Heaven Leigh, owner of Bodhi shares her favourite cruelty-free brands and products to buy your loved ones this Christmas.
Buying that perfect gift is difficult at the best of times and we can all relate to the rising panic that Christmas shopping can bring. Add the complexity that you want to make sure the gift you buy is vegan, ethical and well-made and suddenly shopping seems like the last thing you want to do. Every year I love discovering eco-friendly, plant-based brands that become absolute staples in my bathroom, wardrobe and kitchen. From skincare to nails, bags to shoes, inner health products to outer health experiences and of course we couldn’t leave out food!
I hope you enjoy this list of what to either put under the tree or ask Santa to bring!
Love Heaven Leigh and the Bodhi Team
Skin Care - Retreatment Botanics
Olivia Newton John’s beautiful Gaia Retreat & Spa have started a range of skin care products, we love the Restore Serum which is made with natural, organic ingredients and feature Amazonian Buriti Fruit, native Sandalwood seed, wild Rosella Flower and Kakadu Plum. This serum is rich in antioxidants and pro-vitamin A, C, E and Omega 3 & 9 essential fatty acids. It works on reducing fine lines and wrinkles for vibrant, luminous skin. Restore Serum $95
Body - Butt Naked Skinfood
The Ultimate Goddess gift pack includes 1 x Himalayan and lavender salt scrub and bath soak, 1 x Rose Clay Face Mask and 1 x Chai lip scrub.
Nails - Gloss and Co
Add a little cruelty free sparkle this Christmas with this Australian-made nail polish that doesn’t have all the nastiest in it. Each pack contains a ridge filler base coat glossy hard topcoat,water-based nail polish remover and you get to pick from a range of amazing colors, our favourite is the Universal Gold Glitter. Nail Polish Starter Pack $69
Inner Beauty - WelleCo
Founded by Elle Macpherson and Andrea Horwood, WelleCo have an amazing range of plant-based whole food suppliants. The Super Elixir Greens has a combination of 40+ naturally derived ingredients that helps support gut health immune support enhances energy and helps support healthy skin hair and nails. Super Elixir Greens $145
Fashion Bag - Sans Beast
Catheryn Wills the ex-creative director of Mimco has created her own range of must-have vegan bags. The Midnight Snake Liaison Backpack is the perfect statement piece that is both fashionable and utilitarian. Able to hold a 13” laptop along with multiple compartments and pockets to help keep you organised while looking on point. Midnight Snake Liaison Backpack $399
Yoga Experience - Humming Puppy Yoga Studio
The perfect gift for any yogi is an introductory pass which gives you unlimited classes for 3 weeks at this stunning studio that promotes movement, awareness and meditation during the yoga practice. What makes this studio even more unique is that it is injected with a combination of frequencies to enhance and deepen your experience. Humming Puppy Introductory Offer $70
Fashion Shoes - No Saint
A new Australian brand paving the way in vegan fashion No Saints has a range of luxury vegan sneakers suitable for men or women. We love the Ruby Sneaker that is comfy AF, looks and feels like the softest leather but is made from apple peels Unisex Ruby Sneaker $240
Cookbook - Thug kitchen – eat like you give a f#$k
Thug Kitchen started their website to inspire people to eat vegetables and adopt a healthier lifestyle. So, if you are a vegan or want to be a vegan soon this book is for you. With over 100 recipes of their best loved meals this cookbook will teach you how to feed your body the food it deserves to be healthy and fit. Suitable for toddlers to adults, beginning cooks to home chefs. Thug Kitchen Eat Like You Give a Fuck $30.95
Food Experience - Bodhi Restaurant
Of course, no list is complete without a little self-promotion and nothing says I love you, like sending someone to Bodhi to experience the best in Asian vegan food. With our signature yum cha, fabulous cocktails and beautiful setting what more can we say? Except get some dumplings your belly! Bodhi Gift Certificate
Perfume - Recreation Bondi Beach
Started by Nedahl Stelio a former Cleo and Cosmopolitan editor, who embodies an organic lifestyle, Nedahl has channeled her passion into this Australian owned all-natural fragrance house. Their products are not only cruelty free but are ethically sourced and don't use any chemicals in the preparation process. Our favourite scent for summer is Joyeux. Joyeux Eau De Parfum Peony 50ml $109