Ho ho ho! Christmas is just around the corner, and so are the presents! Like every year, we sometimes find ourselves out of ideas: what can we offer this feminist and committed cousin? And to this aunt who we are going to see again for the first time in 5 years? And to this mother-to-be, who is tired of receiving rompers and stuffed animals? Madam President to the rescue: discover our wishlist for a feel good Christmas, for delighted Presidents!
Homemade Christmas gifts: that little personal touch!
A gift that comes from the heart is always a pleasure. But a handmade gift: could you dream of something more personal? Homemade has the advantage of having no limits: decoration, sewing, knitting, personalization, beauty... Sit on your sofa, look around you... And create!
Don't have time to think? Don't panic, we're not going to leave you like that! So let's start our wishlist for a feel good Christmas with a small list of creative ideas!
Sewing and knitting: get out your needles!
If you are good with your hands and have a little time on your hands, now is the time to start sewing or knitting: scarf, hat, storage pouch... The possibilities are great when you know how to handle the thread and the needle! Choose beautiful wools (or fabrics) and get started! Personalized AND used gifts, winning combo! And to get you started, here is a tutorial for beginners to knit a scarf!
Scrapbooking : reinventing objects
For personalizing objects (cards, boxes, photo albums), you can turn to scrapbooking: making something beautiful out of something less beautiful! Collage, cutting, calligraphy and coloring, if you are a fan of glitter and colorful markers, scrapbooking is for you! You will find many tutorials on the blogs Lesétoiles du scrap and Scrapmalin for example!
Beauty DIYs: the safe bet
Finally, for beauty fans (we know you're there), find beautiful containers and offer shea whipped cream , lip balm, deodorant... Or all of that at the same time! You will find lots of recipes on our Instagram feed , or on the Biotenaturelle blog . It's a gift !
A cocooning gift, for a feel good and warm Christmas
Because Christmas is also an opportunity to offer something to spend the winter warm, we offer you some ideas for cocooning gifts, to gently please!
What would a wishlist for a feel good Christmas be without tea? In bulk, there is something for everyone: from green tea to black tea, white tea and infusions, rather fruity or woody... Everyone will find tea to their taste!
Our preference? Madam President’s Resolution No. 2 detox tea ! Take care of your hair while drinking tea? It's possible with this green tea with ingredients from organic farming. His bonus? It can also be part of a homemade gift: why not offer an oily macerate?
A warm winter
And because taking care of yourself also means relaxing and taking time to do nothing, don't hesitate to offer a blanket, a hot water bottle, a cup... Everything you need for the perfect Presidential evening: book, series and cocooning!
Feminist Christmas wishlist for committed Presidents
We still haven't answered our first question: what to give your activist cousin? Don't panic, here are some ideas.
Classic (but timeless): the book
Raise awareness with books? It's possible: essays, novels, comics... You will find feminism in all its forms! Small non-exhaustive selection (at all).
- We can only begin by citing the classic pioneering essays of feminism: The Second Sex , by Simone de Beauvoir or A Room of One's Own , by Virginia Woolf. In the category of essays, you can also turn to the unbeatable King Kong theory , by Virginie Despentes. They all address feminism and the struggle it involves: ideals for raising awareness.
- As for feminist novels, you will find what you are looking for with The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, I'll Seek You to the End of the World by Shobha Roa and The Event by Annie Ernaux: between dystopias and initiatory journeys, something to escape from a moment while reflecting on our society.
- And because women are too little highlighted in history books, Evening Stories for Rebel Girls (by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo) is essential for the feminist education of the youngest (or older children who like drawings): this illustrated book traces the destiny of 100 women who have left their mark on history and society throughout the ages. And for twice the fun, there are two volumes!
Against taboos: Girl Power
In another theme, you can also decide to offer menstrual panties: because we should all be able to go through our cycle without feeling ashamed or stressed. Ideal for freeing up the subject of menstruation and putting an end to taboos once and for all! To do this, you can opt for menstrual panties that are 100% comfortable, ecological... And elegant, because a President must feel beautiful even during her period!
And for your hair, discover our list of gifts
Because our hair is our most beautiful jewel, we couldn't offer you a wishlist for a feel good Christmas without talking about taking care of it!
The basics of hair
You can of course opt for accessories: satin scrunchie, boar bristle brush , microfiber towel... These hair beauty essentials are ALWAYS a good idea! They gently take care of your hair, for great shine and health!
Focus on their benefits: the satin scrunchie preserves the hydration of the hair and limits breakage when attaching. The soft bristle brush prevents straight and wavy hair from being attacked by thick bristles which pull on knots instead of detangling them and damaging the scalp. Finally, the microfiber towel, like satin, preserves hydration after the shower.
Food supplements: hair on fleek in one step
And for hair in great shape , don't hesitate to turn to food supplements: Resolution N°1 and Hair Boost will stimulate the growth of your hair and slow down its loss.
- Men are not left out! For them, we created Monsieur , citrus gummies designed to meet their needs: less fall, more density! And we don't forget anyone! Pregnant and breastfeeding women can therefore turn with their eyes closed to Mama , prenatal vitamins pimped to do good for their hair! Finally, for the little Presidents, you can choose Little President , the gummies for children aged 4 and over, which will give them a boost while enhancing their hair! With all this, you don't know what to choose? No problem: give a gift card !
And there you have it, you've got your fill of ideas! So, who are you going to spoil?