Rather than a Christmas gift guide, I’ve pulled together a round up of some lovely independent picks which celebrate the colder months, whether you celebrate or not. Scented candles and soaps which smell like mulled wine in front of the fire; planners & calendars for those thinking ahead to 2019; books and magazines to encourage you to explore things a little deeper and gifts to nourish your soul.
Aster & Bay travel kit | £46 | cleansing oil; rosewater mist; dandelion face grains & facial serum | I recently bought the cleansing oil & it has *changed my life*. Fellowstead oil reed diffuser | £25 | Various fragrances but I like blood orange & mandarin for that wintery feel. Savon Stories winter edition soap | £8 | Cut down on plastic bottles of hand soap & replace it with this delight. Nathalie Bond winter candle | £21 | Sweet orange, pine, cinnamon & clove scented soy candle.
Studio Wald pinboard calendar @Shop Modern Craft | £15 | Pure & simple with a pinboard twist. Paper Collective moon phases print @Really Well Made | £26 | I’m trying to remember to set intentions around the moon’s cycle – this would help remind me. Maggie Magoo folk art hand print | £8 | A5 size & mystical | MiGoals Goal Digger 2019 planner @Moxon London | £27.99 | 2018 was my first MiGoals diary & I found it incredible. Hoping to receive this, please!
91 magazine one year subscription | £16.60 | Inspiring interiors indie magazine (which I’ve contributed to in the past & hoping to again in the future once I’ve improved my pitching game). Live Green, by Jen Chillingsworth | £7.91 (on Amazon, so could change) | 52 steps to living a sustainable life by the author of Little Birdie blog. Playing Big, by Tara Mohr | £9.18 (also Amazon) | OMG. I bought this book on the advice of the gorgeous Ray Dodd. I’m only on chapter one but I’ve already underlined a load. I think every woman should read it. Smith Journal | £unsure | Sister magazine to the aussie Frankie & full of interesting & unusual reading, you can order online or if you’re in London, it’s stocked at White City Stratford in Magazine City Henderson.
Oxfam Unwrapped Care for Mums & Babies | £17 | supporting new mums, pregnant women & small children when conflict & disaster strike | Rebecca Campbell Work your Light Oracle Cards | £11.19 | I’m still very new to this whole oracle card thing but the artwork in particular makes a bit of soul searching even more beautiful | The Power of Crystal Healing by Emma Lucy Knowles | £4.99 | Another thing I’m curious to learn more about – why not? | Refuge emergency parcel | £10 | provides emotional support, toiletries, clothing & food for women & babies immediately after leaving a domestic violence situation.
The Super Sparrow ceramic soap dish @Firain | £10 | handmade to store your soap bars in style. Edge of Ember 18k gold initial necklace @Trouva | £95 | I’ve been looking for something like this since E was born & even better, it has a positive production story. Wild Fawn statement V bracelet | £64 | I’ve worn by Wild Fawn necklace every day since being gifted it a few years ago & would love another timeless piece to start a collection. Also, it works as my initial too. House of Hurray ‘Wonderful’ pennant cushion @Not on the High Street | £59.95 | perfect for a nursery or a daily reminder that it is indeed ‘a wonderful life’.