November 13, 2015
Greetings, Christmas shopper - we've got a real treat for you today! After much consideration, we've put together an edit of beautiful gifts that are guaranteed to make your loved ones beam with joy this Christmas. Whether you're looking for a gift for a friend who's recently had a baby, or you want to splurge on treats for you and the family, there really is something for everyone. Enjoy!
Nourish Skincare have some fabulously festive gifts for Christmas, and they've even provided an exclusive code for Baby2Body readers! Type in BABY2BODY at checkout for a 10% discount (valid until 20/12/15). We love their Golden Glow Argan Beauty Collection (£25 here) which incorporates gold, frankincense and myrrh for a decadent skincare experience, the Firming Facial Oil (£25 here) which features damask rose and omega-rich oils for an instant boost of moisture, and the Christmas Relax Duo (£20 here), featuring lavender, ginger and argan oil. Each set is limited edition, so get yours quick!
Aurelia Probiotic Skincare’s award-winning, natural, next-generation skincare line is infused with probiotics and nourishing botanical oils to make your skin glow. This season the Refine & Glow Miracle Collection (£42.00 here) offers you a gorgeous way to experience Aurelia Probiotic Skincare’s Miracle Cleanser, Refine & Polish Miracle Balm and Cell Repair Night Oil. Housed in their new Signature Print Beauty Bag, the set also contains seven silky-soft bamboo muslins, and makes the perfect Christmas gift for lovers of skincare or anyone looking for a stylish way to carry their products. Order today and use the code baby2body to receive a complimentary set of luxury miniature products worth £18.00 alongside the collection for a complete skincare routine. Offer expires 20th December 2015.
If your children are growing out of the toddler phase, there's a fantastic, all-natural clothing line we think you should try: Pocco Rosso. Founded by a mom with a love of sustainable, hard working materials, Pocco Rosso is a fantastic brand choice for cool, comfortable and ethical children's clothing. Click here to discover their designs!
Stay hydrated during these chilly months with the MooGoo A-MOO-Zing Skin Holiday Gift Pack (£35 here). This pack is filled with customer favourites to help quench dry, thirsty, winter skin: the Full Cream Moisturiser, Milk Wash, Shea Sorbet Butter Balm, Fresh Buttermilk Bar, Cow Lick Balm - our team's favourite!
First up is a rather unusual - but equally gorgeous - gift option from Appleyard Flowers. Offering luxury bouquets with a twist, Appleyard's range of beautiful blooms are sure to bring some festive cheer to your home. We love their MummyBee Pamper Gift Set (£41 here) featuring Beefayre bodycare and gorgeous roses, hypericum berries and blue veronica. It's the ultimate treat for a new mom! Other offerings include the Organic Nightgown and Rose Gift Set (£46 here), the True Blue Comforter and Book Gift Set (£36 here), and the Baby Girl Romper and Hat Gift Set (£41 here) - so you can spoil mom with beautiful flowers, and treat baby to some cute new outfits too. We've even got a discount for our Baby2Body moms - just use the code BABY2BODYBLOOMS for 20% off flowers, and BABY2BODYHAMPERS for 10% off hampers and giftsets at checkout!
Next, we've got a really indulgent offering from Bedroom Athletics, who have recently collaborated with luxe department store Liberty. Their curated collection of slippers in the signature Liberty print would be a fantastic gift for a mom who's about to head to hospital for delivery, or for simply pottering around the house. Our three favourite designs are the Pink Floral Mule Slippers (£60 here), the Navy Floral Mule Slippers (£60 here), and the Fuchsia Floral Slippers (£60 here).
We love discovering new fragrance brands, and one of our favourites this year has been The Library of Fragrance. Their extensive collection of scents range from light and sweet Baby Skin, all the way through to intense, musky Oud. Three perfumes that are seriously sophisticated, refreshing, and a treat to wear, are Orange Blossom (£15 here), Frankincense (£15 here), and Fig Leaf (£15 here). Orange Blossom is the perfect pick-me-up scent to keep in your handbag, Frankincense is gloriously rich and luxurious (and not just awesome for the holiday season), and Fig Leaf is a wonderful alternative to traditional florals, with a peppery kick and lots of vibrant greenery to boost your mood.
If you're looking to splurge on the lady in your life, we can't think of a better gift than the Monica Vinader Rose Gold #SheInspiresMe Friendship Bracelet (£95 here). This beautiful rose gold and silver bracelet looks lovely paired with other bangles, or worn alone for a simple and elegant look. With proceeds going towards Women for Women, this bracelet celebrates the strength and endurance of women in conflict zones, and promotes their independence with initiatives to help them become entrepreneurs in their communities. Our CEO Melinda has been a decades-long supporter of Women for Women, and we are so pleased to include this beautiful bracelet in our Christmas Gift Guide, that's going towards a beautiful cause.
