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The ultimate Christmas gift guide 2022

07 Dec 2022 • 7 min read

Is that the sound of sleigh bells?

You might not have a crew of elves to sort your Christmas shopping…so here’s the next best thing. 

Whether you’re thanking someone for their part in your life this year, or you’re just desperate to be the “cool gift giver” - we won’t tell.

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…the conscious beauty lover

Luxury pick: Beauty Heroes Gift Box, £40

Beauty gifts can be a little intimidating, so we’ve got you covered with our selection of conscious beauty champions.

You’ll find over £86 worth of gifts from leading brands like Weleda, UpCircle, Q+A, Oleus, and more. 

Containing everything from the everyday to the strictly special pamper sesh, this gift box will make them feel like the Beauty Hero they are. 

You’ll find: 

  • WetBrush Go Green Mini Detangler - Pink
  • UpCircle Eye Cream with Maple and Coffee, 10ml
  • Sukin Super Greens Facial Scrub, 125ml
  • Natura Siberica Taiga Daily Protection Hand Cream, 30ml
  • Weleda Prickly Pear Facial Lotion, 30ml
  • Q+A Apple AHA Exfoliating Gel, 75ml
  • Oleus Jojoba Oil, 50ml
  • I Love Naturals Tonka Bean Body Wash, 125ml
  • Dr. PawPaw Scrub & Nourish, 16g
  • Tisserand Sleep Better Pillow Mist, 9ml
  • So Eco Multi-Tasking Brush 
  • Ecodenta Certified Organic Multifunctional Toothpaste with Hemp Oil, 75ml

Crowd pleaser: Pip & Pod Gift Set, £25 

Got a younger beauty lover in your life? Pip & Pod is formulated to be gentle on young skin and is completely vegan.

Superfoods take the reins, so each product is bursting with goodness (and smells like a dream). Each gift set contains a:

  • Pip & Pod Peach Foaming Cleanser, 100ml
  • Pip & Pod Cucumber, Mint & Kale Moisturiser, 50ml
  • Pip & Pod Honeydew Melon & Pineapple Serum, 30ml

to start a new skincare fan off and is worth £34 in total. 

Stocking filler: Q+A Let It Glow Cracker, £12 

We all need something ultra-hydrating this time of year, and here comes Q+A to the rescue. Hyaluronic acid is known to retain up to 1000 times its weight in water, making it perfect for a party-season glow.¹

Pull this cracker to reveal a Hydrating Cleanser and Facial Serum duo, usually worth £14. Paper hat not included!

…the gym-goer

Luxury pick: Urban Fitness Massage Gun, £99.95

If you’re looking to secure “favourite” status, this is the one. This gadget from Urban Fitness massages at up to 3100 RPM to work out knots and muscle stiffness.  

The Massage Gun also includes 4 deep tissue massage heads and a carry case. Helping to pinpoint specific muscle groups and improve recovery time, it’s a gift any aching athlete will thank you for. 

And, if you’re the one usually giving the massages, you’ve saved yourself a job.

Crowd pleaser: Grenade Carb Killa White Chocolate Salted Peanut 12 Pack, £32

Ever seen a gym lover without a protein bar? We didn’t think so.

Grenade’s already a frontrunner, and with this 12-pack your loved one will have one to reach for whenever they need it.

These top-rated bars combine white chocolate and peanuts to create a sweet and salty snack. Plus, each contains 20g of protein and 19g of carbs to support even the most intense workout.   

Stocking filler: Faith in Nature Body Wash Gift Set 3 x 100ml, £6

If you’re suffering the wrath of their sweaty gym bag, consider this their Christmas gift.

With 3 delightful body wash minis, there’s no excuse for them not to freshen up before they get home.

All Faith in Nature body washes are made from naturally derived ingredients and use natural fragrance. Each trio contains a 100ml bottle of Grapefruit & Orange, Coconut, and Lavender & Geranium body wash. 

For the gym goer

…the plant-based foodie

Luxury pick: Vegan Gift Box, £20

What more could they want than this vegan goodie box?

Packed with over £40 worth of plant-based treats and beauty products, you’ll help save a vegan loved one from sad snacking options this Christmas.

Marshmallows, peanut butter cups, and Candy Kittens…oh my. 

The Vegan Box contains:

  • Bounce Dipped Chocolate Hazelnut Praline Protein Ball, 40g
  • H&B A-Z Vegan Multivitamin
  • Native State Dry and Damaged Hair Mask, 250ml
  • Skin & Tonic Daily Detox Face Oil, 20ml
  • Love Raw 2 Vegan Salted Caramel Wafer Bars, 45g 
  • Trek White Chocolate & Raspberry Protein Flapjack, 50g 
  • Nakd Blueberry Muffin, 35g
  • Free From Fellows Vanilla Vegan Mallows, 105g 
  • Doisy & Dam D&Ds Vegan Dark Chocolate Drops, 30g
  • Candy Kittens Eton Mess, 135g 
  • Pip & Nut Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, 34g

Crowd pleaser: Booja Booja Truffles Selection Box, £12

This hasn’t earned a top rating for nothing! Find 16 of Booja Booja’s award-winning truffles, handmade in Norfolk with the finest ingredients.

