Neal's Yard Remedies
Aromatherapy Bespoke Blending Kit, $41.50
www.nyrorganic.com; tel: 888-NYR-0909
The gift that keeps giving, this kit has everything she needs to start creating her own aromatherapy blends—NYR's Little Book of Essential Oils, a base oil, a mixing bottle and three pure essential oils. Presented in an exquisitely illustrated, forest-friendly gift box, it's ideal for aromatherapy fans and newbies alike.
A Fresh Start Discovery Kit, $34.60 (4 × 0.17 fl oz/5mL , 1 × 0.1 fl oz/3 mL)
Nuori is all about fresh, effective, 100 percent natural ingredients. Products are freshly blended in small batches every 10 to 12 weeks and packaged and delivered promptly to ensure maximum potency. This gift-friendly starter kit includes a cleansing milk, face cream, eye cream, moisture mask and hand cream in miniature sizes—all packed with skin-nourishing ingredients.
Bag for good
Textured Nylon Big Bag, $86
www.ameribag.com; tel: 888-758-1636
Great for travel or the gym, this bag is part of a range of "Healthy Back Bags," all of which have a unique teardrop design that distributes weight across the back rather than pulling from one point on the shoulder. They're also made with no rigid parts, which is said to allow the bag to mold to the shape of the body and encourage good posture. You can choose from five sizes and a variety of colors and materials, but this 'Big Bag' (shown in Vintage Indigo) is made from weather-resistant nylon and has a 20 liter capacity.
Heart Print Robe, $86
Made from 100 percent organic cotton—certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)—this pretty knee-length heart print robe is part of a matching nightwear collection that includes a nightdress, camisole, pajama shorts and pajama trousers. Like all People Tree products, the robe is made to the highest ethical and environmental standards from start to finish.
Christmas Wish Scented Candle $56 (3 wick, 14.8 oz/420 g)
Avoid all those cheap Christmas candles made with fake fragrances and go for this beautifully boxed, 100 percent natural one instead. The gorgeous scent is a comforting blend of 13 pure essential oils, including mandarin, cinnamon and tonka bean, and the wax is all-natural too. This large three-wick candle (a smaller version is also available) contains an impressive 1 fl oz (30 mL) of fragrance and will burn for up to 50 hours.
Feel the heat
YuYu Bottle, from $45
www.amara.com; tel: 866-896-3804
Not your average hot water bottle—the YuYu Bottle is long and thin and can be wrapped around you, giving much better coverage and allowing you to target any area you want. The unique design also features small molded bobbles, said to help the bottle stay warmer for longer as well as having massaging effects. Available in a range of fabrics, the bottle is perfect for anyone who tends to feel the cold or suffer from aches and pains.