I have now realised that, rather brilliantly, my husband actually shops directly off my wish list here on Hip & Healthy. To that end, I have thought even harder about what to add to it this year’s. You’ll be sure to find the usual, annual pair of running trainers but also as we lean further into countryside living, expect beautiful home accessories and walking attire, which more than reveals my age! Talking of age, as someone yet to embrace botox (although never say never) you’ll also find a host of skincare and bathroom delights that ensure to pamper and ensconce whilst also turn back time. But, as we all know, especially in such turbulent global political times, the real gift this Christmas will be spending it with my family. Wishing you and your family a very happy holiday x
I am loving celestial jewelry at the moment. This one is 14k Gold Vermeil adorned with beautiful sparkling star set cz stones. It also looks amazing when stacked with other gold rings in the collection.
I would love to give my evening and morning beauty ritual a complete overhaul with Votary’s new Intense Night Oil and am already obsessed with their Super Seed Serum. This kit has all of their very best products that promise to get your skin glowing.
I dream of the day that I can go full grotto mode at home with all our home accessories transforming into Christmas versions of themselves. These plates would look stunning on any festive table.
Compiled of the delightfully wintery-smelling Spruce Warming Bath Essence (100ml) and Winter Soap, this is the perfect little stocking filler that will instantly take your baths to the next level.
I went on a run with a friend recently who was not wearing GORE-TEX shoes and was squelching her way around the 7k course, whereas I, in my GORE-TEX, remained mostly nice and dry. I am forever wearing through my trainers and hoping for a fresh pair to start the new year with.
For far too long I have struggled on without a dish to put my (vegan) butter in. We have resorted to buying the soft, margarine-y type butter for both me and the kids and quite frankly – I am fed up with it! Finally, I have found a butter dish worthy of any breakfast spread!
Designed, hand-cast and hand-cut by Jess and her team of artisans, these brass nature-inspired napkin holders are perfect for Christmas tables through to summer. Inspired by the rugged Welsh landscapes where Jess lives, each of her pieces feels unique and sparks tablescaping joy like nothing else.
Forest Essentials is an authentic, traditional skincare brand with its foundations in the ancient science of Ayurveda and their gift boxes are just beautiful, each featuring a unique illustration and filled with deliciously scented products.
I love anything and everything from Neom. They are a total crowd-pleaser at Christmas and I have yet to find someone that doesn’t want something from the range. The winner for me is their Magnesium range. I have their bath milks already – so that leaves me wishing for their body butter!
My favourite bake-off winner has released a new book and I am desperate to get my hands on a copy. My New Years resolution is to be more adventurous in the kitchen and cook more so this will help me to embrace my new foodie rituals!
My husband bought me one of these bracelets for one of our first anniversaries together when we were just boyfriend and girlfriend! Now, I’d love to add to the one I have with some more and this one looks beautiful.
This year what I am really, really am wishing for is a spot on one of Charlotte Townend’s legendary Wylder Yoga Retreats. Set in Ibiza and filled with lots of yoga, nutritious food and the odd mindful pottery class – I honestly can’t think of a better present than some ‘me time’.
I just love the smell of this Citrus Bath Bomb – it is so uplifting and takes my bathing to that next level! Packed with avocado, pomegranate, rosehip oil, argan and shea butter, and infused with a highly effective 100mg of premium CBD, it leaves my skin feeling soft and my mind feeling zen!
I have become a bit obsessed with tracking my steps (I know I am late to the party !). It got me thinking about tracking other health markers too and I just keep hearing about how amazing the WHOOP band is at tracking everything from sleep to stress.
I have always paid little attention to my hair… and it’s showing! So now I need to sort it out!! This gift box from Fable + Mane, famed for producing amazing silky hair, is how I am going to start!
There is nothing that spoils a walk or a run for me more than being cold, which is why I love a base layer. I get that this might not be the coolest thing I have in my wardrobe but it certainly gets a lot of use during the winter months. All hail the base layer!