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By Ruth Tertilt on 13th December 2023

Festive season is upon us, and whilst The Sybarite is compiling a list of gifts for you friends and loved ones, don't forget yourself. Yes, you deserve a little treat too...

From vitamins, to skincare to heavenly scents, don't forget to put something under the tree for yourself. Here we curate an edit of niche labels with strong values and luxe products that we're currently obsessed with.


One of our most beloved scents from Diptyque is there limited edition olfactory explosion, Sapin that's bottled in their elegant and portable room spray. With notes of pine tree and sweet floral mimosa, this festive scent has been created to elevate any atmosphere in an instant. It's vibrant, refreshing and smells like a bouquet of that warm winter spirit making you want to linger around to catch each of the notes.

It's one of those scents that is really quite special and as much as we wish Sapin was a mainstay in Diptyque's collection, we're confident that any owner of this scent will be thrilled to have this in their self-care arsenal. It's the perfect scent to take out when you're looking to liven up a room or prepare the atmosphere for a party that you're hosting.

The Sybarite likes to spray this around the living room and corridors at least half an hour before guests arrive and their reaction is rewarding.

Aurum + Grey

Founded by Tayla Paskin, Aurum + Grey’s understated designs are timeless and elegant. Each piece is created in their London-based atelier, serving as modern heirlooms.

The Sybarite adores their ‘Mama’ necklaces available in solid 9ct yellow, rose or white gold and available in four chain lengths depending on your preference. This pendant is a subtle statement-maker and perfect for layering with other necklaces to curate a bespoke stack.

We love that the letters are small, giving off a subtle style yet worn with so much love and pride. Other popular necklaces of Arum + Grey that we’re obsessed with, are their Connect Letter necklace, part of their Initial Thoughts Collection. 

Since launching, Aurum + Grey have grown a cult following worn by the likes of Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber, and Eva Chen. These beautiful keepsakes are such wonderful treasures that would make any mother, daughter, sister or loved one truly loved.

Petite Mama necklace £160,

Bare Biology

This label is totally transparent about the production process of their potent vitamins, they don’t compromise on quality, plus they’re certified sustainable. These are just a few things that we love about family-owned supplement brand Bare Biology. The brand offers a vast range of supplements for all ages, from omega 3 to collagen and vitamin D.  

The Sybarite highly recommends their Omega-3 Plus Vitamin D3 Capsules for adults and their Pure Omega-3 Fish Oil in Liquid form for young children. The adult version contains both omega 3 and vitamin D3 to bolster immunity, whilst supporting the brain, heart and eyes function. The greatest benefit about omega 3 supplements from Bare Biology is that you’re protecting yours and your child’s immunity through high-potency fish oil that is traceable, putting high quality ingredients before anything else.

Of Nature

Crafting efficacious products from organic ingredients and creating minimal impact on our planet are the Of Nature ethos, founded and produced in Wales. With the aim to streamline skincare regimens, they only offer single iterations of each product, bar their three efficacious serums. 

We’re obsessed with The Day Cream, packed with hardworking ingredients such as cupuacu butter — known to be nature’s ‘super moisturiser’ — capable of absorbing and retaining 440% of its own weight in water. It’s no wonder that only two pumps is enough to make our skin feel absolutely plump, hydrated and dewy all day long. 

Other products in the range continue to spotlight the best natural ingredients. We love The Exfoliator — containing upcycled organic rosehip shell powder and apricot oil — and The Rejuvenating Serum, a nourishing blend of organic rosehip oil, buriti oil and plum oil to promote deep hydration and cell regeneration.

LOEWE Escencia

Investing in a new signature scent feels like the ultimate indulgence. I’m opting for LOEWE Esencia this season, an intoxicating unisex fragrance that lasts all day long. The parfum opens with a spicy note thanks to juniper and red and green peppers, before unfurling to an aromatic green heart composed of vetiver, tarragon and basil. The scent is rooted with a lingering woody base with patchouli, cedar and creamy tonka. The scent is highly captivating and almost takes you to another place and time: it’s indulgent, sexy and mysterious.

LOEWE Esencia EDP, £112 from


For those of us who’ve had a tough year and are seeking some spiritual comfort, Parigotte is a holistic brand that creates healing boxes. Parigotte’s specialty is smoke cleansing — also known as smudging — the act of burning herbs and plants to purify negative energy. 

We love Parigotte’s Positive Vibes Ritual Kit (£34) containing white sage, Californian desert sage, cedar smudge, lavender smudge and Himalayan incense. All of these plants have been curated to create the perfect smudging ceremony that you can conduct in your private space to promote peace and positive vibes.

Parigotte’s Manifest Meditation Ritual Kit (£40) is another firm favourite. Containing citrine and selenite crystals, these aid in meditation and are believed to stimulate abundance and wealth into your life, with the new year round the corner.

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