11 Gift Hampers For The All-Natural Girl
I find the entire process of buying gifts for friends and family extremely nerve-wracking. I both love and dread it! I love the part about finding the perfect presents, then dread the possibility that they may not like it. And no festive season is complete without its share of giving and receiving gifts. So I’ve decided to take the off-beat route this Diwali, and gift my extended “framily” some gorgeous hampers from homegrown beauty brands. These brands are known for their natural, organic, and/or vegan approach, which makes them perfect for socially conscious people. Trust me, they’ll love you for the thoughtful approach. Here are some of my favourite picks!
Coming from one of the best luxury spas in India — the gorgeous Ananda Spa in Uttarakhand — this Wild Rose Body Care gift box is best suited for sensitive skin but can be used by all skin types. It contains a Calming Wild Rose Body Oil, Calming Wild Rose Salt Scrub/ Bath Salt and a Calming Wild Rose Lotion, all of which have anti-inflammatory properties. Plus the soothing smell can act as a seriously effective anti-depressant and mood enhancer.
When I saw this gift box, I wanted to pick it up instantly because it looks so darn pretty! The hamper contains a Rose, Cinnamon & Orange Soap, Rose & Jasmine Bath & Body Oil, Rose Lip Balm, Pure Rose Water, and a Rose & Jasmine Face Cleanser. What more could you want? I’m thinking this is perfect for my mum.
Purenaturals Petal Passion Bath Soak Spa Salt (Rs 594)
Purenaturals Yauvana Adi Skin (Rs 195)
Purenaturals Radiance Scrub Lape (Rs 665)
Purenaturals Arms & Décolleté Hand & Body Lotion (Rs 435)
Purenaturals Minty Shower Gel Body Wash (Rs 525)
So what if Purenaturals doesn’t have gift hampers? You can make your own. Get the Petal Passion Bath Soak Spa Salt, which relaxes sore muscles after a long, hard day. The Yauvana Adi Skin works fabulously on lightening stretch marks, a sure win whether you’re a new mother or have lost a lot of weight recently. Don’t forget to add the revitalising Minty Shower Gel Body Wash. The Radiance Scrub Lape sloughs off dead skin, removes your tan and lightens blemishes effectively. Show your skin some love with Arms & Décolleté Hand & Body Lotion, The Avocado Extract & Sweet Almond Oil formula, which replenishes the skin’s natural oils and retains moisture.
The best part about Forest Essentials is its packaging, second only to its fantastic products, of course! This beautiful set of travel-sized essentials is from the Madurai Jasmine & Mogra range, and consists of a hand & body lotion, shower wash, bath & shower oil, hair cleanser, conditioner, and a body massage oil. This miniature gift set is truly such a delight!
Have a friend who loves spending hours bathing? I’ve found the PERFECT present for her. The Tattva Body Care Hamper consists of a Rose Honey Face & Body Wash, Handmade Cinnamon Black Pepper Soap, Jasmine Peach Soap, Exotic Orange Mandarin Soap, Vanilla Coconut Body Scrub, Grapefruit Foot Scrub, Dark Chocolate Lip Balm, and Almond Saffron Body Lotion.
Besides the rad gothic black and red packaging, what caught my fancy are the names of the products. Detox The Locks! is a hair conditioner, Revive and Thrive is a shower gel, Sure To Be Pure is a cool shampoo, Fabulous Fix is the body lotion, and Detox On The Rocks! is a glycerine soap. Yes, yes…just take my money already! (What can I say? I’m the kind of girl who impulsively picks products because they’re too pretty to ignore, deliciously scented, or have cool names!)
Pretty similar to the Clinique 3-Step skincare regime, Just Herbs has a 6-step organic skincare regime especially developed according to various skin types. Made with ECOCERT-certified organic ingredients, these products do not contain harsh cosmetic ingredients such as parabens, sulphates and mineral oils.
Khadi products have a no frills, we-mean-business look about them. However, that shouldn’t deter you from buying their products because they are totally ah-mazing! This gift hamper has two soaps, a moisturiser, face scrub, anti-marks cream, and a face wash. Do not give this a miss.
Fabindia Orange Cinnamon Gel Scrub Body And Face (Rs 275)
Fabindia Aloe Cucumber Gel Pack (Rs 350)
Fabindia Vitamin E Night Cream (Rs 390)
Fabindia Tea Tree Skin Toner (Rs 240)
Fabindia Face Plum Passion Lip Butter (Rs 95)
The Orange Cinnamon Gel Scrub gently exfoliates skin without making it feel raw. The Aloe Cucumber Gel Pack is a blessing for days when temperatures are high, as it soothes and cools the face. Fabindia Vitamin E Night Cream is one of the best products from the brand. It moisturises the skin without feeling greasy. The alcohol-free Tea Tree Skin Toner controls oil production, refreshes and is also great for removing dirt and make-up residue. The Face Plum Passion Lip Butter is formulated with natural oils and extracts, and conditions dry, chapped lips.
Another great gifting option for the friend who loves the sea and the surf. Just the name is enough to remind me of the azure waters of the ocean. The gift hamper includes a shower gel, hand wash, body lotion, hand cream, handmade soap, loofah soap, hand bath loofah, and a body mist. It is the perfect gift for women who are obsessed with skincare.
Another great Indian brand that believes in keeping its products natural and paraben-free. There’s a Cleansing Milk, Rose Water & Aloe Vera Face Toner, Under Eye Gel, and Lip Balm in this gift box.