Beauty and Wellbeing Gift Guide
The Soil Association doesn't just certify food as organic.
This Holiday season, we've put together a gift guide for our top picks in organic beauty, wellbeing and textiles!
Unlike food, the terms "organic" and "natural" are not regulated in cosmetics and fashion. So, looking for the Soil Association or COSMOS logo (on cosmetics) or GOTS logo (on textiles) ensures your Christmas buys are made up of the highest proportion of truly organic and sustainable ingredients that look after our planet.
We've updated our gift guide for 2022 and made sure the guide is suitable for all budgets. As well as offering a special section on gifts under £20, no options on this list go above £60. Scroll down to get inspired with options you can gift this Christmas.
& Sisters, Donate Period Care to Ukraine, <£1
Personal care products might seem like an odd choice for Christmas, but these products are increasingly becoming less and less taboo, and rightly so. & Sisters offer certified organic pads, liners and tampons, which are made with nature friendly ingredients and support non-profits with every purchase. This year, you can give the gift of caring by donating much needed period products to the Ukraine.
Happy Holistics, Lip Balm Gift Set, £9
Happy Holistics have a range of gift sets each containing one of their Organic Soil Association Certified Lipbalms, with choice of either a Soap bar, Small Body Oil or Massage Bar. The lip balms are available in Soothing (lavender, Chamomile), Refreshing (mint, rosemary) Flower Power (rose, jasmine, ylang ylang) or Uplifting (lemongrass, citrus) flavours. A perfect certified organic stocking filler or Secret Santa gift for under a ten pounds.
Nourish London, Antioxidant Duo, £15
All skin types will feel bright and calm with this multi-talented skincare regime from Nourish London. This mini skincare set includes Nourish London's Antioxidant Multi-Tasking Super Balm and Antioxidant Peptide Mist. The perfect stocking filler, Secret Santa or caring gift for a skincare obsessed friend or colleague.
The Green Woman, Jasmine & Rose Deodorant and Body Butter Gift Set, £15.40
This plastic-free gift set contains a Fit Pit deodorant and a Green Cream Body Butter- both certified organic- in the sultry scent of jasmine, frankincense and rose. For under £20, you can gift someone this environmentally friendly little number. In the lead-up to Christmas The Green Woman is also offering an extra 20% off all body and skincare gift sets- simply use the code GIFT20 at the checkout.
Inlight Beauty, Face Mask Duo Set, £30
This set from Inlight includes both of their signature face masks- Chocolate and Superfood- along with an organic muslin cloth and face tonic samples. The brand's products use only 100% certified organic ingredients, so you can relax easy in the knowledge that you are helping the planet while indulging in this set.
VOYA, Facial Skincare Set for Dry or Dehydrated Skin, £38
The Facial Starter Set for Dry or Dehydrated skin from VOYA offers the ideal starting point for using certified organic seaweed skincare. The set offers a full skin regime that is also perfect for travelling.
Casa Mencarelli, Limited Edition Sicilia Clay Mask Gift Box, £42
This limited-edition gift set from Casa Mencarelli includes a Green Clay & Lemon Mask with Mask Brush, measuring wooden spoon and handmade ceramic mixing bowl to create spa-inspired facials at home. The certified organic lemon peel and grey clay mask encapsulates the colours and aroma of the Sicilian landscape- a perfect pick me up for the wintertime.
Latest In Beauty, Soil Association Certified Edit, £48
For the first time ever, we have partnered with beauty box pioneers Latest in Beauty to deliver a box of beauty products that are all certified Organic or Natural by The Soil Association. At a one-off cost of £48, the box offers a huge saving on cost (when individually priced the products included come to a total of £191). A perfect sustainable gift, or a great treat for yourself...
Odylique, Eye Duo, £27
Odylique's certified organic mascara and eyeliner are available in black or brown shades. One of the few mascaras and eyeliners on the market to actually be certified organic, this set allows anyone to look fantastic while still caring for the natural world.
Seasalt, Box of 4 Womens Postcard Socks, £27.95
Seasalt are making the traditional Christmas gift of socks oh-so-stylish. These gorgeous socks made from organic cotton depict beautiful Cornish scenes, perfect for a loved one dreaming of the seaside, or anyone who loves a good pair of socks.