We often have the pleasure of working with some fantastic brands through our Baby2Body Shop and various packs and gift boxes, and one brand we recently partnered with is Squirrel Sisters. Their brand new dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and 100% raw snack bars are perfect as stocking fillers, or simply healthy alternatives to chocolate and sweets during this indulgent time of year. Our favourite flavour is Raspberry Ripple - so moreish, and great for on-the-go snacking, too! Make sure to check out their Squirrel Sisters Blog for recipes and healthy eating inspiration, and keep your eyes peeled for more lovely launches from the brand!Burt's Bees is such a well-known brand in the UK for their nourishing, smoothing lip balms, but you'll be happy to hear that they have some fabulous value bodycare gift-sets for the holiday season. The Body & Sole Bundle (£25 here) is a fantastic collection, bursting with products that will nourish your body - and your feet, too! In this festive set, you'll receive a beeswax lip balm with Vitamin E and peppermint oil, a coconut foot cream, an almond and milk hand cream, and a milk and honey body lotion. This bundle is great value, and totally organic.
If you or a loved one are looking to get fit in the new year, you'll love activbod - a new body and skincare range for fitness lovers, that's taking the skincare world by storm. Their Ready Steady Go Kit (£39 here) is the perfect accompaniment to your gym or at-home workout, featuring a refreshing shower gel, cooling moisture lotion, body scrub, facial exfoliant and their awesome 'Mind Over Matter' balm. This small but mighty balm is a fantastic motivating tool, that harnesses the power of essential oils to keep you focussed and alert throughout your fitness regime. Keep your eyes peeled for their appearance in our Baby2Body Discovery and Delight Pack!
Post-workout, it's all about relaxing and chilling out, and we're huge fans of the Scentered Therapy Balms to boost our moods, lift our spirits, and help us unwind. The Ultimate Survival Kit (£50 here) is packed with five full-size balms in this gorgeous travel case. The range of balms include balms to help you focus at work, to keep you calm in stressful situations, and even one to aid rested sleep. Plus, this set offers a saving of £22.50 compared to if you'd purchased the Therapy Balms separately! Scentered are another fabulous brand we'll be including in our Discovery and Delight Pack, would definitely recommend!
Love being pampered? We recommend you check out MILK Beauty - an innovative beauty service that takes the stress out of booking treatments, and is perfect if you don't have the time to head to your local salon. MILK is a mobile beauty service, offering at-home and in-office beauty treatments across North London, the City and Canary Wharf. They have a fantastic range of services, including waxing, massages, facials and nail treatments, and they recently partnered with Leighton Denny to create 48 exclusive polish shades for MILK customers. Check out their list of treatments, and make sure to use the code MILK10 at checkout, which takes £10 off your first booking!
If you're serious about skincare, you'll love the Inno Silk'n Dual Clean Facial Cleanser (£20 here). This gentle cleansing device has two heads - one to deep cleanse, the other to remove makeup - and is so easy to use. Plus, it's so small and lightweight that it's perfect for travel! Pair it with your favourite soap-free cleanser for refreshed, clean and glowing skin.
A new addition to our Baby2Body Shop is Natural Spa Factory, a fantastic brand for all your spa-at-home needs. We've selected three of their best-selling products, that are perfect for this time of year! Their Mini Christmas Survival Spa Kit (£30 here), Bumps A Daisy Can (£40 here) and the Winter Scrub Selection (£24 here) are all gorgeous treats for different budgets - the Spa Kit is a fantastic thank you gift for a host, the Bumps A Daisy Can is the perfect treat for a mom-to-be, and the Winter Scrubs would make a great stocking filler.
Christmas truly is the time to spoil yourself, and the Parfait range from Affinitas offer some beautiful lingerie that will make you feel amazing. Catering to the fuller bust, their Parfait sets will support and enhance your figure, whilst providing a welcome relief from your everyday nude, black and white options. Our favourites are the Delphine Spring Print Half Padded Bra (£36 here) and Spring Print Hipster (£20 here) set, and the Cassis Purple Non-Padded Underwired Bra (£33 here), Cassis Purple Bikini Brief (£16 here) set.
For the stylish fitness fanatic, we can't recommend Sweaty Betty enough. Their sleek, chic line of gym gear will be the perfect accompaniment to your next workout session, and they have some great accessories too. Our favourites are the Contour Workout Leggings (£70 here) for comfort and ease of movement, the Deluxe Studio Holdall (£95 here) to carry your equipment in style, and the Salutation Travel Mat (£65 here), which is so handy if you're exercising at home.
We hope you enjoyed browsing through our Christmas Gift Guide - let us know your favourites, and what you're thinking of picking up for your loved ones!