Body Shop Gift Sets Review and Giveaway! CAN 01/05

| December 15, 2014 | 95 Comments
The Body Shop Core Collection Gifts - Photo by I Tell Stories

The Body Shop Core Collection Gifts – Photo by I Tell Stories

I was very happy to have been given the opportunity to participate in this Holiday Gift Guide Review. I remember the Body Shop products as far back as the early to mid-90s, when the Body Shop t-shirts, promoting activism and condemning animal testing, were popular with all the kids.

The Body Shop has built its brand on a strong foundation of ethics and caring for others – be it people or our furry and feathered friends. Their values include refusing to participate in animal testing, community fair trade, activating self-esteem, defending human rights, protecting the planet, and ethical trade.

Those that know me know that education is very important to me and ensuring that under-privileged children have valuable access to every opportunity to learn is such a worthwhile endeavour. So, I am thrilled to let you know that The Body Shop has partnered with War Child on a special project. Every gift you buy at The Body Shop this year will provide a class to a child in a war-torn country. A class for every gift! The Body Shop is aiming to provide over 6 million classes this holiday season. I think this is a great project and it applies to all of the items in my review.

Jon, Mary and I had a lot of fun reviewing these items.

Mango Mini Gift Cube - Perfect for a Christmas Stocking! Photo by I Tell Stories

Mango Mini Gift Cube – Perfect for a Christmas Stocking! Photo by I Tell Stories

First up, The Body Shop Mango Treats. This included a Mango Shower Gel (60ml), Mango Body Whip (60ml) and an Orange Mini Crinkle Bath Lily. The total value of this package is $10. I absolutely loved the scent of these products. The gently fruity smell of sunny mango is fabulous at this time of year. All that’s missing is some sand and a book on the beach! Both products left my skin soft with just a hint of mango. I think this cute mini gift cube would be a great stocking stuffer for a girl/woman of any age.

Coconut Mini Gift Cube - a perfect size to leave a sneaky but sweet surprise for someone.

Coconut Mini Gift Cube – a perfect size to leave a sneaky but sweet surprise for someone.

The Body Shop Coconut Treats is a cute little bath and body set valued at $10 which consists of Coconut Shower Cream (60ml), Coconut Body Milk (60 ml) and a Cream Mini Crinkle Bath Lily. These bath and body treats are scented with tropical coconut. In recognition of The Body Shop values, this product is made with Community Fair Trade Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. As with the mango mini set, I loved the coconut scent and it also made me think of a sunny vacation during our current snowy season. In consistency, the Coconut Shower Cream is thicker than a shower gel and the Coconut Body Milk is thinner than a typical moisturizer. I liked both products and felt that they absorbed well and left a lovely mild scent. I’d highly recommend this set for women of all ages!

The items in the coconut and mango mini gift cubes are not just perfect for in a stocking, but also travel sized! Aloha! Photo by I Tell Stories

The items in the Coconut and Mango Mini Gift Cubes are not just perfect for in a stocking, but also travel sized! Aloha! Photo by I Tell Stories

Coconut and Mango! Photo by I Tell Stories

Coconut and Mango! Photo by I Tell Stories

Olive Oil Gift Bag. Photo by I Tell Stories

Olive Beauty Bag. Photo by I Tell Stories

The Body Shop Olive Beauty Bag is filled with fresh olive scented treats at a very fair price of $15. These olive oil bath and body products are made with organic Community Fair Trade olive oil from Italy. This gift package included an Olive Shower Gel (60ml), Olive Body Butter (50ml) and an Olive Body Scrub (50ml). Of all the products, these had the mildest scent and would be suitable for men or women. I loved them all, and my husband is a big fan of olive oil products so I also used the Body Scrub and Body Butter on his feet and calves as a mini-spa treatment. He enjoyed that the scrub wasn’t too harsh. I think this would be a great gift for any special woman or man in your life.

Inside of Olive Oil Gift Bag. Photo by I Tell Stories

Inside of Olive Beauty Bag. Photo by I Tell Stories

 

Moringa. Photo by I Tell Stories.

Moringa Festive Picks! Photo by I Tell Stories

The Body Shop Moringa Festive Picks came in a beautiful printed green box and has a value of $25. This set includes a Moringa Shower Gel (250 ml), Moringa Body Butter (50ml), Moringa Body Scrub (50ml), a Moringa Soap (100g) and a Cream Mini Bath Lily. Moringa is a plant native to parts of Africa and Asia. These products had a floral scent and were the strongest smelling of all the ones I reviewed. Though I don’t typically enjoy florals as a body scent, my daughter went wild for these products and hid the Moringa Body Butter in her room so she could have it all for herself. The shower gel and body scrub are both good quality and the thick scrub would be ideal for anyone who likes a deep clean feel. Of note, the soap is more like a bar of thick moisturizer, and as with all the other items I reviewed, left my skin soft, rather than dried out as can be problematic with other brands. This gift box is so lovely, you don’t even need to wrap it. Just pop it under the tree for a lucky someone.

