Here at CONTENT, we have a bit of an obsession with all things ‘mini’. They a great way to get someone started on a green beauty regime or ensure they stay green during the holiday season. There’s something about our smaller-sized selection of products and gift sets that are impossible to resist. Even when we have the larger versions! Not quite all the products here are mini-sized alternatives to their full-sized counterparts. However, they are all compact enough to slot perfectly into a green beauty Christmas stocking this festive season. Check out our top picks for natural beauty stocking fillers below.
From raw chocoholics to coffee fiends, nothing will impress like our green beauty stocking filler food favourites. Immune boosting Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee makes the ideal accompaniment to a warm Christmas pudding. For cacao fans out there, nothing says I love you like a pack of Wunderworkshop Instantly Golden Cacao. A delicious vegan turmeric latte blend, add a pot of Golden Turmeric Honey for an indulgent warming superfood drink. Hot chocolate who?
A shop local fan you’re buying for? You’re in luck. We have an extensive selection of Great British Beauty brands to choose from. Pai Landmark Edition Rosehip Oil might just take the cake for the cutest addition to a natural beauty stocking. Featuring a petite 15ml bottle of the bestselling Pai Skincare Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil, you’ll want to keep the gold and turquoise illustrated pyramid box too. Alternatively, get your friends and family hooked on natural skincare with the Evolve Skincare Taster Set. You’ll set them up for success with trial sizes of the Hyaluronic Serum 200, Daily Renew Facial Cream and Radiant Glow Mask.
Additional adorable minis we love this time of year are the offering from Konjac Sponges. Choose between a pure konjac Snowman, Blitzen’s Nose infused with activated bamboo charcoal, Rudolph the red clay reindeer for dry and sensitive skin and a precious mini Gingerbread Man pore refiner. A couple certified organic sheet masks from Whamisa Korean Beauty is on our wish lists. If you’re looking to lace a stocking with organic beauty treasures, The Nature of Beauty book by CONTENT founder Imelda Burke is a stocking non-negotiable. Full of information, tips and product recommendations, this beauty bible is a great gift for the prospective and seasoned green beauty alike.
If it’s a bathing beauty you’re buying for, they’ll love Addition Studio’s Bath Brews. A clever giant tea bag, treat herbal fans to the Green Tea Brew, with detoxifying tea tree, ground organic seaweed and calendula. Their Milk Bath tea bag infuses goats milk, raw organic cacao butter and ultra relaxing lavender. For the classic epsom salt bath lover, treat them to Deep Sea which harnesses dead sea mineral salt, seaweed powder and winter-warming certified organic essential oils. For a slice of Australia, the hand-blended Riverstone packs an earthy infusion of olive green Australia clay, tea tree, mineral salts, rosemary and fennel seed. A science lover on your list? The Page Thirty Three Bath Soaks with names including Molecular Cloud, Osmosis and Particles in Chaos get an appreciative grin from us.
Shopping for more the shower-and-go type? We’re also enamoured with the Plant Mini Body Wash. After they hop out the shower, any cult beauty fan will appreciate a mini Fur Oil. Arguably the most talked about natural product of 2017.
If you’re buying for a green beauty frequent flyer this year, stuff their stockings with John Masters Travel Kit, and Dr Alkaitis Travel Kit. All come in flight friendly sizes. Aptly named Rahua Haircare The Jet Setter kits box up mini shampoo and conditioner duos of their classic, volume and color-full formulas. Don’t forget Therapie Roques O’Neil bath essentials and Skin & Tonic favourites come in mini sizes as well.
Finding RMS Beauty Ultimate Make-up Remover Wipes tucked inside our stocking is all it takes to make us ‘content’ this holiday season. Once you try them, you won’t go back! They come in a cute box of 20. Coconut oil fans will love this one too. For a budding make-up artist, the EcoTools Brush Set features five sustainable bamboo brushes for concealer application, defining eyes and brows and creating a rosy glow. Sort their New Years Eve lash dilemma for them.
FOR MISTLETOE MOMENTS
Cold weather staples, Twelve Beauty Hyaluroil Lip Treatment and the Skin & Tonic Lip Kit make wonderful treats for parched lips. If you’re buying for a makeup fan that prefers a little colour in their lip balm, then go for RMS Beauty Lip Shines and Nuori Lip Treats. Whilst conventional tinted lip balms often dry out lips, these clever CONTENT favourites moisturise as they colour. Plus, you can wipe any stray colourful kisses on your partner without too much fuss.
NAIL IT WITH THESE NATURAL GIFTS FOR HANDS
For colour connoisseurs, check out Kure Bazaar 10 free nontoxic formula and RMS Beauty nail polishes. Need to fix a nail varnish mishap right before a party? Your recipient will thank their lucky stars you popped a box of Fresh Therapies Nail Polish Remover Wipes into their stocking. Get extra brownie points and add an AEOS Crystal Nail File into the mix. You can also opt for the Weleda Nail and Hand Set which teams up the ultra rich Skin Food hand cream with a certified natural pomegranate oil nail pen. For those that face ultra dry hands as the days grow darker, snap up the Weleda Winter Rescue Kit with element defying Skin Food and Everon Lip Balm.
You’ll rarely find us without our wearable mantra reminder Mantraband. We predict that your friends will feel the same way about these mindful bracelets. Start with one and you’ll want to stack up a whole collection. For fitness lovers, Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee sachets and Therapie’s Detox Salts travel packs for relieving sore muscles make excellent pre and post workout treats. If your giftee loves plants and a little introspection, look no further than the School of Life Seeds of Virtue Postcards. As the plants bloom, the postcards serve as a daily prompt to revisit their corresponding virtuous quality, so that – ideally – they can grow alongside them.