Here at Content, we have a bit of an obsession with all things ‘mini’. Not only are they a great way to get someone started on a green beauty regime or ensure they stay green on holiday, there’s just something about our smaller-sized selection of products and gift sets that we think are simply impossible to resist (whether we have the larger versions or not!) Although not quite all the products here are mini-sized alternatives to their full-sized counterparts, they’re all compact enough to slot perfectly into a Christmas stocking this festive season. Check out our top picks for natural beauty stocking fillers below.
From raw chocaholics to coffee fiends, nothing will impress as much as our stocking filler foodie favourites. Caffeine-free Content 'Coffee' makes the perfect accompaniment to a warm Christmas pudding. For raw chocoholics out there, nothing says I love you like Raw Halo's Chocolate Bars - delicious raw chocolate bars available in 'Dark' and 'Mylk' variants, which are delicious and indulgent – trust us, they'll want to taste them all! As cacao fans, the new Sweet Virtues Superfood Chocolate Nut Butter is our idea of heaven - a spread packed with delicious cacao and superfood ingredients for a real nutrient-punch. Get one at Christmas and we predict it won't last you through to the new year! For more foodie favourites, check out our Foodie Favourites Christmas Gift Guide.
Lola's Apothecary Radiance and Perfume On-the-Go set will make the cutest addition to a natural beauty's stocking! Featuring three gorgeously scented multitasking perfume oils to use throughout the day - as aromatherapy boosters or to soften cuticles - they come in a beautiful packaging. For more small, high impact gifts which will be appreciated all throughout winter try The De Mamiel Winter Oil: a real cult product, which was especially formulated for soothing weary winter complexions! Or the TWELVE Beauty Hyaluroil Lip Treatment - a hand-made botanical blend which will keep lips in check during the winter.
Also, if you’re looking to lace a stocking with #OrganicBeauty treats then No More Dirty Looks is a stocking non-negotiable. An invaluable companion to any 0rganic beauty library full of info, tips and product recommendations, this beauty bible is a great gift for the prospective and seasoned #greenbeauty alike.
If it’s a bathing beauty you’re buying for, they’ll love Page Thirty Three’s Bath Brews. Featuring three delicious skin loving favourites, treat floral fans to the Lavender Brew, a milk bath infused with goats milk, Epsom salt and cacao butter, or for tea lovers, treat them to the Green Tea Brew, an earthy infusion of Australian Olive Clay, organic grown Seaweed, rock salts, Tea Tree, Calendula and Essential Oils or to the Chai Bath Brew filled with winter-warming sweet orange and cardamon. The cutest way to say I love you, One Love's Konjac Love Heart Shaped Sponges not only make for an adoring gesture, but are brilliant at removing impurities and rejuvenating weather battered or central heating dehydrated skin.
If they're always on the move and more the shower-and-go type, they'll love the Wild Medicine range of soaps - natural soap bars made with natural essential oils and crystals and gems. Think of it as a 'bathing meditation'. They will no doubt also appreciate the Kahina Soaps which come wrapped in beautiful design-paper packaging and save you the hassle of doing it yourself. you can’t go past Kahina’s in Lemongrass & Nettle, Rosemary & Lavender (our favourite) and Honey & Goats Milk, a trio of delicious duos that leave skin smelling subtly fragranced and perfectly cleansed. We're also enamoured with the Liha Ose Gidi Soap - this black soap is an African cleansing staple, using Shea Butter and Coconut to form a superior moisturising base. Just the kind of treat we'd love in our stocking!
If you’re buying for a frequent flyer this year, stuff their stockings with John Masters Travel Kit, Weleda’s Mini Body Oil Set and Dr Jacksons Coconut Melt which all come in flight friendly sizes, to keep hair silky and hydrated and skin supple and moisturised when post-flight dryness strikes. Also, don't forget the Therapie Roques O'Neil range of bath essentials, which also come in mini sizes. Jet setters will appreciate the Therapie Restore Aura Spray Travel Size to keep in their handbag and restore them after a long journey.
Finding one of the most anticipated launches of the year in her stocking will surely make your make-up friend fan very 'content' - that's none other than the rms beauty Ultimate Make-up Remover Wipes. The name is self explanatory - once you've tried it, you won't go back! They come in a cute box of 20 or you can purchase them individually. Coconut oil fans will love this one too.
For colour connoisseurs, Kure Bazaar and Intensae’s ranges of toxin free colors will be sure to delight (for extra brownie points, just make sure to add AEOS Crystal Nail Files into the mix). For a budding make-up artist, the EcoTools Brush Set featuring five sustainable bamboo brushes for hiding imperfections, defining eyes and brows, or creating a rosy glow is an essential addition to their #greenbeauty make-up kit.
If you’re buying for a makeup fan that prefers a little lip colour in her balm, then rms beauty Lip Shines are for her. Featuring a moisturising selection of shades, whilst other conventional coloured lip balms actually dry out the lips, these clever Content favourites moisturise as they colour - the ultimate lip treat!
If it’s a #ShopLocal fan you’re buying for then you’re in luck. We have an extensive selection of #GreatBritishBeauty brands to choose from. If she’s a rose fan, treat her to De Mamiels Rose Lip Balm, a longstanding favourite in the Content collection, or surprise her with AS.Ap’s Lip Balm which has quickly become one of our star products. For flavour fans, Hurraw offers a delicious bunch of raw and organic lip balms (Cinnamon, Chai Spice and Vanilla are our Winter must-haves). If you’re anything like us and love to stuff stockings to the brim, throw in Suki’s 4 Swipe Lip Balm that currently comes with a free Travel Lemongrass Exfoliator – double points! Boys, if you’re waiting for that perfect mistletoe moment, treat your organic beauty to Trilogy’s Luscious Lips Set comprised of their chapped lip alleviating Rosehip Oil Lip Balm and a limited edition Holiday Lip Balm featuring a rosey-red tint and a spicy cinnamon flavor – pucker up!
Wearable mantras are all the range at #ContentHQ since they landed at Content earlier this year! We're never without our wearable mantra reminder Mantraband - and we predict that your friends will feel the same way. Start with one and you'll want to stack up a whole collection in no time. They're a hit with fashionistas too! Other new arrivals at Content are the Lotus Wei Anointing Oil Collections - pick Peace, Inspiration or Love, according to mood and desires.
The guide to reside in every wellbeing fan’s Christmas stocking this year should be Sally Lovett’s Wellbeing Guide To London, a chronicle of some of the capital’s healthiest and most holistic places and spaces. For fitness lovers, Four Sigma Foods Sport Herbs and Instant Cordyceps, Amazing Meal’s vegan protein sachets and Therapie’s Detox Salts sachets (great for relieving sore muscles) make for the perfect pre and post workout treats. If you’re buying for someone who needs a little support in their day to day or has an important decision to make in the foreseeable future, Skin & Tonic’s Keep Calm Collection featuring some of their best sellers. The Living Nutrition blends are a great gift for those who require some physical and mental support in times of need.
What if your giftee needs a bit of calm and tranquillity around his living or working environment? Add a Hauswitch Spell Spray to the stocking and instruct him to mist around the home to lift the mood thanks to some aromatherapy.
If your giftee loves plants and a little introspection, look no further than the School of Life Seeds of Virtue Postcards - a cute and clever combination of notecards and gift in one. 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.