You know the festive season is approaching the moment you start seeing bath sets appearing for sale. Also known as body care sets or spa sets, these products make great gifts for your dear friends, or even for yourself. In this article, we go over everything you need to know when searching for the best ones in the UK.
Whether the bath set includes a shower gel, bath salt or even bath bombs, you have plenty of options to choose from. You could spoil your lucky recipient, or perhaps pamper yourself with pleasing scents such as lavender, citrus, Christmas fragrances or even whiskey! To help you decide, we've compiled a ranking list of our top 10 favourite products for bathing on Amazon, eBay and John Lewis.
Bath sets aren't just limited to being used as gifts for your lucky recipient. You might also want to buy one to pamper yourself! This buying guide will show you how to bring happiness to yourself or someone else by choosing the perfect gift set according to scent, lifestyle and more.
We believe choosing a pleasant scent will enhance the entire bathing experience, that's why you should carefully consider which scents your recipient will love. Read on to learn more about the various scents available!
You'll find the majority of bath sets available in the market are towards women, so it's no surprise that the majority of products will have floral scents. Floral aromas are by far the most popular, as they are reminiscent of the beauty of orchards and effectively relax you while in the shower.
Go for lavender-scented products if you want your recipient to have a relaxing bath as this aroma promotes calm and can help reduce stress and anxiety. Want a floral scent with fruity and spicy nuance? Try the mimosa flower. If your recipient prefers something mild, the cherry blossom will be the perfect choice as it smells like sheer lilac and rose with a subtle creamy scent.
Citrus or fruity scents are another popular choice as they smell refreshing and uplift your mood. Lemon-scented bath products will make your recipient feel fresh and energised, while sweet and fruity scent such as strawberry and clementine will help you to declutter any negative thoughts.
Whichever fruit fragrance you choose, you'll come out of the shower feeling positive!
We've taken care of the female recipients so of course, it's now time to focus on the gentlemen. Though not as readily available, you'll still be able to find bath sets geared towards men. In our ranking, we've even included three that we think your male friends would be delighted to receive.
If your male recipient enjoys a fresh scented and re-energising shower, mint or peppermint body wash helps to release muscle tension and also relieves stress. If you prefer warmer scents, ginger or spice-scented bath products will also leave you feeling well-cleansed.
Still not sure which scent to choose? Well, you can always get them a festive or assorted bath set. This saves you time trying to decide, and we're pretty sure no one will complain about one either.
Bath sets are especially in abundance before Christmas, so why not take advantage and choose a seasonal set to make bath time extra festive for your recipient? The scent of warm cinnamon and ginger, sweet chocolate and berries will make for a special gift and a memorable Christmas.
If you know your friend is very eager to try a variety of scents, get them an assorted bath set. That way they get to satisfy their curiosity with a range of different fragrances, while still being a thoughtful and caring gift.
Here comes the most exciting part; revealing what items are included in the bath set! To make sure your money is well-spent, check the type and amount of products included to help you pick a set that will be useful in the shower or bath.
It's crucial for the set you choose to include at least one body wash. Whether it's a shower gel or soap, you'll want to cleanse your body after a day of hard work. Some sets even contain several body washes, so you can alternate them according to your mood.
Body lotion or butter is another basic body care essential as it keeps your skin moisturised, especially during the cold winter. While a majority of bath sets will include this type of product, some do not. So it's best to choose a set depending on your, or your recipient's skincare needs.
Aside from body wash and lotion, it's also quite common for bath sets to include pampering bath products like body scrub, bubble bath, bath salt, bath creamers and bombs. These popular products will make showering and bathing more than just a cleansing process, providing a relaxing experience.
Body scrubs effectively exfoliate dead skin, so you will come out of the shower feeling soft and smooth. Bubble bath, bath salt and bath bombs will help you to relax in the bath, with an extra bit of fun. If you want a more moisturising bath, then you must try a bath creamer as it contains natural butter for thoroughly hydrated skin!
Just as you thought there couldn't possibly be anything else, there is even more! Occasionally, you'll find bath sets that contain useful extra items such as hair products instead of pampering bath items, which some people might actually prefer.
Some luxury bath sets will even have hand creams, candles, fragrance sticks or even travel bag included. So, depending on your recipient's preferences and needs, you can choose the perfect set tailored to them.
We believe your lifestyle and dietary requirements should never be a reason to stop you from enjoying bath sets, so we made sure to include vegan options to ensure no one is excluded from the fun! You'll be surprised to find it's easier than you thought to find a vegan bath set.
Be aware that even though some products are advertised as 'cruelty-free' or 'not tested on animals', it doesn't always necessarily mean that only plant-based ingredients are used. To ensure the product of your choice is 100% vegan, you should only choose sets explicitly marked as 'vegan'.
