When I released my gift guide last year, I could never have imagined that 12 months later, we would be in a second wave of a global pandemic. Covid-19 has certainly brought its fair share of challenges and has changed lives forever, and with uncertainty surrounding the festive period, showing loved ones that they are still in our thoughts will be more important than ever, no matter how small the gesture.

This year’s gift guide is not only compiled of gift inspiration for all budgets – with a limit of £50.00 during these unprecedented times – but also features small, independent business who need out support now more than ever.

With under 7 weeks left until the big day, here are 20 of my favourite natural and cruelty-free gifting options from some truly beautiful, British brands who are showcasing green beauty at its best…

Eden Days Body: Skin Revive Bath Salts – £6.90

Give someone the gift of relaxation this year with latest addition to the Eden Days Body family. The newly released bath salts are a plastic-free bath time treat to calm and relax your body and mind.

The bath salts come in three different varieties, come housed in a cardboard tub and also features a wooden spoon for ease of use. I have been loving the Skin Revive Bath Salts as they are zingy and fresh, making them a great addition to my bath time routine. They make for great secret Santa gifts or stocking fillers, and if you’re posting gifts to friends and loved ones this year, you don’t have to worry about breakages either!

J Botanics: Face Mask Secret Santa – £9.50

There is nothing better than discovering a new face mask to incorporate into your weekly skincare ritual and this Face Mask Secret Santa Gift Set from J Botanics makes the perfect token present for the festive season.

The Spirulina face mask pouch contains a powdered face mask which can be personalised to any skin concern and comes in a reusable, festive jute bag. The Face Mask pouch contains enough to make around 4 -5 masks and will be the perfect addition to the lucky recipient’s skincare routine, especially through the festive period. What I love most is that J Botanics can personalise the label of the mask to make your gift even more special.

Skin Alchemists: Artisan Soap Bar – £10.00

Soap bars are one of my favourite plastic-free beauty swaps within my everyday routine as not only are they great for the environment but also on the skin too. Skin Alchemists formulate the most beautiful, cold-pressed soaps that are not only visually stunning but also smell incredible too.

They come in their own box, which makes them the ideal gift, and they are an impressive 130g which means they will last well-into the new year. Skin Alchemists have created two limited edition bars to celebrate the festive period, and as they are cold-pressed and take 8 weeks of curing, when they have gone, they really have gone. Dirty Chai is a cleanser and exfoliator in one, bringing a little festive spice to your body cleansing routine with cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamon. Eggnog on the other hand is a nourishing bar with antibacterial properties which captures the spicy and sweet aroma of eggnog (without the eggs!).

The Wild Nettle Co: Nettle Cream – £12.00

Everyone’s skin needs a little more nourishment during the Winter months, especially if you suffer from skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis or skin allergies.

The Wild Nettle Co’s Nettle Cream is a gorgeous skincare treat that is set to be a skincare hero throughout the festive period as we spend more time in the central heating or bracing the elements for wintry walks. The Nettle Cream is beautifully presented in plastic free packaging with a stylish label that would make for a great stocking filler for that sensitive-skinned recipient in your life.

Tam Mason: Handpicked Selection Box- £15.00

Our hands are one of the hardest working parts of our body yet they are often the most neglected. Recently, with the constant hand washing and use of alcohol sanitisers, our hands may have become drier than usual – something which the cooler temperatures haven’t helped.

Thankfully, Tam Mason’s Hand Scrubs are a great way to give your hands some much needed TLC, and the limited edition Handpicked Selection Box is a great way to try some of the scent options available. The Handpicked Selection Box is beautifully gift wrapped in green tissue and contains a wooden spoon, information card and 4 x 25g jars of hand scrubs in your choice of scents. What I loved most about this particular gift set is that there is 10 hand scrub scents to choose from, so you are guaranteed to find the perfect blend for the lucky recipient, regardless of age, gender or skin type!

Mallow & White: Sleep Well Kit – £16.00

Whether it be the seasonal change or the anxiety surrounding these uncertain times, sleep is something incredibly difficult to come by – especially around the festive period when you have change in habits and lifestyle.

Luckily, Mallow & White’s new limited edition set is the perfect gift to help someone relax and drift off to sleep with a dynamic duo that make the perfect bedtime companions. The Sleep Well Kit comprises of calming bath salts and balm, two products that are not currently part of the Mallow & White range, and come housed in a reusable tin. This plastic-free gift is great for someone who feels the stress, needs some relaxation or is looking to reduce their plastic waste. If you’re looking to give someone the gift of calm, then Mallow & White’s Calm Set is the perfect gifting option this Christmas.

Clockface Beauty: Hands & Lips Gift Set – £17.50

If you’re looking for a little box of luxury under £20.00 then the limited edition Clockface Beauty Hands & Lips Gift Set is the one for you. The Winter weather can certainly take its toll on our hands and lips and this duo is guaranteed to keep dry skin at bay.

