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Our Self-Care 2020 Shopping Guide #ShopSmall

Our Self-Care 2020 Shopping Guide #ShopSmall

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

During these tough times (cough, Covid, cough), self-care couldn’t be more important. We need to make extra-sure that our minds, bodies and souls are healthy and happy. So as the season of gifting nears and we need to start thinking about what to buy our loved ones, perhaps keep the theme of self-care in mind. We’ve curated a list of goodies from some of our fav self-care-focused local brands that you can support this festive season.

Why shop small? Because it helps build a sense of community while also providing you with a wider range of products that larger stores often don’t carry. Shopping small also means your products are lovingly made with care and TLC.

Here goes! 

1. MOA Daily Cleansing Ritual 50mL available online at BAM Bristol.


This nifty kit comes with The Green Balm and a Bamboo Cleansing Cloth. Use this duo with warm water to steam away any oil or impurities from the skin.

2. Candles and Books available online at Botany and Books. 

Order a second-hand classic modern fiction book and a hand-made candle duo. Perfect for winding down before bedtime. Subscriptions also available!

Botany and Books Smallbiz Christmas Gifting


3. Chunky Knit Blanket/Throw from MizzKnits

These soft chunky blankets are made from pure unspun merino wool which will keep you warm and comfy all winter long. This blanket is also naturally flame resistant, elastic and stain and odour resistant!


Knits for cozy nights indoors

4. Twisted Empire Bakes - Build Your Own Twisted Bakes. 

Vegan biscuits? We’re in! Twisted Empire Bakes’ have got an amazing option to decorate their pre-made biscuits from the comfort of your home. This is a great before bed activity for all ages, and make for a delicious cheeky snack before bedtime too.

Twisted Bakes - baked goods for selfcare

5. Bath Time Escapes - Ginger Spice Bath Bombs. 

With notes of almonds, cinnamon, clove and vanilla, this both bomb will relax, your mind and body – and smells a whole lot like Christmas. 

Bath Bombs Christnas Gifting 

 6. Atlas and Ophir's  - Alberta Candles. 

This candle puts a fresh spin on the traditional pine candle with hints of pine, eucalyptus and citrus. The hand-poured candle will no doubt put your mind at ease and get you in the Christmas spirit.

Candle for gorgeous Xmas scents

 7. Purposeful Foods - Bedtime Probiotic Tea 

This certified probiotic Bedtime tea comes in three different flavours: Organic Chamomile, Organic Mint and Organic Lemon Balm which will help you relax and get on with sleep.

Prebiotic Teas for Christmas Gifting

 8. Nightire's - Nutcracker Christmas Long Pyjama Set

This luxurious 100% organic vegan pyjama sleepwear set is super soft and temperature regulating to keep you warm on chilly winter nights. Pair this beaut with their matching eyemask to look super stylin'. 

Nightire Pyjamas Sets for Christmas

9. Soak and Unwind’s -  Hot Cocoa Whipped Soap 

These whipped soaps work as a cleanser, exfoliator and a moisturiser! Treat your skin to a whipped treat (that look as delicious as they are fucntional) made from coconut oil, shea butter and jojoba beads.


Chocolate Whipped Soap Gift Ideas

 10. Boxed Gift Co.’s - Perk Up Box

This is the gift box you’d probably want to buy for yourself if you're any kind of caffeine lover. Nothing says self-care like a hot cuppa in the morning or afternoon. 

Coffee Roasters Gift Box

11. The Crystalline’s  - Rose Quartz Metal Handle Facial Roller

Reap the benefits of this rose quartz facial roller and increase blood flow, oxygen and circulation. Self-care at its finest.

Rose Quartz Roller Gift Ideas

12. Natural Eza Apothecary’s -  Serenity Aromatherapy Spray 

This spray will help you relax and help keep your mind at ease at bedtime. With notes of lavender, vetiver and sage, the all-purpose spray will promote calmness and mental clarity. 

Aromatherapy Spray Christmas Gifting

Self-care couldn’t be easier with these thoughtful finds from local businesses.

“It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.”
-Diane Von Furstenberg


Happy shopping!