This gives you an idea of the different moisturizer consistencies between the packages - the coconut milk, mango, olive oil, moringa. Photo by I Tell Stories.

This gives you an idea of the different moisturizer consistencies between the packages – From top to bottom: the Coconut Body Milk, Mango Body Whip, Olive Body Butter, Moringa Body Butter. Photo by I Tell Stories

Mary loved these colourful mini puffs which came with each gift pack. Photo by I Tell Stories.

Mary loved these colourful mini puffs that came with each gift pack. Photo by I Tell Stories

 

For more information, please check out http://www.thebodyshop.ca

You can also follow The Body Shop here:

Samantha

Disclaimer: I received the products mentioned above from The Body Shop in order to write this review. The opinions are my own. 

 

As you can tell, I am a big fan of these products and I hope you’ll all enter the giveaway!

The lovely items for giveaway! Photo by I Tell Stories.

The lovely items for giveaway! Photo by I Tell Stories.

Enter to Win these gift sets:

  • The Body Shop Mango Treats
  • The Body Shop Coconut Treats
  • The Body Shop Olive Beauty Bag
  • The Body Shop Moringa Festive Picks

Value $60

The giveaway is open to Canadian Residents and ends on January 5th, 2015 at 11:59 EST.

Good luck!

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

 

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Samantha lives in Stittsville with her husband, Jon, and their daughter, Mary. Samantha works full-time for the federal government and also enjoys writing part-time, including as a writer for Ottawa Parenting Times Magazine. Feel free to check out her website – samanthaball.ca and follow her on Twitter @I_Tell_Stories

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  1. Elaine N says:

    Shea Premium Selection

  2. kathy downey says:

    i WOULD LOVE TO TRY THE COCONUT PREMIUM SELECTION

  3. Marina M. says:

    I like RAINFOREST VOLUMISING SHAMPOO.

  4. Marina M. says:

    And VANILLA BRULEE TIN OF DELIGHTS as a gift set to give.

  5. Heather Lynne says:

    There are so many cute ones! I think I like the pink grapefruit one! 🙂

  6. I like the look fo the MEDIUM HONEYMANIA GIFT

  7. Anne Taylor says:

    I’d love to give a few of the THE NUTTY POLAR BEAR to people!

  8. Heidi C. says:

    I like the Frosted Cranberry Tin!

  9. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    The Glazed Apple Tin of Delights would make a wonderful gift!

  10. Elaine G says:

    The White Musk Eau de Toilette Gift Set Small

  11. Amy C says:

    I would like to give the MANGO PREMIUM SELECTION.

  12. jan says:

    Body Shop Coconut Treats

  13. Sarah says:

    The olive one!

  14. Pam says:

    I would love to try the Mango Treats – my favourite fruit!

  15. Darwin says:

    I would like to give my wife the Mango Premium selection set

  16. Angela Mitchell says:

    I’d love to give the The Jolly Lippy Lolly.

  17. Silvia D says:

    Love to try the Chocomania Eau de Toilette

  18. Shelley N says:

    I would love to give the Shea Premium Gift Set

  19. Jonnie says:

    I would love to receive the Strawberry Premium Selection set

  20. Pam says:

    I would love to try the Mango Treats

  21. Julie G. says:

    I think the Candy Kisses would be a great stocking stuffer.

  22. Suzanne G says:

    The Vanilla Brulee Tin of Delights sounds like something I would love to give and receive.

  23. Andrea Amy says:

    frosted cranberry tin of delights 🙂

  24. Maegan Morin says:

    I would like to have the Fruity Hand Cream Trio!

  25. Huguette E. says:

    I like the frosty cranberry tin of delights

  26. Erika E says:

    I’d like the Gliding Lotions Sleigh.

  27. loriag says:

    VANILLA BRULEE TIN OF DELIGHTS is the set I would love to give.

  28. wobbles13 says:

    The Glazed Apple Tin of Delights

  29. kristen visser says:

    I love the Frosted Cranberry Tin of Delights

  30. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    I would love the Festive Body Moisture Trio. Perfect for the holidays.

  31. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    It’s a difficult choice to make as I can’t smell them but I think the WHITE MUSK® SMOKY ROSE EAU DE TOILETTE 10ML GIFT SET would be nice

  32. Judy Cowan says:

    I would like to give the COCONUT PREMIUM SELECTION!

  33. Sarah says:

    Coconut Premium Selection

  34. Florence C says:

    I would love THE COCONUT PREMIUM SELECTION

  35. Londonsmissmia says:

    The Vanilla Brule tin looks nice 🙂

  36. Deanna Barkley says:

    I love Body Shop products. I would like to try the Coconut Premium Selection.

