Local businesses are investing in your community and so it is so important to give them the support they need to survive. These small guys give the high street colour and identity keeping it a unique and funky place to shop. Look out for handmade soaps, cool candles and reclaimed leather goods – we love Mahala on Well Street. Check out their Instagram account @mahala_london for loads of unique gift ideas.
Be conscious when you’re buying gifts, ensure that they are safe for the environment and safe for whoever you are gifting them to. If you’re buying beauty or skincare products, look for organic natural products that contain no nasties. At the studio we stock MOA and Skin & Tonic products. Both companies create natural skincare products, made in England without petrochemicals (mineral oil), parabens, SLS, phthalates, fillers or artificial fragrance.
Gift Health and Wellness
You cannot beat giving or receiving the gift of health and wellness. Let’s face it who is not going to be over the moon when they receive a Refinery Gift Card to spend on Therapies, Classes, Funky Leggings, Organic Skin Care, Essential Oils and more. This particular gift is a winner too for husbands, BFs, Brothers and Dads etc looking for something to buy that doesn’t involve visiting a high street in December…..!!
Minimise Wrapping Waste
Get creative and re-use packaging and paper. Funk up some old cardboard boxes with a lick of paint or make your own gift tags from old greetings cards/postcards. Wrap your gifts using plain brown paper and tie them up with some raffia and a few sprigs of dried herbs – rosemary is our fave!