It is that time of the year, where the weather starts getting warmer and we all come together to celebrate the year. 2021 has not been a smooth sailing time for most of us, with unpredictable restrictions greatly impacting our mental health, business, emotional wellbeing and family life. There are many ways to spread the love this holiday season, no matter your circumstances… Here are a few suggestions, take what resonates for you!

 

1. Support Small Businesses

If you do enjoy gift-giving during the holidays, supporting small, local businesses is a great way to spread the love far and wide. As many businesses have had to close unexpectedly or seen a decrease in sales due to the restrictions this year, spending your money locally will bring a smile to more than just one face! Here are a few of our favourites that you can find at Freedom Float Centre.

Ducky Candles

 Who doesn’t love a delicious smelling candle? Especially, when they’re hand poured, cruelty free and triple scented!

 

Bush Tucker Blends

Give the gift of health with these whole food, Australian sourced native superfood supplement blends!

 

Amare Alchemy

Made with complete love and intention, these 100% natural perfumes utilise essential oils, flower essences and crystals.

 

2. Spend Time With Loved Ones

Travel restrictions have kept many friends and families apart, so if you are lucky enough to be able to see your loved ones this Christmas, it is definitely worth celebrating! Put on a picnic, potluck or dinner party, and invite everyone you can. This year has made us all appreciate the importance of human connection and the supportive relationships we have in our lives.

If you know anyone who is not able to see their family these holidays, it is as equally important to reach out to them too. It can be a difficult time for many people’s mental health, so make sure to check in with your friends or family members, and extend a warm conversation to those who may really need it. Hug your loved ones extra tight this year!

 

3. Explore Your Backyard

Many of us may not be able to travel as per usual this summer, but luckily we live in one of the most beautiful places in the world! There are plenty of unreal hikes, waterfalls and nature sights to see in our local area. Put on your hat and spend some time exploring the natural beauty we live amongst. A few of our favourites include…

Springbrook National Park is full of great walking trails ranging from easy to challenging. There is something for everyone and plenty of waterfalls.

 

Tallebudgera Creek can get busy during the holidays, but rightfully so. Set up your beach umbrella just behind Burleigh Headland for a beautiful day by the ocean.

 

Tamborine Mountain boasts many beautiful look outs, wineries, walking trails, rock pools and other activities.

 

Currumbin Rock Pools are found in the Valley with endless fresh water swimming spots.

4. Give the Gift of Relaxation

This year has been one of change for all of us, invoking a lot of stress and anxiety for many. Treating someone you love to some self-care time will go a long way… whether it is a massage, sauna, float therapy session or a spa day. Sometimes it takes a little push to carve out that time they really deserve to let go and unwind.

We offer many of these treatments as gift cards and in bundles.

We also have a limited Christmas offer for 2 x 1 hour float sessions for $99 (non-sharable) running for the next few weeks! Don’t miss out!

 

5. Get Creative and Make Something from the Heart

We all know that it is the thought that counts when giving to those we love, so why not get creative and make something from the heart? There are endless possibilities and you will probably have so much fun doing it! Some of our favourite ways to get hands-on these holidays are…

  • Hand craft Christmas cards
  • Draw or paint an artwork that reminds you of them
  • A batch of your favourite sweet treats
  • A personalised essential oil perfume blend
  • Epsom salts bath blend complete with dried flowers

 

It is our hope that you are inspired to think outside of the box this year, and spread the love this holiday season. We are so grateful for your support this year, during these unprecedented times and are always here for your vital self-care and relaxation time. Wishing our loving community a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!