Natural Skincare Christmas Gift Guide – 2018

With less than 50 days until the big day, it is hard to believe that Christmas is nearly upon us. But with the festive season fast approaching, it’s time to start and turn our attention to the gifts we’ll be sending.

This year, there are some amazing brands with a range if products which will make the perfect gifts for that special someone.

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I’ve handpicked some natural skincare gift ideas which are all cruelty free, ethical, and most importantly, from independent brands based here in the UK.

Shopping independent this Christmas makes a big difference to the those who put their heart and soul in the very products they create. I’ve chosen a range of gifts to suit every budget so you’re sure to get some inspiration for those gifts you’ll give, or even for those you’ll be hoping to receive!

Under £15.00

Bespoke Aroma: Bath Tea Infusion

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If you’re looking for token gifts, stocking fillers or even secret Santa presents this year then these beautiful bath tea infusions make the perfect bathtime treat. Each infusion, lovingly handmade in Windemere, comes in it’s own ‘teabag’, which infuses the water with botanical goodness to pamper the mind, body and of course, the skin. Not only will a long soak in the bath reap the benefits of the teabag, but you can also use the bag while in the bath to rub the skin as a flannel to gently exfoliate the skin. If this wasn’t enough, when fully dried out, the tea bag can also be used as a lovely drawer scent bag – so it really is the gift that keeps on giving! These two blends are my personal favourites, as the Soothing blend is perfect when my eczema-prone skin needs some TLC, and the Uplifting Blend, as reviewed here, always helps to relieve stress and lift my spirits.

Myroo: Lip Balm*

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Myroo are one of my favourite brands and their lip balms are the perfect product for the Winter months. The packaging alone, with it’s modern design and frosted glass jar, makes them a beautiful gift and the lip balms themselves will become an essential item for the lucky recipient. Not only is the formula incredibly hydrating and soothing, but it’s perfect for the party season as it works well under lipstick as the semi-matte finish doesn’t alter the wear or colour of your lip products. The jar is small enough to keep in your handbag, and certainly pretty enough to keep on your dressing table, making it the perfect stocking filler. You can see my full review of the fragrance free lip balm here.

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Bespoke Aroma: Lavender Sleep Set

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A good nights sleep is one of the best remedies for your skin as it repairs and rejuvenates overnight. Bespoke Aroma’s specially formulated lavender pillow mist and pulse point oil is designed to calm, soothe and help you drift off into a good night’s sleep. The pillow mist, made with lavender floral water and essential oil is beautifully balanced so it’s not overpowering yet it’s strong enough to fully calm your mind. The bergamot and lavender pulse point oil smells divine, and thanks to the grapeseed oil base, it absorbs easily and can even be used as an on-the-go body oil. It makes a lovely gift for any age, and will certainly help throughout the stresses during the festive period.

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Cloud Cloth: 3 Cleansing Cloth*

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As we all aim to reduce waste and adopt a plastic-free lifestyle, Cloud Cloth will make the perfect gift to update someone’s beauty routine. The cloths themselves are dual-sided pure woven cotton, with a softer side for gentle cleansing and an exfoliating side to lightly buff away dead skin cells. The pack includes three Cloud Cloth’s, a headband (which leaves no bend in the hair) and has fully-recyclable packaging. Any beauty enthusiast would be thrilled to receive these, and I certainly wouldn’t be without them in my cleansing routine.

Myroo: Jade Facial Massage Roller

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Jade rollers have been one of my favourite skincare discoveries of the year so far as it really has improved my skincare routine for the better and would truly make a lovely gift for that special someone. The benefits of facial massage include boosting circulation, improving lymphatic drainage and helping your skincare products work more effectively. You can see my full review here, but I have to say that this is a game changer when it comes to great skin. It comes in a handy cotton pouch for easy storage and thanks to the dual-ended design, allows you to work on both the face and around the eye area with ease.

Butter Bar Soapery: Mini Mask Trio

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Face masks are certainly the ultimate skincare treat, so this cute set of three mini face masks would make anyone feel pampered this Christmas. Butter Bar Soapery have created their masks for every skin type in mind and ensure that all their packaging is completely reusable and recyclable. This beautifully packaged set, which comes in a little white burlap bag, contains approximately 3 applications per jar to ensure that you get to fully experience the product. These masks will leave your skin feeling soothed, detoxed and looking more radiant, and with so many possibilities when mixing your mask, it’s a great way to have fun with your beauty products. Look out for a full review coming very soon.

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My order also came beautifully packaged.

