Disconnect and take some time much needed for yourself!

Nowadays this is more meaningful than ever, and with so many of us working from home, it’s important to separate our work and our home life and indulge in some downtime. We can do this with simple little mindful moments, enjoying a cup of herbal tea, lighting an aromatherapy candle, soaking in a warm, scented bath.
This is the motivation behind Essentials by Esmé; treating ourselves and our loved ones to an essential moment of calm and respite in hectic and uncertain times.

The personal touch 

As well as a varied range of individual luxury gifts and self-care products, the main event at Essentials by Esmé is our beautiful themed boxes.

These offer a very thoughtful way to treat someone you care about. Each box is packed with gorgeous handpicked items so you can enjoy an exclusive experience.

You also have the option of creating your own themed box from the array of products we have on offer to create a more personalised experience. 

Ready-made Box


A bit about me

Before the Coronavirus crisis I was living life at full speed, working crazy hours and spending an unbelievable amount of time commuting into central London.  As we say in French (as I am French by the way), my life was all about “Metro, Boulot, Dodo!”.

When we entered the first lockdown it was very destabilising being at home and being less busy. However, it was life changing for me and I discovered the power of slowing down.

For the first time in my life I took time to reflect, to be with myself, explore my inner energy and have more time to do the things I love such as cooking, practicing yoga, meditating, gardening, reading and creating new things.

I could also spend more time with my family.
I started to make some themed boxes to send to my family and friends and it was so heartening to see how happy they were to receive them. My whole experience during the lockdown sowed the seeds for Essentials by Esmé!

Relaxing time


Behind the name

You probably think that I am called Esme? This is actually not the case. My real name is Dienaba and I am from Normandy in the north of France.

I’ve always loved the name Esmé which means beloved in French and is both a masculine and feminine name. I chose the name Esmé as I believe we need to spread love, happiness and positivity around us.

Box preparation


 Small businesses

For us, it is essential to support small businesses especially during these difficult times. We source all our products from small and independent wellness and homeware businesses, responsible and environmentally engaged suppliers and producers. We also work primarily with companies based in the UK.

After all we are stronger together!


product lifestyle   


At Essentials by Esmé, preserving the environment is a priority. Therefore, we only use recyclable materials for our boxes. We also work with partners who use natural and eco-friendly ingredients in their products.

Responsibility, commitment, quality, environmental protection, sustainability and ethics are our core values. 

Theme box