Gift Ideas: Hand and Body Lotions

If you’re looking for some ideas for hostess or other gifts, Exceptional EA is here to help. So far, we’ve touched on colouring books (yes), linens, soaps and blingIt seems it’s not just Vancouverites or Canadians who are keen to colour; I’ve heard from people in a few locales who are themselves hoping for colouring books under their trees.

Now, let’s think about some more products to pamper and soothe the skin.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

… or perhaps you’re one of my readers turning to Exceptional EA from locales closer to the equator. Whatever your climate, the elements can be tough on your skin and so hand creams and other lotions may be a welcome gift.

Looking for a little something to tuck in a stocking or gift package? Think of Crabtree & Evelyn, Arbonne (the tube is almost empty because it’s so well used) and L’Occitane, for starters.

Wanting to make a statement? Sets such as those below may be just what you’re after. As always, you’ll  want to be thoughtful of scent sensitivities and fragrance preferences.

Gardeners' Creams Copyright Shelagh Donnelly

Creams copyright Shelagh Donnelly

Do you have a gardener on your list? A friend gave me a tube this Fall of Crabtree & Evelyn’s Gardeners Hand Therapy. While I appreciated the thought, I found the fragrance a bit off putting … until one afternoon when my hands were incredibly dry. The cream did the trick, and I continue to use it, almost forgetting about the scent.


Shopping for someone who is prone to chafed or particularly dry skin? It’s not fancy; it’s not fragrant. I do know at least a couple of people, though, who would be thrilled to get a tube of this (approximately $25) cream. They’re the people whose hands tend to look raw throughout the winter, and they find Thompson’s Calendula Creme gives them comfort.

Soothing Cream


For the perfume or cologne lover on your list: Stop by the fragrance counter in your preferred store, and pick up something to complement a cologne or perfume your recipient loves to wear.Body Lotions Copyright Shelagh Donnelly


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