Meet Ben, Our Thoughtful Gifts Expert!


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#LoveEscentual is all about offering you expert recommendations for real relationships. Get to know our friendly experts, and their top gift picks below…


Go Behind The Scenes

  1. Get To Know Ben
  2. Discover Ben’s Top Picks
  3. Get To Know Ben’s Favourite Things About Christmas


Why Ben Is Our Thoughtful Gifts Expert…

As a Merchandiser, Ben knows all about the most exciting skincare, beauty and fragrance launches even before they hit the shelves. He’s our go-to guy for a lot of our most beloved brands, and we always turn to him when we want a product recommendation for that friend or family member who deserves an extra special treat; he knows exactly what they need…

Ben’s Top Gifting Tip

“I think the perfect way to find the most thoughtful gift is: think about the person that you’re buying for, and then try and drop hints for the kind of things that you think they might like and see how they react to it without giving the game away.”


Ben’s Top Thoughtful Gifts Picks

His favourite picks for this Christmas are all here. But after getting some one-on-one time to catch up with Ben, we found out his key favourites…


1. Clarins Tonic

Ben’s Pick: Clarins Tonic Bath & Shower Concentrate

What’s more thoughtful than the gift of a pamper? Clarins’ toning Bath and Shower Concentrate invites that special someone in your life to enjoy and at-home spa-like treatment each and everyday. It activates as it hits warm water, releasing the soothing natural properties of rosemary, mint and geranium to relieve fatigue while softening the skin as pine and gentian protect and revitalise from top to toe. Whether they’re a bubble bath fan or a shower person, this is perfect for your loved one who’s always on the go and deserve some me-time.


2. Marc Jacobs Perfect Intense

Ben’s Pick: Marc Jacobs Perfect Intense Eau de Parfum

A rich, bold scent for 2021, Perfect Intense is a must-have for any fan of the original Perfect who deserves an extra special treat. It’s a deep golden scent with volumes of texture and personality. Bright, opulent florals dance together in the opening before roasted almonds dominate the heart as they mingle with pink pepper for a warm, toasty scent that will make them want to snuggle up this winter. For a final flourish, a warm, comforting woody base lingers on the skin.


3. Tisserand Wellbeing Set

Ben’s Pick: Tisserand Aromatherapy The Little Box of Wellbeing

Aromatherapy experts, Tisserand, have been blending essential oils for over 40 years, so they know exactly what types of oils will boost your loved one’s mood. Featuring three pocket-sized rollerballs, the Little Box of Wellbeing refreshes and relaxes the senses throughout the day; the gently spiced citrus Happy Vibes blend is perfect for early mornings, while a calming harmony of geranium, orange and nutmeg de-stresses the mind before they can drift off into a restful night’s sleep with to a blend of 100% natural pure  lavender, sandlwood and jasmine essential oils.

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Ben on Christmas


What Excites Ben About Christmas?

“The thing that excites me most about Christmas is the lights and how everything seems to be – even though it is a colder time of year – everything seems warmer.”


Ben’s Favourite Christmas Tradition Is…

“My favourite Christmas tradition is probably when I go Christmas shopping. Me and my dad and my brother always go together every year, much to my mum’s dismay because she’s obviously really jealous, and then we go out for a beer afterwards, which is really nice.”

The Most Thoughtful Gift Ben Ever Received Was…

“The most thoughtful present I’ve ever received is probably this ring, actually. My parents went away on holiday and I expected them to bring back a stick of rock or something from Tenby, and they came back with a ring for me – my mum knows that I’m obsessed with skulls.”


Who Is Ben Treating This Christmas?

“The person I’m treating this year is my mum. She’s had a really tough year this year, so I just wanted to give her a little treat and a boost Christmas time.”

“My mum makes my life extra special; she goes above and beyond for everyone, but especially for me and my brother. Recently, I was moving house and I moved back for a month and, even though they’ve just moved house themselves and they had no bathroom and no kitchen, they still found a way to accommodate me and my partner.”


Pick Their Perfect Present From Us…

“I have chosen ‘Marc Jacobs Perfect Intense’ and the reason I’ve chosen this product for my mum this year is because she loves floral perfumes that have a creamy undertone. This has got jasmine and sandalwood in it and I know it’s going to be right up her street.”


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