Can you believe how quickly Christmas is approaching?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited for the festive season. I love walking through the door to the fresh scent of a real pine tree, decorating my windows with twinkly lights, playing Scattegories and charades with close friends and family and the general feeling of goodwill in the air. Boy, do we need it!
Yet, this year I’m hugely unprepared as I’ll shortly be moving house – one of the most stressful things you can do. Every spare minute has been spent packing up boxes and navigating letters from the solicitor. I’ve not thought about cards. I’ve not thought about presents. And I’ve not even thought about Christmas lunch arrangements, which given my histamine intolerance, requires a great deal of prep.
I know I’m not the only one lagging behind. So I’ve teamed up with Holland and Barrett to give away a hamper of lovely pampering gifts worth almost £65 to help anyone feeling overwhelmed by their festive to-do list.
I’ve previously written about how a bath helped me take control so this lovely hamper contains a bottle of Weleda Lavender Bath Milk (rsp: £13.50) to help you relax, patchouli and cinnamon Love Me Little Princess Kisses Bath Bombs from Beauty Kitchen (rsp:£12) for some fun-time fizz and Kneipp Mineral Bath Salt Crystals Cold Season Eucalyptus (rsp: £8.95) to help clear your nose is you’re feeling bunged up.
And because many of you will be braving crowds and freezing temperatures on the high street, you’ll also find some Dr Organic Lavender Oil Moisturising Gel Socks (rsp: £15) and Gel Gloves (rsp: £15) to help rescue sore feet and dry skin. The gel inside contains organic lavender, jojoba, and olive oils as well as vitamin E and essential oils including jasmine, patchouli, bergamot, ylang-ylang, and sandalwood.
To enter the draw, simply tell me why you love Christmas and where you are with your planning. Are you all sorted? Or, like me, have you not even thought about it yet?
The name of one lucky winner will be drawn out of a hat on Friday December 9 2017.
The competition is open to UK residents only. Terms and conditions apply.
GOOD LUCK AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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All the products mentioned above can be found at Holland and Barrett, which has donated the hamper in exchange for this post.