Do you know somebody who has found the last twelve months overwhelming?
Perhaps they’ve faced unprecedented levels of stress or a huge change in circumstances? Your ideal gift is for them to be relaxed, rejuvenated and happy. Ready to face everything that 2022 holds in store. Sadly, those emotions are difficult to wrap, so we’ve found the next best thing! Below, we’ve curated a list of gifts that focus on wellness, boost relaxation and increase mindfulness. A little piece of calm for them to unwrap this Christmas.
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Lush Synaesthesia Spa Treatment
Do you know somebody who has worked tirelessly through the pandemic? Or somebody who has just not stopped this year? Gift them a relaxing afternoon at one of the LUSH Spas. The Synaesthesia Spa Treatment caught our eyes here at LDC HQ. It has received rave reviews. The 90-minute session includes a full-body, multi-sensory massage that Lush say will “transform your state of mind”. It sounds idyllic.
The 90-minute spa session costs £140. Other treatments are available too. Book at Lush.com.
Awesome Botanical Mini Relaxing Christmas Pamper Gift Set
If a spa visit is out of your budget, consider this relaxing pamper hamper instead. Your recipient can recreate the experience at home. This lovely gift box contains three relaxing bath products, all scented with blissful lavender and bergamot scents.
Awesome Botanical’s products are handmade in the North East of England and packaged in 100% compostable bags.
Pamper Gift Set, £14.99 from awesomebotanical.com.
Acala Spa Day Pamper Gift Bag
Or consider this bag of spa-worthy goodies instead. This gift is guaranteed to relax your recipient’s mind and body. They’ll feel refreshed and invigorated after using Acala’s seascape spa refiner soap, aloe vera konjac sponge, lavender bath salts and nourishing jojoba body oil.
The company make their products in the UK using only natural ingredients. They’re packaged with sustainability in mind, using only biodegradable, recyclable or refillable packaging.
This lovely gift set costs £29.99 at wearthlondon.com.
Gibsons ‘Puzzle of Positivity’
If your recipient is going through a difficult time, this gift may be just the tonic they need. It’s a colourful, happy puzzle that’s jam-packed full of pick-me-ups, puns, sarcasm and motivation.
This puzzle is designed and manufactured in the UK using thick recycled board and packaged with biodegradable plastic.
Gibsons Positivity Jigsaw Puzzle, 1000 pieces. £17 from JohnLewis.com.
Papier Joy Wellness Journal
Do you know somebody who is struggling with the day-to-day? This 12-week journal might help them live a more mindful life. It contains inspiring quotes, a spot to create a wellness map and a place to record feel-good goals. The diary section allows your recipient to set their intentions for the day upon waking, monitor sleep, record activity/exercise, make self-care plans, plan meals, track their mood, practise gratitude and note down their thoughts and feelings.
Papier focus on sustainability and are conscious of their impact on the planet. The brand sources its paper from FSC-certified forests and use plastic-free packaging that can be recycled at home.
Purchase from Papier.com for £24.99. Available in three different colours.
Aery Living Mindful Collection Candles
Help your recipient to relax by gifting them this box of spa-quality candles. They’ll enjoy the candles’ invigorating scents as they watch the flame flicker. This attractive gift set contains three of Aery’s popular candles: Inspire, Serene and Revive. Inspire’s fragrance contains rosemary, eucalyptus and cedar, it’s designed to motivate and arise the senses. Meanwhile, Serene’s violet and lilac mix is peaceful and calming. Finally, Revive’s cedar, amber and bergamot scents will stimulate and revitalise.
The three candles are made from 100% plant-based wax, are vegan and cruelty-free and will burn for up to 15 hours. They’re hand-poured in England and shipped with DPD’s carbon-neutral service.
The set of three candles costs £36 at Aeryliving.com.