It’s that time of the year again! Everything is shining, decorated and colourful, Christmas songs are played on the radio, and we stop to think about the people in our lives. It is gifting time of the year and once again, if you’re like most people, you have no idea where to even start looking for gifts. So you Google things like “Christmas gifts 2016”, “Christmas gift ideas” etc.
To make it easier for you, I’ve picked 15 of my favourite gift ideas from Etsy – my favourite shop and my number one source for gift buying from the time I’ve discovered it a few years ago! On Etsy, you’ll find the perfect gift for your 80-year-old grampa as well as your friend’s 2-year-old boy!
As this is a natural and DIY beauty site, I’m sticking to the bath & beauty products and cosmetics that you might prefer. But there is so much more on Etsy to choose from! Take a look at my gift ideas or visit Etsy Editors’ Pick’s page for more gift ideas. And if you prefer DIY gifts, take a look at the end of the article!
Gifts for Her
Cherry Blossom Body ButterGet it here for 19.99$
I don’t know about you but I just enjoy looking at this beautiful pink body butter. And not only does it look divine but it also smells divine and is a great skin moisturiser. It is hard not to get one of these for yourself too when you’re buying it as a gift.
Coconut & Avocado Hair MaskGet it here for 13.95$
If your friend is the one complaining about her hair, this gift might be just right for her! This hair mask with no synthetic ingredients prevents protein loss in hair that makes the hair damaged. And it looks so yummy!
Its lightweight formula makes these nourishing ingredients easily penetrate inside the hair shaft and work their wonders.
Mint Sugar ScrubGet it here for 13.00$
This turquoise peppermint sugar scrub that is a pleasure to look at contains ingredients that clean the skin and remove dead skin cells. Peppermint essential oil gives the scrub a nice refreshing scent and your friend will surely love it!
Hot Cocoa & Marshmallow Sugar ScrubGet it here for 10.00$
Another body product that looks so delicious it makes me hungry 😀 This gentle exfoliating body scrub makes the skin feel soft and smooth like silk. And the best of all – it has a delectable aroma of creamy marshmallows! If your friend loves marshmallows, she will love this body scrub!
Pumpkin Vanilla Bean Face MaskGet it here for 7.25$
This nice looking face mask will nourish and hydrate your friend’s dry skin and give her skin a healthy glow. It is packed in the cutest container with a small bow that will surely delight whoever gets it.
Colourful Bath BombsGet it here for 3.73$ / 1 bath bomb
Who wouldn’t be thrilled about getting a bath bomb? Especially when they look this good – like a piece of art! Give this bath bomb to your friend and it will make her bath colourful, relaxing and fun at the same time! There is much more where this came from so check other bath bombs in this Etsy shop too.
Sweet Orange Shampoo BarGet it here for 5.75$
This soap-looking bar is actually a shampoo! A nice surprise for a friend. This sweet orange shampoo bar contains oils and butters that moisturise and nurture hair. Your friend will love the energising sweet orange scent that puts her in a good mood!
All Natural Hair ButterGet it here for 17.00$
This one caught my eye because of the lovely packaging *_* It contains natural ingredients that protect and repair damaged hair. If your friend is in need of hair repair, this one is the perfect Christmas gift!
Handmade WashclothsGet it here for 13.25$
This one isn’t exactly a beauty related gift but I love this Etsy shop so I thought you might like it too! I love these colourful types of gifts that just brighten your day when you see them! This package includes green, pink and ecru cotton crocheted washcloths that any woman would love to have! The only problem with this cloth is that it is so pretty, your friend might never want to use it 😀 This Etsy seller has many more joyful washcloths to choose from.
Rose Spa Gift SetGet it here for 25$
This set comes already beautifully gift wrapped, ready to be handed to your friend or family member. It includes a perfect combination: body wash, body scrub, bath salts and body cream. All products contain rose oil and smell amazing!
Lavender Gift Box SetGet it here for 30$
This set box contains lavender scented products for your lavender loving friend: lavender soap, lavender lotion, lavender calendula balm and lavender perfume roll on!
Gifts for Him
Don’t think I forgot about men! Here are some gift ideas for your father, brother, boyfriend, friend or any man in your life.
Beard SetGet it here for 28.95$
The perfect gift for a man who is growing his beard – The Man Set with beard wash, beard oil and beard balm. If you know what his favourite smell is, you can choose the essential oil for the beard wash and beard oil and make the gift personalised.
Bourbon Lip BalmGet it here for 3.50$
Some men think that using lip balm is girly and they refuse to use it even if their lips are cracked. If this describes your friend, he might change his mind when he tries this bourbon lip balm for men. His lips will be super smooth and he will love the delicate bourbon flavour!
Natural AftershaveGet it here for 17.00$
This aftershave contains aloe vera, honey and essential oils. This combination of ingredients will successfully soothe his skin after shaving. Peppermint essential oil will leave a fresh minty scent that he’ll love.
Man’s Gift SetGet it here for 20.00$
This set includes muscle relief balm perfect for active men, hydrating balm and all natural body wash with manly mountain scent. The products are all natural and make a great gift for all men, including the ones that are not the biggest fans of cosmetics.
If you’d prefer to gift something that you’ve made with your own hands, there are many things you can make such as (click for the recipes):
All you need is a couple of supplies such as:
Just be careful when buying essential oils as it is very important that essential oils you use are high-quality. Read more about how to choose the right essential oils.
So this is it! I hope you’ve found something suitable for your family member or a friend. If you have another suggestion for a Christmas gift, make sure to leave it in the comments!