MuLondon, Lavender Skin Care Set, £38
MuLondon's products are suitable for all genders, though this gift set containing both a foaming cleanser and a moisturiser features one of the brand's more feminine scents. MuLondon's products are all certified organic and inspired by traditional herbalism. Previously seen on Ru Paul's Drag Race, and proud supporters of LGBTQIA+ charity Stonewall, the brand strives for inclusivity and has a social conscience.
Obvs Skincare, Wellbeing Collection Gift Set, £39.99
Treat the lady in your life to Obvs Skincare's indulgent, award-winning moisturisers this holiday season. This gift box features both the Morning Mandarin and Evening Lavender scents, offering certified organic and vegan skincare for all times of day. Obvs is the first COSMOS Organic certified brand to use brand new packaging that feels like plastic but entirely biodegrades!
The Green Woman, Organic Deodorant Gift Set for Men, £19.80
The Green Woman's Fit Pit deodorant is an award winning, certified organic alternative to mainstream antiperspirant options, free from potentially controversial chemicals. This gift set for men includes 3 x 25ml jars in Cypress and Bergamot, Peppermint and Tea Tree & Orange scents. Make the swap to a certified organic, sustainable option!
UpCircle, The Caffeinated Duo Gift Set, £27.99
A great choice for the coffee and skincare obsessed is UpCircle's gift set, which saves 15% on both product RRPs. The set includes UpCircle's certified organic Face Serum made with upcycled coffee oil rescued from the food industry. A perfect gift for all genders, we've included the set here because the face serum also doubles up as a brilliant, nourishing beard oil and hair oil.
Terre Verdi, Organic Face and Body Oil Gift Set, £57
With a full-size multitasker Moroccan Argan Oil and two travel size Yoga and Body Oils, Terre Verdi offers a certified organic gift set that will replenish and restore all skin types. The brand, inspired by the founder's Italian heritage, specialises in unisex, minimalist and multi-purpose products that answer to skin and body concerns with certified organic options. Plus, the beautiful black presentation box adds an extra element of luxury.
Mai, Organic Cotton Sweatshirt Geometric Polar Bear, £60
Making Animal’s Important’s impossibly cute geometric polar bear design is available for young and old: Made from certified organic cotton, these downy soft unisex sweatshirts are made to fit ages 2 – 92. A percentage of each purchase goes towards protecting endangered species, and each piece comes with the story of the animal featured on it.
Myrtle & Maude, Pregnancy Body Lotion, £16
Treat a mum-to-be to this certified organic body lotion that is suitable for all stages of pregnancy. Available directly from Myrtle & Maude or from Boots (if you want to collect those points while supporting organic) the lotion helps keep skin soft, supple and supported.
Tropic, Little Roary Baby Oil, £28
A blend of simple organic ingredients come together in this gentle, organic oil to soothe and soften baby’s skin after bathing. The Little Roary Baby Oil from Tropic is the perfect gift for both mum and baby- not only does it nourish baby's delicate skin, but it also doubles up as a great make-up remover, or oil cleanser for mum.
Odylique, Baby Gift Set, £30
This gift set from long-standing certified brand Odylique features a Baby Gentle Wash and Shampoo, a Baby Soothing Salve and an Organic Cotton Cloth. A perfect gift for new mums and their baby this Christmas, introducing organic skincare at one of the most precious times of life.
Frugi, Addison Knitted Outfit, £34
Frugi create beautiful certified organic clothing for the eco-conscious little one in your life. This gorgeous penguin outfit is perfect for keep warm and stylish on chilly winter walks. Super soft and snuggly, the cotton knit outfit is designed to fit over cloth nappies and is available in sizes 0-3 months through to 2-3 years.
Little Green Radicals, Winter Check Furoshiki Fabric Wrapping Cloth, £6
Little Green Radicals have a range of furoshiki fabric wrapping cloths to make your Christmas gifting even more sustainable. Certified organic to GOTS standards and in two lovely designs, the cloth can be tied many ways and reused for various activities- there is a guide on how to wrap it on the website.