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A Slow Living Inspired Christmas Gift Guide

Gifting inspiration from our Phoenix & Providence skincare and wellbeing range, from small business that I think the Phoenix & Providence community will love, along with alternative no spend gift ideas.

PHOENIX & PROVIDENCE GIFTING IDEAS

GIVE THE GIFT OF TIME...

Give your loved ones the opportunity to slow down and create their own mindful moments at home.

And Breathe… Gift Box £38

A gift box curated for someone who deserves to take a little time for themselves. 

The gift box contains our LA LUNA Isles of Scilly Scented Candle, inspired by the sense of calm and rejuvenation found in the unique natural landscape of islands. Also included is a copy of the Do Breathe guidebook which is full of simple breathing techniques offer instant calm and long-term wellbeing. Finally, a bottle of our Phoenix & Providence Nourish Body Oil offers an opportunity to create a moment of self care, nourishing both skin and mind.

Rejuvenate Seaweed Bath Salts £14.50

Inspired by the skin and mind cleansing benefits of sea swimming. Gift someone the opportunity to enjoy a rejuvenating bathing experience, creating the tranquility and peace of the islands in their own home.

Do Breathe Book £9

A great gift for those in need of grounding in our busy, and often overwhelming, modern world. Written by yoga teacher and mindfulness coach Michael Townsend Williams, Do Breathe suggests exercises to help reduce stress, improve focus and workflow and cultivate new habits.

Renew Seaweed Face Mask £18.50

A little slice of self-care straight from the Isles of Scilly, this is a lovely gift to encourage someone special to take ten minutes for themselves. The Renew Seaweed Face Mask helps both clear the skin and calm the mind.

GIFTS FOR OCEAN LOVERS

Treat the sea-lovers in your life to the gift of Phoenix & Providence nourishing seaweed-infused products, direct from the clear waters of the Isles of Scilly.

Wild Swimmer’s Gift Box £35

A gift box for both the novice wild swimmer or experienced dipper.

The gift box contains a bottle of Nourish Body Oil to soothe skin after a cold-water dip and a copy of The Little Wild Swimming Book which is full of practical advice and safety tips, as well as inspiring quotes, useful resources, and beautiful illustrations. Also included is a bar of chocolate from regenerative chocolate making company Original Beans, the perfect post swim pick me up. 

Nourish Body Oil £24

A light but intensely moisturising organic body oil, infused with seaweed foraged from the shores of St. Martin’s. Scented with organic essential oil blend lavender, eucalyptus, and juniper berry, to help calm and refresh, much like being near, or in the sea. 

Revive Body Wash £17.50

A cleansing and gentle organic body wash, completely toxin and palm free, infused with seaweed foraged from the shores of St. Martin’s. Scented with an uplifting and reviving blend of orange, lavender and rosemary essential oils. Optional extra, finish the shower with a burst of cold water to evoke the feeling of a refreshing Scilly swim!

AT HOME SPA GIFTS

If heading off on a spa break is not possible, then gift the opportunity for someone special to create their very own spa moments at home.

Gift Box of Seasonal Self Care £52

Self-care with a side order of seasonality, a gift to be enjoyed year round. 

Alongside the Phoenix and Providence Soothe Balm, Nourish Body Oil and Rejuvenate Seaweed Bath Salts, a seasonal self care rituals guide is included. These seasonal recipes share inspiration for how the products can be used each season, from warming oil massages in winter to invigorating foot soaks with Scilly sea salts in summer. Introducing a sense of zest in spring then slow down for autumn with versatile products that can be used to nourish and soothe body and soul all year round.

Gift an at home facial treatment with the:

Renew Seaweed Facemask £18.50 and Nourish Face Oil £27

The deeply cleansing and purifying Renew Facemask helps draw toxins and extract impurities; toning, tightening and leaving skin refreshed and rejuvenated. Follow with a few drops of Nurture Face Oil that instantly sinks in, softening, soothing and hydrating skin.

Each jar of facemask provides 6-7 treatments so this is a lovely gift that could be enjoyed by different family members together.

Gift a spa-style body scrub treatment with the:

Rejuvenate Seaweed Bath Salts £14.40 and the Nourish Body Oil £24

The Rejuvenate Bath Salts and Nourish Body Oil can be enjoyed individually or together to create a body scrub that is used as a spa treatment. Skin is left soft and supple thanks to the skin nourishing benefits of salt and seaweed.

FAMILY GIFTS...

For Mum-

Nurture Face Oil £27

Our best seller. The Nurture Face Oil is created from a unique blend of seaweed infused organic jojoba oil, argan oil, rosehip oil and hemp seed oil, this vitamin rich oil promotes collagen production, brightening, plumping, soothing the skin and smoothing fine lines.

For Dad-

Revive Body Wash £17.50 

A cleansing and gentle organic body wash, completely toxin and palm free, scented with a blend of orange, lavender and rosemary essential oils to revive morning or evening.

For a teenager-

Renew Seaweed Face Mask £18.50 

The anti-bacterial properties of the seaweed detox and balance the skin, acting as a gentle exfoliant. The addition of Bentonite and Kaolin clay naturally draws toxins and extracts impurities; toning, tightening and leaving skin refreshed and rejuvenated.

For a baby-

Handcrafted Baby Brush £18.50

A beautiful brush made from white stained birch and super soft goat hair. Perfect for baby bath time fun or sensory play.

COSY MOMENT GIFTS

Phoenix & Providence X LA LUNA Scented Candle £17.50

Made with 100% soy wax and essential oils, inspired by the sense of calm and rejuvenation found in the unique natural landscape of the Isles of Scilly.