  37. Elaine R says:

    I would like to give the Japanese Cherry Blossoms eau de toilette.

  38. KD says:

    Festive Body Moisture Trio

  39. Andrea Williams says:

    I would like to give the Frosted Cranberry Tin of Delights.

  40. Dreena says:

    I’d like to give this one: SATSUMA SHOWER, SPRITZ & MOISTURE SET.
    Cheers.

  41. Glogirl says:

    I’d like to give the FRUITY HAND CREAM TRIO.

  42. Erin McSweeney says:

    The Body Shop Moringa Festive Picks

  43. Karla Sceviour says:

    I would like the FROSTED CRANBERRY TIN OF DELIGHTS

  44. Jenny says:

    The Festive Body Moisture Trio sounds amazing.

  45. Debbie White Beattie says:

    Strawberry Premium Selection is what I’d like to get

  46. holly o'gorman says:

    I’d love to gift the The Jolly Lippy Lolly, so many people on my list would love it too!

  47. D.Petch says:

    I like the MANGO PREMIUM SELECTION.

  48. Andria CM says:

    I’d love to gift the The Body Shop Moringa Festive Picks to my mom 🙂

  49. Patricia S says:

    Mango treats!

  50. roger simmons says:

    Frosted Cranberry Tin of Delights

  51. Eldon says:

    I would like to gift the Strawberry Premium gift set

  52. Yuen C says:

    The strawberry one!

  53. maria says:

    I would like the glazed apple gift set.

  54. Juliee Fitze says:

    Like the Frosted Cranberry Tin would make a nice decoration too.

  55. julie_bolduc says:

    I would like to give the MEDIUM HoNEYMANIA GIFT away

  56. andie says:

    I love Coconut so that could go in my stocking. My mom’s b/day is just after New Year’s so the Mango set could go to her! Thanks.

  57. Doris H says:

    I would like to try out the Mango Premium selection set.

  58. cbrazil says:

    I would like the coconut or strawberry sets!

  59. Doris Calvert says:

    I would love the COCONUT PREMIUM SELECTION

  60. The Wild Argan premium set

  61. Joy says:

    Frosted Cranberry Tin of Delights

  62. Tracy D says:

    I would gift the Mango Festive picks set. Happy holidays!

  63. mongupp says:

    Mango premium

  64. Allie f says:

    I would give the festive body moisture trio!!

  65. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’d love to give the Moringa Festive Picks to my daughter, I’m sure she’d enjoy it and she’s a huge fan of the Body Shop 🙂

  66. Lee-Ann says:

    The mango premium selection would be my pick..that or anything satsuma!

  67. Wanda Tracey says:

    I would really like to try the Mango Premium selection set.The fresh olive scented treats sound so deliciously decadent too.

  68. Lori Bazan says:

    I would love the Glazed Apple Tin of Delights!

  69. Cheryl says:

    The coconut one would be so nice!

  70. Megan says:

    I’d pick the MANGO FESTIVE PICKS.

  71. amber y says:

    i think the MANGO FESTIVE PICKS would be a great gift set for giving!!

  72. KellyPC says:

    The cocont sounds so yummy!

  73. Lori M says:

    Frosted Cranberry Tin of Delights!

  74. C McLaren says:

    I’d give my daughter the Coconut Premium Collection.

  75. Christina Leek says:

    Honestly, any or all!

  76. Kim G. says:

    Shea Beauty Bag

  77. Bev Reid says:

    I would love to try the olive beauty bag.

  78. Bev Reid says:

    I love the olive beauty bag

  79. beth says:

    Id gift the Glazed Apple tin of delights

  80. Megan F. says:

    I would love to get the Wild Argan Oil Premium Selection

  81. Jennifer P. says:

    I would love to gift the Frosted Cranberry Tin of Delights, and the Nutty Polar Bear is pretty cute too!

  82. stacey h says:

    The Nutty Polar Bear would be an adorable gift to give.

  83. Cathy K says:

    I Love Mango Treats

  84. Tina L. says:

    The Olive Beauty Bag

  85. Michelle K says:

    I’d love the Satsuma Festive Pack such a wonderful scent…

  86. Piroska says:

    The Frosted Cranberry Tin of Delights sounds fantastic!

  87. Sheida says:

    The Body Shop Mango Treats

  88. Wendy Jensen says:

    The gift set I would like is the ULTIMATE BODY CARE GIFT SET

  89. Lisa Neutel says:

    im a coconut freak!!!! so id love the coconut gift set

  90. Kirsten G. says:

    The Frosted Cranberry tin of Delights!

  91. michelle matta says:

    the olive one sounds interesting

  92. Rene says:

    The Nutty Polar Bear is uber cute!

  93. lori b says:

    the olive beauty bag

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