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By Yasmin Jorge

We’re down to the wire with the holidays – and the mad dash is on for thoughtful presents and stocking fillers. Here are some last-minute ideas that will make everyone feel special and smell yummy too. You’ll be angels, not Scrooges, when giving these goodies.

The Body Shop® offers an extensive range of ready-made and personalized treats sure to spread seasonal cheer and joy. Heck, we’re always happy getting products from this innovative, responsible retailer any time
of year!

The new Candied Ginger Collection warms and invigorates with a therapeutic combination of sweet and spicy notes, while the Spiced Vanilla Collection cocoons and pampers with an indulgent blend of aromatic spices and oriental flowers. The popular Cranberry Joy Collection bursts with a mix of festive, fruity sweetness. Collection items include body butters, body and hand lotions, soaps, shower gels, lip balms, candles, home fragrance oils, and more – all scrumptious and sure to spoil.

The Body Shop products are available in-store and online at

Yardley soaps are a pleasure to give and get. These indulgent, vintage-chic, oval bath bars are made with natural antioxidants and creamy moisturizing properties to soothe and soften the weariest Santas. They are available in six classic botanical fragrances including English Lavender, Oatmeal and Almond, Lemon Verbena, Aloe and Cucumber, Cocoa Butter, and Pomegranate Rose.

Yardley soaps are available at all major drugstores nationwide.

Twirl by Kate Spade is so joyous and crisp, we may wrap bottles and put them under our trees. Here’s a scent that will make you want to pick up that party dress and dancing shoes after exchanging gifts. Fragrance notes are pink watermelon mingled with blackberry and red currant, and enhanced with orange blossom, star jasmine, tiare flower and sweet magnolia. Twirl is finished with luminous musks and a touch of French macaron (straight from the patisserie, of course). Your partner will happily nibble on you, a modern day Holly Golightly – sexy, playful and ready to celebrate.

The Twirl Collection includes eau de parfum, body cream, body lotion, and shower gel. It is available at Sephora shops and online at

Happy holiday shopping, pretty elves. And stock these treasures for yourselves too.

Originally published December 2011
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