Meaningful Gifts

Venice, CA

When it comes to buying gifts, there are several factors I look for.  One factor that’s become increasingly important is if it’s meaningful.  I want a gift that is beautiful and unique – but that also has a special message behind it. I love that L’Occitane not only makes stunning products and gift sets, but that they also give back in a really big way.

You may remember I had the opportunity to fly to Provence with the L’Occitane team two summers ago!   I was able to visit their factory, lavender fields, farms, shops, and even chat one on one with the founder; Olivier Baussan.  He is one of the most hard working, kind and down to earth entrepreneurs I’ve ever met, and he has built an absolutely incredible company that people all over the world adore.  Each L’Occitane product is sourced with the finest ingredients from local farms and they support the artisans – particularly female artisans.

Meaningful Gifts

It’s become a tradition to give my mom something from L’Occitane’s lavender collection every year because she is obsessed with lavender!  This year we opened gifts early since she was visiting me in LA for Thanksgiving :)  This pretty lavender gift set could not have been more perfect because it has one of everything she loves; the bubble bath, lavender sachet, hand cream, hand wash, body soap, and body lotion.  It comes in a bright red, festive box and is insanely reasonable at under $75.

My mom gave me the L’Occitane Blooming Rose Treasures giftbox which smells absolutely heavenly.  The body milk and little eau de toilette were my favorite pieces from the collection!  I love that there’s literally no wrapping required with these gift sets because the box is just so festive itself!

Shop more of my favorite pieces from L’Occitane below – like the Immortelle Divine collection (one of my fave moisturizers), the Shea Butter trio, and the Almond cleanse and exfoliate duo.  And how perfect is this as a stocker stuffer?!

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L’Occitane Fragrant Lavender Giftbox  |  Blooming Rose Treasures Giftbox

Jessica Alexander Photography
Special thanks to L’Occitane for sponsoring this post.

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75 Comments

  • Ewa Macherowska says:

    Such a nice pics! :)

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    November 27, 2018 | Reply
  • Rach says:

    Yes, they really do make the best gifts! I love that your mom is featured in these photos!

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    November 27, 2018 | Reply
  • Roses for Fridays | by mia says:

    Beautiful gift recommendations … a very lovely idea!

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    November 27, 2018 | Reply
  • Lisa Autumn says:

    Ahhh i love these ideas! Thanks babe!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    November 27, 2018 | Reply
  • Mariya Zafirova says:

    Ah, so gorgeous!

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    November 27, 2018 | Reply
  • Anita says:

    I used to be so materialistic…as I’ve gotten older I want less stuff and more memories whether it be a hand drawn doodle or a vacation instead of exchanging gifts. I saw your Instagram post where you wished for world peace I too wish for that. People are dying every day over senseless acts of violence. Also the world doesn’t feel so safe anymore

    November 27, 2018 | Reply
  • dana says:

    Omg I didn’t know they had a lavender collection — I need to try!

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    November 27, 2018 | Reply
  • Kendramarrie says:

    More to Christmas than just gifts… thanks for the reminder :)

    November 28, 2018 | Reply
  • Mehru says:

    I just got their overnight oil and it’s AMAZING! loveeee

    November 28, 2018 | Reply
  • Inna Pishtoy says:

    You have inspired me to give more meaningful gifts, though it could be pretty tough with a big family like mine. I love your photos and that Christmas tree is so cute :)

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    November 28, 2018 | Reply
  • Seleena says:

    I absolutely LOVE your tree! Simple but so beautiful.

    November 29, 2018 | Reply
  • Donna Charter says:

    I love the Christmas tree. Where can I get it? Thanks!

    November 30, 2018 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      It’s Balsam Hill!

      November 30, 2018 | Reply
  • Claire V says:

    These are such beautiful and blissful photos. Love seeing your gorgeous mom, please have her in the blogs more often :)

    I have a co-worker who loves Loccitane products so I will definitely be browsing through your recommendations! Thank you!

    December 1, 2018 | Reply
  • Shreya says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I think I’m going to pick some things up for Christmas gifts this year ❤️

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Alyssa says:

    I’ve always been such a big fan of their lavender products! They smell just heavenly ❤️

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Shannon says:

    I am loving the holiday vibes! Everything looks so festive and happy! ❤️

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Kate says:

    Will absolutely be gifting these to my mom and girlfriends! Lovely ideas ❤️❤️

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Seleena says:

    Such a cute pooch! ❤️

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Thalia says:

    Great post! It’s all about meaningful gifts! ❤️

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Shannon Colkitt says:

    What a sweet photo of you, your Mom and Charlie! That photo deserves a frame! Happy Holidays, Kat! ❤️

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Emily says:

    I love their hand cream, it’s the best! ❤️

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Rachel says:

    I love the decor! You have great ideas for holiday gifts and Charlie is such a cutie!!

