It's times like this when I'm reminded of a quote from the classic film Seven. In the closing scene, the line 'what's in the box? What's in the box?' is uttered by our main protagonist - a pinnacle moment in the film that will leave viewers on the edge of their seat. While I hope I never discover what he found, in a Lush gift set, his reaction is very much on par with how I react whenever Lush bring out another gift set in a reusable format.
When I first set my eyes on the Happy Valentine's Day Gift Set, I knew I had to have it no matter what, simply because the box was one of the most beautifully designed sets I have seen in a while. Decorated with golden hearts and finished with a golden bow, this is a box set that epitomises the very essence of the company, and is the perfect gift for any bath lover wanting to sample the selection of seasonal products available this year.
Priced up at £19.95, this easily steals the show when compared to the other three gift sets available as part of the Valentine's Day collection. Firstly, the price is very reasonable. While you're paying an extra £3-£4 for the packaging on top of the price of the products, the box is reusable and beautiful enough to be stored anywhere throughout the house, at any time of the year.
Secondly, the collection offers a well thought out selection of seasonal and regular products. For new Lush fans, they'll be able to experience some of the best Valentine's Day products available, as well as enjoy one of Lush's biggest-selling regular bath bombs, Sex Bomb.
This set also boasts an accumulation of very different fragrances, so there is bound to be something here for every mood. If you're unsure what scents a person enjoys, this set has something to suit near enough every person, so you can be safe in the knowledge that your gift will be put to good use.
For those who enjoy finer, delicate scents, Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar offers a sweet, gentle lavender fragrance, with a surplus of light, fluffy bubbles and a beautiful pastel-pink water to bathe in. Sex Bomb combines jasmine, clary sage, ylang ylang and soya milk to offer up a sweet and creamy floral aroma. Rose Bombshell is a robust, dried rose-scented ballistic with subtle elements of lemon to give it uplifting properties, while Lover Lamp is like a powdery, chocolately orange aroma - complete with extra cocoa butter hearts to make it one of the most moisturising bath bombs in the collection.
Together, you have something here for every mood, and a set that showcases some of the most popular bath products to come out of Lush in the last couple of years. If you're going to buy one gift set this season, make it this one - I guarantee that you'll be very happy with your decision.
2017 Price: £19.95 each.
Year Of Original Release: 2017.