Getting gift-giving right isn’t easy. Unless your loved one has dropped a few helpful hints, finding a present that is both thoughtful and made with care can result in endless hours of shopping for an item that may or may not be treasured. So, before you start the search for a gift that will be truly appreciated, look no further than these carefully chosen presents from our favourite SCOON curators.
Now all you need to do is make sure to place your order in time (shipping delays are likely this year due to Covid-19).
Jennifer Hoffman, actress, TV presenter and sustainability advocate:
I would definitely gift the lovely soft blanket from Alpaca wool, because I wish everyone a warm and cosy winter. Or this Dream Catcher bath soak, it's magical. It's important for everyone to relax and take some time out and this is the perfect reason to unwind and prep for a good night's sleep.
Manon Proper, influencer and mum of twins and triplets:
Even though there are SO many great gifts on SCOON, I feel this lip balm is the perfect gift. It's not too expensive and I think everyone needs a lip balm this time of year. The sustainable packaging with the handcrafted wooden lids look super nice too.
Sara, Amsterdam-based sustainable fashion advocate @whensarasmiles:
I love this Teym Beanie and I would give it to my boyfriend in black. It's the perfect basic, beautiful, high quality and timeless item that will last for years. Next to this, it's also affordable, and an ideal addition to our partly shared wardrobe ;)
Jennifer Rijs, sustainable lifestyle advocate and mommy influencer:
Especially during the darker days, there is nothing better than making our home feel cozy with a lot of candles. The scent of lighting matches reminds me of when I was younger and allowed to light the candles at home. A sweet memory as my oldest daughter has now started doing this too. I feel that gifting a beautiful candle is more than just a present. It has something symbolic to it, since everyone loves a good candle. Whether it's to celebrate, to give strength or support or just because he or she deserves it. This sustainable candle by Mat & Natt is the ideal gift to get and to give.
Lisa, cookbook author and vegan influencer @lisagoesvegan:
I think these days everyone can use a bit of self care. Whether it's a relaxing face mask, a luxe body lotion or a beautiful make up product. This brow gel by ILIA is perfect for those days that you don't want to wear make up but still want to look nice.
Gabrielle Koster, plant-based freelance writer @gabrielle_koster:
The best kind of gift, in my eyes, is the gift that spreads warmth, to the people that made it and to the people that receive it. I love getting candles, also because they eventually ‘end’ again and you can reuse the glass. But, for those cosy days on the couch or the days where we go hiking and pause for a cup of warm tea and snuggle under a warm blanket: does it get any cuter than this soft alpaca wool plaid?
Angelique Janssen, model and advocate for ethical & sustainable brands:
Something I have been eyeing myself for a while is the Ilia Multi-Stick which can be used on your eyes, cheeks & lips! I would love to gift this to some of my best friends, since I believe a little flush of color during the winter time goes a very long way and really helps you look (& feel!) glowing, even during these colder months.
Maartje, freelance writer for JAN, ELLE and Harpers and founder @Barts Boekje):
My laptop is my link with the outside world. Now even more than ever before. Before it was just work, but now it's also zoom drinks and catch ups with friends. I take my laptop everywhere and it's always insight, but I need this laptop cover badly. It's a must with my son of 2.5!
Christi, Amsterdam-based vegan influencer @astoldbychristi:
Personally, I would gift the Pyjama Lavender Love from Le Nap to my sister, as she has been looking for the perfect pyjamas. They look so soft and comfortable, and the color matches her duvet and bedroom very well. It’s my favourite set to spoil my sister :)
Iman Withfield, model and art director:
The first person I think of gifting is definitely my mom. It sounds so cheesy to say this, but she's always there for me, so helpful, especially this year. I would gift her the Tides Wellness Energe Booster Bath Soak. For myself, the Peace Out destressing balm is exactly what I need ;) The Boob oil, to be mindful about my body and the Alpaca hat & scarf to keep warm during relaxing walks through the forest.