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

by Janine on 10 December 2012 · 8 comments

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.

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?


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Health Is Wealth
10 December 2012 at 2:29 pm

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Taylor 10 December 2012 at 9:36 am

I love the idea of holiday-themed gifts! There’s no better way to get in the holiday spirit than to indulge in some holiday scent. However, I would reserve these for gift exchanges that occur before Christmas rather than on Christmas day so they can be used and enjoyed throughout the holiday season.


Cranky B. Pants 10 December 2012 at 12:33 pm

I think it’s the perfect gift for someone you don’t particularly like because it’s SO wasteful. You’ve essentially given them a thing they have to store for another 11 months to be able to use – even if they only plan to re-gift it. It’s really a good F U gift.


Lesa 10 December 2012 at 7:46 pm

Can you guys *please* do an F U gift guide?


Cranky B. Pants 11 December 2012 at 9:31 am

Challenge accepted.


Janine 11 December 2012 at 4:17 pm



Lindsay 10 December 2012 at 4:57 pm

Unless its consumable, via my mouth, I just say no to holiday-themed gifts.


Icaria 11 December 2012 at 3:32 pm

These are fun & make great hostess gifts.


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