Island Made Candle Holder and Beeswax Candles £16.50

Glazed in teal inspired by the beautifully clear sea surrounding the Isles of Scilly, a candle holder hand thrown by talented local potter Caroline Gillet. Beeswax candles provide a gorgeous golden glow, subtle honey fragrance, as well as purifying the air as they burn.

Rejuvenate Seaweed Bath Salts £14.50 

Inspired by the skin and mind cleansing benefits of sea swimming. Gift someone the opportunity to enjoy a rejuvenating bathing experience, creating the tranquility and peace of the islands in their own home.

WELLBEING GIFTS

Do Breathe Book £9

A great gift for those in need of grounding in our busy, and often overwhelming, modern world. Written by yoga teacher and mindfulness coach Michael Townsend Williams, Do Breathe suggests exercises to help reduce stress, improve focus and workflow and cultivate new habits.

Handcrafted Body Brush £17.50 and Nourish Body Oil £24 

There are many health benefits to skin brushing, as can be found in this Phoenix & Providence journal article. The perfect gift for those who pro-actively look to promote their wellbeing.

SMALL BUSINESSES P & P LOVES

To Eat..

The Chocolate Society

The Chocolate Society crafts fine fresh chocolates their professional chocolate kitchen in rural Somerset, and I can personally attest to how delicious they are!

The Cheese Shed

An amazing selection of cheeses from the Westcountry, delivered across the UK. The Sharpham Savour with Caraway is a favourite of ours.

To wear…

Fay Page Jewellery

Beautiful jewellery designed and made in Fay & Rob’s workshop by the sea on St. Martin’s. Cast from beachcombing finds, the silver shell collection is stunning, for a special gift check out their ‘lighthouse’ collection.

To enjoy…

Mr B’s Emporium

If you are looking for a gift for a keen reader, then Mr B’s offers some original bookish gifts. I was a lucky recipient of the book subscription, and it has brought me a whole lot of joy for the past six months.

Yoga

Gift an Emily Ruth Yoga class pass. Not only giving someone the chance to carve out a precious time to unwind both wind and body, but to join Emily’s thriving online yoga community from the comfort of their own home. Emily’s yoga kept me going throughout the lockdowns and I can’t rate her classes highly enough.

ALTERNATIVE NO SPEND GIFT IDEAS

Give the gift of your time…

Make a walking date, plan your route, and pack a thermos. Because walking and talking with good friends is the best combination.

Make a babysitting voucher. After an intense amount of time at home with children during lockdown the chance for a breather is always a welcome gift for any parent.

Plan a board game night. Gift a date, time, and place to host a night of fun with friends.

Offer your photography services. Whether or not you think you are any good at taking photos, most of us have camera phones and candid shots always capture the moment more than posed photographs! Spend a couple of hours with family and friends taking photos and then share a digital album. Especially lovely for families who haven’t been able to spend as much time together the past eighteen months.

And don't forget...

Don’t forget to make time for yourself this Christmas. Book an afternoon or evening to watch your favourite film, take a bath or go for a walk because being kind to yourself is the most important gift of all.

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Just received the body oil and couldn’t wait to try it. It smells so good and reminds me of being by the sea and is luxurious on the skin. Will definitely be buying again.

Amanda Brown

The Soothe Hand and Body Balm is perfect for anyone like me prone to eczema. Particularly with so much hand washing and sanitising going on! A little goes a long way, even on my dry hands and it keeps your hands moisturised even during several more washes. For me, it’s great that it doesn’t have irritating essential oils too. I love it!

Trish Peacock

The bath salts are perfect for relocating your soul and mind to a luxurious and peaceful place.

Sophie

I love using all of your products, but my favourite is the body oil. The smell is sooo wonderful and you only need a small amount. It sinks in beautifully and is particularly good to use just before bed because it is so relaxing.

Sharon Hodgkins

The Soothe Balm is a must have, just an amazing all purpose magic pot! Great for dry and very dry skin, great for sensitive skin.

Sophie

I honestly love all of the products, but the bath salts are amazing!!

Charlene Scott

I’ve used the Soothe Balm on my eczema, heals and some burns and it really calms everything down and is so nourishing, highly recommend 5*

Amy Oliver

I absolutely love the Soothe Balm. I work in hospital (in admin) so obviously my hands can get very dry from all of the hand sanitising gel we have to use. The balm is just so nice and soothing and really does help with my dry skin. I found it so helpful that I brought tins of it for some of my colleagues in Cardiology as Christmas presents- they love it as well.

Beckie

The body wash smells amazing, and really was lovely to breathe in all of the aromas in the shower. My skin now feels soothed and pampered, thank you so much!

Michelle Gee

I am really enjoying the therapeutic spa like shower gel!

Carolyn Hallet

I adore your body wash which I also use as a bath foam. It smells divine and doesn’t dry my skin. Thank you for choosing sustainable packaging which is always a massive plus.

J C

In love with the Nourish Body Oil, non-greasy, super moisturising, gorgeous scent and all natural. All in beautiful and recyclable bottles. A little bit of luxurious self- care before bed.

Rose Samuel

I received my order of your new Nurture Face Oil and Renew Face Mask, delivery was very prompt, and I am so so pleased with it, my skin feels amazing, just love it!

Tracy Softly

After struggling with regular breakouts for many years, I have been using the Renew Seaweed Mask once a week with amazing results. My skin is appears even and cleansed and it feels so nourished and soft.

Kate Parsons