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Healthy shopping: your holiday gift guide

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On the hunt for a healthy holiday gift? Joanna Evans has you covered with her top natural health, beauty and well-being finds for all the family

 

The write stuff

Papier

Happy Stripes Wellness Journal, $38/£29

US: papier.com/us; UK: papier.com

This beautiful 192-page wellness journal includes 12 weeks of undated pages for recording your mindful goals, habits, meals, water intake, sleep and the things you’re thankful for. The inner pages are 85 gsm, and the hardback cover has a high-quality 150-gsm silk paper finish. It comes in the company’s standard lovely packaging and can be personalized with your giftee’s name on the front.

 

It’s a match!

Polarn O. Pyret

Striped Adult Pajamas, $79/£45

US: polarnopyretusa.com; UK: polarnopyret.co.uk

These unisex slim-fitting pajamas are made from 100 percent organic cotton certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and come in a full range of adult sizes, from XS to XL, as well as various colors. Best of all, matching children’s items are available in sizes from newborn to age 10, so the whole family can coordinate. Cue the cute family photos.

 

Go with your gut

MOMO Kombucha

Gut Health Hamper, £38 (basket not included)

momo-kombucha.com

London-based kombucha (fermented tea) company MOMO Kombucha has teamed up with a selection of start-up foodie brands to launch this healthy hamper for Christmas, filled with foods your gut will love. Featuring Queen Butter Beans from Bold Bean Co., Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Citizens of Soil, Original Kimchi from Kimchi & Radish and a bottle each of MOMO’s unfiltered and organic Ginger-Lemon Kombucha and Elderflower Kombucha, it’s the ideal gift for health-conscious friends or family.

MOMO ships to the UK only, but for a for a gut health package in the US, try the Good Gut Bundle from Splendid Spoon (marketplace.splendidspoon.com).

 

Good scents

Abel

Pause Eau de Parfum, $130/£110 (30 ml)

US: us.abelfragrance.com; UK: abelfragrance.com

This unique functional fragrance from all-natural perfume house Abel is designed to support women during perimenopause, with violet leaf to stabilize mood, mimosa to help balance hormones and narcissus to promote deep sleep. Made from natural essential oils and plant-derived extracts and isolates (single fragrance molecules), the rich floral scent is sophisticated, calming and comforting.

 

Inside the box

Blue Tea Box

Blue Tea Box Mini, from £6.99 per month

blueteabox.com

For a tea-loving loved one, you can’t go wrong with a gourmet loose-leaf tea subscription like this one from Blue Tea Box. Choose from Black (like assam, darjeeling, earl grey and lapsang), Green (like gunpowder and sencha), Herbal & Fruit (including rooibos and unique herbal blends) and the popular Surprise box, then select the subscription package you’d like. The recipient will receive three bags of rare and single-origin tea in a letterbox-friendly box as a one-off delivery or monthly for three, six or 12 months.

The subscription is currently only available in the UK, but try Verdant Tea (verdanttea.com) for a similar subscription in the US.

 

Star buy

Bamford

Geranium Christmas Candle, $43.75/£35 (140 g)

US: bamford.com/us; UK: bamford.com

Beautifully packaged in an intricately illustrated box, this festive candle is made from a mix of natural waxes (rapeseed, carnauba and beeswax) and fragranced with a calming blend of natural essential oils (geranium, peppermint, eucalyptus and lavender)—and nothing synthetic. Created in a carbon-neutral factory in England, the candle is a gift that keeps on giving as the recyclable frosted glass jar it comes in can be repurposed year after year.

 

Worth its salt

De Mamiel

Altitude Bath Soak, $58/£55 (14 oz / 400 g)

US: goop.com; UK: demamiel.com

Take self-care to a whole new level with this luxurious bath soak from natural skincare brand de Mamiel, created by acupuncturist/aromatherapist Annee de Mamiel. Himalayan salts, Epsom salts and Dead Sea salts combine with a balancing blend of essential oils to help ease stress, restore energy levels, and hydrate and nourish the skin. It also contains powdered shungite crystal, said to have healing properties like protection from electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure.

 

Goody bag

Ila

Little Face Treats, $76/£60

ilaskin.co

This travel-friendly set includes five mini versions of natural beauty and spa brand Ila’s bestselling facial products. There’s a cleansing milk, toner, face mask, day cream and face oil—everything you need for radiant, glowing skin. All the products are made with meticulously sourced natural ingredients and come in a handy bag for storing or taking on your travels.

 

 

 

 

NOV/DEC23

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