I love giving gift sets from the Body Shop. My friends love to give and receive them as well. This year a new scent Plum, has been added to the already good Cranberry, and Vanilla Spice. This gift set comes in several varieties, and is available in stores and online. $ 25.00
Merry Cranberry Gift Set :
"This gift set is beautifully packaged in an octagonal fit box and finished with a stylish seasonal ribbon. Includes: 3.4 oz Cranberry Wrapped Soap, 0.3 oz Cranberry Lip Balm, 2.0 fl oz Cranberry Shimmer Lotion and a 2.0 fl oz Cranberry Body Butter."
Nice pajamas are almost always a great gift, and super soft , lounging ones, even better. One of my closest friends, who works retail and has no time to shop, has already bought herself 2 sets of these on the rare day we had to go to a Macys .
They are currently on sale online for 20.99 , and should be in stores as well. ( Plus there is always a Macys coupon ). They come in many pastel shades, and petites as well.
Evening type bags are another great gift. This is one thing I think people don't buy for themselves as much, but love to get, as it's frivolous but useful. This one from Calvin Klein is really an anytime bag. It can be evening or day. It also comes in a herringbone pattern.
Guess also has some great evening bags at Macys. Retailing around 50.00.
This Calvin Klein haircalf bag is 128.00 at Bloomingdales. http://www.bloomimgdales.com/
For the real frivolous gift, there is this Bottega Venetta designed for L' Artisan Parfumuer Leather Sachet. Bottega bags are pretty pricey, so instead you can have this little sachet for 70.00. A truly unique gift and rather cool.
"Intreccio No.1 magically recreates the atmosphere of an old library inside a Venetian palazzo. The sweetness of polished wood is folded around supple leather, conjuring the moment when one sinks into a large armchair and inhales the rich aroma of book bindings and burning candles. A transparent touch of somber incense lends an exotic feel to this alluring and evocative fragrance"
at http://www.aedes.com/, and free shipping until Dec. 14 with code- Holiday.