There are many reasons to love Lush, not least of all their immense creativity and sense of party fun for Christmas! For a brand that does not normally advocate packaging (because they are all trash really), they go all out when it comes to holiday gifting. So I cannot resist stopping by the store and showing you some of the awesome creations they have on the ready, simply pick one or more of these and you will be sure to be a hit with anyone lucky enough to be on your gifting list! I’ve always been intrigued by what’s really inside these… and there are indeed some new limited edition items just specially chosen for this jolly season, so let’s take a look!
Bath Bombs are almost synonymous with Lush, it is impossible to think of one without the other, and as is their tradition, there are several seasonal bath bombs to pick from.
It is impossible to photograph all of them, but some of my favourites are Dashing Santa and Butterbear. Star Dust is new, it leaves a twinkly trail in your bath scented with bergamot, vanilla and rosewood. You should also check the new Yog Nog Bath Bomb which contains cloves and bud oil to stimulate the senses, and organic shea butter to moisturise the skin!
Lush Bubble Bars are also very popular, in fact I sometimes have difficulty separating them from the Bath Bombs… of course once I drop it in the bath the bubbles reveal their true identity! Peeping Santa is super cute, and Magic Wand is one of my son’s favourites! This year, there is the Five Gold Rings, which is going to the top of my list as it allows me to dose the bubbles for a smaller or bigger tub (smaller for my son, bigger for me of course!), and keeps my boy from endless swishing of the Magic Wand until it is all gone (and his tub is exploding with bubbles!).
Oh, and I must mention the tubs of FUN in various colors! My 3-year old basically refers to them as “play-doh”, except after making all the mess he wishes to his heart’s content, I can just get it all off by putting him in the tub, and watch as he squeals in delight as the bubbles appear! Seriously the best thing to get your gal pals with little kids!
Lush soaps are always so mesmerising to me… how i wish I could own an entire hunk of Old Father Time! Or Snowcake! Maybe Baked Alaska! I can’t decide, seriously they all smell fantastic!
The Salt and Peppermint Bark is a new bar body scrub that contains Fair Trade organic cocoa and cupuaçu butter to soften the skin, and sea salt to buff you into a greek goddess. Peppermint Oil cools and invigorates, so you can be sure to be a perky party animal after this! There is also a cool tin box you can purchase separately to store and it doubles as a gift box too.
Never forget those puckers!! Santa’s Lip Scrub is back, and filled with tiny red hearts… how much cuter can it get? And of course, Santa Baby Lip Tint goes hand-in-hand to make sure those smooches are soft and delectable! Yay to stealing kisses under the mistletoe!
Of course, bar soaps are not always convenient, and if you are a shower gel gal like me, you will enjoy the seasonal Snow Fairy. It smells like candy floss, and it works on hair and body! For the gents, there is Lord of Misrule which smells of patchouli, peppercorn and black pepper; and organic wheatgerm oil provides a nourishing dose of Vitamin E for the skin.
There is plenty plenty more to choose from… From the 12 Days of Christmas advent, to the Great Balls of Bicarb (18-year old and above only!)… there are even revolving musical tins! Now if only I can stock all these in my bathrooms, I’ll be guaranteed a jolly happy mood all the way until Christmas, nay New Year!!
I hope this has given you a flavour of what Lush has to offer. Hurry on down to your nearest store or shop online, because I know from experience the best gifts sell out quickly!
In the spirit of full disclosure, I was provided with a small selection of products (which you will be able to view on my Instagram) for my consideration. This is not a full product review as it is rather impossible to put all of them to work on my body right away, but I am a fan of Lush for holiday gifting, and took the time to pop into a store to photograph these for you. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have on the products as well as my disclosure policy!