November 23 2016
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Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love everything about it from putting up the Christmas tree, baking treats, to gift giving. I especially love finding a special gift for my friends and family and giving them something that they normally wouldn’t think about getting themselves. I also like to give gifts that are my personal favorites so that they have something to remember me by.

Things are a little bit different this year though with the baby. I don’t have enough time to go all over Doha to hunt for gifts and so I’m relying on a few of my personal favorite stores to pick up something special for everyone.

I frequent L’Occitane more than I care to admit. Those who know me well knows that I’m obsessed with their from bath products, hand soaps to even deodorant. I’ve recommended their products over and over again here on the blog because it works. I enjoy going to their stores to shop for Christmas presents as they really get into the festive season with their beautifully presented gift boxes and holiday baubles like this advent calendar and Christmas bauble (filled with travel sized goodies).

L'Occitane Gift Guide

I’ve probably tried 80 percent of their products, so I know I can get something for everyone at the store. What I love about L’occitane is that you’re not just buying any gift set; you can customize your presents to suit the personality, preference and taste of your special someone. There really is something for everyone and every budget range.

Their products are made with passion and are inspired by what is provided by nature. It’s organic and feel luxurious, which is perfect when you’re spoiling your loved ones this holiday season.

If you are tight on time like me or just a last-minute gifter, I personally hand picked this gift guide just for you:

L'Occitane Gift Guide

Being a new mom myself, the lack of sleep and constant running around leaves me tired and exhausted all the time. I know the importance of taking the time for ourrselves to relax and revitalize. The L’Occitane Aromachologie  uses the relaxing properties of lavender and the comforting properties of olive oil. It’s comforting and soothing, just what a hard working mom needs after a long day.

L'Occitane Gift Guide

L’Occitane’s Verveine collection is zesty, fresh and upbeat, perfect for your best friend that never fails to put a smile on your face. I personally love the lemony and minty scents especially in the shower as it automatically start my day on a happy note.

L'Occitane Gift Guide

If you are a skincare addict like me that tends to lug around a huge toiletry bag when you travel, these travel-sized products are a nice thoughtful gift to give to someone and it will surely be appreciated. These products bring the comfort of home while traveling.

L'Occitane Gift Guide

There are a number of cute stocking stuffers at L’Occitane that are fantastic as gifts for work colleagues. They come in cute packaging so it feels personalized. I particularly love the hand cream tin, as we all know that this is an at work desk essential.


Because you are also my special someone, I have a few surprises in store just for you!  Head over to my Instagram from 24th November for more details – trust me, you don’t want to miss it.

This post is in collaboration with L’Occitane.


  • I really love the idea of giving cosmetics as gifts solely because I am a lover of anything that smells good! I can swear by L’occitane hand creams and deos! I would love these gifts as well. You have put up a beautiful selection of products for different groups and I couldn’t agree more!
    Congratulations on being the Best Beauty Blogger in Doha! You rock girl!

    • Are they great? I collect hand cream and have them all over the house and in all my handbags. What kind of scents do you like?

  • It is one of my favorite places to shop! I even bought some on a flight from duty free on my last trip. Can’t wait to see what is coming out tomorrow!

    • Oh I’m glad to hear. The travel sized products are one of my favorites and the mini soaps. Yes, you have to stay tuned for tomorrow, it’s going to be a good one 😉