Well its almost Christmas - again! Seriously, how quickly does the silly season fly around each year? Cray.
Its a fun, exciting and beautiful time of year... though it also seems to be a time when we all start to go a little koo-koo in thinking we need to "buy buy buy.. consume consume consume". Don't ya think?
Before I go on to recommend some easy-no brainer-totally-awesome chrissy pressie ideas - I would actually first LOVE to ask you to stop and reconsider your gift choices.. Maybe ask yourself "Do they really need it, will it bring joy, health or wellbeing into their life?"
Wouldn't it be awesome if we could stop consuming and gifting SO many "things" and start gifting EXPERIENCES that give emotional value instead, ie time, love, creative activities, etc..?
Now I am also wanting to be realistic in the fact that a lot of people WILL still be gifting "things".. myself included! Maybe we could just make sure that what we are gifting has the potential to bring true value, meaning, joy and fun! We could also make sure that we support brands and businesses who aren't manufacturing and producing products that are compromising our health, testing on animals or ruining our eco system.
So let me get this straight..
I AM NOT TRYING TO PROMOTE CONSUMERISM. I THINK LESS IS MORE - BUT LETS BE HONEST... MOST OF US ARE STILL GOING TO BUY PRESSIES FOR OUR LOVED ONES, RIGHT? SO I WOULD MUCH RATHER ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO GIFT AND SUPPORT NATURAL, HEALTHY, ORGANIC, ETHICAL, ECO FRIENDLY AND CRUELTY FREE BRANDS DOING SO MUCH GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH AND THE PLANETS, AS OPPOSED TO CONVENTIONAL, TOXIC, MASS PRODUCED BRANDS THAT ARE DOING THE EXACT OPPOSITE!
SO HERE'S MY EASY NO-BRAINER-SURE-TO-IMPRESS LISTICLE THAT SHOULD BRING PLENTY OF HEALTH AND HAPPINESS!
PLUS THEY'RE ALL REALLY AFFORDABLE GIFTS UNDER $50!
1. HEALTH + WELLBEING
Melissa Amrosini's MASTERING YOUR MEAN GIRL BOOK $27.95 - A MUST READ for creating the life of your dreams! In this inspiring, upbeat guide, Melissa provides a practical plan for creating your own version of a kick-ass life one that s wildly wealthy, fabulously healthy and bursting with love. FIND HERE
Nat Kringoudis WELL + GOOD BOOK $33.00 - WELL & GOOD will set you on the path of priming your body for complete hormone wellness - because fertility is far more than babies - it's about taking control of your health on all levels. It's chock full of tips and recipes alongside a step-by-step how to take charge of your health and wellbeing. FIND HERE
Lee Supercharged HEAL YOUR GUT $23.95 - A healing protocol and step-by-step program with over 90 recipes to cleanse, restore and nourish...Heal Your Gut is a beautifully designed and photographed step-by-step protocol for restoring your inner gut health, via a treatment program and detox regime, supported by over 90 anti- inflammatory recipes to heal and nourish. FIND HERE
BODY PASS SUBSCRIPTION $50 (with my discount code DEPTHS50) - Get fit with the best unlimited access to literally hundreds of studios and thousands of classes across Sydney Melbourne and Brisbane. No contracts. Just fun and fitness (its seriously awesome!)
THE BEAUTY CHEF COLLAGEN OR ANTIOXIDANT INNER BEAUTY BOOST $39.95 - Working from within, these organic bio-fermented probiotic filled supplements work amazingly to promote inner beauty, health and vitality. They also taste absolutely delish (seriously, they're really enoyable!) FIND HERE
2. LUXURIOUS BODY OILS + HAIR TREATMENTS
We ALL have skin and we ALL have hair (well 99% of us according to my estimated stats, hehe) SO we should ALL be treating them with love and care! Luxurious, nourishing and healing body oils and hair treatments seems to be one of these goodies that people seldom purchase for themselves yet will always make good use of when they have them! YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WITH THE BELOW - promise!
WELEDA BIRCH/PRIMROSE OR SEABUCKTHORN BODY OIL $26.95 - $29.95 - Made with organic, biodynamic ingrediets, these oils are soooo incredibly beautiful! FIND HERE
BE GENKI BODY OILS $38 Luxurious organic body oils infused with healing essential oils. Similar to the essential oils range, you just can't go wrong! FIND HERE
MUKTI ORGANICS HAIR SERUM $30 - A revolutionary silicone-free hair serum that provides superior smoothness and frizz protection; improving manageability and enhancing shine and softness. FIND HERE
ACURE ROOT HAIR AND HAIR DEEP REPAIR MASK $29.95 - Deeply nourishing hair conditioning treatment to restore moisture, shine and strength! FIND HERE
3. PERFUMES + ESSENTIAL OILS + AROMATIC CANDLES
Give the gift of aromatherapy to help your loved ones relax and indulge in a bit of self care-loving. The power of essential oils in bringing about profound states of healing and relaxation are truly something else! One of the most IMPORTANT products to swap over asap are perfumes ladies! The toxicity of mainstream fragrance is highly concerning (see full blog here) so its time to help your loved ones make the switch!
