Even if you aren’t a fan of Christmas music and tinsel, something about the holiday season just puts everyone in a good mood. On the other hand, it can be tough to decide what to get for our friends and family members. What will they like? What gift will truly show how much you love and care for them? You don’t have to blow your bank in order to provide your loved ones with a great gift for the season of giving. A small token of your affection is good enough to let people know that you’re thinking of them.
Did you know that the average American household spends anywhere for $4,000 to $7,500 on groceries every year? That cost goes up when you’re buying lunch at the office every day. However, you can help your friends out at their desk job by providing them with some fresh herbs, at the very least.
They can grow them at home or right on their desk, either way, who wouldn’t like to pick off a few fresh basil leaves for a caprese salad? How about cilantro, you can use it for anything from tacos to soups for added flavor.
Growing a tree is not only a great way to do your part in helping to provide the world with cleaner oxygen, it’s also incredibly satisfying to grow a plant in your own vision. Bonsai kits are perfect for the creative individual who enjoys relaxing through activities such as gardening.
They’re so much more than just tiny trees. Bonsais take patience, and need help to be shaped and morphed into the design the person desires. You can easily find kits that include instructional booklets and all the tools needed from pots, to soil, to plant markers to help guide your friend through the process.
If you’re hoping to get them more than one gift, try a water diffuser! They’re complimentary to the herb kit, and your loved one can use just about any kind of fruit or home-grown foods. A slice of lemon and a few mint leaves make for a healthy, tasty drink that they can refill all day long. If you want to go the extra mile, find some ice cube molds with fun shapes and encourage the receiver of your gift to freeze up some strawberries, or lemon sugar cubes for a minty lemonade on the go!
The great thing about these gifts is that your friends can work on their kits, refill their bottles, and have fresh seasoning for the lunches all day at work. You can also use them as game prizes for the seasonal White Elephant Party, and participate in just about any Secret Santa!