We know Christmas isn’t all about the presents, but there’s nothing nicer than discovering the perfect gift for a friend or loved one and watching their faces as they open it. Finding that ideal gift, however, is not as easy as it sounds.
If you’re still stuck for what to buy this year and need a bit of inspiration, we’re here to help. We asked our lovely Wellbeing Collective what they will be giving this Christmas so you can glean some clean and green ideas….
Fiona Klonarides, Wellbeing Collective Beauty Expert
I love how Christmas falls near the longest night, it’s all about spreading love and light and the wonder of winter. I’ll be giving a Rosemary Tree for my mum and Moroccan lanterns for my friends, glowy in winter and magical in summer gardens.
My sister’s Scandi-style candle-lit flat is like the Milky Way at Christmas, so a reindeer tea-light holder would add a few more stars. She’s always running, so lots of Tisserand Aromatherapy essential oils and bath treats for her, too.
And if I won the lottery, I’d take my friends to the Four Seasons Spa in Marrakech, because warm blue skies in winter are the ultimate luxury.
Emma Olliff, Wellbeing Collective Nutritional Expert
Right now I’m obsessing over room scents. I love gorgeous smells wafting around my house, so this year I’m mainly going to be gifting beautiful smelling ‘things’. Some of the presents that I’m going to be giving this year will include…
Fresh Fig Room Diffuser by The White Company – the combination of fig, cassis, vetiver and lilac add a Mediterranean warmth to a room, even in the depths of winter.
Spiced Vanilla Chai Candle by Arbonne – sweet cinnamon, baked vanilla and spicy chai aromas is as Christmassy as you can get.
Jo Kellett, Wellbeing Collective Essential Oil Expert
In the lead up to Christmas, I love to take some time to think about what everyone would like to receive. Food is always a favourite, unusual or seasonal. I may buy a hamper and fill it with organic treats. Or buying an opulent gift; something that the person would not normally buy themselves. As an Aromatherapist, I also love to give essential oil products. My three favourite products of the moment are all from Tisserand Aromatherapy…
Neroli & Sandalwood The Hand Cream, a wonderful rich aromatic cream.
De-Stress Aromatherapy Rollerball, great as a stocking filler.
Energy Body Oil; rich and luxurious to nurture dry winter skin.
Sarah Eckersley, Wellbeing Collective Yoga Expert
I love Christmas. It’s the one time of year I get to go home and have a good week relaxing with friends and family away from the hubbub of daily life. I place a lot of thought and intention into each gift I select for a person, which can make planning trickier, but it’s always worth it on the day. Here’s where I am up to so far!
My Parents: A night away at The Inn at Whitewell. My parents have done so much for me I find it hard to think of a gift that reflects my deep level of gratitude. Nature can be so healing and this beautiful hotel offers them some much deserved rest, relaxation and quality time – good for the heart and soul – all in the lap of rustic luxury.
My Grandma: Tisserand Aromatherapy Sweet Orange & Cinnamon Candle. My grandma LOVES scents and as I’ve grown up all my memories of her house include candles – especially at Christmas time. Whilst Tisserand Aromatherapy offer some divine smelling candles I had to go for this one as the cinnamon tones really help bring the magic of Christmas into the air.
My Best Friend: Salted Caramel And Nougat Vegan Chocolate Gift Box. My best friend and fellow yoga teacher has recently started to embrace a more vegan based lifestyle meaning the annual Terry’s Chocolate Orange is no longer on the menu. Luckily, I’ve found this amazing vegan alternative, which will leave her feeling guilt-free yet totally satisfied.
My Husband: Framed Rugby Print. My husband has always been a lover of rugby. Whether it’s watching or playing it’s a huge part of his life. I’m arranging to have a picture taken at one of his games blown up and framed so that he can look back with fond memories and be proud of all he achieved.