It’s December and the Festive Season is upon us. If you already started your gift buying, you will have had to deal with overcrowded malls and super-long queues. Whether you like them or not, hearing Boney M in the stores, while spending an afternoon amongst beautiful Christmas displays and smelling ginger bread bakes from the local patisseries, can be exciting and yet overwhelming.
Online shopping is always a wise decision when wanting to avoid some of those sensory overloads, especially when you have an amazing Gift Guide to work through. So before you start your in store shopping, try shopping online at VitaSoul and let us make your festive purchases a pleasant experience. As we know the reward of giving is a gift in itself, and we want to make it super simple for you.
In true festive cheer I personally chose each of the products for my Festive Gift Guide and I love them all. So in no particular order, here’s my list filled with joyous inspiration.
On the 1st day… Bellabaci Ritual Festive Kits
Bellabaci is an international leader in modernised Cupping Massage Therapy and have developed the latest in technology in terms of handcrafted luxury products to use with cupping therapy. They are in Spa’s worldwide. For the Festive Season they created a Festive sleeve for all their Kits. I personally love the Stress No More 3-Step Body Ritual Festive Kit.
Especially during the festive season and because of the year we have had, this Kit is an amazing gift for anyone that needs to feel their best inside and out. The Genie Oil is a balancing complex of natural and organic oils and energetic synergies. It restores unbalanced hormones especially during PMS and Menopause, it can act as an aphrodisiac, relieves nervous tension and depression, calms emotional upsets and busy minds, and assists with adrenal fatigue and exhaustion. The happy hormones (serotonin) are stimulated to bring back positivity and happiness.
On the 2nd day… Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics
At VitaSoul we love collaborating with the best nutritional and health professionals. So you can imagine how excited we were when Catherine Barnhoorn agreed to write a few articles for us on Gut Health. Catherine is Mom to Mila, an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and the author of award-winning nutrition and cookbook Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics
Catherine is deeply passionate about empowering parents to make informed decisions with regards to what they feed their children and themselves, and she firmly believes that food can be the best form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics is a treasure trove of resources gathered from Catherine and Mila’s personal journey. Catherine realised as a new mother the importance of diet for her newborn’s health and was inspired to bring you a dietary guide packed with the do’s and don’ts of gluten-, dairy- and sugar-free, as well as a host of delicious, easy and healthy recipes. This book is an awesome gift for any home, and especially for those struggling with cooking in a nutritious tasty allergen-free way.
On the 3rd day… Puressentiel Purifying Air Spray
If anything, this year has taught us the importance of purifying our air. Puressentiel, the French essential oil health and well-being brand, has arrived in South Africa. Their Purifying Air Spray is a wonderful gift, as it creates a natural, uplifting and aromatic atmosphere in any home. It gets rid of unpleasant odors, so that you can enjoy fresh air without synthetic chemicals. It’s a patented formula containing a unique blend of 41 pure and natural essential oils.
Give the gift of health & nature this festive season with this one of a kind purifying spray.
On the 4th day… Stasher Reusable Silicon Bags
Stasher is a patented, award-winning design that is eco-friendly, environmentally safe, and long-lasting. It is the smart alternative to plastic. What a crowd pleaser these are as gifts! They come in a variety of sizes from snack, sandwich to larger stand-up bags and they have the most exciting modern colours. Endlessly reusable, radically functional platinum-silicone storage bags that is better for you and the planet. They can be used for so much more than just you’re meal prepping. They can hold anything from energy bars, your makeup, toys or even a laptop charger. It all started with a non-toxic silicone storage bag but since 2016, Stasher has grown into a movement that’s replaced over a billion single-use plastic bags from entering our oceans and landfills. Learn more about what they are doing through their Save What Matters movement.
On the 5th day… Natural Life Silicone Toiletry Bag
Natural Life is another feel good company I love to support. They help you live a greener, healthier lifestyle by replacing the toxin-filled and plastic products of yesteryear with modern, eco-friendly solutions that don’t cost the earth. One of my favourite products which I personally love to give as gifts is their Silicone Toiletry Bag. It is made from the highest quality silicone, making it free from chemical fillers and toxins. Not only are they beautiful but they are highly durable and waterproof, making them easy to clean. A great gift to give.
On the 6th day… Healfully Oils
Healfully Oils was created out of a love for health, education and all things natural. They created a beautiful range of mask sprays. They firmly believe we were not meant to inhale what we exhale and they want to help people breather a little easier.
- Cleanses and purifies
- Supports healthy immune function
- Energizing and uplifting
- Stimulates blood flow to the brain
- May increase blood oxygen levels in the brain
- Purifying and stimulating
- Reduces feelings of anxiety
- Balances emotions
- Great for bumps, scrapes and cuts which happen every day.
