Posted: November 25th 2021
by Niobe Shaw
Our gift shop will be open daily until Christmas Eve with late night openings on certain dates, and we’ve a range of beautiful, locally-crafted pressies in store. In our gift guides, you’ll find a selection of gift suggestions for various people who might be on your Christmas shopping list.
In the second of our Christmas Gift Guides, we turn our thoughts to the pamper lover whose perfect evening includes a candle-lit bath, perhaps alongside a glass of wine or two, or that busy, stressed-out soul who may not make the time to enjoy this, but probably should!
We all need more self-care and less stress. These are the perfect gifts for those in need of some relaxation after hectic days at work, or someone who simply enjoys an indulgent evening now and again. Carefully made with natural products, they are the ideal gift for that person in your life who’s trying to be more sustainable. Help your loved ones (or yourself!) to slow down and enjoy some luxury during these darker months by treating them to some of these wellness gifts.
A stay at The Victoria
For a really special treat, book a night or two at The Victoria Inn. Situated perfectly, just a few minutes walk from Holkham Hall, Park, the National Nature Reserve and beach, The Vic is a countryside inn with twenty bedrooms, each individually designed. Winter breaks can be enjoyed cosying up by the fire following a chilly walk outside, or book for the summer months to enjoy the long days and the big blue skies.
St Eval Candles
Inspired by natural surroundings, St Eval “tread softly on the earth, protecting flora and fauna.” Their scented candles, in beautiful pots, will fill rooms with fragrances to remind anyone of beautiful, coastal days, calm seas and mist.
Authentic Philosophy Cleansing Bar
This ultra mild soap is suitable for body, shampoo or shaving. With no plastic involved, this would make a lovely gift for someone trying to be more eco-conscious.
Authentic Philosophy Lavender and Bergamot Body Butter
Authentic Philosophy is the luxury collection from Suffolk-based Illumens. Body butters always feel indulgent, and this Lavender and Bergamot edition is no exception. It’s rich and creamy, but easily absorbed to leave skin feeling silky smooth, and the recipient feeling wonderful.
Cleansing Handwash and Lotion
Norfolk Natural Living, from £20
Made by hand in their Norfolk studio, Norfolk Natural Living’s products use wholesome ingredients designed to leave the user feeling fabulous. With a variety of handwashes and lotions available in our shop, for both women and men, you will find some delicious fragrances. There’s even some for your furry friends!
Handmade Beauty Book
Juliette Goggin & Abi Righton, £20
For beauty queens who also enjoy a creative outlet, this book will be a handy guide to producing natural, handmade skin and hair care products including cleansers, toners, scrubs, bath bombs and creams. An inspiring gift, with results the whole family can use and enjoy.
Handmade Soap Bars
The Natural Soap Company, £5.20
These handmade bars, created by The Natural Soap Company for Holkham use pure, aromatherapy-grade essential oils. Made in small batches by hand in Wells-next-the-Sea, they are a truly local product with scents to act as a reminder of beach days and walks through the pines.
Lavender Bath Salts and Essence
Plum and Ashby, £15/£19
Gift your loved one a truly indulgent bathing experience. Plum and Ashby’s salts, sprinkled under running water, will help to revive tired muscles and help the user to relax and unwind. The essence will hydrate and sooth skin, and leave the bathroom smelling beautiful.
Hand and Body Wash
Plum and Ashby, £20
This fragrance, inspired by Norfolk’s shoreline, “has been blended to capture carefree summer days… roaming the dunes, splashing in the shallows and collecting samphire.” The soap will leave skin feeling refreshed and revitalised, and is a beautiful addition to any bathroom.