The holidays are a time of joy and celebration, family and loved ones. It can also be a time of year when we have less time for self care. Whether traveling or celebrating at home, the bustle of the holiday season can mean that seeking solace and spending time alone can be a challenge. Whether you’re looking for corporate gift ideas or you’re gifting to a friend, family member, or yourself, perhaps the most thoughtful gift you can give this year is the great gift of self-care.
With the holidays just around the corner, we thought we would set the season with the intention of self care and offer a self care gift guide to make everyone’s self-care routine on your list bright and merry. This year we’ve chosen self care gift ideas that, along with our luxury chocolates, will make this the most wonderful time of year for being kind to ourselves and gifting that kindness to others.
For Your Best Friend
Your bestie knows more about you than just about anyone in the world. They know all your successes, your heartbreaks and are often the person telling you to take time for yourself and self-care. Return the favor with the great gift of wellness. A selection of essential oils, handmade bath salts made with Epsom salts, and soy candles, is a comforting and caring gift idea that can be packaged in a beautiful gift basket or gift box with a letter about how much they mean to you.
Chocolate can change your life, just like your bestie has. If you are looking for foods that are good for energy, look no further than our chocolate. Our Prima Materia collection will take your best friend on a journey of setting intentions through our high-vibration chocolates.
Prima Materia. A transformative chocolate experience. This collection is rooted in beautiful chocolate, which from the moment it is seen begins to elicit an unlock of the senses…Prima Materia, or the first matter, was known as rich, transformative soil (matter) that alchemists searched the world over. From the banks of the Nile, deep in the rainforest, foraged from the roots of oak trees, volcanic soils, and ancient forests these fruitions we procured and activated through the medium of chocolate. A collection of 20 chocolates, a guided tasting book, and a scroll designed to transform your chocolate into a powerful force.
Teaching kids to take time for themselves is a valuable lesson that will keep them centered and grounded as they grow. It’s also important to remind them that taking a break for fun can be just the thing to boost energy and their mood.
For the kids in your life, coloring books and items that promote creativity make a perfect gift that will last long after the holidays are over. For something fun, a selection of bath bomb options placed near their bath is a surprise that also encourages time for relaxing. Kids love to watch them bubble and disappear into the water, and the bath is good for them, too!
We love our Peppermint Candy Cane Gnomes, and your kids will, too. These whimsical gnomes come in packaging drawn by Katrina’s eight-year-old son, who loves to eat these as much as he loves designing packaging!
Peppermint Candy Can Gnomes
Enchant your environment with our matcha, peppermint turned chocolate gnomes. These statuesque dainties are a symbol of good fortune and wish-granting to benevolent-hearted humans.
For the Busiest Person You Know
We all have a person in our lives who never seems to slow down. Their calendars are exploding with appointments and meetings, travel, and events. This year, give the perfect gift of slowing down time, by giving gifts that will make your recipient more present.
Our Chocolate Calendar of Advent is a daily ritual for twenty-five days that will offer a moment to savor and enjoy each day and since it’s for nearly a month, they might even create a new habit of taking time to relish a moment of self-care every day going forward.
Chocolate Calendar of Advent
The wait is over. Vosges' limited edition Chocolate Calendar of Advent has arrived. An homage to Place des Vosges, each brick has been hand-drawn and placed to reveal the magical wonder of Paris during the holiday season. Prepare for daily enchantment as you count down the days of December with our limited-edition advent box. Behind every numbered door, an array of holiday ‘haut-chocolat’ awaits you, caramels, mini exotic chocolate bars, and even happy hedgehogs and magical gnomes.! The perfect holiday chocolate gift for a passionate foodie – self-gifting encouraged.
What would we do without our beloved teachers? Give them a self-care gift for the time of year when they might have a chance to have some peace and quiet. A Scented candle, a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant or coffee shop, or a selection of teas all make wonderful presents that will make their holiday merry.
We love our Good Luck Cakes to help your favorite teachers to start the New Year right!
Tea cakes to complement the ritual of tea service and bring good luck into the New Year. Decadent bite-size cakes featuring a richly moist lemon pound cake studded with fresh raspberries enrobed in white chocolate and artfully adorned with 23-karat gold leaf and Bulgarian rosebud tea. All symbols of good luck in the new year!
For Your Loved Ones
Sometimes the holiday season is the only time of year that we have the pleasure of spending time with extended family and friends. Heading to someone’s home for the holidays? Gift a beautiful cozy blanket or a chocolate gift basket to create a charcuterie display that keeps the holiday celebration going.
Our Enchanted Collection is all our favorites for helping your favorites celebrate! This collection is great for sharing and exploring Travel the World Through Chocolate as a family or for a group of friends.
Our best and beloved truffles inspired by Katrina’s travels around the world create this limited-edition collection. Our proprietary blend of chocolate, spices, herbs, roots, and botanicals are sourced for their superior qualities. The truffle collection includes an enclosure book with guided tasting notes, ingredient sourcing details, and experiential truffle stories.
For Your Colleagues
Often you spend more time with your colleagues than with those you love. It’s in your best interest to make sure that they are taking time for self-care so that you don’t have grumpy co-workers, wink wink. Give them a gift of coffee or your favorite spirit, a gadget that will make their job easier, or a favorite book that you know they would enjoy reading over the holidays.
Our Champagne Truffles are also a great way to wish your colleagues a merry season. You might even give them a pair of Champagne flutes or coupes and a bottle of Champagne to enjoy these celebratory and decadent bites.
We have married 85% cacao dark chocolate with renowned Krug™ Grand Cuvée, and Crème de Cassis encased in our proprietary dark chocolate and hand topped with 23-karat gold leaf, completing each precious gem. Leaving you with all the raw cacao benefits.
Need we tell you to treat yourself this season? What is the gift you can give yourself that will help you fulfill your dreams as we head into the new year? Maybe a beautiful new pen for writing in your journal, a fancy eye mask for the perfect night’s sleep, something special and sentimental for your home. Whether it is small or large, a gift to yourself can have an impact on your wellness spiritually, mentally, and physically.
Our Ritual Collection for Self-Love is the ultimate gift to you. It’s a wonderful way to start practices that will stay with you in the new year and to surround yourself with beauty.
Strong rituals created in a sacred space, belief in your intention, and eating chocolate with focused energy can heal through the activation of mind, body, and spirit. These sacred personal ceremonies better align us with our purpose because they allow us to radiate our intentions and express our willingness to receive. We then become illuminated from the inside. Our Self-Love Ritual is housed in our ritual collection gift box and includes our nine-piece Dark Chocolate Truffle Collection, Shining Light Palo Santo bundle with Selenite crystal, Hartley, and Marks amethyst silk journal, and a guided ritual card.
With all these gifts, let this be the year of self-love for all. When we have self-love in abundance, it opens our capacity for loving others more wholly. Wishing all of you self-love for yourselves this season and all of those you love.