Yoga Mat Spray, Utama Spice* ($9.99/£7.40ish)
First up is a product I had never heard about until recently. I have been trying an Energizing Yoga Mat Spray, made with lemon, bergamot and mint essential oils. Essential oils are antibacterial so this spray cleans your yoga mat whilst making it smell amazing. This makes sense as I spend a lot of time up close and personal with my mat and it isn’t exactly something you can bung in the washing machine. This would make a brilliant gift for someone who sweats over a yoga or fitness mat.
Utama Spice create a whole variety of aromatherapy based products, including very hygge atomizers (review coming soon!). Perfect for another gift guide perhaps?
Handmade Jewellery, Asteria (from £2.50 with FREE shipping!)
You can’t get a smaller, more local business than this. Asteria is a brand new business by a very clever young lady called Freya. I know Freya personally from taekwondo and her creations are absolutely stunning. Using all kinds of materials from sea glass to beads, no two items are the same. This girl needs to get on Etsy!
Offset Carbon Emissions, Zero Smart (from £5)
I absolutely love this idea. It is a fabulous gift for the person (or pet) who has everything, you can offset their carbon emissions and present them with a little certificate. Zero Smart put the money raised into a variety of projects including planting trees.
Rooftop Bar Scented Soy Candle, Grace Etc Candles (£10)
Everyone loves a good scented candle, especially me! High quality, natural wax based candles are far better for your health and the environment than paraffin wax. Grace Etc Candles are all natural and totally vegan friendly. I like the unique sounding fragrances like “Movie Night” and “Rooftop Bar”. If you are stuck for adult gift ideas, you can’t go far wrong with a candle.
Tea, HotTea Mamma (from 50p)
Is it even a Tea in the Tub gift guide without tea? Of course a tea company has made this prestigious gift guide. Ran by Bethan and Kate, HotTea Mamma creates teas with pregnancy and new mums in mind. Sure you can buy decaffeinated tea, but did you know many teas are unsafe during pregnancy? Of course, you don’t need to be a mum to enjoy these teas. I myself have been eyeing up Get Up & Glow, a fruity tea packed with vitamin C. Who says you can’t get gifts for yourself?
A Christmas Toy for a Dog, Vegan Yorkshire Pud mix + more, Miracles Mission (£5)
Let me introduce Miracles Mission, a global non-profit organisation helping sick, abandoned and disabled animals.
“Our mission is to provide a place of safety for animals in danger, to educate on the needs of neutering both pets and strays and to neuter stray dogs and cats to prevent the birth of more animals onto the streets. We also rehabilitate and re-home dogs in need, often with disabilities, from our UK rescue base.”
They have a glorious online shop featuring a whole variety of gifts. My favourites are the buying a Christmas toy or meal for a dog and the instant vegan Yorkshire pudding mix! I have attempted vegan yorkies so many times I’ve given up. I have even added this to my own personal guide. Haha!
Which small businesses will you be supporting this year? I think it makes finding unique gifts a lot easier too, especially with the likes of websites like Etsy.
Have you seen my recent guest post Gift Guide for Gifts Under £5?
*PR supplied product. All thoughts are my own.