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Holiday gift ideas for friends

Last Updated: 04/04/2024


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.


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 offer three different varieties of our best-selling natural deodorants called Peaceful Warrior, Exotic and the newest scent, Goddess. Our formulas are made from liquified mineral salts, naturally occurring salt compounds that form on rocks and are excellent at helping our bodies neutralize odor, and a combination of freshening, deodorizing essential oils.

Peaceful Warrior is an earthy, citrusy combination of patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood and lime

Exotic is a woody, sweet combination of lavender, ylang ylang, ho wood, balsam peru and sandalwood 

Goddess is a citrusy, floral combination of orange, lime, rose, geranium and neroli

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 or stress relief throughout the day. Working from home or being in technology overload can leave us feeling sluggish, stressed and reaching for that midafternoon caffeine hit. Our naturally boosting body care kit is called Reflexology Rituals and contains a firm and comfortable BPA-free plastic mat designed to help revive tired feet and stimulate both the body and mind, naturally. This kit also contains two roll-on oil blends, Energy and Stress Release, that can be used with the mat to help you feel boosted or relaxed, whatever the mood calls for. 


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 number of diffusers and diffuser blend kits to help them scent their home according to their preference and create the vibe they desire, from uplifted and festive to relaxed and cozy.

Our Aroma Free cordless, rechargeable diffuser is paired this season with an uplifting, exclusive-to-holiday blend called Joyful Blooms, blended with tangerine, jasmine and magnolia. This cordless diffuser is the first of its kind at Saje and allows you to bring wellness with you to every room in your home.

Another gorgeous diffuser we’re offering this year is called the Aroma Lift, which also comes as part of a gift set with two different diffuser blends, Festive Friday and Refresh. The chic marbled design of this diffuser is a crowd pleaser on its own which makes the sweet, uplifting notes of the diffuser blends included that much more special.


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 is brand new to the collection this year, called Cabin Cozy. This is a blend of woodsy, spicy and snuggly essential oils like virginia cedar, cardamom and black pepper to make you want to curl up in front of the fireplace and relax. 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. 


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.

True Dew face oil: a mini size of our popular face oil, True Dew was formulated to be the final step in your skin care routine for those who identify as having dry or mature skin. Formulated to reduce the visible signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles and to help restore skin’s elasticity, True Dew is blended with restorative, revitalizing essential oils like frankincense, rose and helichrysum for your softest, most supple skin.

The Dream Team: this sleep-support kit has been curated to include four different sleep essentials; Sleep Well roll-on, a top-selling oil blend of valerian, jasmine and lavender to help you fall asleep and stay asleep, a limited-edition body butter called Dreamy that is exclusive to this kit and is blended with tranquil tangerine, neroli and petitgrain, a soothing lip balm called Coco Lips and a plush, weighted eye mask to help you drift off to dreamland.

Connection heartwarming oil blend: this popular roll-on is being offered on its own exclusively for holiday this year. Typically only included as part of our Mindful Edition Pocket Farmacy, this sweet, cheerful and uplifting blend of spearmint, grapefruit, sage and roman chamomile will help them feel close to those they love, wherever they are.


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.

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.

— H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Kristen Rondeau
Contributor & Editor
Kristen Rondeau
National Educator