When I was growing up, my mom and aunt always exchanged gifts at the holidays, and those gifts were invariably from L’OCCITANE. Founded in Provence, the brand has beautiful lotions, soaps and fragrances, and my mom and aunt would always smell so good. As a little girl, I loved witnessing their ritual so much.

Holidays are magical, of course, and L’OCCITANE (pronounced LOX-EE-TAHN) knows how to celebrate that. This year, their packaging is designed by Tristan Bonnemain, a French artist living in the south of France, and I’m excited to bring some of their collection to my mom, mother-in-law, and sister this year.

The Shea Butter Collection, which includes foaming bubble bath and ultra rich body cream, helps nourish and soothe skin with 100% fair-trade shea butter. And their Shea Butter hand cream has a cult following for good reason.

Do you ever use room spray? We use it in our bedroom and I love it so much. This bestseller gives a hint of spring in the winter months, with notes of Mediterranean verbena, geranium and lemon tree.

This year, for my mother-in-law, I’ll be tucking this Hand Cream Gift Set into her stocking. Made with Shea Butter, the scented creams will help soften her hands even on the harshest days of winter.

And the Néroli & Orchidée Eau Intense Travel Set has the most amazing scent of flowers and vanilla. The collection has body milk, soap, shower gel, and hand cream, all beautifully wrapped up together.

Thoughts? Have you tried L’OCCITANE? What do you love most? This is my long-time favorite.

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(Photography and styling by Veronica Olson for Cup of Jo. This post is sponsored by L’Occitane, a brand we use and love. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Cup of Jo.)