Reasons to Enjoy Autumn
It’s certainly freshening up outside as sadly those lavish long sunny days become a distant memory.
Just a reminder for you... British Summer Time ends Sunday 29th October. It is often at this time of year that we get our grump on more easily than usual! But you know, we needn’t let Autumn’s arrival bring us down. There is so much to celebrate about this wonderful new Season, the array of Autumnal beauty on offer is just astounding. At Smartgifts we just love the crisp cool air, the gorgeous colours, cosy comforts and true awakening of the senses that only Autumn can bring.
It is the perfect time to indulge in a little extra comfort to sooth away those whispers of Winter… So don’t let this Season weigh you down, our wellbeing is so important. Yes, we know it's flu season, the winds messed up our hair yet again and don’t even mention that alarm clock! It’s fair to say that the spring in our step has now become more of a trudge. So, today we would like to share with you a few ways to have your heart singing it's happy beat the whole season through!
Get yourself out there with family and friends and really savour the seasonal events on offer. Halloween and Bonfire night are fast approaching and they are a sure way to raise the spirits…mmm toasted marshmellows anyone? It’s tempting to hibernate away from the cold weather but connection with our loved ones is such an important part of having a happy heart! So go on organise that Firework Friday or Happy Halloween gathering.
As our immune systems take a dive in the depths of the colder temperatures, it is essential we eat well. Be sure to include plenty of the season’s juiciest fresh fruits and heart-warming veggie into your meals. Good nutrition is the key to avoiding flu and other viruses so be sure to poach yourself a pear or add that squash to the grocery list this week!
There are so many reasons to LOVE Autumn! But food is definitely way up there... So go ahead and indulge your senses. We’re thinking…
- Deliciously moreish caramelised baked veggies,
- Hearty hugs of thick hot soups & stews
- Scrummy Apple crumble with homemade custard
- Indulgent rich fruity spiced cakes
- Freshly made bread out of the oven with lots of butter!
- Roasted chestnuts around an open fire
Seek solace in the comfort of your own home when the weather takes a turn and you can’t face leaving the house. No problem – do your work out indoors, snuggle up with a good book, get creative in the kitchen, light some candles and pamper up. Or simply cuddle up with your loved ones and watch movies all day with hot chocolate and treats on tap..BLISS!
Don’t let your motivation or mood slip. Take a refreshing walk or jog in the Autumn air and jump around in the gorgeous crunchy leaves just for the fun of it. If you really can’t face going out into the elements, make a playlist of your favourite tunes and practice your dance moves ready for the upcoming party season inside!
Savour Autumn in all of its glory…. the captivating colors of the leaves turning from green, to golden, to red. Those crisp clear sunny days and misty mornings. Cosy nights by Candle Light and Delightful Duvet days. The Comfort of Chunky knits, Bobble hats and Rugging up. Beautiful Fire Light, the Comforting Authentic Warmth it provides whilst bringing our loved ones together and beautiful gifts to give for delicious Cheese and Wine feasts! And enjoy the countdown to the fabulous festive period ahead.
SO SNUGGLE up dear friends and live well this Autumn!
Now for a little uplifting Gift Inspiration to bring a feel good glow to the cheeks of loved ones….
PAMPERING: Sooth away the stresses of a long day, battling against the Autumn wind and rain with some much deserved heavenly Aromatherapy treats. Our Luxury Feel Good Aromatherapy Basket will rejuvenate mind body and soul from top to toe!
RELAX AND SLEEP WELL: We crave more rest and rejuvenation during the cooler seasons so take some time out to relax a little. We have a fabulous Sleep Well Tips Book to assist you maximise your rest and make your way towards the perfect nights sleep. Nothing feels better than waking up after a great slumperThe gift of a good nights sleep will be much appreciated by those that struggle to rest well.
KEEP WARM: There is nothing better than soothing away the chills of the day with a heart-warming blissful brew. Treat your friends, family or yourself for that matter…to this gorgeous Personalised Bistro Café Inspired Latte Glass that comes printed with the name of your choice.
Pair this with our Hug Across the Miles Cosy Mug a heart warming gift for loved ones for their favourite beverage and biccies.
GET FRUITY: Feel good and load up on the Vitamin C to fight off the flu this Autumn.
Fresh Fruit can be comforting as well as refreshing you know. Delight a loved one with this wellness inspired Oh So Scrummy Fruit and Cake Basket of delicious fruits and comforting
cakes…it’s all about balance after all!
HAPPY HOME: Create some comforting Autumn ambience in the home with these Personalised Spice Scented Love Candles sure to bring a warm glow and stunning fragrance to any setting.
Stay bright and don’t let the darker days cast a shadow over you. Shine a light toward yourself or another with this stunning bright and beautiful Bouquet of flowers that will bring back memories of summer loving days in an instant.
KEEP CONNECTED: Make the effort to be around the people you love. Time spent with friends and family is a great source of comfort at any time of year. Be inspired and make a surprise visit with a Yummy Treat or send a Surprise Gift to let them know you care…
Our delicious Biscuit Gifts of dunking delights will bring much light to those darker days and make for a much happier soul!
AND FINALLY BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY: Love and Hearty Hugs are the true essence of Real Comfort so be sure to spread them far and wide this season and beyond!
LOVE COMFORTS ALL x