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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.