There has been a shift in the mindset of many people, the focus on environmentally friendly items and self care is paramount!
I have made the shift to focus on myself this year and feel so much better for it. Using homeopathy, crystals, meditation etc have me feeling better than I have in a long time and I am finally in a good place. With that I wanted to create a list of ‘conscious’ gifts that would work well for anyone.
I was delighted to be introduced to The Go2 Brand who produce 100% natural essential oil inhaler sticks. Priced at just £3.99 each they are a great little ‘tool’ to carry round in your pocket to keep you on top of your game. When inhaled, the olfactory receptors in the nose are activated, sending signals to the higher regions on the brain, neocortex and limbic system, and it’s the limbic system that sends messages to the hypothalamus that sends messages around the body. I adore the night time one and it really does make me relax more and sleep better. Great stocking fillers!
The beautiful, flowing wave pattern of the Ellia Ascend Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser and natural ceramic and wood materials complement nearly any décor. The mist and light features give your home or office a relaxing ambiance. With a mist delivery of up to 6 hours continuously or 12 hours intermittently, you can enjoy the soothing colour-changing light and your favourite scents without worry. RRP: £44.99 from Homedics
Self help books are one of my go to ways of unwinding. Literally PR represent authors from many genres and a good book is always a great stocking filler for Christmas. I adore the little mini books and My Super Compact Self Care Script is being carried around with me as a little reminder to take 5 minutes to sit and read each day.
A reusable cup should be a staple in everyones cupboards, especially with the amount people are willing to spend on take away coffees. A lot of places now allow you to take your own cup in which they will fill for a reduced fee or even better make your own! This eco friendly, sustainable and bio degradable non slip cup from Huski is a stylish addition to anyones morning coffee! RRP: £11.99 from Huski
Sarah Smith, aka the Dartmoor Artist, lives and works on beautiful Dartmoor, juggling motherhood, a farm, a herd of cattle and a menagerie of animals, her work is a celebration of the characters found on the farm, the hedgerows, the fields, the skies and on Dartmoor.
Her work has a contemporary feel, with bright colours, angled brushstrokes and a sense of fun, and each print has a story – a character – and a little profile on the back. RRP: from £20
For years I have used Bach Original Rescue Remedy and recently discovered their flower essences. This pack of 3 is aimed at making you take a little step back and enjoy the moment each day. With Christmas almost upon us I know for sure I need a little extra help this time of year. The gift set contains three 10ml Bach Original Flower Remedies droppers which can be used alone or in combination, allowing for endless personalisation. Available at Boots and also on the 3 for 2 gift selection. RRP: £15
Sea Soul Blessings are a little box of spiritual connection for sea-lovers: they capture the wisdom of the sea in inspirational cards and a tiny guidebook.
Deeply connecting, meditative and transformative, this pocket-sized box of sea is a powerful tool for connecting to something greater than ourselves. The simple daily practice of drawing a card for guidance brings calm, compassion and a deeper focus. Reflecting on the day’s message awakens your ‘blue mind’, helping you to shift unhelpful thoughts, and to make positive changes in your life. RRP: £22.00 from Sea Soul Blessings
I think flowers sometimes get overlooked at Christmas in favour of more material items. However receiving flowers is one of the nicest feelings in the world! This PEACE bouquet from Serenata Flowers is seasonal and festive – the perfect centrepiece to your Christmas table! The relaxing serenity of pure white blooms create a glorious sense of peace. The delicate fragrances of Freesia, luxury Roses, Lisianthus, Oriental Lily and Waxflower create an ambience that even the UN would be proud of. RRP: £29.99 from Serenata Flowers
For those who prefer a more traditional home-like experience when on vacation, a timeshare can make sense. If you’ve gotten many years of good use out of your timeshare and now want to get rid of it, a timeshare cancellation company like Timeshare Freedom Group or Lonestar transfer may be able to help.