Once the festive season gathers pace, finding the time and headspace to seek out original, meaningful and sustainable gifts can be tricky. To help you get ahead, we’ve gathered some of our team’s and customers’ favourites for some inspiration – covering everything from ready-made bundles and stylish sets, to smaller stocking fillers to sweep their senses to the shoreline and back.
Here’s our guide to Christmas gifting, the land&water way.
For re-energising their wintertime nine-to-five
If your loved ones find it hard to muster energy on those cold dark mornings, a Showertime bundle – boosted with lively citrus, mint and spice and moisture-rich spike moss – could be just the ticket to enliven their wake-up routine.
Or, for when the day’s jobs are done, gift them a gently restorative wind-down with our Sleeptime bundle. With its Lavender & Linden candle, detoxifying bath salts and SLEEP Pulse Point Oil, it's the natural accompaniment to toasty baths and bedtime cocoa to drift off after a busy day.
For the kitchen-proud
Elevate their hand washing routine with our Hand Duo, bursting with grapefruit, orange and lime essential oils to cleanse, nourish and protect their skin. Or bring some classic British design style to their sinkside with our exclusive Lemon & Mint Soap + Soap Dish (by Falcon Enamelware) to lather up a fragrant burst of Mediterranean sunshine – even in the depths of winter.
For those who love their home comforts
Bring a warm glow to their rooms with the flickering radiance and gentle invigoration of our Mandarin and Mint Candle to elevate both seasonal gatherings, and nights in with a blanket on the sofa, cup of tea and book to hand.
And when the temperature outside takes a nose-dive, they can soak in mood-boosting hot baths with our Bath and Body Oil to rejuvenate skin with its uplifting orange, ginger, geranium and black pepper essential oils.
MULLING IT OVER…
Winter is when bold flavours brighten dark evenings. And what’s better than a cheering glass of mulled wine? land&water founder Pix Ashworth asked the head chef at Watergate Bay Hotel to share his mulled wine recipe, which comes with a twist of star anise, cardamon and Cointreau to really stir up those festive flavours…
Discover Neil’s mulled wine recipe
For those who love an adventure, whatever the weather
Our Explore Set – with its five 50ml essentials in a zipped cotton pouch – is primed for the explorers, travellers and off-roaders in your life, wherever their adventures may take them. Shampoo and conditioner? Tick. Body wash and lotion? Tick again. The beautifully scented hand gel for day-long hikes, road and camping trips is made with 62% alcohol as per WHO guidelines, with antibacterial lavender in the mix too, for clean-feeling peace of mind.
And here are some stocking filler ideas…
Our SOOTHE Pulse Point Oil contains precious frankincense, as well as natural magnolia flower, clary sage, lavender and rose geranium extracts to restore a sense of calm when the season’s frenetic pace feels too much or anxiety creeps in. Small but powerful, it’s a pocket, handbag or bedside drawer essential.
A jar of All Elements Skin Balm is compact enough to keep in your daypack for winter walks (and pop into a Christmas stocking of course). Offering deep essential moisturising for dry and damaged skin, lips and hands in cold, wet and windy winter conditions, it packs a punch with extracts of mint and samphire, and nourishing vitamin E-rich sweet almond oil and sea buckthorn oil.
If you’re feeling indecisive, our Mini Collection features the full 50ml collection of all our favourites, including hand wash and hand lotion, body wash and body lotion, shampoo and conditioner, and alcohol hand gel. This doubles up as a great set of travel-sized toiletries for those with holidays coming up who want their products natural, vegan and bottled in recycled Prevented Ocean Plastic.
All wrapped up
Our natural cotton drawstring bags are infinitely reusable for an environmentally low-impact gift wrap option and beautifully minimalist statement.
In celebration of our land&water stocking, we scoured the hedgerows last year looking for other seasonal gift decoration ideas straight from nature. Decorate found branches with homemade decorations and swap a plastic foil bow for a sprig of holly or a small pine cone. And if you can find them, mistletoe, ivy, pine, eucalyptus, berries and twigs work together beautifully to create an elegant look for Christmas parcels and room décor that’s simple and effective.
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