You know what types of gifts I love to receive?
Gifts that I will use!
And use and use and use and eventually use right up…
And I love giving people gifts that I think they will love getting all kinds of use out of.
It must be the practical streak in me; but my favourite gifts to give are those lovely and luxurious items that we don’t often want to just buy for ourselves but that we really want and will enjoy using.
Special little items like that special type of tea or coffee; incredible smelling and luxurious soap or hand creams; or gourmet chocolates or spices.
So if you’re like me and enjoy giving beautiful gifts that people with actually use; then I think you will love these lovely and luxurious consumable gift ideas that I’ve gathered together.
Pre de Provence Soap in Sandalwood / Votivo Red Current Candle/ Treasure Chest of Coffee /Harney & Sons Black Tea/ L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream/ Lindt Lindor Assorted Truffles/ Casina Rossa Gourmet Salt Gift /See’s Candies Toffee-ettes / Enchanted Forest- Adult coloring book/ Fineliner Coloring Markers
Want to give an absolutely incredible smelling soap with a beautiful texture? This Pre de Provence Soap in Sandalwood is traditionally crafted using old-world methods right in the Provence region of France! Not only is it moisturizing and skin-softening, but it will fill the bathroom with a delicious scent right down to the very last sliver of soap!
Speaking of scents, this aromatic soy based hand poured Votivo Red Current Candle has an amazing one – and super adorable packaging to boot. You might not even need to wrap it! A lovely gift for a hostess, friend, colleague, or teacher.
Mmmm. I LOVE a beautiful tea, and this Harney & Sons Black Tea made in homage to Paris, is a fruity black tea with vanilla, caramel, and a hint of lemony Bergamot. My absolute favourite! Harney teas are such a beautiful quality brand and the packaging is lovely as well.
Anyone else use up tubes of hand-cream during the winter? With all the cold weather my hands get so dry, and I love a beautiful quality cream like this L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream. It’s a super creamy balm with 20 percent shea butter, along with honey, almond extracts and coconut oil. The rich texture leaves hands soft and can be applied as often as needed. You know it has to be good because it’s also the recipient of several beauty awards!
I have to say that Swiss chocolate is my absolute favourite kind of chocolate, and every year these Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles are my downfall. They. are. just. so. good. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love them – and the packaging is so pretty that you could just give the gift like this!
Have you ever experimented with different kinds of Sea Salts? I had the chance to try some beautiful gourmet ones while visiting my friend in Europe last summer, and I am sold! This Casina Rossa Gourmet Salt Gift would be a perfect consumable gift for anyone who loves cooking or eating! Know anyone like that? The set includes six 1.1 Oz. Jars of award winning Casina Rossa gourmet salts, including “Truffle & Salt”, “Fennel & Salt”, “Saffron & Salt”, “Fiori & Salt”, “Porcini & Salt”, and new “Herb & Salt”! I’m in…
An absolute favourite brand, these chat See’s Candies Toffee-ettes are a beautiful consumable gift for anyone on your list with a sweet tooth. These irresistible bite-size pieces of rich Danish butter toffee with whole almonds are smothered in See’s creamy milk chocolate, then covered with bits of toasted almonds. Um, yum?!? Yes, please….
I love my coffee. And how fun is this Treasure Chest of Coffee for the coffee-lover on your list? It includes fifteen delicious speciality gourmet coffee variations, and each are ground for an aromatic drip. This is great for a friend, hostess, teacher, colleague or even to bring to the office to share!
How about a consumable gift idea that is also an activity?!? Adult colouring is so popular these days, and adult colouring books are a fantastic gift idea. This chat Enchanted Forest- Adult coloring book is a New York Times #1 Best Seller that is interactive – much like colouring a story book. Beginning at the entrance to a fairy-tale forest, the journey progresses through highly embellished woods and through intricate flora. Castles, treasure chests, and other magical elements add a fairy tale narrative to the designs.
If you’re giving a colouring book, then team it up with these high quality Fineliner Coloring Markers. These felts are not your regular colouring markers. They have triangular ergonomic barrels and 36 brilliant colours that are perfect for adult colouring.
Hmmm. I would be happy with pretty much anything off of that list! How about you?
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