Pretty Good Thinking: Gifts for pure pampering

NYR Indulge Radiant Rose Organic Collection with Rose and Pomegranate Bath Oil 50ml, Rose Body Butter 50g, Wild Rose Beauty Balm 50g and an Organic Muslin Cloth for £45.
NYR Indulge Radiant Rose Organic Collection with Rose and Pomegranate Bath Oil 50ml, Rose Body Butter 50g, Wild Rose Beauty Balm 50g and an Organic Muslin Cloth for £45.

Perfect gifts for you and your loved ones.

Why not spoil the chaps in your life this season, as their skincare is often lower on the agenda.

Neals Yard Remedies Men’s Organic Grooming Collection is packaged in paper certified by the World Land Trust. The tidy blue kit isn’t scarily expensive at £30 and the ethical choices impart a fresh zesty aroma; Close Shave Cream 50ml, Calming After-Shave Balm 100ml and Invigorating Body Wash 200ml.

What would I pick out for myself? It has to be the NYR Indulge Radiant Rose Organic Collection with Rose and Pomegranate Bath Oil 50ml, Rose Body Butter 50g, Wild Rose Beauty Balm 50g and an Organic Muslin Cloth for £45. The body butter is intensely rich and sinks in easily with Calendula to soothe and nurture.

Every eco-gift box is designed to be reused (hand-crafted in the UK using carbon balanced paper and printed with vegetable-based inks). I can’t say enough good things about the award winning rose balm, particularly for home facials or overnight drenches. New kids on the block, Pure Handmade and British sent their PHB Hydrating Skin Care Set over. It comes in modern blue and chrome packaging and contains three 100ml products to improve texture, tone and hydration, plus a 50ml Serum for £55.

The carefully chosen ingredients tackle the issues associated with dry, mature and wintery skin, so a great option if you tend toward tightness, dullness or rough patches. The Hydrating Cleanser is with Rose and Apricot. I liked the spritzer function with the Ylang Ylang Toner and the Oakmoss and Argan restoring Serum goes on before you apply the fragrant but light textured Frankincense and Sandalwood Moisturiser.

PHB have kindly invited Indy readers to select anything online at 40% off. Just tap in ‘40off’ at the www.phbethicalbeauty.co.uk checkout.

PHB also do Soy Wax Candles for £9.95. Choose between Geranium and Bergamot, Peppermint and Rosemary, Lemongrass and Lavender, Ylang Ylang and Patchouli or Cinnamon and Clove. Another aromatherapy leader, Tisserand do a lovely winter blend in their Seasonal Joy Candle with warming Nutmeg, spicy Cinnamon, uplifting Sweet Orange and aromatic Clove for £6.48 at tisserand.com.

If you are zonked out from shopping, the Tisserand De-Stress gift set is a precious duo for £12.95. Soak up the comforting spicy undertones, take a deep breath and let it roll on!