SELF CARE & WELLNESS
There’s nothing quite like the relaxation and sheer indulgence of the perfect wellness package at Christmas. Our ethical community has been at the forefront of planet friendly and sustainable self care for decades – with natural oils, handmade scrubs and candles, and impeccable production practises.
So light that wick, draw a long bath and settle into some dreamy festive gift ideas from the world of wellbeing.
RELAXATION RITUAL GIFT SET
Vegan – Cruelty Free – Natural
This body scrub and tri-serum duo smells incredible and will transform your room into tropical citrus paradise. All ingredients are natural, vegan and cruelty free making this set the perfect pampering present for a planet-loving relaxation guru.
We LOVE the plum, cream and gold packaging almost as much as the all-over body hydration!
£45, from Awake Organics
THE NIGHT SET CANDLE & MATCHPOTT
Handmade By Potters In The UK – Refillable
The lovely people at Pott are on a mission to fill our homes with gorgeous handthrown candle pots, filled with 100% natural wax candles. Using natural essential oils and sustainable fragrance oils, these scrummy candles are housed in a deep blue Pott with natural crystals which create a starry night effect.
The best thing is that once your candle is spent, you can join Pott’s subscription service and get a monthly refill. What a bright idea!
£65, from Pott Candles
THE WHITE RABBIT SKINCARE KIT
Natural – Cruelty Free – Vegan
A super-charged wellness bundle for glowy skin, this kit is a 100% natural, 100% fabulous gift. White Rabbit believe in the power of plants and are proud to provide vegan and cruelty-free skincare.
We are huge fans of this particular bundle here in gifting corner and are also in love with the bamboo and aluminium packaging.
HUG IN A BOX
Vegetarian – Social Enterprise – Give Back
With delivery right up until 22 December, there’s plenty of time to arrange a ‘Hug in a Box’ to be sent to your special someone.
What’s different here from other hamper gift ideas is that every product here is bursting with ethical creds. The buttery shortbread is made entirely with renewable energy, the chocolate (sea salt & caramel and raspberries for those asking) makers contribute to reforestation projects and empowers local cocoa farmers. The tea is contributing to educational infrastructure in tea-growing regions and hot chocolate brand Café Direct invests 50% of profits into Producers Direct charity.
SOY CANDLE TRIO
Soy – Ethically Made
Three dreamy blends in one gift box – Peaceful, Daydream and Downtime – are giving us bath relaxation vibes at Ethical Hour HQ.
Balancing Act are well along their sustainability journey but have big ambitions to be carbon neutral by the end of 2023. We not only like the fab products and top design packaging but also their transparency about their methods and ethos.
LUXURY BATHROOM GIFT SET
Organic – Fairtrade Cotton – Zero Waste Lifestyle
This super classy set is brimming with lush eco-friendly beauty products all set to encourage a zero-waste beauty routine.
Based in Cornwall, and with an impressive pedigree in small-batch production, the company brings together local makers and designers inspired by the flora and fauna of the countryside and coastline where they live.
The gift includes makeup pads, shower mitt, sponge, face cloth alongside citrus and sea salt soap and a lavender, aloe and lemon shampoo bar. Yum.
£45, from Helen Round
CASHMERE MINI HOT WATER BOTTLE
Upcycled – Handmade – Made in UK
These electrifyingly cosy cashmere hot water bottles are just the ticket on chilly nights. Handmade from repurposed upcycled cashmere and leather offcuts, each design is made from resources that the company has at the time.
We think that #EthicalHour HQ could do with a few of these around right now! Brrrrr
FRUIT LIPS GIFT BOX
Natural – Organic – Plastic Free
Our eyes have been drawn to this cute set of lip balms from Scence with a wide range of different flavours to chose from including coconut ice, sweet melon and fresh mint.
Made with natural and organic ingredients, this sister double act from Falmouth are on a mission to give us nourishing skin products that are kind to the environment. With the beauty industry reported to be one of the planets biggest polluters, we salute you Krista and Mel.
£24, from Scence
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