Have you ever ‘popped’ to your local shopping centre with just one gift in mind only to lose the whole day there and come away empty handed? Or how about when all those Amazon parcels start turning up and you slowly realise that everything that ‘fell’ into your basket was a beautiful gift – but was for you rather than your friends and family? Don’t worry we have been there too.
To help you solve this issue and give you some fantastic ideas we have put together a small gift guide. What you will find is beautiful gifts all with a wellness theme, from mindfulness boxes to essential oils kits to beautiful cookbooks to affordable smoothie makers. Whether it’s a gift for your partner or your best friend we have you covered.
Oils, Candles, Crystals, Gemstones
Rock n Roll Aromas offers luxury candles with stylish packaging that doesn’t cost a fortune. All products are designed, hand poured and packaged in their kitchen studio in Fife. With a range of products from wax melts to diffusers to candles and gifts sets there is something for everyone and starting from just £5 there is a budget for every one too. Shop their full range at https://rocknrosearomas.co.uk/
doTERRA offer pure high-grade essential oils, they can be used topically and can be added to your cooking to add new flavours and also bring natural health benefits. They have starter kits available and a wonderful kits aimed at supporting the health and wellbeing of children. Founded in 2008, doTERRA was built on the mission of sharing tested-grade essential oils with the world. Shop their full range at https://www.doterra.com/GB/en_GB
Hearts and Halos UK make beautiful Mindfulness inspired healing jewellery and now also have a stunning Christmas range with candy cane decorations for the tree. All items are handmade and use items such as lava beads and gem stones and crystals. Prices start from around £12 and they even offer free shipping to many UK locations. You can shop the full range here https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HeartsandHalosUk
Boss Birds Parlour Have a range of gifts including their crystal keepsake box. Each box comes with three crystal tumble stones, a card to tell you all about each stone and of course the keepsake box itself. You can also find a range of other crystal products on their site including crystal pocket angels. Prices start from around £5 and you can shop their full range here https://bossbirdsparlour.co.uk/collections/crystals-healing
Books – Mind, Body, Soul
Affirmations for the Soul is a beautiful book written by Wendy Middlehurst and is a great introduction to using affirmations in your day to day life to build a stronger more positive view of yourself and the world around you. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Affirmations-soul-Wendy-Middlehurst/dp/107741045X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=wendy+middlehurst&qid=1601148790&s=books&sr=1-2
Ali Swift, wellness coach and Reiki practitioner, is the creator of My Wellness Toolbox, a system that will help you to discover and develop you own tools, whether you struggle with your mental health or just want to create a more positive out look this could be a great option to get you started. Ali has created a system to include affirmation cards and a book and so much more, you can purchase them separately, together or splash out on her “Tool Boxes” with prices starting from just £10 there is something for everyone. https://mywellnesstoolbox.co.uk/collections/all
If you are looking for something a little more traditional and educational then Superheros Inside Me written by Carolyn Akinyemi could be just what you need. Informative but fun this is a book you can explore with your children to understand how your body processes different foods and what it needs more and less of. Available on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Superheroes-Inside-Me-Carolyn-Akinyemi-ebook/dp/B088P8R8RT/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=superheors+inside+me&qid=1601149623&s=books&sr=1-1-spell
Poetry to Inspire and Uplift is a beautiful book written by Cheryl Lee-White, easy to digest and read this will leave you feeling uplifted and ready to tackle the day. Cheryl is also the author of several children’s books. Find her latest book on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Poetry-Inspire-Uplift-Cheryl-Lee-White/dp/B08FP54SZN/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?ie=UTF8&fbclid=IwAR2PvaNJvpZQLC8bLmipx-vVR8CcTvZVNOQU3eKF1A7ynpGzSQkU4JxNf1U
Love Thy Body – Unleash Your Power is an incredible book written by three ladies to help you on your self-love journey. Take lessons from their own journeys that they share, complete the activities they set and see a difference in your self-love and self-confidence. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Thy-Body-Unleash-Power/dp/B08HBDRYPW/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=love+thy+body&qid=1601150037&s=books&sr=1-1
Wellness Gift Boxes
Holos Skincare from Nature provide skincare products that have nutritional, therapeutic and age preventative benefits. The ingredients they use are chosen because of their purity, their simplicity, their effects not just on your skin but on how they make you feel. You can choose individual products or go for a gift set. https://holos.ie/
Little Box of Joy have all kinds of wellness based gift boxes, you can choose from their premade boxes or you can design and fill your own from the range of products they have on their site. From books to teas to bath salts to super comfy sock and everything in between they have something for everyone. Prices start from around £28 there is lots to choose from. https://littleboxofjoy.co.uk/collections/all
Unwind Box have created a series of gift boxes designed to help you unwind and relax and have a mini pamper session. They boast vegan only products and have a lovely range including teas, bath soaks, moisturisers and more. Starting at just £10 you are sure to find something to suite.