Eden Days: Best of the Butters*

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If there was any time of the year that our skin needs an extra moisture boost it has to be the Winter and body butters are certainly a great way to nourish the skin. Eden Days Best of Butters set is a great way for natural beauty newbies to explore the versatility of natural body butters as well as seasoned natural beauty enthusiasts to try a new brand. Natural body butters are not only for the body, but can also be used as a facial moisturiser, as a make-up remover, on the hair to tame flyaways and even to soothe sunburn. This lovely set contains 3 x 60ml tins of Eden Days best selling body butters, and comes in this gorgeous cotton bag with a geometric design. You can find my review of the Hawaiian Haven Body Butter here, and don’t forget to check back very soon for a full review on the whole set.

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Under £30.00

Bloomtown: Minis Wrapped Sets*

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Bloomtown are the first brand I think of when it comes to natural skincare gift sets, as they always stock beautifully wrapped gifts the whole year round. This set of miniature skincare delights contains four of their bestsellers all neatly wrapped ready for you to give the lucky recipient. What I love most about Bloomtown is that each product can have one of 6 signature fragrances, and you have the freedom to personalise your gift based on the very person who’ll be receiving it. I also love the way you can even select your gift wrap and personalise a free greeting card to make it extra special. The particular set features ‘The Woods ‘fragrance which is perfect for the festive period, with citrus and woody notes which evoke Christmas memories. If you’d like to know more about the products featured in this set, as well as the other amazing delights Bloomtown have to offer, then you can see a full review here.

Freyaluna: Herbal Soap Gift Box

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As we all strive to be less wasteful and reduce out plastic use, switching to soap bars is one of the easiest, affordable and beneficial ways of helping the environment. There are so many beautiful handmade soaps on the market, but this beautiful selection of herbal soaps from Freyaluna are certainly among my favourites. Not only is the gift box itself beautifully packaged, but it also comes perfectly gift-wrapped thanks to the free gift-wrapping service to make your gift extra special. You can choose exactly which soaps you’d like to feature, and with a beautiful soap range, there really is something for everyone. Many of the soaps from Freyaluna are especially beneficial for dry or chapped skin, so they will really make a difference during the winter months. I’ll be posting a full review very soon, but you can see my reviews of other Freyaluna products here.

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The free gift-wrapping service makes the gift look extra special.

Pinks Boutique: Hand Balm and Cuticle Oil

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When it comes to Winter, our hands take the brunt of the weather and extra tasks around the festive season. Luckily, Pinks Boutique have got you covered. Starting on Friday 30th November*, they have a plethora of gift with purchase options leading up to Christmas – including this lovely hand balm with free cuticle oil. The hand balm is an intensive moisture boost which leaves hands feeling nourished without leaving behind a greasy residue. The cuticle oil smells amazing and is that good, it can be compared to high-grade facial serums, and is designed to not only help improve the appearance of your cuticles, but also your nail health too. This dynamic duo will leave hands feeling and looking like new, and will be the perfect treat for anyone this Christmas. I’ll be posting a full review in the next few weeks, but you can see my previous reviews of Pinks Boutique products here.

*Exclusive Offer: Can’t wait for the gift with purchases to go live? Don’t worry. The lovely Kirstie at Pinks Boutique is making the free gifts available to all Beauty Folio readers before they go live! Just email kirstie@pinksbotique.com with the offer you’d like, as well as any skincare questions or advice you’d like answering, and she will make sure you get your items.

Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box: Gift Box and Gift Vouchers

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Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box have some great gift options if you have no idea what to buy that special someone. Not only do they offer gift vouchers to be redeemed on subscriptions at a later date but they also have gift boxes available to purchase too. Each gift box comes in a rigid white box and contains 5 natural and organic beauty treats. You can find my previous Skin Organics reviews here, or alternatively, click on the title above to find out more about what Skin Organics has to offer.

The Ilex Wood: Herbal Salve Gift Set

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The Ilex Wood’s Herbal Salve set is the perfect gift for those who love spending time outdoors, whether it be a gardener, dog walker or the hardcore adventurer in your life. The salve set has everything you’ll need, from the Calendula Salve which is perfect for a wealth of skin complaints , Boo Boo Balm which is a natural healing salve and Dandelion and Rosemary Salve which relieves a multitude of aches and pains. Everything is beautifully packaged, and is completely zero waste – right down to the lovely rosebuds and tissue paper inside the gift box. This salve set will certainly last well beyond the festive season and will be a welcomed gift to any family. If you’d like to know more about my love for Calendula balm, you can see my review here.

