New Year’s resolutions are always a challenge. No matter what your goal is, it’s difficult to avoid temptations, slipping into old habits and maintain motivation. So we’ve gone through YouK to try and find the best products to help you with your resolutions!

Get Fit

It shouldn’t matter what you wear to the gym or for a run, but it feels good to look good. There’s no better motivation to get off the couch than to wear a brand new pair of leggings or trainers.

Sweaty Betty

Sweaty Betty empowers women through fitness. Designed in London by an all-female team, their activewear is made to help achieve goals in the gym and beyond.

Davy J

Davy J is a swimwear brand for the wild. Designed to survive a dive, pull off a cliff jump or handle a waterfall, it’s a new kind of beachwear – one that you can swim in.


OddBalls is a clothing brand known for its eye-catching underwear designs. They were founded in 2014 with the aim of raising awareness of testicular cancer whilst selling great underwear. They have expanded since then and now have a whole range of OddBalls clothing. Their profits are donated to The OddBalls Foundation which is a charity dedicated to raising the awareness of testicular cancer.

Get Organised

Get a headstart on your spring clean this New Year and get on top of things in the house.

The Metal Tree

The Metal Tree handmakes fine custom furniture for your home and office. Cutting edge style and the highest quality materials are curated by master makers in Gloucestershire.

Less Screen Time

If you’re thinking about reducing your screen time this year, try to replace the time spent by learning a new skill or spending time doing something fun with loved ones. In an age of instant gratification, it feels incredibly satisfying to make something for yourself!

The Crafty Kit Company

The Crafty Kit Company offers well priced crafting kits for all ages from young to old. Each kit comes with full instructions and the tools required to create with your hands. They cater to knitters, felters, crocheters and sewers alike.

Discover Local Activities

Discover a local brewery or distillery tour or a wine tasting session at an English vineyard. Spending quality time with friends and family is something we all aim to do more of, so why not have some fun, too!

Take Time to Yourself

Light a candle and sit down to relax with a book or magazine. Having small routines like this can help you settle into relaxing.

Isle of Skye Candle Co. design and hand make candles in Scotland. In 2012 they won the Best New Scottish Company at the Scottish Variety Awards.

Eat Better

Eating healthily doesn’t mean giving up snacks. It means switching them for healthier, smarter alternatives.

Emily Crisps

Emily Crisps believe that snacking should be nutritious and healthy so they have developed a range of amazingly crunchy vegetable crisps from the freshest fruit and veg.

Wild Trail

Wild Trail produces snacks for the great outdoors that encourage people to get outside, get active and enjoy their own wild trail.

Indie Bay Snacks

Indie Bay Snacks produce pretzel bites. Led both by taste and values, they have had enough of feeling guilty, feeling hungry and feeling confused. Indie Bay is all about making it easy to do the right thing.

Go Vegan

January is Veganuary. Give veganism a go for the month and see if any of the habits stick. With the brands featured on YouK, you’ll find it easy to make the change.


Bio-D offer a range of vegan, cruelty-free cleaning products suitable for everyone. Made in the UK from ethically sourced ingredients and 100% recyclable packaging, their products are sustainable and environmentally friendly cleaning solutions.

Nutcrafter Creamery

Most people say they couldn’t be vegan because they would miss cheese. Well, nuthatch creamery has your back on this one. Nutcrafter Creamery produces innovative, artisanal plant-based cheeses and butter alternatives. All Nutcrafter products are made with high quality, ethically grown ingredients.

Heavenly Organics

Heavenly Organics is a family-run business founded in 2011, by Mary-Anne, who desired to produce organic and vegan-friendly skincare, that could satisfy her own ethical and skin requirements as well as others.

Struggling to come up with a New Year’s resolution?

Try buying British this year! 

YouK gives you all the tools you need to make a huge difference to the environment and the sustainability of UK jobs and public services.