LUSH always has the most fabulous smelling, unique and charming gifts for the Holidays and the 2013 Holiday Collection is spectacular! I love going into the store: it’s a joy to experience the bright cheerful packaging, the yummy scents and the gleeful atmosphere–I feel like a kid in a candy store, wanting everything insight! I’ve picked out a few gift sets and favorite items to give you some gifting inspiration–men, women and children love LUSH and there’s something for every budget!
Jolly Hollydays ($49.95) – This jolly green and pink hatbox holds a gorgeous hand-picked collection of year-round best-sellers and returning seasonal favorites. It’s loaded with indulgent, luxurious skincare inventions like our worldwide best-selling Dream Cream body lotion to soothe and soften, our much-anticipated seasonal favorite Rose Jam shower gel, and refreshing Ocean Salt face and body scrub. Wash, exfoliate and moisturize that body to keep winter skin feeling soft and luscious all season. If you’re looking for smooth, soft, great smelling skin, you’ll find it here!
Here’s what hiding in the darling box!
Rose Jam Shower Gel – this is not your Grandma’s rose scent beauties! This rose absolute is an energizing mix of vanilla pod infusion, goji berry juice and nourishing argan oil, with a generous splash of Sicilian lemon oil! It will fill your bathroom with an amazing scent and will linger just a bit on your skin, but hurry, it is only around until Dec. 25th!
Dream Cream Body Lotion – this is LUSH’s best seller of all time. It’s perfect for those with sensitive skin because of the calming blend of oat milk, lavender and chamomile to care for irritations, reduce redness, and banish blotches. Olive oil and cocoa butter are perfectly suited and incredibly effective for dry or chapped skin, and especially gentle for even the most sensitive types.
Ocean Salt Scrub – love it, I’ve reordered it twice already since this review.
Buffy Body Butter – ground rice, almonds and beans act as exfoliants; the rough textures eliminate lumps and bumps and sloughs away dry skin cells to reveal brighter, fresher looking skin. Rinse off the exfoliating bits and pat yourself dry. There’s no need for body lotion after a Buffy slaying session, because the cocoa and shea butters keep your skin beautifully smooth, moisturized and soft to the touch. I’m anxious to try this!
Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter – soften your dry, cracked cuticles and nourish your nails; it’s our thickest, zestiest cream yet. In fact, it’s so good at softening, our customers have been using it on other rough body parts, like feet, elbows and knees too. Works great on my super dry cuticles and smells delish!
Snowcake Soap – This soft, creamy soap is made with soothing rose and benzoin resinoid (known for its sweet vanilla ice-cream essence) making it wonderfully soothing on dry, winter skin. The almond icing and marzipan fragrance is just what you need during the season of sweet indulgences – it smells good enough to eat! Lather up with Snowcake and you’ll see why it has become a LUSH Christmas cult classic. Absolutely heavenly!
Santa’s Workshop ($35.95) – Go behind the scenes this Christmas and take a trip to the North Pole! Inside Santa’s Workshop is Father Christmas himself (in Bath Bomb form) and his fellow fizzy friends Snowman, Cinders and Secret Santa for spectacular, skin-softening baths. We’ve also popped a bar of Red FUN in there so you can mold as many elves, toys and holiday decorations as you like. So what are you waiting for? Place one of these beneath your tree and let the bathtime fun begin! For the girl, or child that loves a nice, hot bath!
Snowman – Creamy vanilla and cocoa butter
Cinders – crackling vegan candies with stimulating cinnamon leaf oil. This spicy soak also has hydrating almond oil to keep your skin super soft and smooth. It smells like spiced apple cider and is so fun to hear the pops and crackles in the water!
Secret Santa – Modeled after the very first LUSH Shop in Poole, England, this limited edition holiday invention holds an exclusive new perfume called 29 High St! Drop the entire house into your tub or break it in half for two baths and revel in the cheerful orange water as notes of jasmine, lime, tonka and Sicilian lemon envelop your senses. Dedicated LUSHies will recognize the scent; we’ve captured the smell of an entire LUSH shop and put it into this beautifully perfumed bomb! Put a fork in me, I’m done!
