Some brands are just perfect for gifting: they’ve got a wide variety of items that’ll appeal to just about anyone.. Your mom, niece, aunt, brother, colleague, … Name it! Rituals is one of those brands. It’s a Dutch brand that now has shops or counters throughout most of Europe, so if you’re from outside the EU you should definitely check whether you’ll be near any stores and check the brand out. I started off buying Rituals only as gifts (moms love candles!), but ended up receiving loads of Rituals presents myself. And not unwillingly, I should add! By now I became one of the biggest fans of their scented candles & their fragrance sticks. They smell wonderful and aren’t too present in the room, but don’t go unnoticed as well. I’ll admit to having turned into a bit of a scented candles fan girl lately… Oops. Anyhow, let me talk you through the Rituals products I like the best, because it’d be madness featuring all of them..
Call me crazy but I convinced myself a while ago, while this kitchen set was on sale, that I absolutely needed it. Tired of that dirty bottle of Fairy (or Dreft, whatever you call it) being a pain for the eyes on the kitchen counter, I replaced it for this cute set. I know I should work on my color scheme here, but the truth is that there just isn’t any pink dish soap available yet. And the smell of the Serenity line is so gorgeous! This set makes total sense too: after washing up, you should wash your hands and treat them with some caring lotion too.
The scented sticks! I LOVE THESE! I think I first came across these five or so years ago at a friend’s place. She had the Anti Tobacco ones and it smelled just divine! Right now I’m switching between Under A Fig Tree & Jasmine Dream, but I don’t think there’s any scent I really dislike. Just turn the sticks around whenever you notice the scent not being present enough anymore. Lasts a long, long time. About four to five months I’d say, depending on how many times you freshen up the sticks.
The candles and the nail varnish. The candles are great gift material and burn up to 50 hours! Next one on my wishlist? The Hammam Secret one! I just love the Hammam range they have! The nail polish is great too and is actually great quality for being a brand that’s not really nail polish focussed. I don’t think I would’ve picked it up myself, but now that I’ve received one to try out I must say that I was wrong to assume that these polishes would be ordinary. The pretty orange/red color should still be on sale (it’s from the fall/winter collection) and contains small golden glitter for a subtle but still festive touch. And the best thing? It’s a one coater! Great for girls on the go, or impatient ones like me. I haven’t tried out their make-up yet, but I have high hopes now.
And this here.. is hand heaven in a small tube. This was part of a Christmas gift from one of my BFF’s and I didn’t really know what to expect.. I’ve never used a hand scrub before (tell me, am I alien?), so this was a first. The scrub is a clear gel with scrubby grainy bits. After scrubbing and rinsing the excess product off, there’ll be a small layer of nourishing oil left on your hands. Needless to say, I’ve been absolutely loving using this scrub during the cold winter period.. It’s been making my hands quite coarse and dry, so it’s a great way to scrub the dead skin cells away and to nourish them at the same time.
Whew! So those are my favorite Rituals products. I still need to invest in some of those Hammam products, but I’ll make sure I finish some of the products I’ve got laying around first (hooray for NY resolutions!). If you’ve got any favorites or must-try’s of this brand, do let me know!