The set contains the signature fragranced lip balm and popular hand & cuticle oil with rollerball applicator, all housed in a beautiful white box with Clockface Beauty branding. The Gift Set can be sent directly to the recipient if you wish and there is also a gift wrap option at the checkout. What I love most about the particular gift set is the size, as it will make the perfect gift to pop into someone’s stocking this year.

The Natural Beauty Pot: Pampering Self-Care Letterbox Gift – £22.00

One of the only positive things to come from a pandemic is the amount of letterbox gifting options that have appeared in order to show someone you care. Out of all of them, the best i’ve seen is The Natural Beauty Pot’s selection of letterbox gifts that really cater to all.

This Pampering Selfcare version has a pink theme, featuring rose-scented wax melts, lip balm and bath salts, the brand’s newly launched Cranberry Facial Grains, a bar of Green and Blacks chocolate and a Pukka tea bag. The gift set provides everything you need for the ultimate pampering experience which makes it perfect during the lead up to the festive period when we could all use a little extra self-care.

What I love most about The Natural Beauty Pot’s letterbox gifts is that it takes all the hassle out of gifting, as not only can they be sent directly to the recipient with the addition of a personalised message but you can also add a ‘Do not Open’ sticker to the outside so there is no fear that the lucky receipt will open it before the big day!

Raven Botanicals: Skin Saviour Nourishing Facial Oil – £24.00

As the Winter arrives, we all need to add a little extra nourishment to our beauty routines and when it comes to facial oils, they don’t get more nourishing than Raven Botanicals Skin Saviour Facial Oil.

This beautiful facial oil is suitable for all skin types and is a bestseller in it’s own right, keeping dry skin at bay as we turn up the central heating. Not only is the Skin Saviour Facial oil a treat for the senses as well as the skin but Raven Botanicals are now offering a gift wrap option to take the hassle out of gifting this Christmas. If you are looking to help boost someone’s Winter skincare routine, then look no further than Raven Botanicals’ Skin Saviour Facial Oil – a product that certainly lives up to its name!

Nudge Boutique: May Chang Gift Set – £24.00

Who doesn’t love the citrus aroma of may chang in their routine? If you’re a citrus lover then Nudge Boutique’s May Chang Gift Set is the one for you, with three plastic-free, vegan friendly products guaranteed to put a smile on someone’s face this Christmas.

The sleek, black gift box is chic and stylish and holds a body butter, shampoo tablet and handmade soap – the latest addition to the Nudge Boutique family. This box is sure to improve someone’s shower routine over the festive period and showcases the very best of plastic free beauty. I personally love how this curated box is a real celebration of may chang and the glorious scent that uplifts the spirits as well as enhancing a beauty routine – it really does set Nudge Boutique’s gift set aside from many others and shows that eco-beauty can be affordable and effective.

Happy Carrot Skincare: Skin Superheros Mini Set – £27.50

Miniature products are a great way to try before you buy and make a lovely gift option – especially when they are as cute as this. I love everything about Happy Carrot Skincare’s Skin Superheros Mini Set, from the nourishing products themselves to the cute packaging and quirky product names that make them great for the young – and young at heart!

I like the fact that each product caters for all skin types and are great additions to a Winter skincare routine. I think these would make a great gift as a set, would make lovely stocking fillers and are the perfect size for cracker gifts too.

Meadow Skincare: Nourishing Cleanser Gift Set – £28.00

Cleansing is one of my favourite parts of my skincare routine and this set not only features Meadow Skincare’s amazing Gentle Nourishing Cleansing Balm but also a wooden spoon and gorgeously soft Ellyfante cloth – which is among the best i’ve every tried!

The set comes in a gorgeous seasonal box and will certainly be a welcome treat for that special someone who is looking to upgrade their cleansing routine. What I love most is that the set is perfect for all skin types, including sensitive, making it an effortless gifting option this Christmas.

Ethically Organic: Pure Unscented Body Gift Set – £31.00

Ethically Organic really do cater for all with their gift sets that come in a range of scents and are beautifully packaged in sleek boxes with branded ribbon. The packaging reflects on their no-nonsense approach to skincare, with monochrome labelling that is simple but all so effective.

The Pure Unscented Body Gift Set is perfect for that special someone who may have a more sensitive skin type or just prefers to embrace the natural aromas of the organic ingredients. The essential oil-free products in the Pure Unscented Body Gift Set are incredibly nourishing, which is perfect for this time or year, and are full sized making them exceptional value for money. What I love most is that the Ethically Organic range is completely unisex, which isn’t surprising, as they really are a brand that showcases green beauty is for all.

Seilich: Face Mist Set of 3 – £32.00

Who doesn’t love a face mist within their routine? Whether it be to provide hydration throughout the day or to refresh, hydrate and tone the skin within your skincare routine, they are an integral part of our beauty rituals.

