Life is busy and the busier it gets the less time we take to let those we love know we value and appreciate them. While there are many ways to demonstrate love and appreciation (sometimes a simple phone call or lovingly worded text can mean the world), there is something that is so special about making something with your own hands to give to the one you love. Handmade gifts are so personal. You can customize what ever it is you are making to suit your recipients exact tastes and personality. Not only that, but it usually cheaper to make something than to buy a store bought gift. Here are a few DIY gift ideas. These little tokens are small but thoughtful, perfect as a present for a loved one or as a thank you gesture for a colleague or friendly acquaintance.
When it comes to me and my mom, our philosophy is that tea is pretty much the solution for any and everything. Whether you’ve had a bad day at work or are still shaking from a heated argument, nothing is quite as bad with a soothing cup of tea in hand. While there are so many different varieties of tea, it is a fun and creative experience to blend your own.You can also tailor the tea to different occasions. For example, your best friend is getting married – a delicate white tea with dried vanilla pods, rose petals, cocoa nibs and cinnamon. Your sister just lost her job – a soothing blend of chamomile flowers, lavender, dried coconut and mint. The sky is the limit and the thought will be very much appreciated. Keep calm and drink tea.