Your Lush bath bomb gift guide (Christmas gifts made simple!)

Who doesn’t love a good, relaxing bath? I think once you discover the magic of a Lush bath bomb, even skeptics are converted to a bath after a long or stressful week. Living in Cape Town, a water scarce city, makes these bath bombs even more precious. I literally savor them for when I really need them as a special treat or when we’re going away for the weekend.

Now in the spirit of Christmas, I’ve decided to pick some of my fave bath bombs and tell you a little more about each one. These make the most amazing gifts – both for a stocking filler or on their own. Best of all – you can smell their divine scent even through the packaging! Spoiler alert to some of my family and friends, but they will definitely be finding a few Lush bath goodies under their Christmas tree.


Lush bath bomb and bubble bar guide: Give the gift of Lush awesomeness this Christmas

First up..

Holey night bath bomb

Lush bath bombs Topknotch blog Christmas gift guide

The Holey Night bath bomb is extremely aesthetically pleasing. The blue toned ball is filled with holes (or craters!) that expose a yellow interior. It looks like a moon or some planet far, far away. The Holey Night is very fizzy in the bath and settles into a pretty turquoise-y colour.

Helps to: Soya milk powder will help to get that skin silky smooth, whilst the Rose absolut helps to sooth the skin.

Notes: A delicate fragrance of rose, sandalwood oil and Sicilian lemon to light perfume your skin. Lightly fragranced, soft and beautiful.

Perfect for: The creative soul in your life who sees the world in bright colour. Specifically perfect for anyone who loves the cosmos, because this will take you to a land far away.


Perle de Sel

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Our second bath bomb is the Perle de Sel. Hand pressed and draped in golden salt, Perle de Sel isn’t just any Christmas bath bomb, it is the epitome of decadence and class; a wave of elegance. It has some gold nuggets inside for the person in your life who likes a bit of glam. Perle de Sel is French for salt pearls and this relates to the salt that is included within this bomb.

Perle De Sel is a bath bomb of mystery. This can be concluded from the water it produces. Once in the bath, the white exterior gives way to a blue and green core that dissolve to produce a gorgeous, light blue water.

Helps to: Benzoin Resinoid acts as an anti-inflammatory and protective. Coarse sea salt to purify, cleanse and soften without stripping away too much oil.

Notes: The gentle scent of delicate rose to bring calm, and floral cassie to relax and sooth.

Perfect for: For the person in your life who loves anything elegant or decadent. Think the person in your life who loves pearls and all things pretty. This person needs to be a person of mysterious ways, like the Perle de Sel turning water blue from it’s elegant, pearly exterior. They will love this bath bomb!

Cheery Christmas.. the cutest Lush bath bomb around!

Lush bath bomb cheery Christmas

The Lush Cheery Christmas bath bomb is one of the new festive bath bombs and apparently it’s made to smell like food. I find it smells like yummy sweets! It’s pink and has an imprint of a snowflake? Need I say more! This bath bomb is pretty, happy and glittery. Best watched in conjunction with a classic Christmas romantic comedy.

Colorful strains of pink and blue unfurl as this bomb slowly fizzes to reveal glittering purple waters.

Helps to: Lemon oil helps to energize the skin, buchu oil to act as an antimicrobial and fragrant

Notes: Buchu oil and lemon oil.

Perfect for:  The person in your life who loves everything Christmas. I’m talking about your friend whose tree is already up. Also they probably like Christmas music. They’ll be cheerfully delighted with this bath bomb! Also any friend who loves all things bright and merry.

And now moving from bath bombs to a bubble bar..

Yog Nog Yule Log

Lush bath bomb Yog Nog Yule Log topknotch blog

Apparently the Yog Nog Yule Log is one of the bestsellers from the Lush Christmas range. The bar comprises of four block that are stuck together using cocoa and shea butters. Additionally, the whole log is coated in butter in order to give the impression of the marzipan outer coating. Yip, pretty luxe!

Helps to: Fair Trade shea butter to get the skin silky soft.

Notes: With a combination of ylang ylang and clove bud oil, Yog Nog is a sweet, slightly spicy, buttery caramel aroma. Also includes nutmeg and clove to add to the Christmas spicy-ness.

Perfect for: The Queen in your life. This bar is luxurious, beautiful and all around amazing, so get this goodie for the person in your life who deserves one lovely spoil.

