The time of year has come around again, to find some wonderful, unique Christmas gifts for the amazing people in your life. And this year you are keen to gift something that will encourage some self-care. Life has been tricky, and your loved ones deserve a gift that will help them carve out some time to find more peace, calm and balance in their life. But where do you go to find gorgeous self-care Christmas gifts like this from small businesses?
Fear not! As a small business owner myself (I am the Jess of small greeting card business, Jess A Little Creative), I know how important it is to support these wonderful small businesses, and so I have teamed up with some awesome small business buddies of mine, to compile this list of 7 special self-care Christmas gift ideas.
Ranging from self-care stationery, to spiritual wellbeing gift boxes and organic skincare, this selection showcases some amazing small businesses and should give you lots of inspiration for self-care Christmas gifts for your friends and family.
1. A gorgeous giclee art print to help create a calm and beautiful space at home
The things we spend our time looking at can have a huge impact on how we feel, so why not gift your loved ones a beautiful giclee art print, to help them decorate a space in their home with art that makes them feel good all the time. It could be hung in a special self-care corner of a room, where they can take some time out from every day stresses and really relax.
Skudaboo is an incredible Bristol-based small business, with a vast range of giclee art prints covering all sorts of themes including Scandi, minimalist, and boho. So whatever your friends vibe is, you are sure to find a gorgeous piece of affordable art to help them create a peaceful and beautiful space in their home. I particularly love the Botanical and Florals Art Print collection, to help bring the outside in.
2. A luxurious organic skincare gift box derived from nature for some serious me-time
Help your gorgeous friends and family carve out some pampering time for themselves, by gifting them some luxurious organic, vegan skincare to make them feel really special. Dani, founder of incredible small business Wild Rising Skincare, has a passion for organic ingredients to help individuals care for their skin, and connect with nature. Plants have an incredible healing power for the mind, body and skin, and so all products are rooted in nature.
Wild Rising are offering a range of Christmas beauty gift boxes, which would make the most beautiful gift for a loved one in need of some pampering. Help make their skin sing this Christmas, and bring back their glow, with some all-important self-love skincare. I particularly love the On Cloud Nine Skincare gift set, a super affordable, yet luxurious and beautiful Christmas gift.
3. A self-kindness stationery bundle to keep the mind organised and calm
Organisation and planning can make such a difference to how you feel in yourself, and are such an important part of self-care. But actually getting motivated to write that list, or plan the week isn’t always easy. Unless of course, you have the most beautiful stationery to help you do it!
Rock Paper Swan have a beautiful range of stationery, and stationery bundles which would make gorgeous Christmas gifts for your loved ones who would benefit from writing all the noise in their head down onto paper to allow them to relax a little more. I am a particular fan of the Self-kindness stationery gift bundle, as it’s such a thoughtful and useful gift that will really help your loved ones with prioritising tasks and celebrating their successes.
4. A wellbeing gift box to help create beautiful, mindful rituals and rejuvenate the senses
There is nothing better than getting cosy under a blanket, lighting a candle, and relaxing in the cold winter months. Whether your friends and family are already into spiritual wellness, or just beginning their journey with it, a wellbeing gift box from small business Rock and Realm will give them all they need to relax, take some time out for themselves, and be more mindful in their day-to-day life.
I particularly love this Revive Wellbeing Ritual gift box, which includes lots of wellness treats including candles and aromatherapy oils to help incorporate beautiful, mindful rituals into an individual's life. The perfect self-care Christmas gift for your loved ones, to help them find tranquility, calm and balance in their life.
5. Unique Christmas cards to send a special Christmas message of love
Of course, I couldn't compile this Christmas gift selection without featuring my own small business. The best way to accompany a gorgeous gift is with a beautiful and unique Christmas card, where you can write a special, personal message to your loved ones. They will feel so special and loved from this thoughtful gesture. And my small greeting card business, Jess A Little Creative, specialises in those special, unique cards for these exact moments.
Jess A Little Creative is a small, Cheltenham-based greeting card business, and has a range of 19 highly unique Christmas cards. All blank inside, printed on FSC-certified card and packaged plastic-free, not to mention featuring highly intricate and beautifully unique designs, these Christmas cards are a fabulous accompaniment to any thoughtful self-care Christmas gift.
You can mix and match from all 19 different Christmas card designs to Build Your Own Christmas Card Multipack, which is the perfect way to ensure all your friends and family receive a thoughtful and personal card.
6. A selection of hand-dyed yarn for some mindful knitting or crochet
It is often said that the key to staying mindful is by doing a focused activity to keep the brain calm and present in the moment. Knitting and crochet are such great ways to do this, and the items you can create are endless! Eleanor Shadow runs an incredible hand-dyed yarn business based in Edinburgh, and is a strong advocate for crafting to improve your mental health.
Her hand-dyed yarns are sustainable, eco-friendly, and bursting with gorgeous colours. They are the ultimate Christmas gift for your crafting obsessed pals, to encourage them to keep knitting and crocheting, and carving out time to do what they love the most. The hardest decision will be choosing which beautiful hand-dyed yarns to purchase!
7. A personalised hand-stitched journal to process life’s ups and downs
The benefits of journaling have been talked about for a long time, and now more than ever, with life as busy, hectic, and stressful as it is, it is so important to take time to write down thoughts and process life’s events. Blue Stiggy are a fabulous eco-friendly stationery business, based in Lincolnshire, who make an array of gorgeous personalised notebooks and journals.
I absolutely love the personalised hand-stitched journals. By personalising a journal for your loved ones this Christmas, it shows how much thought and care has gone into their gift. And whether you are encouraging them to journal their thoughts, write poetry, or document their travels, you can pick a suitable choice of words, or quote, for the front, perfect for them. A truly thoughtful, beautiful self-care Christmas gift.
So there you have it, what a selection! A great variety of special self-care Christmas gifts from small businesses, to ensure your friends and family receive thoughtful, special and unique gifts this Christmas, which allow them to carve out some me-time, and treat themselves. The small businesses featured in this gift guide are all fabulous, and small businesses need your support now more than ever, so please consider shopping small before heading to Amazon!
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Wishing you all the happiest Christmas, Jess x