Holidays are fast approaching.
And they will be quite different from the ones we've had in the past. The current pandemic that has gripped our world will force us to break some traditions this year so that we can celebrate in ways that will help to keep us all safe and healthy.
But the tradition of spreading joy will stay.
Popular online searches on Etsy and Pinterest show that holiday shoppers are looking for special holiday gifts this year, and many revolve around the notion of "self-care".
2020 has been very taxing on our social, financial, psychological, and physical state. Practicing self-care can help you and your favorite people be better equipped to get through this hard time together.
Guest editor Priya has rounded up her top self-care gift picks from Giften Market - perfect for holiday 2020 and beyond!
The Relax Box is meant to bless you with a refreshing bath experience that will leave you stress-free and relaxed. Pamper yourself with an Old Whaling Co. Magnolia Bar Soap & Bath Bomb or opt for a relaxing soak with a Rose Salt Test Tube. The soothing organic oils leave skin softer than silk. Bring a holiday glow to your face with the ESW Beauty Strawberries & Cream and The Pink Dream Raw Juice face masks.
A Raaka Gourmet Chocolate Bar is an extra treat added to get rid of any winter blues!
You've skipped the spa for months on end, but now we're bringing the spa to you with The Ultimate Spa Day Gift Box.
Treat your skin with the Nash & Jones Clay Mask Trio while dipping into a Sea Salt & Lavender scented Sparkling Bath Tablet. Your lips will be treated with Poppy & Pout's Natural Lip Balm, and your skin with the Konjac Cleansing Sponge. To give luxurious moisture, end with Old Whaling Co. Body Butter - it has everything your skin needs to become soft & luminous.
Last but not least, enjoy munching on Vinoos Wine Gummies while the Lavender scented Candlefolk Travel Candle creates the most relaxing environment for your at-home spa.
Increase vitality and boost up energy levels with the amazing reinvigorating products in the Energize Gift Box. Gift your loved ones a wonderfully scented Sea La Vie Bath Bomb and Salt Scrub. The Luxe Apothecary Dead Sea Mud + Mint Facial Mask will refresh your skin cells and lighten up your aura while the Kind Lips Mint Lip Balm will bring a calming and cooling effect.
Treat the men in your life with some earthy scented self-care products in the best-selling Men's Self-Care Gift Box. Their shower routines will be bettered by the Duke Cannon Big Ass Brick of Soap. Bloody Knuckles Hand Repair Balm will moisturize calloused hands while the Cannon Balm Offensively Large Lip Balm prevents chapping (and trust us, given it's size it's nearly impossible to lose or accidentally throw in the wash).
Raaka Bourbon Cask Aged Chocolate Bar and Annie B's Originals Caramels are added to bring extra joy to the special recipient of this package.
Everyone needs a pick me up during these uncertain times. The Refresh Gift Box will bring your loved ones much-needed tranquillity. The gift box contains a Pinch Me Therapy Dough infused with refreshing essential oils and customer-favorite Bath Bomb in Spearmint + Eucalyptus. Take some time for skincare with the ESW Beauty Green Reset Anti-Aging Raw Juice Mask, Natural Mint Lip Balm, and the ever-popular Jade Facial Roller. A box of Big Heart Tea Co. Royal Treatmint completes the soothing "me time" experience.
The Refuel Gift Box is a godsend during mentally and physically taxing times. Refill your energy with a nourishing Cup of Sunshine from Big Heart Tea Co., and snack on the delicious Bananas Foster Chocolate Bar and Annie B's Buttery Caramels. Le Bon Shoppe Cloud Socks help hug overworked feet, and the Vanilla Lemon Kind Lips Balm is a treat for winter lips.
Enough about us! Here are a few more self-care gift ideas from businesses we admire.
More Self-Care Gifts from Small Businesses
This giftable set from Organic Bath Co. proves to be a great gift for someone with sensitive skin. It contains an OBC Body Wash in PeaceFull (Lavender), Zesty Morning (Citrus), or RefreshMint (Mint) and a beautiful natural sea sponge to aid in lathering up! It's a wonderful addition to your shower routine.
The OBC Body Wash cleanses your skin while also keeping it moisturized and supple. This gift set comes packaged in a box with a grosgrain ribbon.
This gift set from Organic Bath Co. makes the perfect gift to pamper skin this holiday season! It contains 100% Organic Body Scrubs that exfoliate and hydrate while removing dirt and dead skin. This handcrafted gift set is perfect for combating tough winter conditions or soothing dry skin.
9. Park Life
Another amazing small business gift idea by Boy Smells! The candle is infused with scents of ginger, basil, fig, sage, clove, tonka bean and sandalwood.
Park Life creates an aromatic recreational experience at home. The scent is ethereal and grounding and will remind the recipient about the beauty of nature. It will transport you to a lush, scenic park where the environment is simultaneously stimulating and comforting.
10. Clean Hands Kit
This set will keep your hands clean and your skin healthy while warding off germs. The set includes a Hello Beautiful Zipper Pouch, Organic Bath Co. Hand Soap, Travel Size Body Butter, and a Clean Giving 4oz Hand Sanitizer.
For every Clean Hands Kit sold Organic Bath Co. will donate a kit to a frontline worker.
About Giften Market
The Giften team is passionate about supporting emerging entrepreneurs and small businesses. We strive to shed light on the real people pouring their hearts and souls into their business ventures. For these makers, this line couldn't be more true:
"When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance."
And when you buy from a small business that buys from small businesses, the cycle continues! While we can't compete with big-box advertising budgets or promise same-day delivery, we can band together and make a huge impact, one happy dance at a time.
Thanks for shopping small this holiday season and throughout the year. Happy Holidays!
Founder & Owner, Giften Market