BE GENKI Essential oils and candles $24-$49 - There's NO BETTER oils blends than the BE GENKI organic essential oils. They are made with 100% certified ingredients and filled with loads of love and positive ju-ju! Its seriously hard to go wrong. Choose from either "BE SERENE" "BE VITAL" "BE SENSUAL" OR "BE TRANQUIL". I have no doubt any of these will be winners!
INDAH ORGANICS BALM $24 - Made with 95% certified organic indredients that include oconut oil, cocao butter and essential oils. I have this balm and its a real crowd pleaser.. ;) It seems to be one of those scents that most people like as its not overwhelming.. its just a perfect balance of sweetness with a touch of earthy goodness (but not too much!). FIND HERE
IME NATURAL PERFUME SAMPLE SET $49 - 100% Botanical, Natural Perfumes that are cruelty free, toxin free and vegan friendly.. they are divine. I also love mini perfumes as they are PERFECTO to keep on you at all times- you can keep one in the car, in your handbag, at work and at home so you're always smelling delish! Its also the perfect way to select your favourite scent before you commit to the full size. FIND HERE
HANAKO THERAPY MISTS $29.95 - These mist are truly divine. Made with Gem and flower essences, crystal infused water, mantra and love they make perfect gifts to balance body mind and soul. FIND HERE
SOAKS + SCRUBS + MASKS
Encourage your loved ones to indugle in a bit of self-lovin personal care basics. Plus the below items are SUPER EASY and BEAUTIFUL gifts to give when you dont know what the heck to get someone for chrissy as they're uni-sex and can be used by mum, dad and kiddies alike. You can't go wrong with a good soak or scrub!
VANESSA MEAGAN LOVE SCRUB $35.95 - This scrub is full of so many beautiful exfoliatin, hydrating and loving ingredients for the bod.. ocean salts, epsom salts, organic oils rosepetals and much more. Heavenly FIND HERE
SOAK SOCIETY SOAKS $18.95 - Encourage your loved ones to indulge in a bit of self-lovin-relaxation time with these seriously stunning soaks. THEY SMELL OUTRAGEOUSLY BEAUTIFUL! FIND HERE
ATOM GHASSOUL CLAY MASK $34 - 100% natural, deep pore facial cleanser, blackhead remover and pore minimiser with superior healing and anti-ageing qualities. FIND HERE
5. LIPSTICK + LIP BALMS $6 - $42
Pretty easy wins here.. and a great opportunity to help your mum, sis, friend start making the switch to natural beauty! What woman doesn't wear lip balm or lippy at some point during the day/week? We literally EAT whatever we put on our lips, so needless to say (but I will say it anyway) - ITS SO IMPORTANT TO USE NATURAL LIPPIES! They're easy, fun, affordable and will definitely be used!
Hurraw Organic Lip Balm $6.45 - These are seriously cheap as chips, so stock up on several lipbalms to add into everyone's gift packs for chrissy.. I ALWAYS DO THIS because you know they will 100% be used! They're also some of my all time favourite lipbalms, nice and creamy and hydrating - love FIND HERE
ERE PEREZ CHEEK AND LIP BALM AND LIPSTICKS $27.95 - These Natural cheek and lip balms and lipsticks provide a beautifully strong pigment and are great for both the cheeks and lips! They're available in a great range of natural colours and are super affordable. FIND HERE
NUDUS LIPSTICK $42 - Nudus lipsticks are the only certified organic lipsticks in Australia - they are super luxurious, natural with a matte finish and have fabulous long lasting power! The colours are stunning! Some of my favourites are "fairy tales" "27 kisses" and "precious" FIND HERE
6. NATURAL BEAUTY TRAINING
Ok so there's one last awesome gift..if I do say so myself. It's not in the $50 bracket but it sure will add a heck of a lot of value to your life and the planets. I figured it would be silly of me not to mention it - SO, here tis! A Gift Voucher to my NATURAL BEAUTY WORKSHOP to come and learn the importance of natural beauty! Includes $100-$200 value of full size products plus nourishing lunch and lots of beauty trainings, hot tips, lessons etc. They come beautifully wrapped too! Further Details and Bookings Here
PEACE OUT BEAUTIES. HAPPY CONSCIOUS SHOPPING..
* Oh and don't forget to use paper in place of plastic when wrapping pressies! It ALL makes a difference.