Holiday Gift Ideas For Friends
Only the very best will do when it comes to gifting our nearest and dearest this holiday season.
Holiday gift ideas for friends we want to celebrate this year
It’s a funny thing, gifting our friends at holiday. When we think about exchanging gifts with our family, for whatever reason it seems simple; sweaters, socks, a new tech gadget. Thinking about holiday gift ideas for friends, our chosen family, feels a little more complicated. We all have those friends in our lives who’ve had their wish list alphabetized and sorted categorically since October, and we also have those friends who sort of wave a hand nonchalantly and declare “surprise me” for their birthday or at holiday each year. Does one of these sound more familiar to you?
Where you really can’t go wrong when it comes to gifting natural, plant-based and good-for-them products at holiday is in knowing that these gifts are thoughtful and intentional, being given with their wellness in mind. Being a part of someone’s journey towards greater health, be it through reducing their stress levels or helping them discover natural alternatives to body care products like deodorant and lotion can be as rewarding for you as it is for them! Read on to learn more about our top recommendations for holiday gift giving this year.
Holiday gifts ideas for friends: they’re looking to make the switch to natural
So you have a friend whose declared their intention to start swapping some of the products in their home and self care routine for natural alternatives. What a celebration! Making the switch can feel daunting or overwhelming, but at Saje we believe that our products should help enhance your routines and lifestyle, not cause any undue stress! These gift suggestions are curated with simplifying their journey in mind.
They want to swap their artificially fragranced air fresheners:
A great place to start when it comes to making the switch to natural is with products we spray into our air. Anytime we’re introducing anything into our breathing space, we risk creating irritation and discomfort to our breathing. Our Room Spray kit is a great starter kit for anyone who wants to experience the benefits of a fresh, beautifully scented room that doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals or fragrances. This kit contains four different limited edition sprays, Peppermint Twist, Liquid Sunshine, Fresh Start and Peaceful Slumber, so they can try a variety of different scents on their way to finding new favorites!
They want to swap their synthetic antiperspirant:
Another important swap when it comes to transitioning from synthetic to natural comes to us in the form or antiperspirants and deodorants. There are a lot of compelling reasons to make the switch, including removing the use of parabens, phthalates and other toxins which sometimes act as endocrine disruptors in the body, as well as being more environmentally friendly.
We have a great new kit this holiday that includes a mini size, limited edition scent of our new stick deodorant, as well as other body care products called Lavender Care Minis. This kit contains our Lavender & Friends deodorant formulated with coconut oil and magnesium hydroxide to help minimize odor and reduce wetness, which is also free from potentially irritating ingredients commonly found in natural deodorant like baking soda. It also contains our incredible Lip Nourish salve which is fantastic for dry, chapped lips as the weather cools and a mini Lavender body butter that you can tuck in your backpack or purse to take with you for deep hydration on the go.
They want to swap their 2nd or 3rd coffee for a natural boost:
We can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t agree to wanting a little more natural energy throughout the day. Working from home or being in technology overload can leave us feeling sluggish and reaching for that mid afternoon caffeine hit. Our naturally boosting body care kit is called Wake Up and contains three products for helping you feel lifted throughout the day. Peppermint Halo wand cools, soothes and refreshes the scalp with peppermint and eucalyptus, Energy roll on, blended with rosemary and lemon, can be applied to temples, wrists and other pulse points throughout the day, and our limited edition Elevate mist, a bright and zesty blend of lemongrass and yuzu, can be spritzed over the face and body any time you need a boost.
Holiday gift ideas for friends: they’ve been hinting at wanting to try diffusing
One of the gifts we are most excited about giving this holiday season are our heat-free, cool mist ultrasonic diffusers. Diffusing has grown in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. It’s now easier than ever to introduce a diffuser to your space that not only helps to refresh and revitalize the air in your space, but allows you to personalize the way you want your home to smell, and the way you want to feel when you are spending time there.
This holiday season, we are launching a brand new diffuser called the Aroma Rise, and it will be available in three unique colorways and materials. The first is called the Aroma Rise speckled white, which is made with a durable polyresin cover. The second diffuser is called the Aroma Rise clay, and is also made from polyresin but in a classic, traditional sandstone colorway that mirrors the look of terracotta. Lastly in this trio is the Aroma Rise cascade, which is made from a warm grey fluted ceramic.
All three of the diffusers in the Aroma Rise series offer the option of running continuously or on an intermittent setting (30 seconds on, 30 seconds off), which puts their run time at approximately 3-6 hours. Also offering an optional LED light feature, these diffusers will be a gorgeous new addition to the homes of any of your friends this year.
Holiday gift ideas for friends: they’ll think they’ve stepped out into the forest
Throughout the year and especially during the holiday season, so many people feel drawn towards the fresh, woodsy and grounding scents of the great outdoors. You may find yourself squarely in the middle of the city with little access to the forest, or you might just find that you feel most at home when you’re surrounded by the smells that remind you of a forest walk, a crackling campfire or a night of looking at the stars.
This holiday, we have two different limited edition diffuser blends that were formulated to remind you why it’s so important to make time for nature. The first is a blend that has been a part of our collection for many years, called Tree Scents. This is a blend of fresh and clarifying essential oils like pine, cypress and lemon that were originally blended to help mirror the scent of a fresh, live tree at holiday for those who didn’t have the option of having one in their home. This year, you can also experience Tree Scents as a room spray for a quick and easy burst of freshness. The second blend called Deep Forest was formulated as a warmer and cozier outdoor blend, reminiscent of gathering around a campfire with a hot cup of cocoa. We’re celebrating this year that we sourced three of the essential oils in this blend, douglas fir, western hemlock and red cedar, from the Great Bear Rainforest Essential Oils company, which is located in British Columbia, Canada where Saje calls home. This blend also includes festive orange and clove for that wintery touch.
Holiday gift ideas for friends: stocking stuffers for everybody!
If you’re anything like us, we hope you have warm and fuzzy memories of how it felt to peek at your stocking on holiday morning. For whatever reason, the tradition of a stocking is close to the heart of so many people and is a fun and engaging way to introduce wellness to your friends this holiday season. Having the opportunity to try some of our products in mini sizes just might help them fall in love with some new favorites.
Road Trip is a passive car diffuser that clips onto the vents in your car and is activated by either hot or cold air to emit a gentle fragrance into the air. Road Trip comes with a bottle of our popular Refresh diffuser blend, blended with lemon, spearmint and eucalyptus to keep you feeling alert and uplifted, wherever the road takes you.
Glow On is a mini skin care kit for the person who's looking to elevate their daily routine. This kit contains a mini facial dry brush made of soft bamboo bristles that is great for a gentle daily exfoliation followed by Rejuvenating elixir. One of our most popular skin care products, this serum contains evening primrose, neroli and rose to help skin feel supple and nourished, especially at a time of year when the air is cooler and we’re all feeling prone to dryness.
Mint & Coco Care is a duo for the lips and the body. Our community favorite lip balm, Coco Lips, soothes sensitive skin with this unscented balm formulated with rich and repairing ingredients like coconut, shea butter and cocoa. Paired with a limited edition Peppermint Twist body lotion with citrus-mint notes of peppermint, orange and benzoin, this is the sweetest gift for the friends you love.
This year, holiday gift ideas for friends are coming straight from the heart
Holiday gift ideas for friends come in all shapes and sizes, and we know there are no shortage of suggestions and recommendations floating around. When it comes to truly encouraging them to look after themselves, put their wellness needs first and feel good knowing only the best ingredients and most sustainable packaging options were chosen, you can’t beat clean and natural gifts at holiday this year.