The arrival of December means that Christmas is going to sneak up on you before you know it. As well as your yearly family gathering, this also means celebrating with friends and co-workers.
Not only do you have the office Christmas party to look forward/dread, you're probably trying to work out what to buy the person whose name you pick out of a hat for Secret Santa. This time-honoured tradition can be both fun and a bit of a nightmare - just hope you get someone you actually say more than hello to!
Figuring out what to buy a person you may not know so well can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be. Rather than getting a generic present last minute, trying to be funny or just grabbing something you would like, we have some great pampering presents that are sure to make you the best Secret Santa in town.
A mini pamper
There are some people you work with who always seem to work extra hard and definitely need a good pamper. People don't always see the long nights that Janice from HR puts in or the fact that she's the one who always refills the biscuit barrel, but you've noticed.
Show her she's appreciated and give her an excuse for a nice relaxing pamper with a set of Christmas shea butter bath melts. Containing one each of our Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh scented melts, these are just the ticket for a Secret Santa gift.
Alternatively, our sensual bath and massage oil in Frankincense will add a little bit of luxury to someone's skincare routine while getting them in the mood for the festive season.
Pretty but practical
For the person in your office who likes things that they can use and is never all that impressed with the joke presents they open at the Christmas party, we've got plenty of practical options.
One great idea is our stack of three Christmas soaps. This little gift features three of our handmade, traditional solid soaps - one for each festive fragrance - each of which comes in a pretty box. The soaps are stacked and tied with ribbon to create a neat and pretty present that is still perfectly practical.
They might also like our exfoliating sisal bag, which features small slices of our traditional soaps in an exfoliating sisal bag, which will leave their skin looking and feeling great with minimal fuss.
An excuse to unwind
What could be a better options for a busy person than a nice candle? Whether they need an excuse for a relaxing evening after dealing with their kids, love to create a romantic atmosphere or are just a big fan of home fragrance, our hand-poured candles in tins are sure to be welcome.
With so many fragrances to choose from in our Home and Classic ranges, you'll be able to find the one that you think represents the person you're buying for. Each candle offers 35 hours of burn time and a beautiful scent, so they really are the gift that keeps on giving.
If you can't find the right scent in these ranges, have a look at our new H&W London collection, which features paraffin candles in jars in five delicious and vibrant fragrances, including Vanilla Cappuccino and Prosecco and Mandarin. We also have matching reed diffusers if you think they'd prefer one.