Christmas 2012 at Lush

By Lynnie | November 1 2012 | 10 Comments

Say what you like about their smelltastic shops and their always peppy staff – and God knows I do – but there’s no denying that Lush have Christmas pretty well wrapped up every year. Often literally. Their pre-wrapped, ready-to-give festive gifts and sets annually help me to tick quite a few Lush-lovers off my list and they’re also ideal for last-minute panic purchases, doing away with the need to try to wrap things in a moving car (er, not that I’d know anything about that. Ehem.)

Will we have a goo at a couple of bits that are on offer from them for Christmas 2012?

Sure we might as well.


This little set could easily have a tagline that reads “the pink, sugary, sparkly one.” Every product in it contains some form of glitter: the heart-shaped Shimmy Shimmy massage bar is shot through with iridescent champagne shimmer, the Angel’s Delight star soap boasts a silver glitter overspray topping, and the limited edition Snow Fairy shower gel wouldn’t look out of place in the bathroom of Barbie’s Dreamhouse.

Off the top of my head, I can think of no fewer than three people who would be delira with this (and none of them are under 5.)


I love the simple packaging of this one: brown paper packaging tied up with red string and decorated with a white snowflake. Lovely. Inside is what Lush describe as a Christmas ray of sunshine and it all smells citrus-y and vaguely effervescent and uplifting.

There’s a Ponche shower gel inspired by a traditional Mexican Christmas punch and containing fruit juices and a shot of tequila (great for a morning pick-me-up provided you can resist the temptation to drink it), a bar each of Snowcake and Snow Globe soaps, and an Each Peach massage bar.

Of course there are scads (33) of other sets starting from €8.95 as well as the festive limited edition soaps, bath ballistics, melts, and foams, shower gels and other handmade cosmetics that we’ve come to expect from the brand.

Fans rave about these offerings and I know they fly off the shelves every year, but will you be picking up anything Christmassy in Lush?

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10 Replies to "Christmas 2012 at Lush"

  • LauraLou says:

    never tried snow fairy. might pick some up. the sis would love it

  • ZsaZsa says:

    The only Christmas limited addition item that I’ve purchased (and repurchased) is the Snowcake Soap – the texture is so creamy and scent is comforting – I think it’s changed a bit since its first incarnation, but that is inevitable!

  • Gillian says:

    They NEED to bring back Ruby Slippers. It was the best thing ever.

  • andme says:

    I was in Lush the other day and they are doing a Japanese scarf gift wrap thing. The scarves were lovely. As I understand it, you choose your Lush stuff, the scarf costs an extra €4.95 and then they wrap your stuff in the scarf for you.
    Thought that would make a great pressie for my scarf-lush-loving buddies.

  • Lisa says:

    Sadly I think Snow Fairy (like all their sweet scents) is vile: I actually really like a lot of Lush stuff but can’t bear the candy and/or jasmine scents, they make me feel slightly ill. Also because they’re so strong, they’re what the shops smell of. Bleurgh. I do like the orange and tequila shower gel, though.

    My favourite festive thing they did EVER is the Snow Showers shower jelly (smells like an even nicer version of Jo Malone Orange Blossom), which they aren’t doing this year in shops but are on their website so I now have two tubs of it. Nom.

  • ZsaZsa says:

    @ Lisa – I’m glad I’m not the only one that finds the scent of Snow Fairy at bit sickly sweet. I love their Jasmine based products but can appreciate that they can be a bit overpowering for some people.

  • Ladyjane says:

    I love lush stuff, love it! I walk into the shop sometimes just to get a whiff of happiness………

  • sarah says:

    I love their pre-wrapped gift boxes. I have advised my three brothers to buy their girlfriends Lush gift sets! I’ll be ticking quite a few people off my list too with those wonderful boxes of happiness.

  • Jackie says:

    I’m going to buy myself one. My man wouldn’t ‘get it’ enough to think to buy me nice soap in the same way I didn’t get why he bought a custom made electrical system for £2000 (and I think he’s rounded that figure down!) for his ‘vintage’ car. He buys Tesco Value handwash instead of shower gel because it’s cheaper and ‘it’s all just soap, no?’ :D

  • Eimear says:

    I don’t know if I’m so into Lush that I would go out and buy a gift set at full price. I’d buy individual items that I specifically want… they are a great gift though! Don’t they do a huge clear out of them on St. Stephens Day and they are all half price?

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