The Ultimate Wellness Gift Guide to start your journey in 2024

Christmas is officially around the corner, and as we prepare for a new year, we know many of our readers will be looking for the ultimate gifts for their loved ones. Here at Ankha Azzura, we have sought out the ultimate wellness gift list full of environmentally friendly and vegan friendly gifts to help you and your loved ones kick off your journey to health and wellbeing.

Athletic Greens: Own your health, own 2024

Looking to start the new year feeling confident, strong, and energized? Athletic Greens (AG1) is a science-focused formula that supports gut health, healthy ageing, immune health, focus and energy. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and good bacteria, AG1 obtains its ingredients from whole foods ensuring only the very best for your every day.

Begin your day with one nutritional scoop of AG1, mix in 8 ounces of cold water, shake and enjoy. Optimised for every lifestyle, Athletic Greens compliments vegan, paleo and keto diets. Too good to be true? No sugars, artificial sweeteners or hidden ingredients are added.

Perfect for on-the-go or at home, here are the many ways Athletic Greens contributes and improves your daily intake:

  • Rich in micronutrients (vitamins and Minerals): Fuels cells for a working metabolism and healthy cell renewal
  • Stress Adaptogens: Alleviates stress to encourage mental clarity, mood balance and productivity. 
  • Prebiotics and probiotics: Strengthens the gut wall to improve nutrient absorption and support digestion.
  • Antioxidants: Combats oxidative stress (the imbalance between antioxidant defences and free radicals) and environmental stress that aids healthy ageing and immune defence. 
  • Superfoods and mushrooms: Nourish your body of phytonutrients that support the care of physical health.
  • Digestion support: The presence of digestive enzymes supports the breakdown of nutrients, allowing AG1 ingredients to benefit your body in full. Other calming components help the gut lining, ensuring AG1 is light on the stomach.

Every AG1 batch is tested and approved for a gluten, egg, sugar, nut and dairy-free diet. Both NSF-certified and produced in a TGA-registered facility, every ingredient is guaranteed to be completely traceable and verified to the gold standard. Available from £79.

And hell, if Formula 1 champion, Lewis Hamilton, drinks AG1 every day, it is pretty damn good!

For more information visit Athletic Greens at https://drinkag1.com/en-uk#offers

Record your Wellness Journey with Paper’s Aesthetic Wellness Journals

Available in many designs and styles, Papier’s wellness journals offer a reflective and refreshing start to 2024. Begin your 12-month journey documenting your intentions, and mindset and jotting down what makes you feel happy. This time is for you and you only. Dig deeper into your habits, energy levels, sleep schedule and goals.

Crave enlightening articles that edify you about wellness. Papier’s journal is filled with articles written by experts. Learn how to make habits stick and focus on the positive.

So, what’s inside?

  • An overview and introduction to the wellness ecosystem and its 6 foundations 
  • A 12-week daily two-page log where you can record your intentions, energy levels and sleeping patterns when you wake up and before you go to sleep. 
  • Informative articles written by wellness experts to improve your mental space.
  • Weekly and monthly check-ins in line with the 6 wellness pillars. 
  • Once completed, a space to reflect on your experience and a 360-life wheel. 
  • Undated pages so you can choose when to start your wellness journey. 

Ethically sourced from sustainably managed forests and plastic-free to encourage recycling, Papier’s wellness journals are A5 in size. From £26, Papier offers 10% off your first purchase.

Browse a selection of Papier wellness journals at https://www.papier.com/stationery/notebooks/wellness-journals/

Lumin Men’s Class Act Bundle: Everything You Need in One Bag

Overwhelmed with men’s skincare and missing something easy-to-use and straightforward? Make your loved one’s year just that much easier with Lumin’s Class Act bundle. Packed with everything you need for a simple, yet effective skincare routine, the bundle offers a two-month supply at just £66.

What’s included?

  • Charcoal Face Wash Daily Detox: removes superfluous oil and balances your skin to leave you with that clean feeling.
  • Charcoal Scrub Deep Detox: the kind of chemical exfoliant that eliminates dead skin, smoothing skin texture and reducing irritation and scarring.
  • Daily Face Moisturizer: Your everyday Niacinamide moisturizer that hydrates, brightens skin and maintains healthy cells.
  • Dark Circle Defence Balm: Combats wrinkles and calms down puffiness under your eyes. 

Is there an application process? Each product in the bundle has its application process. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

  • Rinse your hand and foam a quarter-sized dollop of the Charcoal Face Wash Daily Detox. Massage in circular movements around your face, rinse with warm water and pat dry with a soft towel. 
  • Follow the same instructions with the Charcoal Scrub Deep Detox.
  • On both mornings and nights, apply the Daily Face Moisturizer after cleansing the face and patting it dry. Ensure to massage into the skin in circular movements and hydrating your skin.
  • Using a pump-worth of the Dark Circle Defence Balm, apply with your ring finger by tapping into your under eyes. 

