Christmas Gift Guides – Hand over Fist


Skincare is a wonderful area in which to search for presents to give your nearest and dearest, in particular looking at the hands.  Proper hand care is important, especially in the winter months when the hands are out in the elements, so gifts for the hands are a wonderful stocking filler.

Editors pickGreen People – Hand Collection

Don’t let the name full you, this isn’t a collection of hands, rather a limited edition gift set to treat the hands from the lovely folks over at Green People.  

The gift set comes in a delightful package that can be hung on a sturdy branch of the tree and consists of two glorious 50ml hand creams that will nourish and moisturise those hands on any morning, in fact any time of day at all.  

The first hand cream is Ho Wood & Red Mandarin, an organic hand cream that is blended with Shea Butter and Perilla Seed, used to protect the hands against the world and soften them.  It smells lovely with Ho Wood, Red Mandarin and Sweet Orange, and will have you smelling your hands for ages.  The hand cream is silky smooth and really does leave your hands feeling soft and cared for.

The second hand cream in the set is Lavender and Rose Geranium.  Again organic and blended with Shea Butter, the cream is nourishing, but it is also enriched with Marshmallow, which will soothe and smooth out the skin.  Couple that with Lavender and Rose Geranium and you have a winning combinatio of ingredients to deeply soothe and moisturise the hands.

Available from Green People for just £19.95


I’ve looked everywhere for a range of products that are natural and biodegradable, but, just as importantly, look, smell and feel wonderful to use.  I drew a blank so I decided to develop a range of products myself.  It’s been a challenge but I am delighted to now be launching the Humble Natural Beauty Range.  I wanted to give people the chance to spoil themselves without spoiling the environment.

Kate Humble, Founder of Humble

You would be forgiven for not immediately associating the brilliant broadcaster Kate Humble, with producing beauty products, but as you can read above, her passion led her to create, what has to be, one of the most beautiful ranges of skin care around right now.

Humble, the brand, is just that.  Stunning, yet unassuming, eco-friendly packaging surrounds the incredible creams, lotions and bath products.  They are pretty, but not over the top so as to distract from the product inside and boy what a product it is.

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This is our favourite pick, the Humble Hand Cream infused with Rose & Frankincense.  The divine scent of the hand cream is only matched by the heavenly sensation of actually using it.  It leaves your hands feeling silky smooth, nourished and intensely moisturised, not to mention smelling absolutely amazing! 

Available exclusively at Waitrose for just £8.00 (75ml)


Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Age Spot Hand Cream

This beautiful hand cream leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and silky, whilst moisturising and nourishing the skin.  It has a very special purpose though an if you or someone you know is concerned about their hands ageing, then this is the perfect present.

The number one sign of ageing on hands are Age Spots.  Palmer’s Age Spot Hand Cream targets skin discolouration, visibly reducing it and leaving skin with an even tone, thereby reducing the appearance of ageing an age spots.

Available from Palmer’s  for £2.40

Transformulas Youthful Hands

Targeting ageing is the primary job of Transformulas Youthful Hands cream.  It plumps, treats and protects the skin, reducing the signs of ageing and also helps to perfect your skins tone and appearance to prevent further ageing.

Transformulas Youthful Hands provides a thin glove like barrier to the world and leaves your hands soft, smooth and protected throughout the day.

Available from Transformulas for £29.95

Balance Me

Balance Me Body Beautiful hiBalance Me are celebrating their 10th anniversary and this means their Christmas range is extra special.  Presented in gorgeous packaging that make them perfect for hanging on the Christmas Tree, Happy Hands and Body Beautiful, are excellent choices for that little something extra this year.

Happy Hands is a super moisturising hand cream that will protect, nourish and moisturise your hands leaving them feeling soft and cared for.  Body Beautiful is a body cream that is packed full of Rose Otto, making it not just smell incredible, but leave your body feeling like it has indulged in a luxury spa treatment.

Available from,, and Ocado for just £6 each.

About Author

Founder of Eclectic Enchantments blog, Erika has also been a beauty writer, fashion writer and Beauty & Accessories Editor for a large online magazine before starting Erisea. Erika lives with her dog, Hendrix and beautiful baby girl. She suffers with Fibromyalgia and CFS, among other illnesses which leaves her housebound much of the time. Her passion is writing.

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