Snowman Invasion ($12.95) – need a reasonable priced treat for someone special? How about the limited edition Snowman Invasion? The perfect gift for your bath-loving friends. Snowman Bath Bomb, with his bits of softening cocoa butter will moisturize dry winter skin and leave his delicate, soothing vanilla fragrance behind. Cinders’ popping candies and cinnamon leaf oil evoke the feeling of warming up by the fireside after a long day out in the cold. The ultimate comforting pair of Christmas treats for only $12.95–comes wrapped too!
Winter Garden ($37.95) – contains 5 of LUSH’s most luxe soaps and creams all in a pretty paper ornament. I’ve been wanting to try Ro’s Argan Conditioner and finally got the chance!
Rose Jam Shower Gel – see above
Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner – LUSH product inventor Rowena made this decadent, rose-scented shower ‘lotion’. She noticed how much she liked the sultry soft feeling hair conditioner gives her hair, so she thought how nice it would be if she could have the same feeling for the body too. With scoops of cocoa butter, cupuacu butter, almond oil and Argan oils, and the fragrant scent of fresh rose petals, this is the most luxurious body softener that ever was (if we don’t say so ourselves!). Before getting out of the shower, smooth on Ro’s, rinse, pat dry and revel in supremely soft, rose-scented skin! Follow directions and just pat dry and you won’t need lotion AT ALL, plus you’ll smell great all day long. This is my new favorite body cream/lotion–I need a vat of it! If it’s wrong of me to take 3 showers a day just because I want to use Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner, then I don’t want to be right!
Ultrabalm– made specifically for those tough to tame places like knees, elbows and feet. This all-purpose balm is made with plant waxes and nothing else. No petroleum jelly, no mineral oils – just natural goodness–there are only three naturally effective ingredients. Honestly, I prefer Lemony Flutter.
Snowcake Soap – see above
Tiny Hands Hand Lotion – if your hands get dry and cracked with harsh winter weather, you’ll want this handy. Creamy cocoa and shea butter, soothing argan oil and aloe vera improve your skin’s elasticity while smoothing and softening dry, cracked hands. The comforting scent of sweet vanilla and marigold will make you feel instantly better but for the ultimate remedy for sore palms, smooth the moisturizing bar across your hands after a day of working hard.
Sandy Santa ($9.99) – I tried this little guy for the first time last year and fell in love. This year he’s even better with the addition of coconut oil, murumuru and Shea butters so he leaves skin feeling oh-so-soft and moisturized. The orange, rose and sandalwood oils not only tone and soften, but also make up the most amazing scent! After getting to know Sandy Santa last year, when I went to reorder he had already gone back to the North Pole! This year, I ordered 5…count ’em… 5 Sandy’s so I don’t run out! Warning: this year’s price is $9.99 and I swear last year he was only 6 or 7 bucks, but I think Sandy is worth it! Hint: it works better if you break it into pieces.
Mr. Frosty ($23.95) – inside his organic cotton Knot-Wrap, you’ll find the brand new Bombardino Bath Bomb, which was inspired by an après ski cocktail and smells of lemon cheesecake, our best-selling crackling cinnamon Cinders Bath Bomb and the champagne-scented Golden Wonder Bath Bomb. Before heading out to your holiday soirees this winter, get the party started with Mr. Frosty!
Mrs. Frosty ($23.95) – She’s back again this year! Beneath her organic cotton Knot-Wrap, Mrs. Frosty is hiding three sweet treats for relaxing, luxurious baths this holiday season. You can sink beneath a mountain of blackcurrant bubbles with The Comforter bubble bar, slip off to dreamland after soaking in the lavender-infused waters of Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb or revel in the skin-softening cocoa butter and ylang ylang fizz of Butterball Bath Bomb. Speaking if Butterball–it is my all time favorite bath bomb!
For the girly girl with a sweet tooth on your list, LUSH had some sweet and sparkly goodies just for her!
I Want Candy ($14.95) – This duo of sugary treats is sure to sweeten up anyone’s day! Rock Star soap’s decadent vanilla-candy fragrance and creamy, moisturizing suds will have you singing in the shower. If you love that scent, you’ll recognize it in our limited edition Candy Mountain Bubble Bar which has a touch of whimsical luster for magically fragrant vanilla bubble baths. They come wrapped up in lovely candy-cane printed paper and tied it up with a candy-striped ribbon.
I wish we had smell-o-puter because these are all so fragrant! See anything you’d like to put on your list? Or something you want to give to someone special?