Lumin uses three key ingredients:

  • Charcoal: Battles breakouts, and premature ageing and rids the skin of impurities. 
  • Ginger extract: Supports the removal of free radicals and balances skin tone. 
  • Rosemary Leaf Extract: Supports the kind of eradication of impurities from your skin.

For more information about Lumin or the Class Act Bundle visit https://www.luminskin.com/products/class-act-bundle

Emaya Pure Life Tumerichai: Revitalize your Spirit

Tired of buying your loved ones the same bottle of wine every Christmas? Tumerichai doesn’t just make you feel good on the day but makes you feel even better on the next. Emaya Pure Life’s Turmerichai contains high-grade, organic Lakadong Turmeric with high curcumin content. 

Turmerichai features the following blends:

Turmerichai Star Latte 

An award-winning and delicious blend containing high-grade turmeric, cardamom, ginger, star anise, long pepper, cinnamon, arrowroot and pipali. Gently sweetened with carob, coconut and lucuma. Start by adding one teaspoon to your mug and adding either hot milk or hot water. Otherwise, incorporate it into yoghurt, soup, curry, ice cream, cake or porridge.

Turmerichai Orange Spice

Great Taste Award-winning Tumerichai is a relaxing night-time drink with high-grade turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, arrowroot, pipali and nutmeg, sweetened with dates, jaggery, coconut and carob. Blended gently with zesty, sweet orange oil that revitalizes mood and soul. 

What are the benefits?

The Turmerichai blends contain ingredients that reduce inflammation when consumed every day. A delightful substitute for a capsule, the Turmerichai Orange Spice likewise soothes the body, supporting sleep when consumed before bedtime. If you are currently on any medication, ensure to speak with your doctor before consumption. Be aware that turmeric and blood thinners should not be consumed together. 

Available in sizes 50g (20 servings) and 150g (60 servings) at £14.75 and £34.75

respectively. 

For more information about Emaya Pure Life’s Turmerichai, visit https://www.emayapurelife.com/shop-all/turmerichai

Sow Minerals: All the Essentials in One Capsule

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A small capsule can make all the difference in your daily intake of vitamins and Minerals. So, why not gift Sow Minerals to make your loved ones feel revitalised, healthy and strong? 

Each one of us requires several vitamins and Minerals to excel daily. Sow Minerals offers four supplements that target a range of functions. 

Made with only the best ingredients, Sow Minerals Supplements used the newest science in African-Caribbean, Asian and Arab communities to design its supplements. A supplement created to make a difference. 

What are the supplements?

Women’s Daily Multi Complex:

Feeling fatigued? The Women’s Daily Multi Complex contains 11 ethically sourced ingredients, including the energy-boosting B12 vitamin and Choline to rebalance mood and memory. Iron and other key vitamin B vitamins further combat tiredness and give your metabolism a boost. Chromium stabilises blood sugar levels, aiding healthy red blood cells to deliver oxygen to the body. Lastly, the supplement is filled with antioxidants that protect your cells against free radicals that can cause ageing, heart disease and cancer.

Women’s Immune and Serene

Recharge your body’s defence system with Sow Mineral’s Women’s Immune and Serene supplement. Filled with key vitamins, minerals and proteins including Vitamins D, C, B6, B12, Zinc, Copper, Iron and Folic Acid that naturally enhance immunity, reduce inflammation, and protect from oxidative stress and ageing. Lastly, L-Tryptophan encourages better sleep, clarity, and cognitive health. 

Women’s Hair, Skin and Nails

Struggling with brittle nails, thinning hair and skin prone to breakouts? The Women’s Hair, Skin and Nails supplement blends multivitamins, minerals, amino acids complexes and botanicals to enhance your beauty routine. This lifts collagen improving elasticity, strength, and hydration of skin, supports the maintenance of the biological pigmentation, growth and thickness of hair, and strengthens nails. 

Live Bacteria and Digestive Complex

If digestion and bloating is something you or your loved one has been stressed with, give the Live Bacteria and Digestive Complex supplement a go. Filled with six diverse probiotic strains and digestive enzymes, this supplement rebalances the bacteria in your gut and aids the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Thus, protecting the lining in your stomach, diminishing inflammation and gas in your gut, and supporting digestion in the long term. 

Formulated by experts and approved by nutritionists, Sow Minerals uses cruelty-free, vegan ingredients, with GMO-free and sustainably sourced ingredients obtained when possible. 

For every supplement, the Monthly subscription starts at £35.99, the 1-month starter at £54.99 and the 3-month starter pack at £149.99.

For more information visit Sow Minerals at https://sowminerals.com/products/womens-live-bacteria-digestive-complex

Chiya and Chai Teas: Immerse Yourself in Tea Culture

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Looking for alternative ways to up your energy levels or simply your next favourite drink? Chiya and Chai teas offer a selection of blends and sets for your every preference and wish. Accompanied by technical information, flavour notes, origin, time to consume, and what to pair with, the various blends are packed with long-lasting benefits. Chiya and Chai teas also offer tea sets for beginners who need just a bit of support. 

