Growing up, my sisters and I always did our Christmas shopping together. My parents would take us to Oxford Street in London to see the trees and lights and we would do all of our shopping in one day. It was a rare time we were allowed to break off from our parents to go and get my mum’s Christmas present. There was a huge The Body Shop store and they let you make your own gift baskets. You chose whether you got to use a tin or basket, the colours, the shredded tissue paper, everything. We each chose several items to go into our personalized basket, watched it get put together and wrapped way better that we could manage, It always felt so special giving her the huge basket (or hat box so she could keep it) on Christmas morning.
Christmas was always a big deal in our family. On the night before Christmas Eve, the women would stay home and drink wine while they wrapped gifts. The men would get sent out to do something together and get out from under their feet. Plus, as the oldest of the children, I got paid to look after all my cousins and make sure they were not peeking at the wrapping. Sounds terribly sexist to me now, but it worked and everyone enjoyed it.
This year doesn’t feel very festive with all that has gone on in recent months. I am trying to get into the holiday spirit but I am feeling kinda grinchy. So hopefully my various advent calendars including the 24 Days of Beauty from The Body Shop, get me more in the mood. Plus, I have one to giveaway!
The Body Shop Advent Calendars
There are four different advent calendars available from The Body Shop this year. One to suit every budget! Choose from
- 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar from The Body Shop $69 (purple)
- Green – 25 Days of Game Changing Advent-ures Advent Calendar from The Body Shop $99
- Silver & Pink – 25 Days of Game Changing Advent-ures Deluxe Advent Calendar from The Body Shop $139
- Gold and Pink – 25 Days of Game Changing Advent-ures Ultimate Advent Calendar from The Body Shop $169
Plus one you can give for Christmas that counts down to the new year for $69. The more expensive ones are online only but include some amazing products and are each worth over the cost of the advent calendar. See full details with spoilers here.
The Body Shop changed it up this year and the 25 Days Game Changing Advent-ures calendars have a daily challenge. Simple things like turning off your phone for an hour or connecting with a relative. On top of that, the actual advent calendar and the boxes holding the products turn into a game at the end of the 25 days so you can spend some quality time playing with it too. You can share your challenges or even just the daily item on social media with #PlayforPeace and #YuleBePrepared to join people across the world.
Every Advent Calendar and The Body Shop gift set sold this year helps a great charity called International Alert. They help children across the globe have a safe place where they are able to play. There are lots of gift sets to choose from, stocking stuffers, secret santa gifts plus sets for him or her at various price points.
The Body Shop 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar + Chance To Win!
I have the 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar. It has a great range of products for the classic advent calendar option including my favourites like hand cream and White Musk lotion which is my mum’s fave scent. Plus bath gloves to help exfoliate because even the thought of cold weather makes my skin dry! I will be opening it and sharing on social media through December, so be sure to follow me to see what is included. I won’t spoil it by telling you everything that is included.
So, do you want to win one? If the Giveaway Tools app doesn’t load below, find it here.
This post is not sponsored, but The Body Shop gave me their 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar to review and are sponsoring the prize for this giveaway.