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The Natural Beauty Box – Beauty Box Subscription

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There’s nothing better than receiving a beauty box through your door each month so The Natural Beauty Box really does make the perfect gift. The Natural Beauty Box is a cruelty free, vegan friendly beauty box which has a minimum box was value for £50.00 and gives you the opportunity to add additional items to your delivery each month. The Natural Beauty Box has never disappointed me, as there is always a wealth of amazing products and brands featured in each themed box. December’s Christmas box is now available to pre-order, and will be delivered to you, or your desired recipient, before Christmas. There are also a multitude of gift options available if you’d prefer to give someone a lovely gift that will arrive in January to help beat the post-Christmas blues. You can see all my previous posts on The Natural Beauty Box here, and don’t forget to head over to The Natural Beauty Box to find out more.

Alexa Sky Botanicals: Healthy Skin Essentials Travel Kit*

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Alexa Sky Botanicals have been one of my favourite brand discoveries of the year so far, and this little set of miniature skincare wonders has made me love them more! Whether you want to introduce a loved one to a new skincare brand, or simply want to treat yourself, then the Healthy Skin Essentials Travel Kit makes the perfect gift. Beautifully packaged in this stylish black gift box (for a limited time only), these bestselling products will upgrade someone’s beauty routine for the better. Comprising of a multi-purpose balm, facial toner, face oil and bath oil, which are supercharged with powerful gemstones, this is a beautiful pamper kit for that special someone. We must also remember that Christmas is a time when we perhaps travel a little more than usual, so this set could really make someone’s travel plans a little more appealing! They’ll be a full review of this kit coming soon, but you can take a look of my Alexa Sky Botanicals posts here,

Under £50.00

Orchard View Naturals: Body Polish and Body Oil

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There are certain beauty products which go beyond just caring for your skin and actually gives you a full pampering experience, and OV Naturals certainly achieves this with their skincare delights. OV Naturals body polishes are a skincare essential, especially in the Winter months, and the mood enhancing blend in the Uplifted fragrance range is a treat for the senses. Paired with the matching Body Oil, your skin will not only feel and smell amazing, but your spirits will also feel lifted. With four matching fragrances to choose from, you’ll certainly find the right blend to suit skin types and scent preferences. Equally, packaging of OV Naturals’ products are stunning, with purple frosted jars making the products stand out from other brands. This stunning duo will be the ultimate body care treat for the lucky recipient, and will make skin party ready for the festive season. A full review of the Uplifted Body Oil will be uploaded soon, but you can see my experience with the Uplifted body polish here.

Alexa Sky Botanicals: Skin Metamorphosis 24K Gold Skin Elixir

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Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a little bit of gold – and Alexa Sky Botanicals’ Skin Elixir will certainly bring some glamour to the festive season. Skin Metaphorisis is a highly absorbent face oil which targets fine lines, dryness and dull skin. Infused with flakes of 24K gold, it also brightens the skin to give you a healthy glow. What I love most is the fresh lemongrass fragrance which is energising and mood boosting, but I’m also delighted that it comes in a fragrance free option too. The best news is that for a limited time only, you can receive this lovely gift box on orders over £40.00, so it makes this bottle of golden goodness even more special for that certain someone. You can see why I love it so much in my full review here.

Guiltless Skin: Timeless Moisture Essentials*

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As many of you will know, Guiltless Skin are one of my favourite natural beauty brands as they were the first brand that truly ignited my passion for everything natural skincare. This year, Guiltless Skin have launched their limited edition gift sets and I couldn’t be more delighted with the box design and contents that will truly make someone’s Christmas skincare dreams come true! There are four boxes to choose from, one for every skin type, and the products inside certainly don’t disappoint. In the Timeless Moisture Essentials box, you receive a Rosehip Cleanser with dual-sided face cloth, a full-sized Illume Serum and the newly launched Timeless Moisture facial moisturiser. This trio of skincare goodies will take you from daytime to evening and will give you the hydrated and glowing skin that you’ve always dreamed of. With a product value for £60.00, and a reusable rigid box, it is also amazingly good value for money. No Christmas would be complete without Guiltless Skin products, and with something for everyone from teens to grandparents, you won’t go wrong with this beautiful set of products. You can see my reviews of Guiltless Skin products here, and don’t forget to look out for some new posts coming soon!

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I hope this gift guide has helped you discover some great gifts for loved ones, or even a Christmas treat for yourself! As always, each item has been tried and tested, so I hope you loved these goodies as much as I do.

Let me know in the comments below which of these gifts you’d love to receive this year.

Take Care,

Emma @ Beauty Folio x

Disclaimer: These items * were kindly sent to me free of charge. I was under no obligation to feature them in my gift guide and all the thoughts and opinions are my own. All the other products in this gift guide were purchased with my own money.

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