Last Minute Christmas Gifts with L’occitane

img_20161214_015421Hope this post will be helpful for those like me (not proud) always spend lots of time hanging around ended up buying more and more “personal” gifts and still have lots to buy for the others at the very last minute! From my experience, at the last minute, many people might end up buying something seriously not suitable or unfortunately useless. I have got and maybe given lots of that in the past. 😛

Here in this post, I am using one of the brands I always use, L’occitane, to made a list of things that I believe will be suitable for everyone and the receivers will sure make good use of them. They are not listed in order but all happy gifts for everyone!

Verveine Shower Gel (Verbena) 

I love everything from this range, the smell is amazing. The fresh citrus kind of scent really uplifting a dull winter morning or refreshing the mood after a full day out and they are unisex! I am listing shower gel here as an example even though I personally think lotion and shower gel will go beautifully as a set but to pick just one, go for shower gel. You can’t go wrong with it. Everyone needs it. 🙂

img_20161216_093611Verveine Shower Gel / Almond Shower Oil

Almond Shower Oil 

L’occitane is famous in their scents and this almond scent is one of my favourite. I love that it smells almond but it doesn’t smell like foods. I personally feel kind of weird when the products I use smell like foods I eat… not exactly a big fan about that. On top of the good scent, this oil is perfect for dry skin or drier skin in the winter. My idea gifts should be something you can make use of them right after you receive them- a product that suitable for the season is definitely a winner!

img_20161215_081415Verveine Shower Gel / Almond Shower Oil / Relaxing Pillow Mist

Relaxing Pillow Mist 

I am actually new to this kind of products thanks to L’Occitane that I tried and I love it! I sleep like a baby in this scent. Again, I need to mention about the scent, it is lavender-ish kind of scent. I am very picky about the scents, lavender is an idea scent for relaxation but sometimes can be too sharp to me but this scent is a mix of bergamot, mandarin and etc. I am a fan of bergamot. It is fruity but not too sweet at all which smoothing down the sharpness of the lavender but doesn’t turn the whole scent to completely sweet fruity. For someone who have never tried this kind of products, you really can give a go and it feels luxurious too to spray before sleep. 😛 It can be an interesting idea as a gift to share something new and useful.

c0Relaxing Pillow Mist / Shea Butter Hand Cream (Baby size)

Shea Butter Hand Cream

This is seriously my all time favourite hand cream. Ever since I discovered it while studying in Paris years ago, the baby version of it has been in my bag wherever I go. It is really moisturising but not greasy at all and I adore the gentle scent. I personally don’t like hand cream smell like perfume and this one gives you just enough of scent and freshness. It might not be on the cheaper side of hand cream in the market (which makes it an idea gift) but you should definitely try it even for personal use. On top of that, I find the design of packaging very tasteful. For my friends and family who happen to read this post now, just give me this if you haven’t bought me anything yet. 😀

Shea Butter Hand Cream comes in two sizes, if you are giving gifts for huge amount of people like company gifts etc, baby version is definitely a very cute idea. For the big size version either as a gift or for yourself, I suggest to add a “Magic Key” as a set. It is SO cute that I bought one for myself too! And again, it isn’t cheap for hand cream, it will be a good idea to make use of the last bit of the cream in the tube.

c01Shea Butter Hand Cream in two sizesc05Baby size Shea Butter Hand Cream- My everyday EssentialC03.jpgMagic Key  / Shea Butter Hand Cream in two sizesimg_20161215_081338I am in love with this Magic Key20161214-1020770413

Voila, I am very happy to have received these products from L’Occitane which I use daily and think they will make great Christmas gifts. Please share your idea gifts in the comments. x



  1. Debbie
    December 18, 2016 / 6:00 pm

    I just bought a Shea Butter hand cream and the matching magic key for myself 😁 it’s too cute I need to have it!

    • December 18, 2016 / 6:01 pm

      Haha that’s what happened to me too 😜

  2. December 19, 2016 / 7:01 am

    your photos are amazing. the pillow mist sounds interesting.

    • December 19, 2016 / 7:05 am

      thank you ! it is actually. I am kinda addicted at the moment 😛

  3. December 30, 2016 / 12:41 am

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