10 Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas To Inspire Their Self-Care Routine
We could all use a little self-care this Christmas.
Even though the holidays are right around the corner, we still have a few gaps to fill on our Christmas list. 🎄
Now more than ever, it’s important to support small businesses with big missions. At The Sun & My Soul, we have the joy of working with independent makers and talented craftspeople across the UK who craft every self-care essential with love.
We know sustainable gift shopping can be difficult under pressure, so we’ve made it easy to choose the perfect eco-friendly gifts for all your loved ones.
We’ve put together a guide full of gift ideas for the women in your life who could use some quality ‘me time’. Whether you’re looking for a stocking filler for your spiritual friend or a self-care box for your most caring relative, these caring gifts will fill in all the gaps on your Christmas list.
Who knows, maybe you’ll find a little something to add to your wishlist, too!
For the one who’s always planning
We all know someone who jots her thoughts down on any scrap of paper at hand: the back of a receipt, a post-it or a note on the fridge door. This Christmas, why not give her an elegant planner to house all her goals, appointments and to-do lists for the year ahead?
Combining productivity with wellness, the Ponderlily Weekly Planner is designed to inspire joy in every single day. With space for monthly intentions, sparks of inspiration and checklists, your friend can reach for her greatest goals while making room for her well-being. Choose from four gorgeous shades she will cherish.
For the one who never sleeps
Her mind’s always racing at a million miles an hour, so she struggles to wind down for the evening. You might not be able to give her the gift of a good night’s sleep, but Teapigs’ Sleepy Tea is the next best thing.
Snooze With Lavender is a soothing blend of chamomile, lavender and sweet apple pieces. A warm cup at bedtime signals that it’s time to rest, regulates your sleep cycle and sends you off on the best snooze of your life.
For the caregiver in your life
This year has been challenging, but a special handful of people made the days brighter. Show your appreciation for the ones who always cheer you on by reminding them that they deserve love and care, too.
Our Relax and Indulge Self-Care Box is packed full of caring goodies that inspire rest and relaxation. Your friend is bound to feel your love as they brew a cup of refreshing peppermint tea, reach for a square of artisan sweet orange chocolate, and settle into a candle-lit evening.
For the creative type
When inspiration strikes, there’s no stopping it. Help your creative friend capture her ideas on the go with a stylish new notebook. With no lines, dots or grids getting in the way, this coral notebook by Vent For Change is the perfect blank cavas for creative expression. Write, sketch, vent or doodle — full creative freedom lies between these recycled paper pages.
Best of all, every purchase contributes to a powerful purpose: giving children around the world the quality education they deserve. How’s that for the true meaning of Christmas?
For the homebody
Even though loungewear has accompanied us throughout 2020, winter is our favourite time of year to snuggle up and get cosy at home. This Stanley/Stella hoodie is perfect for all your friends and family members who prefer staying in to going out.
Ethically made from a luxurious blend of 85% organic ring-spun combed cotton and 15% recycled polyester, this hoodie will keep your loungewear-loving pals snug while they work from home, run errands and sip tea by the fire.
For the one who wishes every day was Christmas
We all have a friend who counts down until Christmas Day all year round. Help her keep the Christmas spirit alive with our limited edition Earth Candle Co. Mulled Wine soy candle. You’ll be supporting a great cause too — for every candle sold, Earth Candle Co. plants a tree in the Amazon rainforest.
The warm, spiced scent of mulled wine will transport you right back to the twinkly lights at crowded Christmas markets, and the crackle of the wooden wick will make you feel as if you were cosied up by a real fire. But hurry — this is a limited edition scent, and it’s selling out fast!
For the one in touch with her spiritual side
Every friend group has a spiritual soul. Whether she swears by the cleansing powers of sage, pulls a tarot card every morning or delivers the most accurate astrology memes, your spiritual friend will appreciate a stocking filler that speaks her language.
This holiday season, help her tap into holistic healing energy with this handmade crystal-encrusted soy candle by Mystic Moonlight. The combination of rose quartz, clear quartz and morganite is hand-selected to connect her to her highest self and create an atmosphere of self-love and radiant positivity.
For the essential worker in your life
Frontline workers have worked tirelessly to ensure that the rest of us stay safe at home this year. Since looking after everyone else is hard work, a restorative gift or two would not go amiss this holiday season.
You might not be able to treat the essential worker in your life to a spa escape right now, but our Unwind Spa Self-Care Box replicates the experience in the comforts of home. The soothing combination of mineral-rich himalayan bath salts, nourishing white Kaolin clay soap and the warm glow of a hand-poured Sage and Sea Salt candle will create a zen sanctuary that transports them to their happy place.
For the one who’s had a tough year
Sometimes when a friend, partner or family member is going through a hard time, it’s hard to know what to do or say. You want to find a way to show them you care, and remind them that they’re not alone.
Whether your loved one has experienced a redundancy, loss, or mental health pitfall this year, their self-esteem is bound to have taken a hit. While a thoughtful gift won’t solve their struggles, it can show them the path to brighter days ahead. Our signature Self-Love Self-Care Box is designed to create powerful new self-care rituals that help them rediscover their worth, power, and inner magic — day by day.
For your environmentally-conscious friend
You’re in luck! You can shop our entire range of eco-friendly, sustainably produced self-care essentials. And the best part is, you are guaranteed to support a small business owner’s dream while you do.
Each of our hand-picked goodies is made with caring ingredients that are kind to you and kind to our planet, and we ensure that our packaging is 100% plastic-free and recyclable, helping to reduce landfill waste.
Checking off your Christmas list can be thoughtful, sustainable and effortless.
Looking for some personal guidance? We’re always ready to answer your questions over on Instagram at @thesunandmysoul.