Some holiday gifts look luxurious and are filled with pampering products, but surprise! they don’t cost a fortune. For example, the holiday gift sets from Burt’s Bees. Burt’s Bees has been offering eco-friendly products for over 25 years, in fact, they’re natural products don’t contain any petro chemicals, phthalates, parabens, or sodium lauryl sulfate, they are also not tested on animals.
For the holidays, a great gift idea for anyone of virtually any age is the Burt’s Bees Embossed Tin Set ($14.99). This set arrives in a bright yellow reusable tin, festooned with tiny graphics of bees, inside are three products that are a $17 value: a nourishing milk and honey body lotion, a lemon butter cuticle cream, and a replenishing lip balm with pomegranate oil. The body lotion provides 24 hours worth of moisture and is good for normal to dry skin, the lemon butter cuticle cream is a Burt’s Bees favorite arriving in a cute metal tin about the size of a silver dollar with a colorful lemon graphic on the top. During the holidays and in winter, cuticles (and that includes men’s cuticles) can become dry and cracked. This looks ugly and more importantly, it can be painful. This lemon butter cuticle cream makes a cute stocking stuffer as a solo item, too. Along with the cuticle cream and lotion is a great lip balm. Like all skin, lips are exposed to the harsh and drying realities of Winter. This replenishing lip balm has pomegranate oil which has high level of antioxidant, fights free radicals, and helps to improve moisture and elasticity of the skin, among other things. A $17 value, this terrific tin makes a perfect gift to anyone you would like to offer a small but impressive, “thank you.”
Another pampering gift set that looks impressive is the Burt’s Bees Be Pampered Spa Sets. There are two different ones, just $19.99 each at a $26 value. Nestled into a reusable honey colored, hard-sized, cardboard box are two “must-have” winter skin essentials: a sugar scrub and a body butter. The one I tried is the cranberry and pomegranate spa set. The tub of sugar scrub is gritty enough to slough off dry, dead, itchy skin cells but it is still moisturizing, and soothes the senses with the scent of a sweet and tart, sorbet. The body butter makes moisturizing a lot more fun and helps dry, itchy skin to be kept under control. The other spa set contains a honey and shea sugar scrub and body butter. If you’ve smelled Burt’s Bees body products, you know that this one will be divine as well.
A stocking stuffer for your lip product obsessed friends is a nicely boxed trio of fabulous Burt’s Bees Simply Shimmer at just $9.99 . You can make three people really happy or just one person very happy! These slimline lip gloss/tint/balms nourish and soothe with Vitamin E and Beeswax, and are enriched with Sunflower and Coconut Oils, plus a bit of peppermint flavor. The threesome is available in two different sets. The first contains Rhubarb, Champagne and Watermelon lip shimmers, a nice set of light, medium and dark shades with a luminescent glow. The other set contains Peony (a mauvy pink), Fig (a rose brown) and Champagne (a nude shimmer). Some are more sheer than others, but all make lips look lovely. If you’re feeling the pinch and strain of shopping and spending, this is a little pick-me-up that will make you feel pampered, too.
A WAY TO MAKE AN UGLY SWEATER, BEAUTIFUL! Your ugly holiday sweater can be a beautiful thing! Burt’s Bees is partnering with One Warm Coat to bring warm coats to those who need it this winter. You may wonder who designed that ugly holiday sweater Aunt Agnes always gives you, but the truth is, someone must have thought it was beautiful! Now, it really can be, because your ugly sweater can really do beautiful things for those in need. Visit Burt’s Bees on Facebook (www.facebook.com/burtsbees) by 12/31/11 and upload a photo of your tackiest sweater and Burt’s Bees will donate a dollar to One Warm Coat (up to $25,000). Also visit Burt’s Bees on Facebook to win holiday gifts that are definitely not tacky sweaters.
FIND BURTS BEES IN MASS MARKET AND DRUG AND GROCERY STORES,and visit www.burtsbees.com