Updated: Feb 25, 2021
“Women are easy to buy for!” Or are they?! What happens when the same perfume they’ve had for the last five years, a gift voucher for their store of choice, their favourite chocolate box or bottle of Prosecco, starts to feel a little dull? You need inspiration and that’s where we come in!
It was no mean feat, but we’ve had a look through our wonderful partners and picked out a selection of our favourite gifts from these small British businesses, for the lucky ladies in your lives.
Eco-Friendly Skincare Accessories
Skin care routines… some follow them religiously, some follow them when they feel like it, others don’t have one at all, but Tanya and Tom, the lovely pair that make up the Naturally Naked team, have thought of it all. From reusable cotton pads to face clothes and shower poufs, they create well designed, sustainable products, that don’t compromise on style or comfort, and even better, have a circular lifecycle too.
Jewellery For Any Occasion
The story behind Hannah’s business is simply inspiring, embracing her passion for handcrafting heartfelt jewellery that’s designed to be worn every day. Hannah Weston Jewellery offers seven small but perfectly formed collections of jewellery, all handcrafted, all slightly individual, from eco-friendly materials and wrapped in fully recyclable packaging.
Hannah’s wide range of products helps to ensure there is something for everyone, but if you see something you like that you’d like to adapt in anyway, then you’re in great hands as she is also more than happy to tailor a product to suit you.
Help Them Sleep
We all know someone who struggles to switch off and get a decent nights sleep. The exclusive 100% natural Lavender & Hope Sleep collection available from Castle Farm based in Kent, our home county, uses dark blue Lavandula angustifolia (with its calming, soothing and sweet, gentle scent) combined with relaxing Kentish hops to help that special someone drift off to sleep naturally.
Their collection includes sleepy teas, a book, a pillow spray and a selection of gift sets too.
Keep Them Cosy
It’s that time of year where the temperature drops and we’re all reaching for that the bigger coat when we step outside or that extra blanket at night. Curious Rose offer a product range focussed around keeping us warm but with a difference! Their selection of hot water bottles, wheat bags and hand warmers are made from 100% wool and come in a variety of bright colours to cheer up any dull day. Whilst you’re having a nose, why not check out their latest addition to the collection, a soothing eye mask - ideal for soothing headaches, these can be frozen, or heated in the microwave, depending on your preferred solution.
Bubble and Squeaky Clean
Dry skin? Sensitive skin? Those who suffer do so more when the weather’s turning and winter is no exception. The wonderful team at Botanic and Blush have developed a range of eco-conscious natural, vegan soaps and lip balms which look good enough to eat! Each soap is SLS, paraben and palm oil free. And handcrafted using a blend of three essential oils; Olive Oil, Sunflower Oil and Coconut Oil, to provide maximum benefit to the skin.
Relight Their Fire
Quite literally Concrete and Wax as you’ve not seen before! Mr Concrete and Mrs Wax are a married couple who have combined their skills to provide a truly unique, timeless product to bring a touch of class to any home. Their handcrafted concrete candle holders are available in a variety of sizes and colours, and even have cork feet to protect the surface they sit on. The candles are made from a blend of soy wax and white beeswax to provide a more stable structure with a longer burn time. Every single item is hand-poured, finished and packaged from their Suffolk workshop with love and care.
Who doesn’t love chocolate?! From chocolate slabs, to truffles and drinking chocolate too, the guys over at Cocoa Loco have developed a tasty collection which is not only organic, Fairtrade certified, palm oil free - and handmade in West Sussex, but offers a variety of flavours whilst catering for all tastes and lifestyles too. Vegan? Dairy free? No problem! They also offer a wide range of dark, vegan chocolate goodies, to ensure that everyones sweet cravings are truly satisfied!
Time to Chill
Everyone loves a wax melt! Whether in the form of a snap bar or individually shaped melts, there is no denying that wax melts bring a scent like no other in to our homes. Over at Blossom and Ivy, they hand-pour botanical wax melts in small batches using high quality soy wax and fragrance oils. They are suitable for use in both tea-light and electric warmers and are available in a variety of fresh, fruity and floral scents. What’s more, they offer stunning burners too and they’re eco-concious as well, so all of their packaging is recyclable. Fantastic scents, great shapes and good for the environment - what’s not to love?
Make Them Glow
Nothing quite beats the feeling of the sun on your skin or the way you feel when you’ve got a little glow, but come winter, when the summer sun has faded and let’s face it, this year we won’t be escaping the UK for any “winter sun”, what are we to do?! It’s time to fake it - in a healthy, natural way! The collection of fake tans available from Freshly Baked London are produced using a formula which is vegan and cruelty free and contains zero parabens or alcohol. Available in a variety of shades with a wide range of fragrances, their products leave you streak free, glowing and smelling of roses rather than biscuits!
Scent of Heaven
Rebecca was living among aromatic, heady and sensuous fragrances in the colourful, sub tropical, wilds of Andalucía in southern Spain, when her dream to create Rebecca Tracey Perfumed Workshop was born. Whilst living in Spain she worked alongside the award winning master perfumer Nicholas Jennings developing 100% natural fragrances, which gave her a great springboard in to what she is producing now. For the ladies that love a familiar smell around the home or in their beauty regime, Rebecca offers a wide range of fragrance creations including: Patchouli & Lemongrass; Frankincense, Lavender and Geranium; Oakmoss & Sandalwood to name a few, which can be enjoyed in the form of candles, natural reed diffusers, soaps, skincare and aromatherapy products.
We hope this helps you find something a little different this year - don't forget to let us know what you buy and thank you for buying Wonderfully British.