Every year, we show gratitude for the wonderful Christmas presents we receive. This year, we share our most loved Christmas presents with you. We always enjoy inspirations from gift guides and hope this one inspires you! Plus, these gifts are affordable and perfect for perk up your home and decor.
A Very Grateful Christmas & Our Heartfelt Thank you
This year, everyone seems to realize the importance of gratitude more than ever. Not to say we never felt gratitude before but this year holds special meaning for all of us. While the globe experiences these challenging times, appreciation, and giving back takes on a whole new meaning.
While we all love receiving exciting new products, giving back makes them all worthwhile. Significantly, the act of gratitude includes giving back. Once grateful, we find ourselves and our appreciation of abundance motivation to give back. Once we realize the abundance of our blessings, giving back makes the process of gratitude complete.
Typically, gratitude shifts us into a higher state of consciousness that expands our minds and souls. Of course, this year holds a special appreciation for everything we have and share with others. The act of giving is one we partake in all year long and not only during the holidays.
Above all, we wish you all a blessed New Year and a prosperous year ahead. More so, we hold a deep level of gratitude to all of you for showing us your support. It means more to us than words can express. If you haven’t already, please be sure and subscribe to our newsletters. Doing so allows us to continue growing and sharing the best of all we know and love with you!
In this article, we will show you ten of our favorite Christmas presents and count each of our blessings as well.
Candles, Candles, and More Candles!
OK, so we love candles. Don’t you? To me, candles are like shoes; we have loads of stylish pairs, all different and all adored. Candles bring us peace, calm our senses, and add to our beautiful home decor. So, we will start our Christmas goodies with some delicious candles!
This Christmas, we fell in love with candles from four different companies. All worthy of a feature and highly recommended. If you love candles as much as we do, you’ll want several of each too!
1 – Spongelle Botanica Candles
We first discovered Spongelle years ago when they introduced their cult-favorite Bath Sponges and Pedi-Buffers. As a matter of fact, we still use and love them and are some of the best out there. But today, we are here to talk about their latest link of Botanica Candles.
Significantly, before we start with the details, we must talk about the wick. More so, this is no ordinary wick by any stretch. It’s a smoldering wooden wick that flickers with light and sounds akin to a wood-burning fire. OMG, never before have we seen such a delight!
First, their Rose Botanica Candle sets my senses into bliss, invoking the warmth of a cozy fire with the one you love. Or better yet, taking a rose-infused bath by a bustling fire.
Rose Botanica Candle
T stands for Top Notes, M, Middle Notes, and B, Bottom Notes.
First, this Rose Botanica Candle bathes your room with notes of sparkling citrus, Turkish rose, and jasmine for a five-star experience at home.
- Smells Like – An indulgent rose bath by a bustling fire.
- Feels Like – A blissful invite from the one you love.
- Fragrance Notes T: Sparkling Citrus M: Turkish Rose, Jasmine, Armoise B: Patchouli, Guaiac Wood.
Lavender Botanica Candle
Up next, this Lavender Botanica Candle bathes your room with notes of fresh rosemary, cardamom, and lavender for a five-star experience at home.
- Smells Like – A cozy inn nestled in the fields of Provence.
- Feels Like – A honeymoon any day of the week.
- Fragrance Notes – T: rosemary, cardamom M: spearmint, lavender B: musk.
Tobacco Flower Botanica Candle
Next, this Tobacco Flower Candle bathes your room with notes of bergamot, rosemary, juniper, and sheer lavender for a five-star experience at home.
- Smells Like – A first-class stay with a seductively adjoining library.
- Feels Like – A luxuriously long-weekend.
- Fragrance Notes – T: bergamot, green fig M: rosemary, juniper, sheer lavender B: cedarwood, sandalwood.
Petitgrain Botanica Candle
Finally, this Petitgrain Botanica Candle bathes your room with a fresh, robust throw of mandarin and lemon, blended with notes of sea salt, grapefruit, and navel orange for a five-star experience at home.
- Smells Like – A luxe cabin adorned with cozy citrus & flickering flames.
- Feels Like – A mountainside B&B sheltered from the cares of the world.
- Fragrance Notes – T: lemon, sparkling water, grapefruit M: mandarin, navel orange, cassis B: musk, sea salt.
This Christmas, these Spongelle Botanica Candles filled my home with a sense of peace, love, and most of all, a factor of unforgettable coziness. If you love candles as much as we do, you’ll understand our obsession.
2 – Illuminations Candles – The Scent Of Christmas Come To Life!
If you never heard about Illuminations Candles before, you should read the Illuminations Bright Beginnings. The history is a remarked tale for all candle lovers. This year, my Christmas wouldn’t feel complete without lighting their Cranberry Orange Jar Candle in my home.
While unfortunately, this scent sold out, you can experience the same joy with their Gardenia Signature Scented Candle. This scent remains one of my favorites and fills my home with the lush scent of gardenia blossoms and accentuated with a bouquet of jasmine, tuberose, and neroli floral notes.
3 – Better Than X Candles
While it’s bitter cold outside, we enjoy bringing the scent of summer inside our home too. This Sweet Grapefruit THANX, NEXT Candle does that to a tee! This soy-based candle gives a tangy, cleansing scent to your space, evoking thoughts of what is next for you. We love the clean, fresh sweet scent!
However, this Better Than X classic candle may soon become the new daily ritual to brighten your day. Plus, their Teakwood and Cotton candles are also a part of this glorious collection. And they offer up to 80 hours of burn time.
4 – Finding Sanctuary Kit
One of the reasons we adore candles in our homes is because of the sense of peace and relaxation we experience from them. More so, this Sanctuary Set Spray and Candle does precisely that and more.
Plus, you can experience these soothing and grounding sets any time and anywhere in your space. This Soothing Sanctuary Set allows me to create a sense of sanctuary for myself every day.
For example, these sets come in two scents: Soothing and Grounding. We choose the Soothing Sanctuary Set. It reminds me of a fresh ocean breeze, and It features lavender and vetiver essential oils. You’ll find it very light and soothing.
100% Soy Wax and Organic Essential Oils
The Grounding Sanctuary Set is reminiscent of a forest floor with its subtle earthy fragrance. The candle and spray feature lavender, bergamot, sandalwood, and white sage essential oils. My Sanctuary Sprays feature 100% organic essential oils and purified water. Each has a small larimar crystal inside to activate the energy of the oils.
In addition, these Sanctuary Candles feature 100% soy wax, cotton wick, and 100% organic essential oils. More importantly, each packed and created with care by adults with disabilities who participate with the STARability Foundation. Your purchase of these candles gives employment, engagement, and valuable skills training to an adult with disabilities. And that’s truly a Christmas miracle.
5 – Nectarusa Candles
Finally, and last but certainly not least, we fell madly in love with these candles from Nectarusa. Previously, we enjoyed an array of wonderful products from Nectarusa, and these candles even more so! The design elements are beautiful, and the scents are incredible.
Nectarusa Vanilla Peppermint Candle – A Christmas Treat All Year Long!
First, we will start with one of three of their homemade coconut wax candles. Words can’t express how delicious Nectarusa Vanilla Peppermint Candle looks and smells. Let the scent of vanilla and peppermint fill your home every day.
Additionally, each handmade candle weighs 14oz and is perfect for any peppermint lover. In fact, you will see a burn time of approximately 50 wonderfully long hours! We want to show you just how beautiful these candles are with loads of images below!
Fun Fact: Did you know that coconut wax is one of the most eco-friendly candle waxes on the market?
Nectarusa Fruit Smoothie Coconut Wax Candle
Next, fill the air with the sweet smell of a fresh fruit smoothie with this Fruit Smoothie Coconut Wax Candle.
Cotton Candy Coconut Wax Candle
Finally, we have this deliciously sweet Cotton Candy Coconut Wax Candle from Nectarusa. With it, you can bring the sweet smell of light and fluffy cotton candy to your home! We love all three of these candles from Nectarusa and will enjoy them all year long.
6 – Mask Relief Spray – One Of Our Favorite Christmas Treats!
Above all, this Mask Relief Spray came in just in time and one of our most loved Christmas treats. If your skin experiences dryness, and irritation, you’ll want to check it out too. This spray feels fantastic on contact, and the relief lasts for hours.
Furthermore, Evolution Actives Mask Relief Spray is a first of its kind fine hydrating mist that instantly soothes sensitive and any irritation of your skin. And it delivers long-lasting relief for us mask wearers. It restores a healthy balance to your skin and stops irritation and dryness. If you wear a mask, you’ll want to grab a few bottles.
7 – Peace Out Retinol Eye Stick – A Wonderful Christmas Treat!
This year, more than any other, skincare takes top priority with all the mask-wearing and stress. Christmas bought us this incredible Peace Out Retinol Eye Stick to help keep our skin younger looking.
In short, this eye stick is a concentrated serum balm that helps address tired, aging skin by minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles & texture for firmer and smoother-looking eyes.
Specifically, this Retinol Eye Stick combines encapsulated retinol, a power peptide complex, and Astaxanthin. Studies show it to be 6000x stronger than vitamin C and in one powerhouse stick.
The formulation treats and hydrates in one simple step! And it helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also improving skin texture.
For example, you can apply it in the PM. Of course, cleanse your skin first, then swipe it (don’t wipe!) on the entire eye area. It has a creamy easy to apply formula we appreciate. We love it and use it daily and you will too!
8 – Orleans Foods Beignet Mix
Typically, every Christmas, we bake loads of Christmas cookies. But this year, I discovered Orleans Foods Beignet Mix and enjoyed them just as much. Plus, it doesn’t need to be Christmas to make them. My batch didn’t come out as square as I would like but still tasted like a bite of heaven.
Currently, you can enjoy the light and airy, angelic flavor that families loved for generations! The inside of these beignets tastes light and airy with a nice crunchy coating as well.
Typically, if you haven’t visited New Orleans, you never experienced the deliciousness of beignets. Now, you can make them right at home and with a super easy mix! Plus, this baking mix is much more than just a beignet mix. You can use it in a variety of recipes to create the perfect dessert or breakfast treat.
9 – PediPocket Foot Pocket Blanket
Recently, we discovered the PediPocket Foot Pocket Blanket, and it’s truly a game-changer for cold feet. This patented design allows you to cover up from your shoulders to your feet entirely. Just slide your feet in the 20” conically-shaped foot pocket and snuggle into the plush, velvety fleece for overall comfort.
Plus, they offer an array of patterns and colors too. We chose the Luscious Leopard Print (on Amazon) because it’s sassy and chic, of course. It washes up beautifully because it’s machine washable and dryer friendly. You can also shop on their website as well for a large selection of blankets.
PediPocket Foot Pocket Blanket is soft and features a plush fleece with a luxurious feel. It’s perfect for a cold winter day and yet delicate enough for those breezy summer nights. I take it with me into every room so I can snuggle up and feel cozy all the time. It’s the perfect gift year-round, and everyone you gift it to will love it!
10 – BioMed Microwavable Heating Pad
If you experience aches and pains and want a natural remedy fast, this BioMed Microwavable Heating Pad is the answer. You can use it for your lower back and shoulders to experience pain relief and increased blood circulation. We use it almost daily, especially at the end of an arduous day.
For example, if you have arthritis, knee pain, back and shoulder joint pain, tendonitis, and so much more, you will love this heating pad. You can use it anywhere on your body, and it features easy to use straps too.
More so, filled with all-natural flax seeds, it help relieve your pain quickly. Once heated, it can last for half an hour. Plus, it features multiple chambers to give the perfect amount of fullness. And the filling doesn’t shift to one end when standing up. We love it because you don’t need to plug it in, and it gives us a moist heat that works far better than dry heat.
In closing, we hope you enjoyed our favorite Christmas gifts this year. Of course, we will feature the rest at some point as well. Please visit our Shopping & Gift Guide too. More so, we thank you all for your support and wish you blessings for the New Year.
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