Fantastic Gifts

I’ve already told you about some gift sets that are on my personal must-have list, but there’s still more Christmas stuff coming out all the time, some of which has caught my eye and I’m going to share with you.

First, lets talk Zoya: one of the best quality nail polish brands out there, better than OPI, sold for $6 a bottle, and free of the most harmful of chemicals. They’ve come out with these cute gift sets containing a nail polish and matching lipgloss, that are perfect for secret santas or as stocking stuffers, because each perfect box comes for just $8.

My favourites are Sugar Plum Party (below) and Enchanted Evening (above).

If you’re looking for gifts, you must must go into the Body Shop because every year they top my list of places to find good Christmas gifts. Seriously, is there anyone who doesn’t like the Vanilla Spice collection? So yummy. For the friend who doesn’t like strongly scented body creams pick up a body wash or body polish instead. They’re are scented but not overly so, and the scent isn’t a terribly lasting or annoying one.

For the girl who likes to go out on the town and loves to shimmer and sparkle, get her either the Vanilla Spice Shimmer lotion (so shimmery!) or the Cranberry Body Shimmer which is compact and perfect for travel.   It’s also less shimmery than the Shimmer Lotions and the accompanying pouf lets you apply only as much shimmer as you need.

The Warm Amber range is perfect for the friend who likes a spicier vanilla, and the Warm Amber bath oil is fantastic. Again, it doesn’t smell too strong and is even perfect in the shower where it turns into a creamy light lotion upon hitting wet skin. So perfect for the winter.

Of course, sometimes you can’t get something so personal, and personally I think that candles are the most underrated gift item out there. I mean, sure, they don’t make terribly creative gifts but they almost always get used either as decoration or as home fragrance products, so they go on the list of good gifts to give. The Body Shop’s gifts are both luxurious and reasonably priced and you could find something great for as little as $10.

My next gift is especially great for Moms and Grandmas; it’s the Cake You Deserve This Gift Set which features their lovely hand and foot creams! It’s the cutest gift and one that will surely get used by whoever you give it to.

I’m sure that teachers and bosses would especially adore this and you can grab it for $29 from the Cake Website or Sephora.

Finally, lets talk about something a little more luxurious: the Ojon Tawaka The White Ball.  Amazing, is all I have to say.  Not as scrubby as the original Tawaka Ball, but supremely moisturizing and a lovely addition to your bathroom decor.

Now don’t be confused on how to use this: wet it in the shower and as it starts melting, rub all over to moisturize and condition your skin.  Made with natural ingredients and fragrance and synthetics, the Ball comes with a wooden holder so that it doesn’t roll all over your bathroom counter.  It is available at Sephora.

So what’s on your wish list this Holiday season?

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10 Responses to Fantastic Gifts

  1. mathusha November 11, 2008 at 11:47 am #

    What happened to your old layout? It was way better and organized looking. This one is just so messy looking and confusing.

  2. Karen November 11, 2008 at 4:19 pm #

    Where do you buy the Zoya stuff in Canada?

  3. koko November 11, 2008 at 11:39 pm #

    Cool – i’ve never heard of zoya before. and that white rolly ball looks cool!

    kokos last blog post..To Look or Not to Look?

  4. Henna November 12, 2008 at 11:57 am #

    Hey everyone,

    I’ve found Zoya at many salons in Canada, so what I would do is google your city and “Zoya” and see what pops up. It is a line that can be found, and one place that carries it in Toronto is Taupe Salon so you could head over there!

  5. Michelle November 13, 2008 at 12:20 am #

    Henna, does Taupe Salon carry those cute polish + gloss sets? I’d like those for my girlfriends!! :)

    Michelles last blog post..Talk Is Cheap 2.0

  6. Carla Cosh November 14, 2008 at 9:43 am #

    Hi Henna,

    Where did that beautiful candle-holder set come from? I thought it was from the Body Shop, but I can’t find it in their store or on the website!

  7. Karen November 17, 2008 at 10:19 am #

    Do you know where to buy Zoya online b/c I livein a small remote area that is not close to a fancy salon.

  8. Henna November 18, 2008 at 3:00 pm #

    Michelle – I’m not sure if Taupe carries the sets, since I haven’t been there for a while, but you could certainly call them and ask directly.

    Carla Cosh – The candle image is a generic one. Sorry!

    Karen – you can try the Zoya website! Hope it works out for you!

  9. britney December 5, 2008 at 2:32 pm #

    mmmm such cool yummy present ideas.
    im on the hunt for interesting girlie presents and something different for the husband. today i am using http://www.sweetguides.ca to search out some cost effective interesting stuff rather than going generic. they have a 48 hour sale starting tomorrow as well.

  10. Ellay December 9, 2008 at 2:29 pm #

    Hy Britney, I saw that site sweetguides.ca… those beer patches are hilarious- are they actually for sale?

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