This set contains trial sizes of all three of Seilich’s Face Mists which are wildlife friendly and made with botanicals and moisturising ingredients that are perfect for the Winter months. The mists come beautifully packaged in their own outer boxes, wrapped in tissue and housed in a kraft box, keeping all packaging recyclable and biodegradable. This truly is a beautiful set that will ensure that the lucky recipient will surely find their perfect facial mist, whatever their skin type and scent preference.

Silvan Skincare: Soothe Duo – £35.50

If you’re looking for a gift that looks incredibly festive and stylish, then Silvan Skincare’s Christmas range is the one for you, with a range of gifting options that come beautifully gift wrapped as standard.

The Soothe Duo comprises of a facial oil and multipurpose balm that aim to calm irritated, sensitive skin and help bring a senses of calm to your bedtime routine – or moments of relaxation throughout the day. This gorgeous duo is the perfect gift for the current climate and will certainly help that special someone through these times of uncertainly and stress over the festive period.

Blue Labelle: Double Cleanse Kit (Full Size with Two Flannel Option) – £37.50

Cleansing is incredibly important within our skincare routines as it provides the perfect foundation for our skincare products, and if you wear make-up and SPF, then double cleansing in the evening is a vital step that shouldn’t be neglected.

Thankfully, this Double Cleanse Kit from Blue Labelle contains everything you need for the perfect double cleanse, with an oil-based cleanser, 3-in-1 exfoliating cleanser and mask and flannels to remove product. The set comes in a blue gift bag, with each item wrapped in vibrant, orange tissue paper. What I love most is that you can choose sizes, skin type and choose whether to include flannels or not. It is this personalisation that not only suits every budget but also makes it a bespoke gift for the lucky recipient.

Love Absolute: Seasonal Starter Kit – £39.00

Are you looking for a special gift for someone starting their natural beauty journey, or perhaps looking to upgrade their routine with more eco-friendly options?

This Seasonal Starter Kit by Love Absolute features three of their bestselling products and some great beauty accessories that all work in harmony to really boost your Winter skincare rituals. The set is completely plastic-free and vegan friendly and comes in a lovely reusable, cotton bag. This is a beautiful edit that is sure to bring a smile to someone’s face this Christmas and help them get the eco-beauty routine they have always dreamed of.

Origins of Beauty: Selfcare Ritual Kit – £40.00

This beautiful Selfcare Ritual Kit is the first branded product from Origins of Beauty and contains some bestselling products from a range of ethical brands.

The set features everything that special someone needs for the ultimate pampering experience from a body brush and bath time treats to skincare saviours and room fragrance – and even an affirmation and gift card. The gift set is a treasure trove of product discoveries and will certainly make an exceptional Christmas gift this year when we all need to indulge in a little me time.

BAO Skincare: Save my Hands Gift Set – £45.00

In times like these, constant hand washing and harsher weather conditions are playing havoc with our skin but thankfully BAO Skincare have curated the perfect gift set to keep hands clean and nourished.

The beautiful Brightening Hand Wash and Lotion, in both full-sized and trial-sized versions, have a glorious citrus scent that is perfect for uplifting our spirits and the senses alike. The gift set comes in a lovely white box with jute ribbon and hand-written Merry Christmas gift card. What makes this gift even more special is the addition of orange slices and cinnamon stick for the festive season, and gorgeous embossed tissue with gold detail. It is these extra touches that makes this gift incredibly special, and one which the lucky recipient will be sure to love this Christmas.

Bumi Naturals: Calm Box – £47.00

This Calm Set by Bumi Naturals is perfect for those moments when you need a little me-time to unwind and relax from the stresses of daily life.

The Calm Set contains everything you need for your bath time routine, with 2 x bath melts, a body polish, body butter and calming candle. The set is housed in a lovely reusable Kraft box with magnetic closure, with all the products nettled inside. This really is a beautiful set that contains products that are perfect for this time of year as well as the current times we are in, and will be sure to leave a lasting impression for your loved ones.

I hope this year’s gift guide has given you some green beauty gifting inspiration and even added to your own beauty wish list. Don’t forget that this year, indie brands need you more than ever and by supporting small this Christmas, you’ll be helping some of your favourite brands stay in business (legend has it every time you buy from a small business, they do a little happy dance – and what better time to bring cheer than Christmas!).

Is there anything from this guide that you’d love to find under the tree this year? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to check out last year’s guide too to see a range of other products that would make great gift options.

Take Care,

Emma @ Beauty Folio x

Disclaimer: Thank you to the brands who agreed to feature in this gift guide. Some of the items that feature have been gifted, discounted or purchased with my own money. To find out more about the way items are reviewed, head over to my disclaimer page. The discount codes may also be affiliated or part of a reward scheme, but this will never influence any of my reviews.

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