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Beauty for Home & Body • Perfect Gift Ideas Anytime*

By Kellilash @Kellilash
Beauty for Home & Body • Perfect Gift Ideas Anytime*
Finding gift inspiration in general and not just at Christmas time can be a challenge as years go by so fast and it gets tougher and tougher. I could recommend products until the cows come home quite frankly (just check this blog and my Instagram) so this time I wanted to be introduced to brands/products I wasn't so familiar with so that I could share some new ideas from newer brands as well some known ones too. Ideas help so whatever gift you need, these products may be a solution. I have been testing them behind the scenes so all that you read about has made the 'kellilash' cut!

As it is indeed nearly Christmas, the hardest presents to buy are always the little somethings because they can end up costing you a fortune so here are a few 'smaller gifts' that still pack a punch and are in my opinion, well worth the buy! Whether it's for a friend, a teacher present, a dog sitter present, a thank you gift, a birthday or just for yourself ... L'Occitance have some great ideas to start us off with ... 

Beauty for Home & Body • Perfect Gift Ideas Anytime*

Gift Guide - L'Occitane Gift Sets, Baubles, 

SMALLER GIFTS IDEAS

Beauty for Home & Body • Perfect Gift Ideas Anytime*

Gift Guide - L'Occitane Gift Sets, Baubles, 

• L'OCCITANE Star Festive Baubles, £12 each (here!)A gorgeous smaller gift or stocking filler that is literally the cutest thing ever. The hanging star shaped tin houses 3 miniatures from their most popular collections. You have Sparkling Verbena with lemon and grapefruit as well as L'Occitane's famous Shea Butter. Each set contains a 25g Soap, 30ml Body Lotion and 10ml Hand Cream. All products are some of the brands best sellers and they really do make such great travel/handbags items. The tin alone is useful and great for using as storage afterwards. For the price, you really can't get much better than this. Highly recommend!! 

Beauty for Home & Body • Perfect Gift Ideas Anytime*

Gift Guide - L'Occitane Gift Sets, Baubles, 

• L'OCCITANE Festive Ball Baubles, £12 each (here!)You also have the choice of the round bauble too! You can choose from the stunning Amande and Cherry Blossom ranges. Each ball contains a 35ml Shower Gel/Oil, 35ml Body Lotion and 10ml Hand Cream. The Amande is my personal favourite and all time favorite L'Occitane range in general so this would be my top pick. If you have never tried the Amande Shower Oil, please do, then thank me later! 

Beauty for Home & Body • Perfect Gift Ideas Anytime*

Gift Guide - L'Occitane Gift Sets, Baubles, 

Beauty for Home & Body • Perfect Gift Ideas Anytime*

Gift Guide - L'Occitane Gift Sets, Baubles, 

Another small idea is ✨CRACKERS! A perfect table decoration, stocking filler or little treat for yourself (why not!) .... 

Beauty for Home & Body • Perfect Gift Ideas Anytime*

Gift Guide - Beautitude Crackers

Beauty for Home & Body • Perfect Gift Ideas Anytime*

Gift Guide - Beautitude Crackers

• BEAUTITIDE Joy Bath Oil Cracker, £10 (here!)
A beauty brand that I featured last year as I think they are wonderful. Lets face it, Luxury Crackers can be a rip off but not when they contain quality products such as this gorgeous Joy Bath Oil which is a nice, unique idea too. Joy is designed to uplift and cheer when you just need a simple lift. It uses a blend of Orange, Mandarin, Petitgrain, Grapefruit and Bergamot to stop you flagging on a busy day. All the oils are 100% natural, non greasy and shall have you wanting a full size. I had the Patience bath oil last year coming from someone who really isn't a 'bather' (I am a shower fan) and this is one product that gets me in that tub. If you are looking for a luxury table gift or little fun yet 'worth the money gift' then this is perfect.