- It not only disinfects, but also soothes the skin and promotes healing.
These amazing Sprays come in various sizes, but everyone would appreciate all 4 in their handbag size of 10ml.
On the 7th day… Bene-Vita Wellness Naturals Combo
Bene-Vita Wellness is an all-around brand that caters to many different beauty needs. They are a firm favourite among our clients. Nadia Matthews the Founder of Bene-Vita Wellness has been featured before in one of our Blog Articles and you can read about her in Organic Boss Babes and their Top 6 Beauty Products.
For the festive season they have created a Combo made of three products in their Naturals range suitable for sensitive skins, great for adults and children. The reviews alone on the Mask Off Serum have been incredible and this combo will make a valued gift.
- Naturals Day & Night Cream. No essential oils. Rich in Omega 3 & 9. It is a blend of natural ingredients that is suitable for skin conditions such as Acne. Helps repair skin and removes blemishes while keeping the skin hydrated.
- Naturals Cleanser. Contains natural oils. Rich in Omega 3 & 9. No essential oils. It is made up of a nourishing blend of natural ingredients with Collagen boosting and anti-inflammatory properties. Has calming effects while keeping your skin hydrated.
- Mask Off Serum. Maskne is absolutely real. Breathing into a mask also creates a hot and moist environment that leads to the build-up of sweat, oil and bacteria. It is a Blend of natural ingredients enriched with antioxidants to assist the skin before and after wearing a mask. This powerful blend speeds healing, prevents scarring and promotes collagen production.
On the 8th day… WOWBabe Occie
If you haven’t already tried a WOWJude Cleansing Cloth then you are missing out! It is effective for everyone, soft, gentle, soothing and rejuvenating. Simple to use, soak it in warm water, wipe and cleanse face. Removes makeup (mascara, eye shadow, base), creative body art, and face paint. WOWJude assists with Acne Control keeping you feeling refreshed and relaxed. The recently came out with their Baby range which consists of WOWBabe and the WowBabe Occie.
WOWBabe has been designed for babies and children. Works wonders to remove face paint of any colour and to help keep hands, feet and faces free from sticky sweets and mud puddles. While the WowBabe Occie is great for babies and children to teach them how to wash themselves and great for tactile development. Their WowBabe Occie can create comfort and is very soothing for them as it is soft to the touch. I personally have given WOWJude range as gifts for birthday’s, as teacher’s gifts and even for Christmas. They are amazing and come in the most amazing array of colours.
On the 9th day… Living Nature Lipstick Gift Set
Living Nature is from New Zealand and is a certified natural skincare company. They have harnessed the purifying, healing and nourishing power of New Zealand’s native botanicals, the following key ones of which we term their ‘hero ingredients’: Harakeke Flax Gel, Totarol, Manuka Honey, Manuka Oil, Hallo Clay, and Kelp. The properties of these plants are known for their healing, purifying and nourishing qualities. When combined, they create some of the safest, purest and most effective certified natural skincare in the world. The astonishing properties of these plants work with your skin’s natural function to protect, repair and nourish, without the side effects of harsh, dangerous or damaging chemicals. This is truly the “Red Square” of natural skincare and makeup.
There is no day, no mood and no outfit that isn’t improved by a swipe of divine colour from a New Zealand made lipstick crafted with nourishing natural ingredients. The Living Nature Lipstick Gift Set contains three sought after shades, handpicked to uplift and compliment all beauty, naturally. Crafted in Kerikeri, New Zealand, each lipstick is infused with active botanicals and premium pigments for creamy colour and long lasting lip nourishment. Packaged in a deluxe red and black gift box with gold accents, it is the perfect gift to inspire positivity and connect with nature.
Living Nature Lipstick Gift Set contains:
- Glamorous #16 a classic rich red with blue undertones.
- Summer Rain #7 a rich plum-rose pink with slightly cool undertones.
- Coral Sea #4 an everyday warm brick red.
Here you can watch an UNBOXING of the amazing Lipstick Gift set, it truly makes a very special gift.
On the 10th day… Soul + Space Crystal Mood Oils
Soul + Space are a lifestyle apothecary bringing spiritual well being to South African shores with their Palo Santo sacred wood. Ecuadorian Palo Santo, aka Bursera Graveolens, has been used since the reign of the Incas as a spiritual cleanser and healer. The smoke from Palo Santo purifies the energies and even wards off malicious spirits. Soul + Space sources their Palo Santo from strictly sustainable suppliers in Puerto Lopez. Harvested only from trees which have fallen from natural causes, and cured for a minimum of 4 years. Soul + Space don’t just supply Palo Santo, but the very best Palo Santo.