*Also, this indulgent spoil would make a fabulous office secret santa gift!

I hope that gives you some inspiration for Christmas gifting. Be right back, off to take a bath!!




  1. November 28, 2018 / 6:19 pm

    They all sound Amazing but seen that pink is my fave colour I would have to go with Cheery Christmas! ???

  2. November 28, 2018 / 6:22 pm

    Would have to choose the PERLE DE SEL because I like the sound of the salt and anti inflammatory properties! X

  3. Gem Meeding
    November 28, 2018 / 6:25 pm

    Perle de sel sounds incredibly decadent, that pearly iridescent water is right up my alley ??

  4. Abigaile b
    November 28, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    I would love to try the The Lush Cheery Christmas bath bomb sounds amazing and looks oh so cute

  5. Jess
    November 28, 2018 / 6:43 pm

    The PERLE DE SEL bath bomb looks so amazing!

  6. Robyn
    November 28, 2018 / 7:20 pm

    I love the Cheery Christmas bath bomb – it’s cute and lemon is one of my favourite scents!

  7. Linda
    November 28, 2018 / 8:03 pm

    All of them!!! Would defs like to try the Cheery Christmas. ?

  8. Carolyn Augustus
    November 28, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    The Lush Cheery Christmas bath bomb cause it helps to energize the skin

  9. November 28, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    Perle de Sel has to be my top pick! Just because it sounds amazing! The fact that it purifies and cleanses at the same time makes it the #bathbomb?? would love to try these!???

  10. Candice Vincent
    November 28, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    The Lush Cheery Christmas bath bomb… because I love Christmas and my tree is already up ??????

  11. November 29, 2018 / 12:43 am

    Although they all sound amazing, Cheery Christmas is pink and man I’m a sucker for all things pink! ? great photography!

  12. Lisa van Zuydam
    November 29, 2018 / 10:02 am

    Yog nog yule nog sounds absolutely decadent! And the gold and white makes me feel festive ahead of christmas!

  13. Tylah Strauss
    November 29, 2018 / 11:33 am

    The Lush Cheery Christmas bath bomb for sure! Is it normal for a bath bomb to match your personality? Because I ain’t even mad.

  14. Daphne
    November 29, 2018 / 11:40 am

    Perle de sel sounds and looks amazing! ???

  15. Liora
    November 29, 2018 / 12:52 pm

    Definitely cherry Christmas

  16. Mishka
    November 29, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    Cheery Christmas was 10/10 my favourite to use but i must admit i mixed it with the world’s smallest disco and my bath water initially split into two vibrantly beautiful contrasts

    Half the gorgeous pink and blue hues from Cheery Christmas, the other vibrant swirls of colour a stark contrast against the black.

    Eventually it all mixed together into a decadently glittery black bath that ks honestly what heaven should smell like. My skin was soft and gloowing post bath.

  17. Melissa
    November 30, 2018 / 6:01 am

    YOG NOG NULE NOG -sounds like a real treat ?

  18. Samantha Mini
    November 30, 2018 / 9:01 pm

    I would looove the Holey Night Bath Bomb! As a young mommy, not much time to do me time and oh would it be a holy night if I get a reason to bath instead of a 10 sec shower haha. Just in time for me to start painting again and since I prefer not to wear perfumes for baby, this is perfs. Plus it looks super cool!!! Insta mom.

  19. Jo-Ann Erasmus
    December 1, 2018 / 12:15 pm

    The Cheery Christmas bath bomb sounds amazing and I love that it has a sweet smell which is what I always love!

  20. Bianca Balutto
    December 1, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    The Lush Cheery Christmas bath bomb sounds amazing and looks pretty

  21. Jackie K
    December 1, 2018 / 2:10 pm

    You Nog Yule Log looks divine

  22. Mariam Dramat
    December 1, 2018 / 5:43 pm

    The Perle De Sel sounds Amazing and the Gold nuggets looks so Glamorous.

  23. Yasmine Ebrahimi
    December 2, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    Holey night has gotta be the one I wanna try most. Soya milk powder to soften the skin sounds insanely good <3

  24. Tayla Calcott
    December 3, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    I love the sound of the Perl de Sel bath bomb and Yog Nog Yule Log. They both sound so rich and luxurious..perfect for Christmas over indulgence! Loved reading all the descriptions and I’ve already bought some goodies for my bestie as a gift ?

