The Magic of Christmas


Hey you wonderful beauties!! I wanted to create a Christmas gift guide this year that focuses on the smaller joys, the thoughtfulness of giving and highlight how powerful all of that combined can be.

What A Year

This year has been sad, it’s been incredible, it’s been painful, it’s been lessons upon lessons, it’s been a movement and it’s shifted social conscious in a way we never expected it to. I know many of us may be looking to leave this year firmly in the past but I hope we take the lessons we’ve learnt with us.

I’m kicking off this guide with The Body Shop!! This household fave and classic brings us some new and unexpected gifts for everyone on your list no matter how big or small. One thing I’ve always valued about this brand is the focus is always natural, it’s affordable and its products really go a long way – so in a roundabout way, it’s worth it’s weight in … gold, no wait..currency, no wait….sigh – you know what I mean!

Things Might Get Messy Kit – £18


You can’t go wrong with gifting face masks and this pampering trio won’t let you down. With a cute star headband to keep hair off your face, this kit is packed with expert face masks to get your skin looking dewy and feeling refreshed. It contains:

  • Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask – draws out impurities, combats oils and gives your complexion a little glow
  • British Rose Plumping Mask – scented with hand picked rose petals – it leaves you feeling feel fresh and moisturised
  • Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask –  Illuminates and revitalises to reveal brighter looking and supple- feeling skin.


All products are made from Community Fair Trade ingredients from around the world.

Festive Berry Lip / Body Scrub – £4.50/£16


Buff away dead skin to reveal the smooth, silky, Christmas smelling you!! Made with cranberry seed oil from North America, handcrafted Community Fair Trade shea butter from Ghana (yaaay – homeland) and Brazil Nut from Peru. Send some Christmassy berry joy to your loved ones!!

Awesome Hair Slides – £5

Hair slides for the individual who isn’t afraid to let the world know they are awesome! Simple and straight to the point!


Soothing Almond Milk and Honey Little Gift Box – £22

Soothe dry, sensitive skin this Christmas with the BodyShop’s Soothing Almond Milk & Honey Little Gift Box. Dive into instantly hydrated and silky skin with the little gift box that keeps on giving with:


Milk & Honey Shower Cream 250ml // Milk & Honey Cleansing Bar 100ml // Almond Milk Body Yogurt 200ml // Milk & Honey Hand Cream 30ml // Mini bath lily made with recycled plastic


Made with Community Fair Trade organic almond milk, this nourishing box of treats is the perfect Christmas gift for yourself or someone special.

Mix and Match

Can’t decide what to get that special someone – take a snoop below and see what tickles your fancy.

For the makeup lover, try the Bold As Nature Eyeshadow Palette (£15), it’s vegan friendly, highly pigmented and works to serve you with lovely autumnal and winter looks. Head to my Instagram @loveraychel to see what looks I created with the Bold As Nature Eyeshadow Palette .



Winter Jasmine Hand Cream – £5

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Nourishing Body Butter Trio – £15 

mini-duo-coconut-shea-butter-the-bodyshop-hair-grips-christmas-gift-guide-raychel-says Nourishing Shea & Coconut Duo – £6


 Warm Vanilla Soap – £4 //  Warm Vanilla Body Butter – £16 



 Nourishing Shea & Coconut Gift Pouch – £10



Something that’s been highlighted in 2020 is that in times of crisis, inequality grows and communities are divided, isolated and left behind. That’s why with every purchase this Christmas, The Body Shop will help support organisations that give back safety, security and a home to the women most affected by the shadow crisis of Covid-19.*  Globally, The Body Shop aims to donate a minimum of £250,000 to women’s organisations. With your help, we want to give back even more. Find out more in-store or online at

*The BodyShop is donating 2p from every transaction between 13th October 2020 to 31 December 2020 to the charity End Youth Homelessness. This will help young people to escape homelessness for good by supporting them into a safe place to call home. Whatever the purchase, big or small, will help us reach our maximum donation target of £150,000. End Youth Homelessness is administered by Centrepoint, a charity registered in the UK (Registered Charity No. 292411)
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