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These are the ten best small swaps to help you continue a healthy new year


Keep up those good intentions!

The end of January is in sight, but that doesn’t mean the end of the new you should be.

With a few easy swaps you can guarantee that the good intentions from the start of the year carry on through the rest of it.

Featuring gorgeous vegan hot chocolate, stylish swivelling desk chairs, and the best booze-free alcohol out there, this is our list of the best little products for maintaining resolutions.

Cast iron fire bowl

Get outside (Picture: Hasselblad H5D)

Fresh air is fabulous for the mind, body and soul, so make your outdoor space work hard all year round — not just in the warmer months.

Just add a firepit and fairy lights and you’re good to go.

Buy for £120 from Graham & Green.

My Home Stories velvet desk chair

Elevate your WFH space

Glam up your work-from-home hub, with a swish, new desk chair, in plush velvet (navy, emerald green, charcoal or blush) with a swivelling gold base.

Because you’re worth it.

Buy for £129 from QVC.

RHS Decoupage Paper

Get crafty

Ditch the digital and learn a new craft instead.

Try these botanical, decoupage papers — inspired by the Royal Horticultural Society archives — for an easy way to pretty up the home for very little.

Buy for £11.95 from Annie Sloan.

Dog Cable Ties by Kikkerland

Clear the decks

If you’re not prepped for a full house declutter, start small, with cute, dog-shaped, snap wraps that keep cords, cables and chargers tangle-free and off the floor. Pretty neat.

Buy a set of 3 for £6 from A Place for Everything.

38% Oat m*lk hot chocolate flakes

Hot stuff (Picture: Jamie Lau)

Take the chill off and warm up with a steaming mug of creamy, plant-based, hot chocolate made from oat milk and single-estate dark chocolate.

A really sweet buy for Veganuary.

Buy for £9.95 from Knoops.

Narchie: the ‘Depop’ of homeware

Buy pre-loved

Cut back on waste and buy pre-loved furniture and accessories from Narchie, a social marketplace app, dubbed the ‘Depop of homeware’.

Discover a treasure trove of antiques, flea market hauls and upcycled pieces like this glassware from @sourced_and_found.studio.

Buy from Narchie.

Spruce multipurpose or bathroom starter kit

Reuse and refill (Picture: Tom Hartford)

Help save the planet by switching from single-use, plastic bottles to refillable, household cleaners, scented with organic essential oils.

Buy the bottles once and top up with refills (delivered to your door) and tap water.

Buy for £8 each from Spruce.

Perri White

Relax and rewind

We can’t promise 2022 is going to be a less frantic year so, just in case, be armed with this portable, mini diffuser for a relaxing, sensory escape, on-the-go.

Buy for £28 from Made By Zen.

Wild Eve Botanical Infusion 0%

Keep up Dry January

Staying clear of the hard stuff is so simple these days thanks to a new online retailer selling an expert-curated list of non-alcoholic drinks.

Pick from booze-free beer, cider, wine and spirits, minus that morning-after feeling.

Buy for £32 from Zero Zilch Zip.

Hedgerow print beeswax wrap

Bee planet-friendly

Beeswax wraps should be part of your daily kitchen kit for keeping food fresh for longer, without the need for cling film.

And these bold, new, wildlife prints are a really bright idea for getting us in an early picnic mood.

Buy for £12 from The Beeswax Wrap Co.

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