So get the moolah out, gift your beauty loving friends an ethical product and help a small-business owner keep doing what they love. And maybe sneak in something for yourself...
The Scottish Fine Soaps CompanyWhen a co-worker from India was travelling back for some family time he asked for my recommendations on UK-based beauty products for his beauty-loving relatives. Along with the usual cruelty-free high street favourites I recommended The Scottish Fine Soaps Company to him. And the result? His relatives demanded that he brings more of their products back with him next time.
I myself even got introduced to this brand when my uncle gifted me their Au Lait Pamper Kit a few years back.
LyonleafA lovely brand I recently fell in love with when I got sent their body butter and beauty balm. The owner offers three gift sets of this natural and gentle skincare range. Sarah of SugarPuffFish recommends it for eczema sufferers.
LeafLightThis is not a brand I've personally tried but they were recommended to me when I sent the tweet out about this post. They do a range of organic beauty products which you can order together to create a custom hamper.
Bulldog SkincareA brand for the men now, and a brand that I have personally purchased gifts from for the men in my life. They are certified both by Cruelty-Free International and The Vegetarian Society, and their website states that their products are suitable for vegans.
SeascapeI reviewed the hand cream and lip balm a few months ago and gave it a bit of a so-so review. However my opinion does appear to be the minority so maybe it's worth giving the extensive range of gift sets from this Jersey based company a look in.
White Rabbit SkincareThis is a small local company based out of Kilmarnock (a town not far south of Glasgow) that me and many other #cfbloggers rave about. Whilst the owner isn't doing giftsets per se she does do customisable travel sets and party favours if you fancy getting something from this Scottish, cruelty-free and vegan brand.
P.S. Remember to check out my gift guides from previous years: gifts for the well-groomed cruelty-free male, stocking fillers for gingers and red heads, gift guide for a Scottish fashionista, stocking fillers for kitschy gardeners and stocking fillers for a foodie who loves a drink.