  25. Dana
    December 4, 2018 / 1:51 am

    I just can’t choose! All of them sound so amaaaazing but if I had to choose one, it would definitely be Cherry Christmas ?❤?… It is the season after all! I absolutely adore all things pretty & glitter ?

  26. Mel
    December 4, 2018 / 7:33 am

    Perle de sel is my absolute fave but I definitely think the queens in my life are getting Yog Nog Yule logs for Christmas ?

  27. Skye
    December 4, 2018 / 7:41 am

    PerleDeSel, Lord of Misrule, Candy Mountain and Yog Nog Yule Log are my favourite things I’ve ever tried. I try keep a jar in the bathroom full that makes my whole flat smell great!

  28. Sammi de Jager
    December 4, 2018 / 8:31 am

    I love so many! How do you choose just one!
    I think Cheery Christmas – I love the little snowflake detail! But also, the candy mountain bubble bar looks incredible!

  29. Michelle
    December 4, 2018 / 8:40 am

    Choices, choices! It’s so hard to choose , but the Holey Night Bath Bomb is what my skin needs right now.
    What a wonderful choice of gifts for the festive season and end of year. May as well buy them all and let my mother and sister choose their favorite!

  30. Kelly
    December 4, 2018 / 9:10 am

    Perle de sel for the win baby!

  31. Jade
    December 4, 2018 / 9:18 am

    They all look so amazing but I’d have to say that The Lush Cheery Christmas bath bomb looks the cutest! But the You Nog Yule Log seems like it would smell absolutely divine ?

  32. Lauren
    December 4, 2018 / 9:20 am

    The Yog Not Nule Nog would be perfect! The shea and coco butter scent is my favourite and I absolutely love the smell of it! Totally luxurious ?

  33. Gabi
    December 4, 2018 / 10:07 am

    Yog Nog Yule Log! Ahhhhhh dying to try it out!

  34. Roxy Rauch
    December 4, 2018 / 11:59 am

    I would have to say the Holey Night bath bomb is my fav! Anything to keep my creativity flowing and my world colourful ??

  35. December 4, 2018 / 12:14 pm

    All sound amazing ?? Perle De Sel would be my favourite though, due to the floral scent and anti-inflammatory and cleansing properties

  36. Karien
    December 4, 2018 / 1:06 pm

    Definitly the yog nog yule loge…i looks awesome and soooooooo satisfying to use …the butter and caramel aroma just pushes it over the edge …?????

  37. Joslyn
    December 4, 2018 / 3:40 pm

    Lush is my favourite store ever! When you walk into a Lush store it feels so peaceful in there, the employees are so friendly and always there to help you. I’ve always loved Lush even though I don’t have a store in my small town, whenever I go somewhere that has a Lush I ALWAYS make a stop there and stock up on their yummy goodies.❤ my favourites are definitely Intergalactic Bath Bomb, Sleepy, Snow Fairy and all of their Bubble Bars? I would be eternally grateful if I won this.?

  38. Joslyn
    December 4, 2018 / 3:43 pm

    I’ve never tried any of these bath bombs? the Holey Night Bath Bomb looks like it’s amazing! But all of them do, Lush never disappoints.

  39. Gitte Wehr
    December 4, 2018 / 7:52 pm

    Definitely the Lush Cheery Christmas bath bomb! It’s so pretty ?? and love that it contains buchu and lemon oil??! Holding thumbs ??????

  40. Fathima
    December 4, 2018 / 7:56 pm

    All sound so luxurious ? its do hard to pick a favourite so I’ll say the Cheery Christmas is the one I like the most just because it is the cutest !!!

  41. Stephanie shaw
    December 4, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    The lush cheery Christmas bath bomb is the one I’m most excited to try! ?

  42. Anathi Dlamini
    December 5, 2018 / 4:03 am

    OMGosh I’d really love to have all of them… but since it would be regarded as a early Christmas present, the Cherry Christmas would be nice to have?

  43. Jess Ruth
    December 5, 2018 / 6:58 am

    The Yog Nog Yule Log looks divine!!!! I don’t think it’s get more indulgent. ❤️

  44. December 6, 2018 / 3:55 pm

    That Cheery Christmas one looks hands down like the best one !!! Maybe cause it’s so pink lol.

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