This year more than most, gift buying is difficult as we can’t spend with with the ones we love, and shopping in store isn’t an option for everyone. So here are a few simple gift ideas to make your search a little easier, while also supporting a small brand.
At Makeup and Mane we’ve launched our very own collection of Luxury Scrunchies. But don’t get these confused with ones you wore to dancing as a child. Made with Mulberry Silk they are perfect as a gift for anyone keen on hair care. Traditional bobbles pull and damage hair, especially if worn during the night but the soft silk of these scrunchies ensures your hair is breakage and kink-free. These scrunchies come with the bonus of looking amazing and come in a colour to suit anyone!
Plant Care Cards
Something I didn’t think of much until this year was the benefit of having plants around me, the only issue is I can’t seem to keep them alive! Either I water too much or just completely forget to altogether. So, for the plant enthusiast in your life or someone who just can’t keep them alive, House Plant Care Cards might be a great investment. Not only will it help them to take care of the plants they have but also show them which take the least amount of care or are most suited to them.
Food & Drink Hamper
If you can’t have a few with the ones you love, give them the gift of a great night in. A wine hamper or alcohol hamper of any kind can be tailored to the recipient and their preferred drink. Many can include sweet or savoury treats to accompany your wine of choice and are perfect for anyone wanting a quiet holiday or to ring in the new year. If you can’t afford to have one made, do it yourself at home and drop it on their doorstep, that way you can ensure it suits them perfectly.
Give the gift that keeps on giving. During the first lockdown, people made all sorts of food, baked cakes, and even made strange new coffee. This subscription gift is perfect for any foodie or for someone that needs to learn a thing or two about cooking. This Cook Book subscription can be tailored to their culinary tastes, when purchased a box will arrive with them to walk them through set up and help them to tailor their subscription.
We all want to support small, but often the easiest gift to buy someone is some form of gift set. Well, now you can do both! Etsy and Not On The High Street, have thousands of small businesses that create personalised goods. But one that stood out was the ‘Personalised, Vegan Eco pampering and relaxation kit.’ By Aphrodite & Ares. Everything you need to spoil your loved one and the box can be personalised to make it even more special. Look after them and the environment with this thoughtful gift.