I have a friend who considers her body to be her “temple,” and she doesn’t want to use anything that isn’t 100 natural. Furthermore, she likes to support companies that are cruelty-free. But she also likes pretty things that smell nice and work well.
It’s a no-brainer to give her gits from Burts Bees.
Luckily, this year Burt’s Bees Holiday Gift Collection has a wealth of nicely packaged gifts sets and stocking stuffers that amazingly, are all under $15.00 and easily available locally (although I wouldn’t risk waiting until the last minute to pick these up– they’re going to sell out quickly because they’re bargains). Burt’s Bees manufactures their products with natural ingredients and does its best to maintain the purity of those ingredients, plus there is a lot of information about what’s in each product, so people like my friend, won’t stay awake at night worrying that a chemical she can’t abide –but might not have known about in the product, is going to touch her body or worse, be absorbed into it!
The Advice Sisters have selected our top three gift ideas, because we have to gush just a little, but we’ve included all the possibilities in this post, so you can make your list, check it twice, and then run to your local drugstore and get what you need (and get that holiday shopping, done).
TRAVEL-FRIENDLY GOODIES: One of my favorites is the Tips & Toes set just under $13.00 chock full of travel-friendly goodies including: Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil (4.25g); Hand Salve (.3oz); Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream (.3 oz); Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Cream (.25oz); Coconut Foot Cream (.75oz); Thoroughly Therapeutic Honey & Grapeseed Oil Hand Cream, .75 oz. Oil. Nicely boxed and ready to give,. Who wouldn’t love this.?!
MUST-HAVE HYDRATING FOR HANDS AND FEET: For couples, for the grandparents, for anyone who works outdoors or with his/her hands, The Best of Burts Bees is a great choice and it’s only $14.99! Inside the polygon-shaped packaging with big clear window (topped by a cute yellow “bee closure) and a slim, gold “carry strap,” are three must-have products for hands and feet all made with natural ingredients. Unearth them from the box, and find three true loves of Burts Bees Fans: Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Cream (2 oz. / 57 g); Coconut Foot Cream (4.34 oz / 123 g); and Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream (0.6 oz / 17 g). These product smell great, and look appealing, but they’re also seriously, exceptionally hydrating. The Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream really is a must-have to avoid cracked cuticles and split nails during the Winter. Bring one as a little thank you to your manicurist, or your stylist. You might be strapped for cash, but not, class!
LOTS OF LOVE FOR LIPS: Less costly and still bringing a “wow!” factor to gifting are two versions of a lippie gift called Beeswax Bounty ($9.99/set)/ This set is also nicely boxed with a gold bow and beek-a-boo windows that showcase a colorful mini-sized zippered makeup bag that’s just the right size to hold the four, included Burts Bees Lip balms. There is a Classic version with four 100% natural clear balms to soothe lips with Vitamin E & Peppermint (cruelty-free, of course) and the one that beaut-tistas will adore, which has four assorted balms: nourishing with mango butter, hydrating with coconut & pear, Replenishing with pomegranate, and a classic, with Vitamin E and peppermint. Choose either set and give a season’s worth of soothing comfort for lips — and that cute little makeup bag is the right size to hold just your essentials when you’re out on the town and using an evening bag.
Here is the rundown on the rest of the holiday gift-able from Burts Bess. Buzz over to your favorite local drugstore or mass market retailer and get the ones you want for the holidays before they’re all gone.