Luxury For Less: Gorgeous L’Occitane Gifts Under €30

Find our picks for stocking fillers, small gifts and delightful little extras this Christmas from L’OCCITANE

We were in L’Occitane‘s Wicklow Street store the other night, admiring this year’s brightly coloured special edition Christmas packaging, designed by French fashion house Castelbajac. The great thing about L’Occitane is the range of affordable gifts on offer, from hand cream to mini shower oils (which are brilliant for taking travelling throughout the year).

Our picks for stocking fillers, small gifts and delightful little extras include brightly coloured baubles to hang on the tree, each a tin containing a trio of minis. The mains and lèvres Hugs & Kisses duo (€16) which features hand cream and lip balm in the Castelbajac packaging, available in shea butter and rose. And we also love the scented hand soap trio.

There are Christmas crackers for €10 each – we’d go for the lavender one containing Relaxing Pillow Mist and Hand Cream. And the classic shea butter hand cream comes in a whipped version this year, in a limited edition Delightful Tea fragrance (€24); this is an essential tube for winter, rich in shea butter yet light and properly moisturising for weather-worn hands.

The other great gift costs just €10: the Solidarity Candle is sold to support UNICEF, with an aim to help 1.7 million children fight against preventable childhood blindness by 2019. 100 per cent of profits* from one candle is equal to one year’s supply of vitamin A for five children. It puts a whole new light on the idea of giving.

*This claim is calculated based on the average total cost, including delivery, to provide vitamin A supplements for one child in South Asia or sub-Saharan Africa for one year. The price of vitamin A supplements may vary, depending on country-specific operations. Vitamin A is essential for the immune system. UNICEF does not endorse any brand, product or service.

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