Ahh, the long lines, late nights, and empty wallet, signs of the holiday season, right? If you’ve become a bit of a scrooge during the holidays, your gift buying ritual may need to be revamped. Instead of searching through the mall and battling long lines, try some of these ideas.
For your best friend: Tea Forte, the Mercedes Benz of the tea world, recently launched their Exotics collection, featuring such delicious concoctions as African Solstice, a rooibos tea infused with berries; Ginger, an herbal tea with lemon; and Bombay Chai, a festive Indian tea blend perfect for the holiday season. The six silken tea bags in the Exotics collection are sure to delight the recipient’s senses. (teaforte.com)
For the new mama: Earth Mama Angel Baby, an online company that specializes in healing blends for mothers-to-be and new moms, offers a variety of gift sets to spoil and soothe both mother and baby. The Pregnancy Pampering Kit, featuring the Morning Wellness Tea, Third Trimester Tea, Stretch Oil, Earth Mama Bottom Balm, and Happy Feet will soften and calm every last inch of her tired body. Says Anna Stavola, mom-to-be, “[the stretch oil]rejuvenates me each time I put it on, like my own personal massage.” Other gift options include the Postpartum Recovery Kit and A Little Something for Baby. Completely natural, Earth Mama Angel Baby is the perfect gift for the mama who needs a little pampering. (earthmamaangelbaby.com)
For the hostess: Aside from offering to help clean up after a successful party, it’s hard to come up with a creative gift for the party hostess. John Masters Organics’ Blood Orange and Vanilla Soy Candle is a delicious and gorgeous way to show your thanks. Set in a hand-poured, crackled glass container, the candle offers a beautiful glow when lit and the aroma is equally heavenly. (johnmasters.com)