Jingle Belles: Do You Give Holiday-Themed Items as Holiday Gifts?

'Tis the season for holiday-themed beauty treats. But we're curious: do you think they make good under-the-tree gifts?
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'Tis the season for holiday-themed beauty treats. But we're curious: do you think they make good under-the-tree gifts?
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Candy cane, gingerbread, mistletoe, egg nog, Christmas tree...this time of year brings all manner of season-specific accessories and beauty treats. And like twinkle lights, the first real snowfall, and Swiss Chalet's Festive Specials (if you've finally adjusted to the switch from Toblerone to Lindt chocolates), they're easy gateways into the festive spirit.

Christmas beauty stuff

Bath & BodyWorks Liplicious I ♥ Twisted Peppermint Gift Set ($18.50, bathandbodyworks.com); Philosophy Christmas Morning shampoo, shower gel, body lotion, gloss ($24 USd, philosophy.com); Philosophy Candy Cane Shampoo, Shower Gel, Bubble Bath ($21, thebay.com); The Body Shop Cranberry Joy Festive Hand Care Duo ($20, thebodyshop.ca); Fruits & Passion Cranberry Love Trio ($20, fruits-passion.ca).

But we beautygeeks have been puzzling over a little question: do holiday-themed collections work as gifts? Aren't they kind of shortlived, over as soon as you open them on Christmas Day, or maximum two weeks later?

Do you have thoughts on holiday-themed items as holiday gifts?