As 2022 is slowly wrapping up and the end of year holiday season is well and truly upon us, we thought it was only fitting to dedicate the next instalment in our ‘Of Note’ series to gifting. Here is a little guide of special things that we love or have been catching our eye lately for you to use for now or save for later.
If you’ve committed to buying less physical items, this is a great idea. Purchasing a climate heroes donation through The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside will allow them to continue their work protecting important wild places.
Immortelle Cleansing Oil from Wilder Botanics is a gorgeous cleanser that pairs beautifully with our CloudCloths. Made from a blend of amla, rose, and arnica infused oils and extracts of immortelle, manuka, and green mandarin, this cleanser leaves skin feeling rejuvenated, toned and rebalanced. It looks lovely on the bathroom shelf too.
Help a loved one keep on top of their daily skincare routine with our recently launched 7 pack of CloudCloths. That’s enough to keep a set for makeup removal and a set for the second cleanse, enough for every day of the week if using a fresh cloth each day is what they need, and certainly will help manage the weekly wash too.
A beautiful stone grey glazed vessel by ceramic artist Elaine Bolt.
Made by textile experts, Tweedmill, and woven using traditional methods, this seafoam green wool throw from National Trust is perfect for those dark winter evenings cosying up with a good book.
We are convinced that being under the dim glow of candlelight is one of the best ways to supercharge relaxation. Perfect for someone that enjoys a long soak in the bath, or would benefit from a few quieter evenings on the sofa simply being. We love this one - Bai San from Homework, a restorative woody scent inspired by the ancient Chinese ritual performed by families to honour their ancestors with top notes of bittersweet blood orange.
Ingrid Raphael SOS salve is a multi-purpose product that can be used to moisturise anywhere on your body, as an overnight mask, to emulsify makeup, a lip salve, many many things! Made of golden calendula, soothing chamomile and gentle lavender, it envelopes your skin and your senses, replenishing lost nourishment and shielding against stresses inside and out. Send Ingrid a message on Instagram (@ingridraphaellondon) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
Great for someone with sensitive skin, the Environmental Moisture Light from Haborist. It is a soothing moisturiser for the most sensitive skin, with a focus on protecting you from environmental stress.
If you know someone that is looking for ways to be more eco-conscious consider this book. The Humane Home: Easy Steps for Sustainable and Green Living shows us how to evaluate all the ways our lifestyle and living choices can be more sustainable. Written by environmental journalist, Sarah Lozanova, the book includes activities and easy to follow practices that will help us to create our own more eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle.
Who doesnt love a scent that fills the room, we often have this divine blend burning in the cabin and visitors always want to know what it is, so here goes... No2 Lemongrass Blend by Apothecary Oils blended using Lemongrass, Ylang Ylang and Sweet Orange - powerful, motivating and uplifting.
One of the simplest joys in life - drinking something hot from a beautiful mug. We love this one by Brighton-based potter, Nicola Gillis. We think it will quickly become their favourite mug.
Anita Patel at Pause & Refocus has created this wonderful duo design a good reminder for us to take a moment.
The Brontë Parsonage Museum has turned this painting by Kate Lycett into a cushion cover. If their wall-space is limited, this is a great and unique way to bring artwork into the home. Also a unique idea for gifting to a Brontë fan.
Speaking of art, this book is on our to-read list: Creative Gatherings - Meeting Places of Modernism by Mary Ann Caws. As the title suggests, it explores how gathering places, past and present, have harnessed and moved forward creative pursuits.
Oh and this one looks like a good read too: The Shepherd's Life - A Tale of the Lake District by James Rebanks.
Choose from white or speckle, these hand thrown stoneware salt pigs are the perfect stove-side companion for those who enjoy cooking or even just a nice countertop.
We hope a few things have piqued your interest too, or at the least sparked some ideas. We won’t tell anyone if you decide to move a few of these to your personal wish list as well… We know we will be!