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Wellbeing Christmas Gift Guide

We've tracked down the best gifts to treat that special someone (or yourself!) to tranquillity and relaxation - what could be better than the gift of wellbeing?

Written by High Life North
Published 21.11.2019

By Helen Bowman

As a child, one of my favourite things about Christmas was writing my list for Santa. Why do we have to let go of that joy?

Sure, life as an adult means more to think about than the latest game, toy or crafting activity. But why not take some time this Christmas to make a wish list of the best of the region’s well-being gifts?

We’ve taken some of the trouble out of it for you, with our very own wish list of feel-good gifts for Christmas 2019.

Self-care gifts for you and your home

Altruis Living is a Cramlington-based ethical well-being gift supplier. Perfect for self-care and pampering gifts, Altruis provides everything from massage candles, oil burners and wax melts to reed diffusers, dead sea bath salts and essential oil blends.

With gift options between £2.50 and £25, there’s a little something for Secret Santa, the stocking fillers and the main present list too. Visit the website and chat with Sara, the business owner – she’s always happy to help you choose the perfect gift for you or your loved ones.


Experience a wellbeing escape

If yoga is your idea of the perfect self-care time, ask your loved ones for a voucher to get stranded on St Mary’s Island in Whitley Bay for an afternoon of yoga.Tickets for this unusual event, taking place on December 8 from midday to 4.30 pm, are available for £40 per person.The afternoon is suitable for all experience levels and involves an afternoon of flowing, gentle yoga and some deep relaxation.Add Stranded: Yoga on The Island to your Christmas list for an early festive treat.

Aromatherapy on the move

My Retreat’s beautiful aromatherapy diffuser bracelets enable you to carry the benefits of essential oils with you, wherever you go.Handmade from a range of gorgeous gemstones, the bracelets also contain two porous black beads, made from black lava stones. These absorb your essential oils and hold on to the scent and therapeutic benefits for several days at a time. Your body heat diffuses the oils for aromatherapy on the go.At £25 each, they’re the ideal well-being gift for busy people who want to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy, daily.Contact Julia at My Retreat to order yours.

Set your intentions

Gift yourself the time, energy and motivation to spring into 2020 with firm and achievable aims.This intention-setting retreat allows you to nurture yourself, reflect on 2019 and face 2020 head-on. And all this in the impressive surroundings of Doxford Hall in Northumberland. At just £69 per person, you’ll leave this retreat relaxed, energised and with a set of new intentions for the year ahead.


The gift of a clutter-free home

Wouldn’t it be amazing to start the new year with a clutter-free home?But at this busy time of year, who has the time to invest in such an activity?Treat yourself or your loved one to the gift of home, work and life organisation to clear out both brain and actual space to head into the new year. Because a tidy space means a tidy mind, right?


Great skin and time to relax 

Pick up some gift vouchers for Newcastle’s first facial bar to give the gift of relaxation plus great skin. Perfect for those who deserve some time to relax and a bit of a pamper, but perhaps don’t have the time to spend hours in a spa. 

Blank vouchers are available allowing you to gift any amount.

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