Beauty for Home & Body • Perfect Gift Ideas Anytime*

Gift Guide - Caudalie Crackers

• CAUDALIE Vinosource Skincare Cracker €6.90/£10 (here!)
If you want to mix up the cracker selection then add in some skincare as it doesn't get any more ideal than this one from Caudalie. It is the time of year where we all need extra hydration and this cracker contains a highly moisturising trio; Vinosource Serum 10ml, Moisturising Sorbet 15ml and a Cleansing Water 30ml. This is a range I have spoken about and highly recommend previously as this really helped my skin during the summer months, so a great one for all year round. This makes the perfect starter kit at a bargain price! Get them whilst you can.
FULL SIZE SETS FOR THE BODY✨ 

Beauty for Home & Body • Perfect Gift Ideas Anytime*

Gift Guide - Caudalie Vine Body Butter Set

Beauty for Home & Body • Perfect Gift Ideas Anytime*

Gift Guide - Caudalie Vine Body Butter Set

• CAUDALIE Luxury Vine Body Butter Set, €23/£22 (here!)I fell in love and raved about Caudalie Gift Sets last year as I think that when it comes to creating a set, Caudalie always deliver and offer nothing but a great deal on luxury skincare. Their bodycare is everything; luxurious, indulgent, nourishing, affordable and grown up. They use no gimmicks as they don't need to, hence they always come to my mind for when I need a gift idea. This beautifully packaged Vine Body Butter set includes a full sized 225ml Body Butter and a FREE 75ml Hand and Nail cream! I am currently using the body oil in this range and the scent is out of this world. One of my personal favourite body sets I have seen this year and they look a lot more expensive than what they cost. I highly recommend trying this range for yourself if you haven't as it shall work to really transform your skin.

Beauty for Home & Body • Perfect Gift Ideas Anytime*

Gift Guide - Korres Total Indulgence Set

Beauty for Home & Body • Perfect Gift Ideas Anytime*

Gift Guide - Korres Total Indulgence Set

• KORRES Total Indulgence Body Care Set, £20/€24 (here!)Another brand that I think have some great deals and are a superb brand are Korres. This 'Total Indulgence' Bergamot Pear and Guava Body Milk and Shower Gel Collection is fabulous. The set contains full sizes of the Bergamot Pear Shower Gel 250ml and Guava Body Milk 200ml as well as a mini 40ml Bergamot Body Milk 40ml and mini Guava Shower Gel. The products all use a blend of Shea Butter, Almond oils, Quince and an array go lovely ingredients all designed to nourish and hydrate the body. The Korres Guava line is my absolute favourite and so reminds me of being in my 20's because I was obsessed with it back then! The tropical scent is unlike anything else as it is so fresh and clean smelling. The set is worth it for the Guava alone, seriously. 

If you are looking for something 'super' luxurious and highly unique then .... 

Beauty for Home & Body • Perfect Gift Ideas Anytime*

Gift Guide - Vanderohe Skincare 

VANDEROHE A range that is designed to help your skin and mind set so when I was asked about trialling this range, I immediately jumped at the opportunity because for me this was highly  luxurious, new and very exciting. Yep, right up my street. 

Beauty for Home & Body • Perfect Gift Ideas Anytime*

Gift Guide - Vanderohe Skincare 

 VANDEROHE No1 Enhancing Body Serum, 100ml, £108, (here!)
This is not your average body moisturiser or oil, it is in a fact a Tonic that is designed to be used very sparingly just to add a little extra something to your body. Now who wouldn't like that! I mean, the reason I am adding this in is because it is so unique and special hence would make a stunning gift for someone who would really benefit from the results.The Body Serum is fast absorbing, rich in nutrients and acts a bit like fragrance as this tonic adapts to the warmth of your skin to give you your own individual scent. The blend of plant oils help to firm, tone and enhance skins appearance and helps to promote a calm feel to alleviate feelings of stress and anxiety. The packaging is just beautiful and I think this would make a really thoughtful gift if you want to splurge on someone needing a little help. 