Each box contains a selection of Hazelnut Crunch, Almond Salted Caramel, Stem Ginger, Around Midnight Espresso, and Rhubarb & Vanilla Fool chocolate truffles.

Plus, they’re all vegan and free from gluten, soya, and dairy. 

Stocking filler: Buttermilk Hot Choccy Bombe, £3

Treat a loved one to some dairy-free decadence. Drop this Hot Choccy Bombe into a mug and pour over hot milk (we love it with oat milk) to watch it melt before your eyes. And there might even be a surprise inside.

… the one who deserves a break

Luxury pick: Tisserand Aroma Spa Diffuser,  £42

Diffusers are one of the most sought-after self-care gifts right now: who wouldn’t want a spa experience at home?

Just add a few drops of your favourite essential oil and let the diffuser fill the room with relaxing scented steam. 

This model from Tisserand emits gentle coloured light and uses cold diffusion to lock in the properties of your oils. 

Crowd pleaser: BYBI Sculpt & Smooth Christmas Set, £25

Lift and brighten your complexion with BYBI’s festive gift Skin Boost set, complete with day and night boosters and a facial massage tool.

BYBI believes in “pro-planet” beauty that minimises waste and harnesses the power of superfood ingredients. Plump and hydrate with:

  • The Strawberry Booster, a 100% cold-pressed strawberry seed oil that’s perfect for sensitive and dry skin
  • The Bakuchiol Booster, a vegan alternative to retinol designed to support smooth, youthful-looking skin 

Stocking filler: I Love Wellness Drift Away Pack, £12 

This is for the one who never switches off. Let them unwind for an evening, starting with a lavender and chamomile Bath & Body Oil.

Then there’s a Pillow Mist ready to spritz, formulated to help them fall into a restful sleep.

Sleep is our body’s way of recharging, so not only are you gifting them a peaceful bedtime routine, but a clear head the next day, too. 

For the one who deserves a break

…the gadget lover

Luxury pick: Pearl Bar Sonic Electric Toothbrush with 3 Bamboo Brush Heads, £89.99

Okay - not everyone will be thrilled to receive a toothbrush, but it’s nothing personal!

Healthy teeth reduce our risk of other chronic conditions, yet almost 1 in 3 of us have tooth decay.²

The Pearl Bar Sonic is here to change that, working at up to 35,000 pulses per minute to help whiten teeth and soothe sensitive gums. 

And it’s a more sustainable option than your standard electric brush: the set comes with 3 biodegradable bamboo brush heads and each USB charge lasts up to 6 weeks. 

Crowd pleaser: Beurer Not a Hot Water Bottle! Heat Pad, £39.99

Say goodbye to the smell of old rubber. The hot water bottle gets a modern twist with this super-soft, heated microfibre version. 

The Not a Hot Water Bottle! is larger than your standard fare and poses no risk of burning. Just plug in to soothe aches and pains or keep cosy without reaching for the heating. 

This innovative solution is perfect for anyone, be it the office coat-wearer or the family member who’s a little too friendly with the thermostat. 

It has 3 controllable temperature settings and an automatic switch off, making it safe even for cuddling in bed. 

Stocking filler: HoMedics Unwind USB Aroma Diffuser, £14.99

Affordable gadgets can err into “novelty” territory, but this tiny USB diffuser is here to stay. 

Add an aromatherapy oil to suit your mood and turn on the diffuser’s ambient lights. Then, transform your car into a lavender field, your office into a tropical resort, and escape… if only for a few minutes. 

…the Christmas eve snacks

Luxury pick: Holland & Barrett Festive Ginger Selection, £7.50

Warm up a cold Christmas night with this fiery selection. 

There’s milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and “mellow” and “original” crystallised ginger…how brave are you feeling?

Crowd pleaser: Rochester Organic Mulled Berry Punch Drink, £4.99

Best served hot with a cinnamon stick or a slice of orange, this mulled berry punch will disappear before you know it. 

Stock up for carol singers or a last-minute Secret Santa. It’s alcohol-free and delicious, so you’re onto a winner whoever you’re buying for. 

Stocking filler: Vegan Friendly Mince Pies, £2.50

Love or hate them, is it really Christmas until you’ve had a mince pie?

There’s four pies in each pack, made with sweet fruit mincemeat and enrobed in crumbly shortcrust pastry.

Awarded silver in the Free From Awards, our vegan and gluten-free versions are fit for Santa himself. 

For the Christmas Eve snacks

Or, let us play Santa 

If your Christmas list’s still growing, don’t worry! We’ve got ideas for even the fussiest among them.

Our Gift Finder knows just what they want. Answer a few questions about your loved one and let this magic tool pick their present. 

The advice in this article is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please check with your GP or healthcare professional before trying any supplements, treatments or remedies. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. 

Last updated: 7 December 2022



Author: Amy TalbotRegulatory Affairs Associate

Joined Holland & Barrett: Aug 2005

Amy originally started her career with Holland & Barrett in August 2005 with the Labelling Regulatory team for Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements. 

Amy moved over to support the Food Regulatory Team in October 2020 and was promoted to her role of Regulatory Affairs Associate (Food) in February 2021.

In her spare time, Amy likes to go to the gym, listen to a variety of podcasts, read and socialise with friends.

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