had a rough years and I worth it. We are only 3 people close for christmas in my family , there’s my daughter, my aunt and me so that’s why I can say I can keep it for me, I don’t have too much presents too make.

  15. Malti Chaitan-Mohan says:


    I would totally give this to my hubby….he’s always going on about needing new colognes…..

  16. Chanel says:

    My favorite gift idea is the Shea Vanilla Bouquet Hugs & Kisses, which sounds delicious and is also within budget! I would gift this to my mom

  17. Karen Daniel says:

    I would definitely choose the ”http://ca.loccitane.com/almond-collection,19,1,78614,966836.htm#s=41553

  18. Dominic cloutier says:

    This is one of the best yet IMO/ would love to win the grooming set or the men’s fragrance

  19. Chantal says:

    My favorite gift idea from the loccitane website is the Almond Collection. http://ca.loccitane.com/almond-collection,19,1,78614,966836.htm I would give this to my daughter as she would really enjoy this.

  20. Dreena says:

    I love their products! Here is a little gift perfect for my friend: http://ca.loccitane.com/rose-hugs-kisses,19,1,78614,967499.htm

  21. Mary Pate says:

    Any of these would make a special gift, or simply spoil myself! For this season the hand washes get my attention.


  22. Maria G says:

    I would give the L’Occitane Almond Collection to my daughter.

  23. louise says:

    Im a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. Shea Hugs & Kisses I would love to try http://ca.loccitane.com/rose-hugs-kisses,19,1,78614,967499.htm

  24. KellyPC says:

    I’d gift the Cade Star Gift to my fuzzy hubby! http://ca.loccitane.com/cade-star-gift,19,1,78614,968441.htm#s=1369

  25. Jess B says:

    I would give the hand creme bouquet to my daughter in law. I love these products!

  26. Sherry K says:

    Citrus Verbena Hand Cream Gel would be a perfect gift for my daughter. She loves the feel and the scent.

  27. Anna C. says:

    I love the scents of the hand creams especially the citrus and vetiver. I also like the Peony eau de cologne.

  28. Jessica eapen says:

    I’d love to give the L’Occitane Almond Collection to my mother!

  29. becky says:

    The hand cream set looks lovely, i could share them amongst my family

  30. I love the Advent Calendar. Would give it to my niece.

  31. diane says:

    Like the Shea Ultra Rich Body Cream and I’d give it to my daughter.

  32. Lori O says:

    I like the Advent Calendar. Products to share and gift.

  33. Aimee says:

    Id buy the handcreme bouquet for my mom. I am a subscriber.

  34. doreen lamoureux says:

    I subscribe by email. I love the Aromachologie Repairing Shampoo 300ml and I know that my future daughter in laws would love this.
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  35. The two that are at a tie for me is the L’Occitane Almond Collection and the L’Occitane Grooming Set for men.

  36. tess rosario says:

    Lavender + Verbena Hand Wash Sets are my favourite! and ive give it to my mom!

  37. cookie3 says:

    I like the almond collection gift set & I’d give it to my mom in law

  38. Cathy C says:

    The divine collection would be great as a gift. http://ca.loccitane.com/divine-collection,19,1,78614,966898.htm

  39. Vivian Dionne says:

    My favourite gift idea is the Shea Festive Bauble. I would give this to my co-workers.

  40. mcmc says:

    I would give the L’Occitane Almond Collection to my daughter in law.

  41. Susan J. says:

    Hand cream bouquet

  42. intensev5 says:

    I really would love the Immortelle Divine Eyes 15ml. I would give it to myself – I also deserve a treat!!

  43. Maritess Schrauwen says:

    I would give my mother-in-law the hand cream collection. It is her favourite hand cream and she just adores the way they make her hands feel especially during the dry, winter season.

  44. CLC says:

    This is the product I would choose and I’d give it to my mom.