Body cleaning products will contain a certain amount of chemicals, but as we use these products daily, some harsher cleansing ingredients might cause or exacerbate sensitive skin issues. If you or your recipient has sensitive skin, we strongly suggest you only use products that are paraben and SLS-free.
Choose paraben-free products to ensure no harsh chemicals are used, whereas SLS-free (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) products won't strip the skin's natural oils, which can cause irritation and scalp issues such as eczema or even dermatitis.
Knowing which products are included in a bath gift set can be as exciting as opening your Christmas present on boxing day. Take a look at the ranking of our top 10 favourite bath sets to find the best one to give to a friend, or keep for yourself!
|Scent||Assorted - coastal cypress & sea fennel, geranium nefertum, black pepper, vetiver & grapefruit, russian leather, tobacco absolute|
|Items Included||Shower gel (30ml) x 6, body lotion (30ml) x 2|
|Scent||Floral - cherry blossom and rice milk|
|Items Included||Shower gel (200ml), body cream (70ml), body scrub (125g), mini fragrance sticks (50ml)|
|Scent||Citrus - Provence, verbena, bergamot|
|Items Included||Shower gel (250ml), body moisturiser (200ml), hand soap (100g), hand cream (25ml)|
|Scent||Fruity and floral - strawberry, clementine & prosecco, patchouli rose, raspberry|
|Items Included||Soap (50g), body scrub (50g), bath melts (45g) x 2, cream bath tea bag, natural soy and olive scented candle, face mask powder|
|Vegan||Yes (except face mask)|
|Scent||Fruity and floral - coconut water and mimosa flower|
|Items Included||Shower gel (500ml), hydro gel (250ml), shampoo (400ml), conditioner (400ml)|
|Items Included||Shower gel (207ml), body lotion (100ml), body butter (106ml), bubble bath (207ml), bath bomb x 2, bath salt (96g)|
|Scent||Assorted - citrus, wood, spice and whiskey|
|Items Included||Shower gel (500ml) x 2, body scrub (500ml), shampoo (500ml)|
|Scent||Herbal and musky|
|Items Included||Shower gel, soap slice x 2, body lotion, bath blaster|
|Scent||Christmas - gingerbread, cinnamon, plum berry, neroli and sweet orange, chocolate|
|Items Included||Soap slice, bath creamer, cocoa swirl, bath blasters x 2|
|Scent||'Floriental' - citrus, jasmine blossom, sandalwood|
|Items Included||Body wash (250ml), skin moisture (50ml), body scrub (200ml), bubble bath (250ml), heel balm (75ml), hand cream (30ml), face wash (40ml), salt scrub (60g), nail file|
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Choose a Scent According to Your Mood of the Day
|Scent||'Floriental' - citrus, jasmine blossom, sandalwood||Christmas - gingerbread, cinnamon, plum berry, neroli and sweet orange, chocolate||Herbal and musky||Assorted - citrus, wood, spice and whiskey||Floral- lavender||Fruity and floral - coconut water and mimosa flower||Fruity and floral - strawberry, clementine & prosecco, patchouli rose, raspberry||Citrus - Provence, verbena, bergamot||Floral - cherry blossom and rice milk||Assorted - coastal cypress & sea fennel, geranium nefertum, black pepper, vetiver & grapefruit, russian leather, tobacco absolute|
|Items Included||Body wash (250ml), skin moisture (50ml), body scrub (200ml), bubble bath (250ml), heel balm (75ml), hand cream (30ml), face wash (40ml), salt scrub (60g), nail file||Soap slice, bath creamer, cocoa swirl, bath blasters x 2||Shower gel, soap slice x 2, body lotion, bath blaster||Shower gel (500ml) x 2, body scrub (500ml), shampoo (500ml)||Shower gel (207ml), body lotion (100ml), body butter (106ml), bubble bath (207ml), bath bomb x 2, bath salt (96g)||Shower gel (500ml), hydro gel (250ml), shampoo (400ml), conditioner (400ml)||Soap (50g), body scrub (50g), bath melts (45g) x 2, cream bath tea bag, natural soy and olive scented candle, face mask powder||Shower gel (250ml), body moisturiser (200ml), hand soap (100g), hand cream (25ml)||Shower gel (200ml), body cream (70ml), body scrub (125g), mini fragrance sticks (50ml)||Shower gel (30ml) x 6, body lotion (30ml) x 2|
|Vegan||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes (except face mask)||No||No||No|
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Bath sets are more than just body cleansing products, the pleasant scents will enhance the entire bathing experience. So be sure to choose a favourable fragrance and a range of body care products your recipient will love. We hope you've found the perfect gift for your friends, or to buy for yourself!
Author: Angina Chow
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