Beauty for Home & Body • Perfect Gift Ideas Anytime*

Gift Guide - Vanderohe Skincare 

• VANDEROHE NO1 Nourishing Face Serum, 10ml,  £33 (here!)To pair with this stunning body tonic there is a facial serum. This is just as unique being made from cold pressed oils and enriched with 100% pure organic, harvested, steam distilled oils, each chosen for their unique skin healing properties and mood enhancing results. The results are balancing, anti-inflammatory, anti-ageing, moisture boosting, strengthening as well as helping to reduce scarring and redness. Sounds like a magic potion right? Once again, the scent works in harmony to help combat feelings of stress and anxiety which I feel would benefit a lot of us as we live in a stressful time today. This would definitely be a welcome gift for anyone. 

*NEW in* CANDLESTo go with giving the gift of calm and tranquility, candles always go hand in hand .... 

Beauty for Home & Body • Perfect Gift Ideas Anytime*

Gift Guide - Beautitide Christmas Candle

• BEAUTITIDE Festive Christmas Candle, £30 (here!)If you want an authentic festive smell in your home then look no further than this Beautitide Candle. It has been blended using the finest aromatherapy oils such as Lavender, Geranium, Mandarin, Orange, Cinnamon, Clove and Cardamon and it will transform your home into a festive little nest. Who doesn't love a Christmas Candle; they just make a perfect gift at this time of year. 

Beauty for Home & Body • Perfect Gift Ideas Anytime*

Gift Guide - Taylor Benfield Candles

• TAYLOR BENFIELD Luxury Scented Candles, £30 (here!)Taylor Benfield UK is a new brand that I have fallen massively in love with. When it comes to luxury candles we are spoilt with the likes of Diptique, Jo Malone, Byredo, Neom etc producing some of the most beautiful luxury candles and I love to find new brands to add to that favourites list.

Taylor Benfield candles are all hand poured and created in the UK, founded by Suzanne Taylor who is very passionate about travel so she created scents that can literally take you to another place in time. We all know the power of scent and the memories they can create so I welcomed them in with open arms! Their capsule collection consists of 6 candles designed to recapture holiday memories and explore the world we live in. I was kindly sent over two of the most popular scents and my word, they are truly STUNNING. I love the classic white and grey styling and all scents are available in either a matte white or matte grey version. Love that idea and concept as I know they shall match many homes. 

Beauty for Home & Body • Perfect Gift Ideas Anytime*

Gift Guide - Taylor Benfield Candles

SPICED NOIR CANDLE, White (here!)Head Notes – Pink Pepper, Cardamom, Thyme, FrankincenseHeart Notes – Clove, Patchouli, Lily, Plum, RaspberryBase Notes – Tobacco, Cedar wood, Guaiacwood.
Based on scents from Malaysia and Indonesia, the spicy, woody, musty notes are very sophisticated with an air of Paris, London and New York. The first thing I thought of when I smelt this one was Byredo's Black Saffron which happens to be one of my favourite fragrances so I instantly fell in love and is now quite possibly my favourite scented candle of all time without a doubt. 
CITRUS AND LEMONGRASS CANDLE, Grey (here!)Head Notes - Lemon, Lime, Orange & LemongrassHeart Notes - Eucalyptus, Bois de Rose Base Notes - Pine

This scent was inspired by the lemon groves in the Amalfi and Ligurian Coasts in Italy and having been there, and living here in the South of France, I can tell you it is just that. It also has a hustle and bustle of Bangkok and sunny shores and Thailand where Lemongrass is used a lot. This scent is fresh, citrus and very upliftingEverything down to the packaging just makes these beautiful candles true perfection.


Beauty for Home & Body • Perfect Gift Ideas Anytime*

Christmas Gift Ideas!

Anything caught your eye? Hope so! I really wanted to showcase a mix of brands, tried and tested by myself that I felt were unique, affordable, luxurious and yet very exciting. For me it has been a joy getting to discover new products that have become new favourites of mine too.
Stay tuned for the next installment with some 
Beauty/Make-up Gift Ideas to follow!
Beauty for Home & Body • Perfect Gift Ideas Anytime*


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