If you’re looking for inspiration for healthier presents to gift your loved ones this Christmas, you’ve come to the right place. From luxury hampers to cost effective stocking fillers, here are a few of the gifts I’ll be putting under the tree this Christmas.
Socks are a staple festive stocking filler that you can’t go wrong with. My go-to brand is Boody, a range of eco-friendly base layers made from bamboo. The breathable fabric is the softest and most comfortable you could imagine. Boody also do a comprehensive range of Activewear, perfect for yoga lovers.
From £3.99 – www.boody.co.uk
Five delicious lattes that make for a warming treat at this time of year. They are a tasty way to enjoy the health benefits of superfoods like turmeric, ginger and cacao. If you’ve got a friend of family member who is hooked on sugary coffee shop lattes, this is the gift for them.
From £3.99 – www.pukkaherbs.com
A SPA GIFT
A spa treatment is not only relaxing and therapeutic, it’s also giving the gift of ‘me time’, making it a great gift for mums in particular. Buy a Gift list a number of spa treatments, spa days and spa breaks with an overnight stay, catering to all budgets and locations.
From £59 – www.buyagift.co.uk
BOOJA BOOJA CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
These organic, vegan chocolate truffles are truly indulgent. Available in a range of flavours from classic Champagne to raspberry, and – my favourite – almond and sea salt caramel, there’s something to suit everyone’s taste. The Artists Collection makes for a beautiful gift with truffles presented in boxes hand painted by artists in Kashmir.
From £19.99 – www.vegantown.co.uk
THE FIVE MINUTE JOUNRAL
Described as ‘the simplest thing you can do to start your day happy’. The Five Minute Journal encourages you to focus on the good in your life, become more mindful and live life with intention… in just five minutes a day. I was given this as a gift myself and have gifted it to numerous friends and clients over the past couple of years.
£18.99 – www.amazon.co.uk
Know someone who is into fitness? Or who is planning to up their exercise game in 2020? Why not gift them sessions with a personal trainer. A friend of mine gave a course of PT sessions to his unconvinced mum a couple of years ago. As a result, she’s lost 25kgs and enjoyed the sessions so much she’s continued with her trainer of her own accord. Personal training doesn’t have to cost a fortune. My fantastic trainer – Barney Groenwold – is based in South Africa and trains me remotely via FaceTime. Thanks to the favourable exchange rate, his training sessions are about a quarter the price of your average London trainer!
£20 per session (when purchased as a block of 10) – https://www.fusion-fitness.co.za/
SEVEN SPRINGS WINE
Seven Springs Syrah and Oaked Chardonnay are perfect Christmas gifts for the wine lover in your life. Sophisticated, award-winning, single estate wines from South Africa, the Syrah pairs perfectly with a log fire while the oaked chardonnay is a rich, creamy wintery white. Both dry wines, they contain less than a teaspoon of sugar per bottle.
Two bottles, £32.50 – www.peroldwinecellar.co.uk
This festive gold wine bottle box makes for effortless wrapping.
A HEALTHY HAMPER
No Christmas gift guide would be complete without a hamper. My favourite place for healthy hampers is Planet Organic who do a wide range of options. There’s something to suit everyone whether you’re looking for vegans, wheat free or organic.
From £25 – www.planetorganic.com
WATER INFUSER BOTTLE / TEA FLASK
With everyone turning their attention to reducing our impact on the environment, reusable water bottles are the perfect gift for your eco-conscious friend. This one doubles up as both a water infuser and a tea flask, great for both cooler and warmer months.
£20 – www.harrods.com
SLEEP AND WAKE TEAS
This sleep and wake herbal infusion duo make great stocking fillers for tea lovers. The cute packaging means they are also an attractive addition to a healthy hamper. Make sure to order some for yourself too!
£15 for 40 teabags – www.herfreesoul.com