Flavours include, but are not limited to Earl Grey, Jade Tips Green, Organic Long Jing Dragon Well and White Peony. Available in a variety of sizes, Chiya and Chai Teas focuses on the very science of tea brewing and consumption, with teas like Earl Grey to be enjoyed with a lemon or orange poppyseed cake at any point of the day.  

To browse the selection of teas, visit Chiya and Chai teas at https://chiyaandchai.com/product-category/loose-leaf-tea/

Koba: Products that Actually Work

Are you stuck looking for products that actually work? Koba Skincare treats your skin, and senses and looks wonderful in your bathroom. From the bestselling Bottom Up Foot Cream to the as seen in Vogue Gold Drip Nourishing Body and Hair Oil, Koba provides an alternative to unsatisfactory pharmaceutical creams with product prices from £19. 

Sustainable, cruelty-free and dermatologically tested, Koba products are made of over 97% natural ingredients and hydrate your skin deliciously. Safou oil is ethically employed in every product, delaying the ageing process, and bettering the texture and elasticity of the skin. 

Koba’s formulas do not contain parabens, sulphates, mineral oils, PEGs or synthetic fragrances. Carefully designed, products include but are not limited to the Feeling Myself Lip Balm that softens, nourishes, and shimmers your lips without leaving any sticky residue. The Touch Me Hand Cream smooths and hydrates hands, strengthening cuticles, and nails and protecting all those natural, good oils. As well as the Bottom Up Foot Cream that heals and hydrates-tired feet; walk just that much more confidently with feet feeling renewed, soft and taken care of. 

Subscribe and save 10% on your orders at Koba https://kobaskincare.com/

RINGANA: Something for Everyone

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s RINGANA coming to save your Christmas! Ranging from wash care and skincare to vegan protein powder, RINGANA offers a broad selection of wellness items. 

Does your cousin enjoy skin products, but has sensitive skin? ADDS Repair removes impurities, and redness and clears up sensitive skin without any worries. If your dad is looking for a daily, hassle-free moisturizer, why not try FRESH moisturizer for men? It’ll make your dad feel fresh, smooth and confident. If your best friend loves fitness, give SPORT a go. Not only does it relax tired muscles, but when massaged in can moisturise, cool and warm your muscles to relieve tension. If you thought that was all, Ringana is something for every age group, including a gentle FRESH baby cream, to soothe and smooth your baby’s skin. 

RINGANA is an Austria-based production that centres on high-quality products that offer something for every skin type and need. From dry to blemished skin, RINGANA is a sustainable brand that only uses active and pure ingredients. What does that mean? Well, there is no need to worry about synthetic fragrances, microplastics, artificial preservatives, mineral oils or hidden ingredients. 

So, why not treat yourself?

Visit RINGANA for more information at https://www.ringana.com/offers/?lang=en

KRAKI’S SHAVE KIT: Shaving Made Easy

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Ever felt unsure of how to treat and style your beard? Well, you are certainly not alone. The Beard Struggle offers a range of items for your beard, a beard quiz and a scent guide. Kraki’s Shave Kit not only contains everything you need to enhance your beard care routine, but it also offers the very best grooming products. The kit includes a straight razor that looks good as much as it does the job effortlessly, a razor holder, the Asgardian Secret Pre-Shave Oil, the Viking Storm Pre-Shave Oil to avoid irritation, ingrown hairs and razor burns, a beard comb, and a leather strop to keep your razor sharp and clean.

Wanting a more personalized bundle?

Build your bundle and get up to 15% off. Choose between beard oil, balm and wax, shower and wash, tools, skincare, apparel, deodorant and cologne. By taking the Beard Struggle Quiz, you can also receive an advised routine with products best for your beard needs. 

The Beard Struggle cosmetic products are entirely handmade, with bundles starting at £29.99.  

For more information visit The Beard Struggle at https://uk.thebeardstruggle.com/en-gb/

Spacegoods: An Alternative to Coffee

TikTok is famous and featured on Marie Claire, Men’s Health, GQ and The Sunday Times, Spacegoods offers a genuinely delicious alternative to your daily Starbucks coffee. Can we guarantee that your sister will love it for Christmas? Not only is it a powerful adaptogenic Mushroom powder blend, but it sharpens focus, sustains energy, and soothes your mind, enough said!

Spacegoods is 100% safe, made in England and ensures only the highest quality ingredients. Cruelty-free, vegan and keto-friendly, blends come in a variety of flavours that are 2 to 3 times stronger than others in the market. With over 75,000 coffee addicts having made the switch, Supergoods does not cause crashes or jitters making for a more productive, calm and new you!

Available in flavours chocolate, vanilla cinnamon, chocolate orange and a soothing night-time chocolate blend to truly unwind, Spacegoods offer one-time and subscription purchases. Product prices start at £39 and save up to 33% by buying in bulk.

For more information visit Spacegoods at https://spacegoods.com/products/rainbow-dust-vanilla.

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  • Anaïs Wyder Pivaral

    Anaïs Wyder Pivaral is a Swiss-Guatemalan English Literature graduate from the University of York. With a passion for all things wellness and culture, she seeks to write stories that bring new dimensions and perspectives into the wellness, health and beauty industries.

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