This month, my wellness must-haves have a festive twist! I’m talking party season essentials and a roundup of my favourite festive wellness gifting sets.
The Things Getting Me Through Party Season…
For In Between The Parties… I am a longstanding fan of Leapfrog Remedies, having been first introduced to their immunity support supplement that has helped shield me from many a cold, so I was excited to try their new product, SNOOZE. The latest in their exclusive selection of biohacking supplements, SNOOZE contains alpha-casozepine – inspired by the soothed state of a baby after feeding, it harnesses the calming benefits of milk in supplement form. Patented as Lactium®, this natural hydrolysate reduces cortisol levels and attaches to GABAA receptors in the nervous system (side note – this is exactly what diazepam and valium do) – but with SNOOZE you don’t have to endure any of the side effects of chemical drugs. It is essential for anyone who wants to make sure that when they get an opportunity for a good night’s sleep – that they make the most of it and feel their best upon waking.
For Luscious Hair + Brows… Great, healthy looking and feeling hair is never not going to be ‘in’ and Natucain delivers in spades if you’re looking to get locks as luscious as Jennifer Anniston’s. But not just for your hair, this brand also has products that enhance growth for your brows and lashes too.100% hormone and hormone derivative free, 100% vegan, 100% natural origin ingredients and never tested on animals, Natucain patented formula, MKMS24, is a complex active ingredient made from bamboo, lentil and thyme, which releases its highly potent effectiveness through a biochemical process. These ingredients directly stimulate hair growth by targeting the root. Worth the investment in our books.
My favourite gifting sets…
This limited edition Christmas set includes a full-size night mask, Depuff & Define contouring eye rescue, and the iconic Cleanse & Clarify cleanser. Founded by Dr. Maryam Zamani, MZ Skin has become the cult skincare brand, clinically proven to deliver visible results. £200 (worth £368)
Aromatherapy Associates Mini Moment Deep Relax
I don’t think I have done a Christmas in years where I have not gifted at least a few of Aromatherapy Associates heaven-sent (and heaven-scent) products. This little tree ornament is truly divine and a perfect price point for juj-ing (god knows how you spell that word – if you know please DM me) up presents by tying it to the outside ribbon. £12
Give the gift of great skin with this Tat Harper set – one of our favourite brands here at Hip & Healthy, Tata Harper was one of the main pioneers of the farm-to-face obsession, which means you’re getting as close to naturally-grown ingredients, and a transparent process as you can get. Supernatural and super effective you really can’t go wrong with Tata. £100
Made for the eco-warrior and beauty lover alike, FOAMIE has put all its bestsellers in one box. Included is the popular Papaya & Oat Milk Body Bar that stimulates your skin in the shower with the massaging indentation, plus a sweet soap bag and a travel buddy so you can take your soap wherever you may be this holiday season!
Aurelia, Legendary Probiotic Line Up
Perfect for both a true Aurelia fan and an Aurelia newbie, this Christmas set is what dreams are made of. Taking you from day to night, you’ll find multi-award-winning moisturisers through to their iconic Miracle Cleanser, plus two of their best-selling serums and a mask. £70
Murad, The Derm Report on: Brighter, More Radiant Skin
This dynamic duo set from Murad makes the most perfect stocking filler for those who are a fan of the brand and want to rev up their skin radiance. £25
Patchology, Best in Snow Holiday Kit
This set contains two masks that slip on like socks and mittens and return your hands and feet as the smooth, hydrated and youthful extremities they once were. £18
SPACE NK, The Essential Radiance Routine Box
Worth over £200, Space NK will help you rediscover the secret to healthy-looking skin with brands such as Kate Somerville, MediK8, Sunday Riley, Summer Fridays and REN. This is the perfect gift for someone wanting to take charge of their routine with products that produce effective results. £79.20
Neom Organics, The Greatest Sleep Bodycare Gift
If you have someone in your life that finds it hard to get their forty winks then what could be better than giving them the gift of better sleep? Neom has you covered when it comes to bedtime rituals and their Greatest Sleep Bodycare Gift not only looks pretty but will help you achieve that all-important beauty sleep too. £55
ESPA, Wellness Wonders Collection
Worth £384, this collection of ESPA goodies includes all my faves such as their Overnight Hydration Therapy, Depuff and Soothe Eye Gel and Pink Hair and Scalp Mud. Plus, it also features a Rose Quartz Gua Sha Tool in the shape of a heart – gorgeous. £195
Kiehl’s Night Time Hydration Essentials Gift Set
Packaged in holiday-exclusive artwork by Made By Radio, this gift set is perfect for those wanting to get the most out of their nighttime routine – think luxurious formulas that replenish your skin overnight. It includes Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Midnight Recovery Omega-Rich Cloud Cream and Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. £80
This is a mega gift for the Drunk Elephant fans in the room (of which there are many!). Worth £593, this whopper of a wonder contains Drunk Elephant’s all-star collection- products that are powered by biocompatible actives – a mix of synthetic and plant-derived extracts – that skin recognises and knows what to do with. This collection of the brand’s biggest hitters, including 10 full sizes and seven sample samples, promises to be a show-stopper of a pressie. £369
Decléor Lavender Firming Skincare Gift Set
Containing Decléor’s renowned Lavender Fine Aromessence Essential Oil Serum, Iris Rich Lifting Cream and Fine Night Balm, this gift will set your loved one up with everything they need for an indulgent, effective and ultimately nourishing skincare routine. Worth £205 but buy it for £135.
Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Gift Set
This beautiful origami-style packaged gift set is inspired by the Japanese art of giving. Containing a foaming shower gel 200ml, candle 140g, body scrub 125g and body cream 100ml it is great value for money and works brilliantly as secret santa pressie or stocking filler. RRP £37.50
Dr Hauschka’s Invigorating Bath Set
Dr Hauschka’s Christmas Collection is thoughtfully packaged using plastic-free, space-saving packaging that is fully recyclable and printed with ethical waterless inks. Bath lovers can ensconce themselves in Spruce Warming Bath Essence and it also comes with a Limited Edition Mild Soap. RRP £21 Dr. Hauschka is offering H&H readers 15% off everything using code DRHCHRISTMAS15. Valid from 1st November 2022 until 31st January 2023. One code use per customer. Valid on all orders over £50.