  45. Tainan Lu says:

    My favourite gift idea is Peony Star Gift. I’d love to give it to my mom

  46. Renee Lacasse says:

    The divine collection would be great as a gif

  47. My favourite gift idea from the L’Occitane website is the Deluxe Divine Gift set. I would give it to my mom.

  48. Victoria Ess says:

    I love the Hand Cream Bouquet!!

  49. Erin McSweeney says:

    my favourite idea is the http://ca.loccitane.com/holiday-hand-cream-trio,19,1,78614,969159.htm#s=41553…i would give it to my sister in law

  50. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. My favourite gift idea from the L’Occitane website would be their Holiday Hand Cream Trio http://ca.loccitane.com/holiday-hand-cream-trio,19,1,78614,969159.htm and I would give it to my kind coworker/friend. Thanks

  51. Alison K says:

    Bonus @loccitane Entry: Follow L’Occitane on Instagram and regrammed https://www.instagram.com/p/BNkQ1a6DYIT/

  52. Solomon Choi says:

    Love those hand creams

  53. Lynn M says:

    My favorite gift collection would be the Best of L’Occitane collection. I am sure my mother would love it and hopefully she would share it with me. http://ca.loccitane.com/best-of-l'occitane-collection,19,1,78614,967360.htm

  54. Lucretia Flemming says:

    Lavender + Verbena Hand Wash Sets – to BFF

  55. Vanessa L. says:

    I love the Shea Butter collection. I would love to gift the set of it to my mom!

  56. Julie P says:


    These 3 handcreams would make a really nice kit for my employer.

  57. darlene boyle says:

    hand cream

  58. My favorite idea is the Shea Ultra Rich Body Cream and I’d gift it to my mom.

  59. dravenremick says:

    The Shea Butter Hand Cream looks great!

  60. dravenremick says:

    Instagram L’Occitane share: https://www.instagram.com/p/BNlEAkkjs9U/

  61. Grace says:

    I love the almond shower oil so I’d definitely pick the Almond Collection and gift it to my boyfriend (so I could borrow it!)

  62. alexa says:

    love trying perfumes

  63. I love the hand cream bouquet and it would be a lovely gift for my mum!

  64. crystal porter says:

    I think the Aromachologie Rebalancing Massage Cream would make a great gift.

  65. Theresa C. says:

    I love the L’OCCITANE Advent Calendar 2016! I’d gift it to my best friend, because she really needs some pampering 😉

  66. Toks W says:

    my favourite gift idea is the shea butter set http://ca.loccitane.com/shea-butter-collection,19,1,78614,966459.htm#s=1334 and it would go to my mom

  67. Danielle says:

    The ‘Best of Shea Jumbo Set’ would be a wonderful gift! http://ca.loccitane.com/best-of-shea-jumbo-set,19,1,78614,966955.htm#s=1334

  68. Erin Lewis says:

    I would gift the Best of Grooming Kit to my husband!

  69. Mary Warner says:

    The Best of Grooming Set for my husband

  70. queendar says:

    i would get the hand cream bouquet for a friend at work who always complains about having dry skin!

  71. Rachael Bhardwaj says:


  72. brandon forsyth says:

    I love the best of grooming gift set and would give it to my dad

  73. linnett says:

    Like the Hand Cream Bouquet, would give this to my favorite Aunt, thanks

  74. DARYL MOAD says:

    Dazzling to behold!

  75. lisa brideau says:

    The Arlésienne Voyage Set – I’m a sucker for travel size versions of products

  76. Maddy Fletcher says:

    The hand cream bouquet would be a wonderful present

  77. I’m a subscriber and I love the Best of Grooming gift for my man! http://ca.loccitane.com/best-of-grooming-gift,19,1,78614,966994.htm#s=41554

  78. Denae Boucher says:

    I’d give the Arlésienne – Hugs & Kisses to my bff.

