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Last-minute Christmas gifts: a stocking filler for the boys

Bear with me on this one, because I know it seems unlikely, but your man will seriously thank you for putting Lush’s Snow Fairy in his Christmas stocking. When I met with the PR for Lush earlier this year and …

Sun, Dec 23, 2012, 11:30

   

Bear with me on this one, because I know it seems unlikely, but your man will seriously thank you for putting Lush’s Snow Fairy in his Christmas stocking. When I met with the PR for Lush earlier this year and she told me that this is really popular with the menfolk, I was beyond sceptical. “But, Stephanie,” said I, “it’s pink. It looks like candyfloss and smells like Britney Spears.” She assured me that men really, really dig this stuff. And – no offence, Stephanie – I was convinced she was lying.

But Stephanie sent me home with three samples – of Snow Fairy, Ponche (a tequila-laced shower gel that I really dig!) and Twilight (a purple sparkly shower gel that slightly frightens me, and smells like lavender so actually it’s quite nice). I set about using Ponche, which seemed the least offensive of the three, colour-wise at least, and thought nothing more of things, until, a week later, I glanced at the Snow Fairy bottle. It was 75 per cent empty. (This brings up big questions about how Himself uses shower gel, but one must pick one’s battles.)

“Eh,” sez I to himself. “Have you been pouring that pink shower gel down the sink?”

“Oh my God!” he sez. “It’s amazing, have you tried it? It smells like pear drops! I really want to eat it!”

The Snow Fairy is all gone now, needless to say. The Twilight was next to go, and Ponche finally bit the bullet this week. But Santa may well have a Snow Fairy-shaped treat in his sack for my Mr.

So honestly you could do worse than pick up a bottle of this stuff or, better yet, a lovely gift set, pre-wrapped an’ all, from your local Lush shop. I think it’ll set you back around €14.95, it’s made of all natural ingredients and it really does smell like pear drops.