Our Essential Guide To The Holiday Party Season

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Our Essential Guide To The Holiday Party Season

The holiday season is here! This year, we’re celebrating the joy of together and enjoying those special moments filled with family and friends. Many of those memories begin at holiday gatherings – both at your home and others. Whether you’re a host or an attendee, we’ve got you covered with everything you’ll need for the holiday party season.

When You’re The Host

Hosting a holiday party is a great opportunity to treat your family and friends to a personalized experience. Most importantly, it's a chance to spend quality time with those who matter most.

Our Top Tips For Successful Gatherings

1. Keep It Simple

The number one thing to remember with hosting is that your loved ones want to interact and engage. Ensure that you’re keeping everything simple enough so that both you and your guests feel relaxed. You want to focus on creating memories with your family and friends and not on fancy food, decor, or complicated table settings. Enjoying each other’s company should be your number one priority.

2. Plan Ahead 

There's nothing worse than scrambling on the morning of a party because you have so much to do and not enough time. After all, gatherings should be about catching up and enjoying each other’s company. You won’t be able to do that if you’re preoccupied with the appetizers going in the oven on time or the lack of ambience. Instead, write down a schedule for each thing that you need to do the day before and the morning of. Some things we like to include are setting the table, creating a playlist, and organizing the food prep. Now you can just light a candle and welcome guests with ease.

3. Create Unexpected Moments

How wonderful is it when you go into someone’s bathroom and get to experience an aromatherapy moment while washing your hands? These brief instances can offer a much-needed wellness experience for guests during a very busy holiday season. Here are our favorite hand care duos that care for winter hands and look impressive beside any sink:

NEW Cranberry & Orange

Keep it festive with the sweet and spicy aroma of bright cranberry and zesty orange in this limited-edition hand care set.

NEW Pear & Lavender

Crisp pear and calming lavender create a soothing aromatherapy moment in this moisturizing hand duo.

NEW Lemongrass Wasabi

Herbal wasabi naturally purifies hands for a deep cleanse while lemongrass offers a refreshing scent experience in this fan-favorite hand care set.

When You’re Treating The Host

As a guest, we sometimes forget that hosting can be a lot of work. To show appreciation to your host, we recommend surprising them with a self-care gift. After the guests have come and gone, your gift will encourage relaxation and give them a much-needed break. These are our top host gifts:

NEW Cranberry Orange Soap Set

This festive soap bar features certified organic olive oil and cranberry seeds to gently exfoliate and nourish skin. Plus, we included our natural bamboo soap dish to extend the life of the bar.

Cranberry Orange Candle

Cranberry, orange, clove, lemon, and nutmeg essential oils give this 100% soy wax, clean-burning candle its charming scent.

NEW Cranberry Orange Sugar Polish

Treat them to an exfoliating ritual with this shea butter-infused body scrub. Fine grain sugar and cranberry seeds gently soften dry, winter skin.

When You’re Surprising Loved Ones

Whether you’re hosting or attending, holiday parties are a great place to catch up with your closest friends and family. They’re also the perfect environment to show your loved ones the appreciation that you feel all year long. With a personalized wellness gift, you’re inviting them to create rituals that take care of their body and mind. Here are our most-loved pampering gifts:

NEW Seasonal Soap Subscription

Show your love throughout the year with deluxe soap bars inspired by seasonal scents and moods. Each set of four bars is delivered quarterly.

My Favorite Things

Give them the very best of LATHER. This set is a hand-picked, curated collection of treasures from our founder, Emilie.

NEW Cranberry Joy

Celebrate the scents of the season with this limited edition, invigorating collection. Inspire a full winter ritual with the comforting scents of bright cranberry and fresh orange.

NEW Head To Toe Scrub Set

Our three best-selling scrubs come together in this fan-favorite collection. Experience top to bottom exfoliation and the benefits of therapeutic essential oils.