  79. Shelley Nelson says:

    I would love to give the cherry blossom collection to my sister in law since she would love that scent http://ca.loccitane.com/cherry-blossom-collection,19,1,78614,966879.htm and for my niece I would get her the variety type pack http://ca.loccitane.com/best-of-l'occitane-collection,19,1,78614,967360.htm best of l’occitane collection

  80. Brenda Penton says:

    My favourite gift idea is the Hand Cream Bouquet http://ca.loccitane.com/hand-cream-bouquet,19,1,78614,967906.htm
    I would gift it to my mother in law

  81. ginette4 says:

    My favourite gift idea for my daughter would be the almond collection

  82. Cassandra Kazlovskis says:

    The Hand Wash Sets look great, could be given to anyone; would gift to my brother.a

  83. Jasen H says:

    I like the Cherry Blossom Collection, I’d give it to my pal Char.

  84. Burcu says:

    I’d give Almond collection to my mom

  85. Kelly says:

    I would love the L’Occitane Almond Collection for my sister who is the best!

  86. bkick1 says:

    I would give the Cherry Blossom Collection to my daughter-in-law. She deserves some pampering.

  87. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d go for the hand cream bouquet and I’d definitely keep it for myself.

  88. Wanda Bee says:

    I am a subscriber. My favourite is the Lavender Perfumed Sachet 35g at ca.loccitane.com/lavender-perfumed-sachet,19,1,1394,27694.htm#s=959

  89. My favourite is the almond collection and I would give it to my mom

  90. Samantha S says:

    My favourite gift idea would have to be the Roses et Reines Beautifying Body Milk (http://ca.loccitane.com/roses-et-reines-beautifying-body-milk,19,1,1397,599630.htm#s=41553) for my little sister. She loves scented items like that and her skin gets pretty dry in the wintertime

  91. Thea says:

    The perfect gift for my mom would be the L’Occitane Almond Collection

  92. Linda says:

    I would give the Holiday Hand Cream Trio to my sister – http://ca.loccitane.com/holiday-hand-cream-trio,19,1,78614,969159.htm

  93. The hand cream bouquet looks awesome for my mom!

  94. MarionG says:

    I love the Cherry Blossom Collection. That fragrance is awesome. I bought the Advent Calendar and it had a sample in it. http://ca.loccitane.com/cherry-blossom-collection,19,1,78614,966879.htm#s=6037
    Cheers and Happy Holidays

  95. MarionG says:

    Forgot to add that I would give it to me as it has everything in it I want. Cheers. Please combine.

  96. krysta mukai says:

    Hand cream bouquet to my sister!

  97. I like the shea butter hand cream

  98. Angela Mitchell says:

    I’d love to get the Shea Butter collection for my husband.

  99. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    L’OCCITANE Advent Calendar 2016 would be for my daughter if it was available. Sadly, it is sold out.

  100. edmontonjb says:

    I would give the hand cream bouquet to my sister


  101. Holly says:

    The Shea Festive Baubles would be great for my lady friends!

  102. michelle says:

    I would give the Pivoine Flora Hand Cream to my sister

  103. Janet P. says:

    I love the Lavender Voyage set and I would give it to my friend Darlene who loves to travel http://ca.loccitane.com/lavender-voyage-set,19,1,78614,968358.htm

  104. Toby says:

    CHERRY BLOSSOM COLLECTION for my sis! I know she loves that line and to have all these products I know she’d be in her glory!

  105. Tamara Attanasio says:

    I like the Hand Cream Bouquet – I think my mom would like it.

  106. david says:

    The advent calendar for my daughter

  107. I’d gift the Almond Collection box to my Mom!

  108. katydidit21 says:

    I’d give the Best of L’Occitane Collection to my Mom.

  109. Lisa S says:

    I would gift the Almond Collection to myself… heehee…. http://ca.loccitane.com/almond-collection,19,1,78614,966836.htm#s=41553

  110. I’m slightly obsessed with hand creams at the moment, so I’d say the Hand Cream Bouquet is most appealing to me.

  111. veronica mallozzi says:

    hand cream bouquet .. for my stepmother – just because 🙂

  112. Judy says:

    With my dry hands during the winter the Hand Cream Bouquet would be helpful.

  113. Sara MacDonald says:

    The Almond Oil shower oil – sounds great for the long dry Canadian winters!

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