As the credit crunch deepens, it’s time to say farewell to free-spending fashionistas and to embrace your inner ‘recessionista’. This Christmas season, savvy shoppers are seeking out smart gifts that deliver a sense of luxury without costing the earth. The Body Shop has a fabulous array of pampering products to indulge loved ones, without blowing the budget… And you can rest assured that your gifts will be both festive and fair, with over half of The Body Shop products containing ingredients or materials sourced through its unique fair trade programme, Community Trade.
The Smart Spa
When stress levels are soaring, some relaxing ‘me-time’ is a Christmas essential. The cost-conscious recessionista might not be able to stretch to expensive salon treatments or pampering weekends but it’s still possible to give the gift of a luxurious home spa experience.
Home Fragrant Home
When times are tough it’s more important than ever to turn your home into a haven to escape the economic doom and gloom outside. The Body Shop is seeing a rise in sales of home fragrance products, recently increasing by as much as 33%*, indicating a trend towards cocooning, as people turn their homes into their own personal havens and retreat from the harsh economic climate.
(*33% accurate as of September 2008).
Holiday Amphora Infusers (RRP £5 each) & Gingerbread Home Fragrance Oil (RRP £4)
The smart spending recessionista wants style and substance for her money, returning to reduce, re-use and recycle. Christmas at The Body Shop includes gift boxes made of natural materials from sustainable natural resources, as well as a recyclate or FSC paper and exclusive collections include the benefits of 100% post-consumer recyclate PET packaging.
Cranberry Joyful Times (RRP £20)
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