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Christmas | Celebrate togetherness with The Body Shop this festive season (AD)

This year, The Body Shop is celebrating togetherness, because the real magic of Christmas is made together, and after the year that was 2020, I think we all want to be together more than ever. Let’s spread some festive cheer with their new gifts for every beautiful body.

Whether it’s for that budding activist, beardy brother-in-law, marvellous mom or that real-life superhero who deserves to feel properly pampered, they have a gift for everyone on your list. I bought gifts for all of Jools’ teachers for The Body Shop this year, as well as a few other special people.

This line-up is all about spreading the love and sharing little acts of kindness. Illustrated with characters spending time in their cosy, colourful Brighton homes, where The Body Shop was founded.

Pop into your nearest The Body Shop store to handpick all the nature‑inspired goodies. This year, in keeping with The Body Shop’s ethos, all of the gifts are presented in beautifully designed, responsibly sourced paper gift boxes, bags and jute pouches.

Looking for some inspiration? Here are my top picks:

Almond Milk & Honey Small Giftset  (R395.00)
The Body Shop Small Gift Set Almond Milk & Honey is the perfect gift for that someone special. Enriched with almond milk and honey flavoured body treats, it comes with a shower cream body butter, soap, hand cream and a bath lily.

Almond Milk & Honey Beauty Bag (R220.00)
The Body Shop Soothing Almond Milk and Honey Gift Pouch pouch is a special treat for dry, sensitive skin. The pouch contains a refreshing shower cream, richly-textured body butter, and pocket-sized hand cream. Made with community fair trade organic almond milk, this nourishing trio is the perfect Christmas gift for yourself or someone special.

Glowing British Rose Big Gift Box (R610.00)
Smell as fresh as a bouquet of roses with the treats packed inside the Glowing British Rose Big Gift Box. The British Rose scent is my favourite from The Body Shop, and this set lets you try most of the range. Grab the body-buffing bath lily and lather up with the refreshing shower gel. Smooth on a generous dollop of the Body Butter. It’s richly-textured, non-greasy and melts into skin, leaving it feeling silky smooth and giving it a little glow. Spritz with the fragrantly floral eau de toilette. Give palms and pinkies a nourishing treat with the hydrating hand cream. Made with the essence of handpicked rose petals, this floral set is a bloomin’ lovely Christmas gift, and I have an eye on it for myself.

Festive Berry Duo (R160.00)
Scrub from head-to-toe with the Festive Berry Duo. Buff that beautiful body to silky-softness with the gently exfoliating scrub and bath lily. Moisturise with a creamy dollop of the moisturising Body Butter, massaging into the skin so it feels smoother, softer and nourished. This little box of juicy treats will leave you smelling seriously festive.

Warm Vanilla Duo (R160.00)
Get skin feeling soft and smelling seriously festive this Christmas with this Warm Vanilla Duo. Buff and nourish your body to its beautifully nourished best. Made with vanilla extract from Madagascar and Community Fair Trade handcrafted shea butter from Ghana, this box of treats is the perfect Christmas gift for serious vanilla fans

Winter Jasmine Duo (R160.00)
Scrub and smooth your whole body with this floral and fragrant Winter Jasmine Duo. Made with jasmine extract from India, this duo will leave you smelling seriously festive. These duos make a great thank you gift or stocking filler.

Christmassy Body Butter Trio (R220.00)
The most indulgent way to try all three Special Edition seasonal scents. A scoop of legendary Body Butter helps to lock in 48hrs of ultra-rich hydration. Keep skin merry with Festive Berry, enriched with cranberry seed oil from North America; Warm Vanilla, made with vanilla extract from Madagascar; and Winter Jasmine, infused with jasmine extract from India.

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