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Beautiful treats for all budgets …
We’re finding joy at L’Occitane this season. For beautiful gift ideas for everyone, you’ll find all the answers at L’Occitane. Here are our top picks of the most perfect presents – plus details of how readers of THE GLOSS can get a FREE gift from L’Occitane this winter …
THE BEAUTY OF ADVENT
First, let’s look at the build-up to Christmas. Who wouldn’t be tempted by these advent calendars, which are both beautiful and useful? There are three this year, from the beautifully illustrated Advent Calendar (€72) to the Resuable Advent Calendar (€195, with contents worth over €262), and each of them will keep you going with your favourite shampoos, soaps, shower oils and hand creams throughout 2024. There are a whole host of gift sets under €50, too, as well as luxurious gifts featuring L’Occitane’s star skincare.
For small but surprisingly good treats for the season, whether for your tree or table, for stocking-fillers, choose from the range of Crackers & Baubles, starting from just €12. You’ll find everything from special men’s crackers (€14.50) complete with shaving cream and soap, to a set of four festive crackers (€26.50) to bring some Provencal panache to your dining table this festive season. Baubles (€14.50) come complete with three travel-sized products each, in all your favourite scents – Shea, Verbena, Cherry Blossom, Almond and Cade.
Here are seven of our favourite present ideas, to suit everyone on your list:
For the beauty addict: The Best of L’Occitane (€79, worth €94). Who doesn’t love a “best of” compilation? Even the hardest to choose for will love a gift box filled with special treats such as Verbena eau de toilette and Almond Milk Concentrate.
For a ray of sunshine: Verbena Gift Set (€79). With eau de toilette, Cooling Hand Cream and eau de toilette all in the uplifting verbena scent, with hints of lemon and geranium, this gift box captures sunny days in Provence.
For the luxury lover: Almond Bodycare Gift Set (€60). We’ve all got our favourites, and so many of us are almond addicts. This bodycare gift set features the almond soap and Delicious Hands cream plus the iconic Milk Concentrate and Shower Oil, all in an elegant gift box.
For the fragrance connoisseur: Herbae par L’Occitane L’Eau eau de toilette (€62) is a fresh and luminous light floral with notes of white clover, green citrus and jasmine absolute.
Try also Melilot Sweet Clover (€72), one of three beautiful new Unforgettable Flowers scents created by L’Occitane’s perfumers in collaboration with their flower producers, which features surprising, chic notes of galbanum and frozen pear, plus sweet clover extract sourced from Provence and hazel tree leaf.
For him: L’Occitan eau de toilette (€59) is a classic woody French fragrance with lavender, black pepper and warm tonka bean.
For the skincare aficionado: L’Occitane’s Immortelle Divine range is legendary among those who want skincare that’s beautiful to use and also effective. Choose from two divine gift sets, from €110, featuring the powerful antioxidant organic immortelle oil. Add in a gua sha tool (€32) for facial massage.
Something small but mighty: Just because a gift is small, doesn’t mean it’s not madly useful. The Magic Key tube squeezer is just €8, but it’s probably the most useful gift you can give – this clever accessory means you’ll never waste that last bit of toothpaste or face cream again.
This year, L’Occitane gained B.Corp certification, meaning it is proven to abide by best practises when it comes to the environment, and this ethos covers every aspect of the business. A gift from L’Occitane is a sustainable choice, from the sustainably sourced ingredients from supported producers, to the packaging; there’s as little waste as possible. The baubles, for example, are in recyclable packaging with even the ribbons being made from a natural, biodegradable form of wood pulp.
NOW GET YOUR FREE GIFT …
All readers of THE GLOSS will receive a FREE Mini Hand Cream Discovery Collection when you spend €25 in store and online from now until Christmas Day by using the code TGGIFT. A trio of mini hand treatments, from shea butter hand cream to almond-scented balm, in a neat fabric bag, this extra gift is perfect for anyone and everyone this winter, from your teacher to your friend or even as table settings. For details of how to get your hands on your own bag of treats, see below.
1 The FREE Christmas Gift is valid from November 7 to December 25, 2023, when you spend €25 or more in store and online at ie.loccitane.com. 2 TGGIFT must be verbally spoken to redeem your offers in store, or offer code TGGIFT must be added to basket when checking out online. 3 Offer is for one transaction per customer only. 4 This offer excludes outlets, all department, airport stores and any other independent L’Occitane stockists. 5 Offer subject to availability. 6 L’Occitane reserves the right to substitute this gift. 7 Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, cannot be exchanged for cash and no alternative product can be chosen. 8 Valid in Republic of Ireland.