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Crabtree & Evelyn :: Holiday 2013 Gift Collection :: Review

When I was a child, there was a Crabtree & Evelyn store in my mall. I remember thinking how beautiful that store was. I loved walking past it because it always smelled so good. Fast forward 30 years and here I am telling you about Crabtree & Evelyn’s Holiday Secret Garden. This collection of festive gifts for Holiday 2013 is perfect for anyone on your holiday gift list. 

Inspired by the wonder of an undiscovered English winter garden, the Secret Garden Holiday Collection epitomizes the essence of Crabtree & Evelyn. Festive home fragrances feature warming, evocative scents reminiscent of winter fruits and spices, carefully selected and plucked fresh from the garden, accompanied by playful yet delectable treats to indulge in. From richly atmospheric candles to a wealth of stocking-filling surprises, perfect gifts for everyone wait to be unwrapped in the Secret Garden, all strikingly presented with rich, jewel-toned illustration.

This gift set will pamper and polish with the revitalizing powers of the sea, courtesy of our La Source Ultimate Spa. Open the cover to unveil seven items to pamper, condition and refresh your body, hands and nails. The La Source Ultimate Spa Gift Set ($100) includes: Foot and Leg Mist, Relaxing Body Wash, Relaxing Body Lotion, Hand Therapy, Nail & Cuticle Therapy Cream, Massage Soap and a Nail Buffer. How much would your mother in law or your best friend appreciate a pampering set like this one?!

Oh how lovely is lavender? It is truly one of my favorite scents. The Vanity Collection ($75) is where fragrance, meet function. The Vanity set combines the gift of scent with a pretty, practical accessory. This chic case holds skin-nourishing products that will beautifully scent skin. It includes: Bath & Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Hand Therapy and Eau de Toilette. It is all presented in a gold fabric train case. Perfection.

The next set is one that I had a chance to review. Let's just say I will not be gifting this one anyone, because I love it too much! I plan on keeping all of the award-winning Hand Therapy in six distinctive floral and botanical scents, for myself. The Holiday Hand Therapy Sampler ($35) is infused with a blend of macadamia nut oil, shea butter, myrrh extract, and strengthening ceramides, hands will be noticeably smoother after each luxurious application. This is so true. My hands were so happy after applying just one application. I love the creamy, yet non-sticky formula! The scents are just incredible too.

The Home Fragrance Collection has special holiday offerings as well. The new Gilded Chestnut is a delicious fragrance blend of roasted chestnut, spices, autumn berries and whipped butter, combined with musk and a sweet cream accord. I reviewed a Small Fragranced Candle ($12.50) in this new scent. Savor the notes of apple, pear and seasonal berries and indulge in Gilded Chestnut. It smells like a fireplace burning chestnuts mixed with cinnamon and cream. It is definitely perfect for burning during the holidays.

Your bathroom can get a holiday makeover too. Just add these lovely soaps to your soap dish for some instant cheer. These peppermint-scented shaped soaps are perfectly priced at $5 each for a hostess gift, stocking stuffer or festive home d├ęcor. Don't forget about the men on your list too. Check out the Gifts For Him and refine his routine with distinctive toiletries from Crabtree & Evelyn.

Connect :: Visit Crabtree & Evelyn for products and gifts that transform the ordinary rituals of daily life into extraordinary pleasurable experiences. You can also connect with Crabtree & Evelyn on Facebook and Twitter.

Buy It :: Explore Crabtree & Evelyn's secret garden of unique gifts, soaps and home fragrance when shopping for gifts this holiday season. Shop online at or find a store near you.

This sponsor is featured in my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide!