Contributor: Saffron & Sage
Photographer: Hannah Bernabe
C U R A T E D H O L I D A Y G I F T G U I D E
As we make our way through December, we are beginning to experience the height of the holiday season rush! The holidays are right around the corner, which for most, is throwing us into a tizzy of finishing our shopping duties. We have made our lists and now we need to check them twice!
Here at Saffron & Sage, we have curated a gift guide that can help you overcome your stress and allow you to check off the final gifts on your list. These gifts are a sure way to remind friends and family that their health and well-being are important to you. All of our gifts are organic, fair trade, and most are locally sourced. We have created these bundles with the thought that we all have the similarity of being close to someone who loves food, loves self-care, or loves to be active. We all crave a little TLC, we just find it in different places.
T H E F O O D I E :
Have a friend or family member who is a total foodie? The Local Foods Wheel (16$) is a fun way to help them track seasonal fruits and veggies! This food wheel is specific to Southern California, so if you need another region, let us know and we would be happy to order one for you. We also suggest some of the doTerra essential oils for your foodie friend. Oils like Basil (20$), Oregano (24$), and Cilantro (26$) are some classics to incorporate into cooking. Is your foodie friend still wanting to learn more about eating sustainably and organically? Adding a giftcard for a 60min session for Nutritional Therapy (100$) should do just the trick.
T H E W O R K A H O L I C :
Help the workaholics in your life take a step back from the stress of every day and find a relaxing space in their own homes. Spice up their “me-time” with Peppermint + Sea Salt Bath Salt (28$) from Little Barn Apothecary. Peppermint aids in restoring vitality and reviving the spirit; perfect for those who are in need of a boost after the holidays or after a long week. While they’re soaking in the tub, having a Craft + Foster candle like our Champagne Blush (22$), will set the ambiance for relaxation. Made from Natural Soy Wax, this candle will not only give you those feel good vibes, but is environmentally friendly. To top it off, incorporating a gift card for a 60min Aromatherapy Session (100$) will help your workaholic really indulge in their “me-time” by learning the benefits of aroma.
T H E Y O G I :
Do you have a friend who is a total yoga junkie? Or who wants to become one, but can’t seem to start a class? Giving a Drop-In Class Card (20$), will surely feed their addiction or be the perfect push for them to start. Know they need more than one drop in class? Give them a Two-Week Class Card (40$) instead. Pairing either of these class options with Lavender Sensitive Deodorant (16$) from Primally Pure, will allow them to feel fresh before, during, and after their class. Made with fair trade coconut oil, beeswax, arrowroot powder, and grass-fed tallow- this is one of the best natural deodorants on the market. Lastly, giving your yogi a Quartz Point (20$) can help deepen their spiritual presence and connection. A powerful energizer and purifier, Quartz is unique in that it can be "programed" to provide whatever energy you may need. Your yogi will be able to reap this master healing stone's benefits on and off the mat.
T H E M O O N C H I L D :
Blended with Kava Kava, Cramp Bark, and Licorice Root, Grace (22$) by Neakita will allow the moon child in your life to harness the energy of La Luna. It's a perfect pair with doTerra’s essential oil blend, Balance (27$). Both of these together aid in grounding and bringing harmony, particularly to feminine energy. A Moon Event Card (35$) is another great way for your moon child to reap the benefits from La Luna. Aromatherapy, a tea ceremony, reiki, and some restorative yoga are what they can expect from this Saffron & Sage event. They will be allowed to choose to join us for either a new moon or a full moon circle. Each gathering is centered around the characteristics of the specific moon phase, and for those zodiac lovers, the characteristics of the zodiac sign the moon will be passing on that particular date. It's a time of reflection and intention setting your moon child will surely love.
T H E S K I N C A R E E N T H U S I A S T :
Curated naturally and proven to be safe for our skin as well as the environment, Little Barn Apothecary is one one of our favorite skincare brands. Your skincare enthusiast friend will love the fact that these products have NO fillers or toxic chemicals. Blue Yarrow + Geranium Cleansing Oil (32$) is a great way to remove impurities from the skin. It loosens the dirt that clogs pores and removes makeup. To really get down into those pores the Charcoal + Aloe Face Cleanser (25$) will do just the trick! This product provides a deep cleanse as the charcoal draws out skin pollutants, the cajeput antibacteriales, while the aloe hydrates skin as well. To wrap it all up, the Lavender + Frankincense Original Oil (25$) will replenish the skin with a slew of essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.
T H E M A S S A G E L O V ER :
After sitting at a desk or being on their feet too much, your loved one deserves a good massage! A Massage Gift Card (100$) is the perfect way to help them get loosened up. Pair it with doTerra’s Fractionated Coconut Oil(17$) and doTerra’s AromaTouch (35$) so they can continue to reap the benefits of massage at home. Being one of the best natural moisturizer, coconut oil is the a great way to nourish the skin during this time of year. By adding a few drops of AromaTouch to coconut oil you can further reap the benefits of both products. Blended with basil, peppermint, lavender, grapefruit, and cypress, your massage lover can feel relaxed and calm on any day.
T I N Y T R E A S U R E S :
Big gifts can come in small sizes too! A Saffron & Sage Gift Card with any amount will allow your loved one the freedom to choose whatever product, service and/or event they are drawn to. By adding a Primally Pure Lip Balm (5$), Palo Santo Stick (5$), and/or a Sage Bundle (5$), you can compliment this gift with a small wellness treat that can be used quickly, or on the go.
*Please note that all items are to be purchased individually, they do not come pre-bundled.
To purchase any of the products mentioned above or to browse our marketplace, please visit http://www.saffronsageliving.com/marketplace/ or visit us in person at our Mission Hills location at 2555 State St. San Diego, CA 92101.