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Sarah says:

    I love your Christmas tree and the pictures of you with Charlie! I have a miniature pure dachshund but they have such similar expressions seeing as yours is a dachshund mix! ❤️

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Awww love that!! <3

      December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Irene says:

    Love your style!

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Irene says:

    Love your style ❤

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Margot Gould says:

    Thanks for the always-inspiration! ❤️

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Shree says:

    These are wonderful gift recommendations! ❤️

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • molly huebenthal says:

    So precious! Enjoy these times!

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    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Allison says:

    Very sweet and great gift ideas!

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Molly huebenthal says:

    ❤️❤️❤️

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Stephanie Cape says:

    Love your posts!!!!! I’ve bought a ton of the products you recommend…❤️

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Jessie Chou says:

    I love your decor!It makes me feel so warm and happy.❤️

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Judy says:

    Such a lovely post with your mama ❤️

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Vatana Rosa says:

    So sweet to have your beautiful mom in this blog❤

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • jane says:

    I am obsseced with your skincare blogs so thank you :)❤️

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Carey elder says:

    Love these photos with your mom! You look so much like her! ❤️

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Isel says:

    Great gift ideas❤️

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Naomi says:

    Gorgeous pictures! Love the gift ideas! ❤️

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Emily R says:

    Love l’occitane products! I need to get some hand lotion now that it is winter!

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Mary Ann De La Torre says:

    Miss Charlie soo much his sister Petunia sends 💕xoxo❤

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Natasha says:

    Love this ❤️ Beautifully written!

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Sarah Patel says:

    I’ve been wanting to try these products for ages ❤️

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Christie says:

    I keep meaning to say how I love how specific you are when people ask you for gift suggestions!! It shows how much you care and makes gift giving so much easier and fun! You also give the most amazing suggestions so THANK YOU♥️

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Linda c says:

    I always feel so much more into the holiday spirit when i recieve a meaningful gift or give one. Is not all about wanting the most expensive item, it’s about thinking about the other person and giving with love! So thanks for always writing such wonderful blog posts ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    December 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Kate Keller says:

    I love how honest and helpful your blog is! I also love how you and your sister are so supportive of each other! ❤️

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Lily Callagan says:

    I’ve never tried a L’Occitane product and you’re making me want to go purchase it right now! I love seeing/reading posts of you with your mom! Glad that you got to spend this special time with her.

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Anastasia says:

    Great post – the gift wrapping is so fabulous and charlie’s bandana is simply adorable! ❤️

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Daisy Amador says:

    ❤️❤️❤️

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Grace says:

    I might actually get my mom the rose box set. She loves rose ❤️

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Stephanie says:

    Love how your blogposts are always so meaningful even when they’re sponsored ♥️

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Katie says:

    So sweet ❤️

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Lisa Taylor says:

    Love this! My mom is my favorite person to shop for! ❤️

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Krislyn says:

    Yes! This! I’ve been striving to get more meaningful gifts lately. I’ve been jotting down gift ideas throughout the year, so when it comes to the holidays I know exactly what to get each person ❤️

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Edit says:

    I love Provence and the L’Occitane products, they do make a perfect gift :) ❤️

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Alana says:

    Love! ❤️

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Kelsey anderson says:

    Pretty gift ideas!! ❤️

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Liana says:

    ❤️❤️❤️

    Lovely pics!!

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Alexis S. says:

    Hi Kat,

    Thank you for this great post. I couldn’t agree more about meaningful gifts. They are truly the best! ♥️

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Carrie says:

    These boxes are incredible! Thanks for the post. You are always so generous. ❤️.

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Lisa says:

    If indeed we can make a feast oil that good, then I’m crazy if I don’t attempt to try some of their other products. It was that good ❤️

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Amy Y says:

    This line smells amazing. What a great perspective! ❤️

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Danielle says:

    Love L’Occitane products! ❤️

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Nabil says:

    Beautiful mom and daughter pictures. Your dog is too cute. 🤩

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Jessica says:

    Omg love your picks!! These are definitely meaningful gifts! Getting my mom the l’occitane set 😍

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Jessica says:

    Love your picks and your Christmas tree is absolutely beautiful ❤️

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Lianne Luce says:

    Love all your gifting ideas, keep them coming! ❤️

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Catlin Nalley says:

    Wonderful idea! I love gifts that have a special meaning! My sister and I always get each other ornaments that represent something important from the year before ❤️

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Martha Rhode says:

    Kat I love your posts! ❤️

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Addy says:

    Love these ideas ❤️

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Laura says:

    Great photos! I loved their gift set I got last year!

    December 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Kristin says:

    I’m wondering where you got your tree bulbs from?

    December 5, 2018 | Reply
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