It's been a trying year for all of us, and the need to stay connected is more important than ever.

Though the holidays will look and feel different for most of us, that doesn’t mean we can’t still capture our favourite festive traditions and the feeling of togetherness, even from a distance.

Discover our favourite ways to stay connected to those that mean the most to us this winter.

1

Share Your Top Moments of the Day

In this time of uncertainty, we can find comfort and connection by sharing the small and simple pleasures of life.

There is something cathartic about keeping a daily gratitude journal – and even more so, sharing these moments in your day, big or small, with the ones you love.

Through a video call, or a gratitude journal app you can download for free, sharing daily moments with friends and family over the festive season is the uplift and sense of togetherness we all need.

2

Enjoy a Virtual Meal

Holiday food traditions bind us together: the familiar scents of mulled wine and gingerbread (to name but a few) that evoke Christmas memories that no other sense can match.

A part of the season many of us hold fond memories of, is being in the kitchen with family as you prepare and cook your favourite festive treats. Even at a distance, you can still share these special rituals with your closest ones.

Choose a recipe to cook together in advance, then connect via video call and cook together in your kitchens. Being a part of the same recipe at the same time will help you feel that sense of unity, even when apart.

3

Open Gifts Together Remotely

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Whilst it’s been hard to show your loved ones you care when you’ve been apart, our festive gift collections, curated for all their wellbeing needs, are here to show you’ve really thought about them.

When you’ve gifted someone a thoughtful gift that you know they will love, seeing their face as they open it is always a special moment. Wherever you all may be during the holidays, try to coordinate a mutual time with your loved ones so you can share this cherished moment together.

4

Create a Tranquil At-Home Spa

While we stay connected with our friends and family, we must always remember to stay connected with ourselves.

As this Christmas will be a little different, enjoy this rare moment of calm and quiet this festive season to check in with your wellbeing and give yourself some much-needed self-care.  

Break out your favourite Aromatherapy Associates products, treat yourself to an at-home spa experience, run a hot bath and take care of yourself this season.

5

Gather Together for a Virtual Wellbeing Retreat

If you are looking for the perfect activity to enjoy with your friends and family in the run-up to the holidays, we have the ultimate virtual event.

Celebrate the festive season with us here at Aromatherapy Associates, with our group wellbeing parties - the perfect excuse to bring together up to 50 of your loved ones and enjoy a bespoke self-care session, led by one of our wellbeing experts.

When you book, use the comment box to let us know what you'd like to learn or focus on: whether it's discovering each of our essential oil blends, or how to give yourself a neck & shoulder massage. We will help you create a self-care session to enjoy with all those close to you.

Plus, we'll send you a little wellbeing discount after the session!


Discover more of our complimentary virtual wellbeing services, from our one-to-one wellbeing sessions to our personal shopping service to help guide you in your gift shopping this season.