The Clean Life have created a box with a difference. Not only do you get items to help you relax and to pamper yourself with but you also get active wear to aid you in your journey to a healthy, happy fit life. Item included range from organic beauty products, healthy snacks, active wear, recipes, motivational prints and more. Boxes start at £60 but items can be bought individually. https://thecleanlife.co.uk/shop/
The LOA Box (Law of Attraction) offers a little luxury. Included in every box is: a manifesting notebook, a pen, 54 affirmation cards, a gratitude stone, a positive print plus a few other items. Starting at £25 this is a great option for all. https://theloabox.com/
Mabel is a clothing range of predominantly slogan tees and jumpers all made from 100% cotton. Boasting designs for adults and children and starting from around £10 there are lots of fun and empowering items to choose from. https://mabel-uk.myshopify.com/
Imo Imo Baby make beautiful baby grows, vests and t-shirts from 100% cotton sourced from fair trade suppliers. Older siblings can have outfits to match their younger siblings and you can shop knowing you are supporting a small business that is working ethically. Prices start from around £10 https://www.numonday.com/product-category/kids-baby/baby-clothing/
Boolins Organic make a range of childrens clothing all from sustainably sourced organic material. The business was started when, as new parents themselves, they wanted better quality than what was on offer in high street stores. Prices start from around £10, dress the kids in gorgeous outfits whilst knowing you are looking after the environment and their skin. https://www.boolinsorganic.co.uk/
Miss Tea Smith will supply you with gorgeous hand blended teas. Using teas from Sri Lanka they dry, heat and roll them to bring out their flavours and then they combine them with dried flowers, herbs and spices to create unique and amazing flavours. https://missteasmith.com/
The Crop Club is a social enterprise and can supply you with eco growing kits to grow your own herbs and edible flowers. Or how about their Magic Dust – wildflower seeds mixed with eco friendly glitter and sawdust. Prices start from under £5 https://www.thecropclub.com/
Wild Women Tea Club provide herbal tea infusions designed just for women focussing on hormonal balance, anxiety support, menopause support, period pain relief, mindfulness, low moods and more. You can even get your tea as a fantastic gift box sampling more than one tea from their range. https://www.wildwomenteaclub.co.uk/
The Incredible Life is a business focus on supporting those with disabilities but also their parents, carers and their mental health. Created by Natalie Dewhurst after she struggled with the system and getting answers and support for her sons she now guides and help others. You can order lovely affirmation bracelets from her site as well as getting support. New products are also in the pipe line and due to be released soon including sensory items including Chewigem necklaces and fidget toys.
At Silver Moments you can find a range of products including reusable facewipes that come in different colours and sizes. Made from 100% cotton and machine washable these are great on the environment, the wallet and your skin. Starting from as little as £1.50 you really can’t go wrong. https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/845515026/reusable-eco-friendly-face-wipes-pack-of?ref=shop_home_active_8
The Wolf & The Fox Co. provide all sorts of ethical based grifts, from enamel bespoke mugs, to journals, to cushions and my favourite, their Bamboo bathtub/laptop/breakfast tray. I can already see myself in the tub relaxing with this, a good book and a glass of wine. https://www.thewolfthefox.com/
Danu Products encourage you to bathe like a goddess. They pride themselves in making luxury hand crafted self care items. From bath bombs to bath salt to body scrubs, they have it all. All products are hand made from vegan environmentally friendly and sustainable ingredients. https://www.facebook.com/BatheLikeaGoddess
Zaeire Artisan Chocolates offer a little bite of heaven! Beautifully hand crafted they are made wit love and only the finest quality ingredients. From single bars to indulgent boxes there will be something to satisfy everyone. With only the best ingredients used you can indulge and treat yourself without any guilt. https://www.zaeire.com/
All the businesses and products featured have been carefully selected, in the vast majority they come from independent businesses that have been created through passion, love and care. By shopping from smaller businesses this gift season you can make a real difference. We would love to hear from you if you go ahead and purchase from a business we have recommended.