Lots of holiday parties are on the way! There’s so much that goes into hosting a party so why not take your host something more interesting than the usual bottle of wine? Today on Fox 2 News in St. Louis I shared some gift ideas for taking to holiday parties. These are also great possibilities for giving to teachers and co-workers. These gift ideas will help them relax and unwind in the midst of the busy holiday season. Below is the Fox 2 interview video and more details on what I recommended.
- Season’s Treatings Dessert Teas Craft Tea Collection: Inspired by the flavors of the holidays, this collection brings together four decadent loose-leaf teas and herbal infusions including the best-selling seasonal blend, White Chocolate PeppermintFlavored Rooibos Blend, as well as Gingerbread Flavored Black Tea Blend, Cococaramel Sea Salt Flavored Herbal Infusion and Caramel Almond Amaretti Flavored Herbal Infusion. And even though they’re perfect for dessert, they’re all calorie-free so you can indulge all you want all day long! These teas are also chock full of antioxidants so they’re a healthy addition to the holidays ($40, available at Teavana.com and Teavana retail locations, including the St. Louis Galleria).
White Chocolate Peppermint 8 oz Tin: Give Teavana’s best-selling seasonal blend (more than 20 million cups sold at Teavana specialty retail stores over the past three years!) in a holiday tin ($45). It’s peppermint-infused white chocolate and rich cocoa notes atop a rooibos base.
Holiday Infuser Mug: This is an awesome addition to any Teavana loose-leaf teas, because you can infuse loose-leaf tea right in this festive red ceramic mug ($25).
Disco Ball Infuser: This infuser makes loose leaf tea brewing simple and festive ($10)
Holiday Essential Oil Blends. Essential oils are wonderfully therapeutic. I love that Plant Therapy has special holiday blends
- Holiday Fall Blends Set: This soothing set includes Autumn Breeze, Pumpkin Spice and Spiced Orange, three blends inspired by the essence of fall. Think falling leaves on a crisp, sunny day or spiced pies baking in the oven. Includes a 10 ml bottle of each blend, all packaged together in a lovely wooden box. Each blend contains 100% pure, undiluted essential oils that embody your favorite scents of fall, such as Sweet Orange, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Cassia and Vanilla ($30, plantherapy.com)
- Holiday Blend 6 Set: You’ll have the perfect essential oil blend on hand for every holiday occasion with a fabulous Plant Therapy Wooden or Christmas Tree Box Set, which includes Merry Mistletoe, Snow Flurries, Winter Wassail, Candy Cane, Christmas Tree and Gingerbread essential oil blends. Woodsy to citrusy, spicy to sweet, this set features aromas that are sure to conjure wonderful holiday memories and inspire good cheer throughout a home or office. Includes a 10 ml bottle of each blend – all made with 100% pure, undiluted essential oils that elicit feelings of comfort and joy, including Cinnamon Bark, Balsam Fir, Peppermint, Clove and Sweet Orange. The Christmas Tree Box Set is a welcome treat for anyone who wants to fill their home with their favorite scents of the season ($60).
Soothing Natural Soy Candles. Candles are so relaxing. I love candles from Seven Spring Candle Co., because they’re natural soy candles scented with essential oils (it’s pretty hard to find a naturally scented candle). They’re also surprisingly affordable at $9-$12 (available at the Soulard Farmer’s Market, Belleville Farmer’s Market and at sudsysoapery.com). Sudsy Soapery also has a new subscription box service where you can gift someone all year round at www.mysudsycrate.com. They’re offering a special right now where you can get 10% off you first box!