We’ve been getting into the holiday spirit early this year, if only as an excuse to throw lavish afternoon parties that never leave the kitchen. The smell of gingerbread is enough to make even the grouchiest of bah-humbug types feel jollywith its ability to evoke nostalgia (or at the very least make-believe memories of happy times).
That said, we don’t always have the time or energy to whip up a fresh batch of cookie dough just to get a quick dose of yuletide positivity. That’s why we’re all about Philosophy Spiced Gingerbread Cookie Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath ($21 at Sephora). Even on a sleep-deprived work day morning, a shower filled with Christmas-scented soap suds makes us suddenly feel like belting out Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and starting the day of on a good note, figuratively speaking at least.
The scent of gingerbread is so invigorating that having a bubble bath with this stuff puts us in the mood to write Christmas cards, make shopping lists and call our Moms. Even if you have no time to bake this year, there’s no need to be cookie-cutter about how you bring on the holiday cheer.