Last-minute gifts can still be memorable ones with a few thoughtful touches. Teavana teamed up with lifestyle maven Camille Styles to create five great gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list this holiday.
1. Christmas Morning Breakfast for the Hostess
Surprise your holiday hostess with a gift basket with all the fixings for a delicious memorable Christmas morning brunch. Line a gift basket with a festive tea towel and fill with pancake mix, a jar of jam, fresh apples and Teavana Chocolate Chai Black Tea. Top with a bow, a few sprigs of greenery, and a Teavana® Perfectea® Spoon.
“There’s no better way to kick off the most wonderful day of the year,” said Styles. “Plus, any gift that lessens your recipient’s to-do list is a surefire win.”
2. Loose-Leaf Tea for Your Foodie Coworker
“For all those people on your list who have you stumped — like neighbors, clients and coworkers — we love the idea of gifting each of them with one of Teavana’s Frosted Tins.”
These hand-wrapped Japanese tins are custom designed in frost-inspired, foil-stamped paper, available in three holiday colors and are perfect for gifting. Perfect filled with five ounces of delicious loose-leaf Teavana® White Chocolate Peppermint Tea.
3. Snow Day Survival Kit for Your Bookworm Sister
“This time of year, sometimes nothing sounds better than cuddling up at home and unwinding with loved ones over card games, classic books and cozy tea,” Styles said.
To create a relaxing gift perfect for a snow day, fill a decorative container with Teavana’s Perfectea® Maker and the Holiday Tea Collection, which includes four holiday-inspired blends. Add a pair of soft slippers, classic hardback novels and a deck of playing cards.
4. Grab-and-Go Gift Cards for Last Minute Gifting
“By adding a personal touch with a gorgeous wrapping job, a gift card can be easily transformed to be much more,” Styles said.
Styles shares her secret to transforming a Teavana Gift Card into a beautiful package:
1) Place the gift card in the center of a 6″ paper doily. Use a small piece of double-sided tape on the back of the gift card to secure it in place. 2) Fold in the right and left sides of the doily, and crease over the gift card. 3) Fold up and crease the bottom of the doily, then fold down and crease the top of the doily. 4) Wrap ribbon or twine around packaged card, and tie in a bow.
5. Gingerbread Men in a Box for the Busy Mom
“This gift basket’s got a little something for everyone: loose leaf tea and an insulated tumbler for mom, and all the materials needed to decorate gingerbread men for the kids,” said Styles.
Bundle up gingerbread cookies, toppings like frosting and candy, and wood craft sticks with raffia or twine. For mom, add a stainless steel Snowflake Tumbler to enjoy tea on the go, and a few ounces of Teavana® Gingerbread Tea.
Starbucks compensated Camille Styles to share her gift ideas.
Founded in 1997, Teavana offers new tea enthusiasts and tea connoisseurs alike its "Heaven of Tea" retail experience where passionate and knowledgeable "Teaologists" engage and educate them about the ritual and enjoyment of tea. The company's mission is to establish Teavana as the most recognized and respected brand in the tea industry by expanding the culture of tea across the world. Teavana joined the Starbucks family in December of 2012. For more information, visit www.teavana.com.