The perfect gift

Bath and Body Works

The winter holidays are quickly approaching, and it is time to start finding gifts for friends and family. Depending on how much you would like to spend, stores offer a variety of options based on your budget. Here are some of the season’s best deals.

Ulta Beauty offers a winter themed Philosophy gift set. The Gingerbread House Set is filled with scents of Spiced Gingerbread Cookie, Peppermint Stick, Fresh Cream and Pink Marshmallow Buttercream. The gift set includes Spiced Gingerbread Cookie Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath, Spiced Gingerbread Cookie High-Gloss Lip Shine, Peppermint Stick Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath, Peppermint Stick High-Gloss Lip Shine, Fresh Cream Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath, Fresh Cream High-Gloss Lip Shine, Pink Marshmallow Buttercream Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath, and Pink Marshmallow Buttercream High-Gloss Lip Shine. The total value for this set is $58, but the price at Ulta Beauty is $42. This set is great as one large gift, or you can split it up and make a few individual gifts. This Gingerbread House Set is a perfect treat for loved ones on the holidays.

If you are artsy and want to spend some time making a homemade gift, an ornament may be the perfect gift. There are plenty of websites, such as Pinterest, that have step by step instructions on how to make little ornaments. One example of an ornament is a tea light snowman ornament. This ornament is sure to light up any Christmas tree. All you need is a battery operated tea light, a black sharpie, red ribbon, red pipe cleaners, red pom poms, black felt, an orange sharpie, and a hot glue gun. Use the black sharpie to draw dots for eyes and a mouth on the tea light. Cut a piece of pipe cleaner about 2.5 inches long and glue it along the top of the tea light to make a headband. Glue two pom poms at the ends of the pipe cleaner where the ears would be. This creates ear muffs for your snowman. Cut a piece of red ribbon about 4.5 inches long and fold and glue the ribbon to make it look like a breast cancer symbol. Put a small line of glue on the back inside portion of the scarf and glue the scarf to the backside of the snowman (tea light). Color the flame/candle with the orange sharpie to make the nose orange. Use more red ribbon to make a loop to glue to the top of the tea light so the ornament can hang on a tree. This homemade ornament is an unique and inexpensive gift.

Lastly, Bath and Body Works offers many holiday products at low prices. For example, 3-Wick Candles are as low as $12.50. These candles come in many scents such as Frosted Cranberry, Fresh Balsam, and Cinnamon Caramel Swirl. Signature Collection body care is buy three, get two free or buy two, get one free. These products include body lotion, shower gel, fragrance mist, body wash, shea scrub, and more. Bath and Body Works also has mini lotions, hand sanitizers, body washes, and candles that make perfect stocking stuffers.

Whether you want to buy makeup at Ulta, lotion at Bath and Body Works, or make a homemade present, there are plenty of options for gifts this holiday season.


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