Christmas Beauty Countdown: Festive duck from Baylis & Harding

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Named after the brand’s gastro pub, Baylis & Harding‘s The Fuzzy Duck range of goodies are beautifully styled with a monochrome design, with echoes of the modern countryside.

This beauty basket, £18, is my festive pick for those enamoured with unique beauty products that give a nod to UK heritage. Inside, the Black Pepper & Sage Body Wash is wonderful to use to kick-start the day, cleansing and leaving skin soft. It also comes with a body polisher so that you only need a tiny bit of cleanser for it to foam up and have an exfoliating action. Follow up with the Chamomile Body Butter, which sinks in quickly and leaves skin gently scented and velvety to touch.

The Fuzzy Duck pub, in the Warwickshire hamlet of Armscote, was saved from closure by the family behind Baylis & Harding. They revamped their local to become a quintessentially English country pub and boutique bed and breakfast. To echo the ethos of the luxe country retreat, they then went on to create the Fuzzy Duck range of toiletries to capture the essence of the pampering experience.

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And the products do feel wonderfully pampering and luxurious and combined with the tasteful design and cute basket, this makes such a wonderful gift.

It oozes charm, much like the historic building it is named after. It once housed the local blacksmith and in the 18th Century became a popular coaching inn. It remains Armscote’s only pub and, the family retained many distinctive character features, including exposed beams, flagstone floors and impressive fireplaces, combining it with witty modern touches. Unique, just like the beauty bounty that is named after it.

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