Gift Splitting Ideas…

the art of gift splitting

I promised you some “gift splitting” ideas and so here they are. Just a few pointers to get you going – there are hundreds of multipacks and gift sets out there that lend themselves to this particular way of shopping. (“Gift splitting” is the art of divvying up bigger presents to make smaller presents. It’s a nice way of being able to give something lovely and not spend a huge amount of dosh – the outlay might be high but once you work out the “price per person” it is often very manageable. And you can create quite amazing packages made up of lots of gift splits, too – a soap, a fragrance, a lip balm – which can be more interesting than bunging a set of soaps at someone. Though the set of soaps will be nicely wrapped… Swings and roundabouts, swings and roundabouts…)

My favourite gift split this year has to be the Fragonard Eaux Naturelles set, pictured above. Each of these little bottles has a fresh, summery fragrance inside and I love the simple, chic labelling. It’s almost a shame to split the set up – if you want the whole thing, it’s £15, which I think is actually rather good! Find it here.

art of gift splitting

Benefit’s Crescent Row set contains four very sweet fragrance miniatures and the perk with this one is that each is individually boxed. Often you end up paying more, price-per-ml with these gift sets, but not in this case – you save around 25%.

gift split ideas benefit perfume

The set costs £29.50 with free delivery from

l'occitane gift

Lovely Shea soaps from l’Occitane, as featured in the Perfect Pretty Gift guide: £16 for four. Nice and rustic-looking, I think! Find them at l’Occitane here.

luxury hand creams

A medley of hand creams in nice little tubes – the Caudalie work out to be £4 each (set of 3 for £12 is here), the Roger & Gallet cost £17.50 for three (here) and the award-winning l’Occitane Creme Mains cost £22 for three here. All of the tubes are 30ml in size…

roger and gallet soap set

Lastly, these Roger & Gallet soaps look pretty old school, but they are so fragrant! They are overpowering my entire hallway at the moment, so much so that I may have to stick them into my underwear drawer to keep them contained! There are loads of different types on FeelUnique but my favourites (not shown) are the Fig ones. They cost £6 each or £13.50 for a set of three (kind of a “buy two get one free” situation, I suppose.) Find the fig ones here.



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  1. Court
    November 30, 2013 / 8:24 am

    I love doing this I bourght the nails inc crackers and split them so each of my friends gets a cracker with their present which is a bag of goodies from split up gifsets, I do it for my brothers and boyfriend too as some things won’t be used by one person in a gift set! Love your posts :)

  2. Pink Elephant Blog
    November 30, 2013 / 10:02 am

    Love these gift sets you can split into little gifts! I usually give them to my girlfriends when I have them over for dinner in December.

  3. Jessica Rose
    November 30, 2013 / 12:02 pm

    It is a good idea…when I worked with Space, we often use to encourage customers to do this (obv to push a sale) but it does have its benefit as there is always something in a gift set or perhaps two or three items your not mad about but you know someone else is… Glad I subscribe as I look forward to your daily email. x

  4. Akaleistar
    November 30, 2013 / 1:47 pm

    What a great idea!

  5. December 1, 2013 / 4:28 pm

    I think it’s always a good idea to buy gift sets and then divide them into multiple gifts!! =D


  6. Cornelia Kennedy
    December 2, 2013 / 10:59 am

    I love the idea of sending little parcles to friends of mini things, the excitement of getting different things, rather than slightly different things from the same brand!

    Ineffable Beauty

  7. Katie Albury
    December 2, 2013 / 2:28 pm

    This is such a great idea. I’ve been trying to think of little gifts for my book club girlies and something similar to this would be perfect!

    Katie x

  8. Nadene
    December 7, 2013 / 11:13 pm

    Hi Ruth, inspired by yourself (and a quickly diminishing Christmas budget) I have just bought 5 Neom travel candles for a bargain 45 quid from their site. Thats less than a tenner each for a quality gift. Great for teachers etc :)

  9. Elizabeth Detrich
    December 8, 2013 / 7:06 am

    Roger and Gallet make lovely soaps and toilette products, their Bouquet Imperiale cologne is wonderful! I think the company is revamping and have discontinued several scents, including the above. Their sandalwood soap is also wonderful, very smooth and rich.

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