It's that time of year again. Wrapping paper, ribbons, labels and tape come out and a mountain of gifts for friends and family await you. We all know someone who says that wrapping gifts is their favourite part of Christmas, but for those of us who find the task less appealing we've got the team for you.
We asked you to send your questions for the Gift Team through Instagram stories, and we're delivering the answers right here...
Lekky - Gift Room Team Leader
What's the best thing about working in the Gift Room?
Nice and clean and I do not get bored, because my job is full of variety
How busy can the room get?
We always have a job to do and are busy all year. After Christmas, we will have Valentine's gifts after them Easter, Mother's day, Father's day, Halloween and also all year round gifts and Christmas again.
What do you like most about your job?
I like to organise people and make them happy. We work hard and get good bonuses.
Do you have a favourite wrapping paper or box design this year?
I like Snow Fairy gift because it has beautiful pink and silver box and it is easy to make.
What's your favourite Christmas memory?
I meet new people every year. More people = more fun = more party.
Annabelle - Production Assistant
What do you think is the most fun part about working for Lush?
There are many different things that make Lush such a fun place to work, you are constantly learning new things, finding new opportunities and finding out more about the company and their products. But for me the most fun part of the job is meeting so many new people and getting to know everyone whilst doing such a fun job.
What is your favourite Lush product?
For me I love all the lush products for different reasons, and depending on the time of year my favourite product can definitely change. However, my favourite all year round product has to be the grease lightning spot treatment for sure! and my favourite Christmas product has to be the Sleepy body lotion!
Are you enjoying being apart of the gift team?
Definitely! It's honestly like working with a massive family, it's nice to be in such a nice environment where everyone is so helpful and motivational and there’s so many different opportunities within the department which makes everyday different and exciting.
What made you want to work for Lush?
I had read about the company previously and was very interested in Lush’s philosophy as well as their expanding range of products and how they're helping to save the environment. As well as those factors for me I wanted to work for Lush because of the career opportunities and career progression available. It's somewhere I would wish to invest in my working career because I value and enjoy working for the company so much.
What’s your favourite part of Christmas?
In general, I love Christmas, its my favourite time of the year! Especially at Lush because its so busy and everyone is so excited for Christmas. But personally my favourite part of Christmas is spending time with all the family, especially family that I may not see all the time and of course my close friends.
Fred - Gift Room Manager
What is your favourite thing about your job?
The people!! It sounds cheesy but it really does feel like one big family. I've worked at Lush for over 15 years and if I facilitate a factory tour I love seeing all the new and old happy faces and saying hello to everybody. I also love developing people and see them come through the business over the years. That brings a great deal of job satisfaction to me personally.
Tell us the best part of Christmas in your opinion.
Christmas is where Lush comes alive. We are always busy throughout the year with different innovations and seasonal ranges, but Christmas is where the magic happens. In Gifts we recruit approximately 100 temporary staff year on year and I always look forward to meeting the new staff and welcoming them to our family. Another thing I love about the Gifts department at Christmas is that you know every gift you produce on a daily basis will make someones day on Christmas day.
Do you have any top tips for picking a gift?
Personally I always look for a gift where the packaging can be reused, whether that is one of our lovely knot wraps or hat boxes. Also Rose Jam and Butterball fragrance are my favourite Lush scents so that also sways me when choosing a gift as well.
What does it take to work in the Gift team for Lush?
Fast hands, a good work ethic, the ability to adapt, a beaming smile and a positive attitude!
What is your favourite thing about the gift sets this year?
I like the variety of different styles of the gifts this year and also the hand drawn element by Emma from design. It's Christmas Deer and 12 Days of Christmas are my favourite of the drawings.
Whether you're looking for something that can be reused and recycled, to a selection of festive favourites all boxed up, or maybe you just want to make Christmas a little easier this year, the Gift Team has got you covered.