The start of a new year has always been a chance to reflect and refocus on things to come. And whilst there were many new things to learn over the past two years, including buzzwords such as "hybrid working", "unprecedented times", and how to stay safe and sane in lockdown, 2022 finally feels like a chance for some much-needed newness and indulgence.
After two years in hibernation, it's time to think about shifting our focus, changing our mindset, and finding (or refinding) the things that bring us joy. With that in mind, here are 12 new things to try this year that elevate the everyday.
1. BATHE LIKE A GODDESS
A goddess bath is the most indulgent bathtime you'll ever gift yourself, combining a heavenly bubble bath with setting intentions. Set the scene by carefully choosing your bath salts and scents, lighting candles, and playing some relaxing music. Then, as you run the water, take a few moments to set your intention before unwinding and bathing in your new hopes and dreams.
2. AN ATTITUDE FOR GRATITUDE
Start each day with an attitude for gratitude by creating a gratitude journal. Cultivate the habit of writing down three things you feel grateful for each morning - perfect over a cup of tea. Research shows that exercising gratitude is good for our physical health and mental well-being.
3. DATE YOURSELF
Dinner, lunch, breakfast, the cinema, our advice, just do yourself a favour and take yourself out! There's something freeing about spending quality time alone and making time to do things that make you feel good.
4. DIGITAL DETOX
One thing we can probably all agree on is how addicted we are to our phones. Whether for work, family, or downtime, it's all too easy to pick up and mindlessly scroll. So why not plan on a regular digital detox? Maybe that's a couple of hours in the evenings or perhaps even a Sunday switch-off; make 2022 the year you learn to switch off fully.
5. CREATIVE CUISINE
One of the best ways to get adventurous in the kitchen is to cook new things. But that doesn't have to mean fancy ingredients and complicated recipes. Instead, open the fridge or cupboard, type a few ingredients into Google and see what recipes come out. It's a great way to get inventive and find a few new dishes to add to your repertoire.
6. PEN FRIENDS
Remember those pen-pal days? Before emails, texts, and social media, letter-writing was a serious art. Well, it's time to dig out that fancy stationery or to purchase some cute postcards* (and even treats) and send a little love to friends and family in the form of snail mail.
*Did you know that February 7th is ‘Send a card to a Friend’ Day? If you use promo code FREECARD on any orders placed on the 7th, we’ll include one of these pick-me-ups for free.
7. BOOK UP
Simple pleasures like reading can be a great way to relax. And, thanks to lockdown, there are now plenty of online book clubs to join that encourage reading, plus, there's an array of niche book clubs from self-help to thrillers and crime. So find your book tribe and make 2022 the year of a good book or two!
8. A GOOD NIGHT
We all have a morning routine, whether that's rushing out the door fueled by caffeine or getting up early to fit in a workout or meditation, but what about your bedtime routine? Create a nighttime schedule to help you unwind from a busy day. Read, journal, have a bath, try a body scan mediation, and set the scene for a restful night.
9. ROUND MY HOMETOWN, MEMORIES ARE FRESH
When was the last time you went for an aimless wander around your village, town or city? Plan a day to visit that museum or park you've been meaning to check out, grab a coffee or lunch from your local independent cafe, and get stuck into some hometown culture.
Love that hit of nostalgia? If they’re still there, seek out a few of your favourite places from your childhood and reminisce. Your favourite park, walk, library, even walk by your old house and nursery school.
10. TREAT YOURSELF
How often do you post presents, send cards and deliver parcels to friends and family for birthdays, get well wishes, new jobs, or just because? Well, don't forget to include yourself in that list. It's time to send yourself a care package - maybe as a one-off or as a monthly treat. So add yourself to your priority list.
11. DITCH THE CLUTTER
Clothes we no longer wear but save 'just because' or the thousands of photos saved on our phones to the drawer of doom that just won’t close, there's always something to declutter. So book in some time and get organised! It will help you feel calmer and free up space in your home and mind!
12. SOW THE SEEDS
You don't have to be green-fingered to plant herbs. Indoors or outdoors, a herb garden is simple and can be grown with ready-to-go plants or seeds. Inexpensive and fairly hardy, creating your own herb garden is good for the mind and soul and the perfect way to add some extra flavour to those new recipes! We love this ideas so much that we’ve decided to add seeds to the Build Your Own Boxes!
Go on, give something new a try for 2022. We'd love to know what new things you're getting stuck into this year.
Gold and Silver Daisy Earrings
Featured in our Monthly March Box these stunning gold and silver daisy earrings are now part of our build your own collection.
The earrings will come with a soft plastic back and safely packaged in a mini kraft envelope sealed with a sticker to keep them safe and hygienic.
Birthday Cake Popcorn With Sprinkles!
This Birthday Cake flavoured popcorn is a perfect addition to your Birthday box, not only does this popcorn from Popcorn Shed look amazing, but the packaging is also bright and beautiful, the popcorn contains actual rainbow sprinkles and it tastes so yummy, yes we sample every edible product, someone has to ;)
Candy Kittens Tropical Gourmet Sweets
Add this yummy addition to your TreatBox to make it extra sweet for the recipient ;) Made using the finest ingredients and absolutely no bad stuff, these gourmet gummy candies are gluten-free and made with natural flavours, colours and real fruit juices.
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Mango Lip Scrub
Cluster Star Earrings
Show your loved ones how much you appreciate them with these cute silver plated cluster star earrings. It's the perfect addition to any TreatBox. New to our Build Your Own TreatBox collection.The earrings will come with a soft plastic back and safely packaged in a mini kraft envelope sealed with a sticker to keep them safe and hygienic.
Birth flower A4 Print
Brand new to our Build Your Own Collection, our birth print flowers will make a nice touch to a Birthday TreatBox.
Use the drop down to select yours or the recipients birth month.January - Snowdrop
February - Violet
March - Daffodil
April - Daisy
May - Lily of the Valley
June - Rose
July - Waterlily
August - Poppy
September - Aster
October - Cosmos
November - Chrysanthemum
December - Holly Berry
Sparkling Rose Vegan Sweets
Elegant soft gummies infused with real Rosé wine, blended with just a hint of strawberry for a subtle fruity twist and sprinkled with sour sugar crystals for a delightfully rosy treat.
Made using the finest ingredients, these gourmet gummies are made from natural ingredients. Gluten-Free & Alcohol-Free (alcohol is burnt off in the manufacturing process). - 100g
YOU ARE SO LOVED - Vegan Iced Biscuit
Say it with a biscuit. “You are so loved" ❤️
Your loved ones deserve little treats, so why not treat them, to this stunning iced biscuit, with the sweetest decoration.
All you need then is a cup of tea! Who's turn is it to put the kettle on?
Suitable for vegans.
Allergens: Produced in an environment where nuts, gluten, dairy, eggs, and soya are used.
Coaster - Good Friends are like Stars
Remind your friend how much they mean to you and even you are not close to them in person you will always be there for them no matter what!
This special friend quote "Good friends are like stars you can't always see them, but you know they're always there"
Created here at TreatBox you will not find this anywhere else.
Vanilla Lip Scrub
Candy Kittens Eton Mess Gourmet Sweets
A classic British combo of strawberries & cream reimagined into Eton Mess vegetarian sweets, made using the finest ingredients and absolutely no bad stuff, these gourmet gummy candies are gluten-free and made with natural flavours, colours and real fruit juices.
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