It’s that time of year and Christmas is just around the corner. If you are anything like me, you still have some last-minute shopping to do. So to put you in the festive spirit, I thought I would share some of my favourite gift ideas. Yay!
It’s no secret that I love skincare products, and some of my favourite brands (that are also good for the planet) are available at Vegan Beauty. Check out their Gift Guide including Salus Body – For a nourishing range of Australian-made botanical oils, serums, moisturisers, bath and body products.
There’s nothing like a splash of colour to lift your spirits. I love the Kester Black range of long-lasting, vegan nail polishes and beauty products (that make excellent stocking fillers). Kester Black is also certified carbon neutral, that donates 2% of all revenue to social causes. So you can shop, feel good and do good at the same time!
Send a gift that grows. For some locally made, eco-conscious and natural gift packages and plants delivered Australia-wide. Hello Botanical offer a great range of last-minute gifts available for Melbourne and Geelong up to 23/12 (awesome!). The Indoor Plant Co and When Holly Met Murphy also stock a beautiful range of high-quality botanical gifts (teamed with amazing customer service too!).
For the Kids
The Little Potion Co kits are one of my favourite gifts to give. I have watched Alicia and Jacinta grow their business over the past year, and I know first hand how magical their potion and play kits are for young kids. Spark their imagination and create a mindful play experience for your little ones. Natural ingredients and eco-friendly too.
Another local in my area, Mustard Store has super cute clothes and eco-friendly gifts for little ones available online.
For the Mind and Spirit
You can’t go wrong with magazine subscriptions or bookshop gift vouchers.
For clients or loved ones, my go-to is Breathe Magazine – your ultimate guide to a happier, healthier and more mindful you with inspiring articles on wellbeing, mindfulness and creativity.
I love to spoil my clients, and so I have sent quite a few gift boxes. Here are a few of my favourites…
Afternoon Pick Me Up – Beautifully presented treats that feel like a big hug.
Mettle – Such a beautiful range of thoughtful gifts. Mettle Women Inc. is social enterprise, and every gift you give employs, trains and empowers survivors of domestic & family violence.
The Wholesome Gift Box – Sarah is passionate about curating healthy gift boxes with mindfully chosen products that are good for the body, the soul and the environment. Delivery Australia-wide.
I hope these ideas help you to find something special for your loved ones and clients this festive season. As a small business myself, I like to shop locally whenever possible. So consider purchasing services and products from other local small-businesses, as it can make a huge difference after what has been another challenging year.