Pure Palo Santo – Crystal Mood Oil is a simple, yet powerful blend of Palo Santo essential oil. Nestled in an organic carrier oil, this aromatherapy roller is the ideal way to harness the power of Palo Santo in an easy-to-use roller bottle. It can be used to enhance creativity & clarity, meditation, grounding and to ease stress & anxiety. Each bottle is capped with a Tiger’s Eye roller ball for an elevated application experience.
Tiger’s Eye Metaphysical properties
- Brings focus & clarity
- Un-clouds emotions
- Helps to release anxiety & gain willpower
- For luck, prosperity & abundance
Dreams – Crystal Mood Oil is an astral blend of aromatherapy oils, specially selected to aid a peaceful night’s rest. Use Dreams for a good night’s beauty sleep, to aid dream recall and to mitigate nightmares. Each bottle of Dreams is capped with an Amethyst roller ball for an elevated application experience.
Amethyst’s Metaphysical properties
- Promotes peaceful sleep
- Negates nightmares & insomnia
- Calms the mind & alleviates stress
Their entire range is perfect for gifts, but their two Mood Oils are particularly great to give together as a gift for a beautiful soul.
On the 11th day… Yumm Gift Box – Kids Collection Bath Bombs
When I added Yumm to the list of products I sell, little did I know what an amazing reception their Bath Bomb’s would have. They have really been a huge hit!
The Yumm Promise – Everything 100% Organic, Natural, Fresh, Pure Bath and Body Products. Hand Made With Love, Infused with Essential Oils, High Quality, Safety FDA Approved Mica & Food Colourant Powders. All Locally Sourced Ingredients. All Vegan Friendly & Paraben Free. The Freshest Bath & Body Products Online Guaranteed.
These Bath Bombs are great for Teacher’s Gifts, Birthday’s and even stocking fillers. They are great on their own, or you can look at the various Gift Boxes in store. The kids gift box will be a firm favourite this season as it sells out so quickly!
The featured gorgeous box set is for the young at heart! These fabulously fun aroma fizzies will make bath time FUN time, every time. Their special ingredients produce high foam, colour intensity that will delight young and old. No messy bath residue, safe colourants for sensitive skin, just colour fun with all the goodness for your precious skin. Each box contains:
- Party Pop this heavenly citrus aroma fizzy topped in candied soap glaze will revive your inner child and delight the kids
- Sugar Rush this glittery bath treat looks good enough to eat! Yumm…
- Unicorn Sparkle this happy little bath delight will make bath time exciting, without the fighting. Packed with colour and a spritz of sparkle, its contents bring on sleep and calm. A perfect sensory treat before bedtime
- Purple Twist this heavenly citrus aroma fizzy topped in candied soap glaze will revive your inner child and delight the kids
I won’t say anything if you buy it for yourself… that’s between you and your bath plug!
On the 12th day… Moonshine Botanicals Skincare Gift Set
Moonshine Botanicals is another one of our favourite brands. Megan Fleitmann started the company as a labour of love. It was born out of a desire to find ‘whole body health’ for herself and her family. Every product is made with love and intention. She creates them in small batches and use only the most beautiful wholesome herbs that are either sustainably wild-crafted or bio-dynamically farmed.
You can read her delightful blog article here, An Invitation to Whole Body Wellness.
For the Moonshine Botanicals Skincare Gift Set, she has created a beautiful skincare ritual in a bag – the ultimate gift for a loved one or a lovely spoil for yourself. The gift set will contain:
- 15ml Coffee Eye Serum
- 30ml Glow Skin Serum
- 50ml Nourish Oil Cleanser
- Free makeup removing cloth (colour will vary)
- Packaged in a beautiful drawstring gift bag (prints will vary) with a macramé feather keyring.
Start your ritual by using the makeup removing cloth. Simply wet the cloth with warm water and wipe away your make up, no soap necessary. Gently heat cloth and hold over your face for a few seconds. Pump out some cleanser and work into your skin then rinse. Gently pat your skin dry. Please note – this is a soap free cleanser, it will not foam but your face will feel beautiful and nourished after use. Dot some eye serum around your eyes. Apply Glow Serum to face and gently massage in.
This will truly compliment any women’s daily routine, but take it up a notch and make it truly special. A beautiful gift of luxury!
So whether you’re hunting for teachers gifts, those last minute little stocking fillers, you take part in a family wide Secret Santa or you’re so organised you’re actually looking for a little something for yourself, you’ll find everything you need above. If you want to look for even more interesting gift ideas, check out our Accessories and Gifts.
Wishing you and your loved ones a very special festive season,
filled with lots of love, joy and an abundance of only good things!
Happy Festive Shopping!
Yours in health & love,
Lucy Kues (VitaSoul Founder)
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