Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Holiday Gift Giving Ideas

Herewith are some holiday shopping ideas as suggested by Molly Sams, our thoughtful and enthusiastic intern:
Interning at The Rosemary House can be dangerous. There are always clever, adorable, and functional products that make it easier to incorporate herb
s into your everyday life. So for me, a novice herbie, it is almost impossible to leave empty handed. And I know I am not the only one!

So if you’re stumped about what to get your earth-loving 20 something cousin, your mother-in-law, or grandmother here are a few ideas.

Perfect for the master chef or the freshman in college, Roastmary has been a part of The Rosemary House since it began. It is a wonderful way to spice up any holiday dish or make your barbeque truly memorable when the warm weather returns.

If you have ever been to Nancy Reppert’s Tea House, Sweet Remembrances, you will remember the scones she made that seemed to be created out of sheer perfection. Well now you can have them at home! Using her recipe book you can recreate all of your favorite dishes and amaze your guests.

This potent little pack of tea may be just what you (and everyone on your list) will need after the holiday season. It is jam packed with herbs that help you relax and unwind after watching your children, grandchildren, or niece and nephew rip apart their presents like wild jackals. The mixture contains passionflower, skullcap, and plenty of other wonderful herbs to help you drift off to sleep.

I’ve noticed some in my generation have begun to enjoy this colonial favorite for its all natural ingredients and fruity flavor. Shrubs are delicious vinegar based drinks that are often added to carbonated water. Another name being haymaker’s punch, shrubs can be a wonderful thirst quencher that has plenty of vitamins and other benefits from the fruits they are made from. Shrubs make the perfect gift for those who are moving to their first apartment or want to explore their culinary inspirations.

Carpet Stuff can be a fantastic way to spruce up a room before company or the first step to spring-cleaning. By sprinkling the powder on your rug and letting it sit for about 20 minutes before vacuuming you can have a fresh smelling home. This can be perfect for a freshman in college who is moving into the dorm room or someone moving abroad who will miss the smell of home.

And a gift certificate, of course!

If you’re still stuck, give the gift of options! A gift certificate to the shop can be a great way of saying, “let your creativity run free!” It gives them the opportunity to buy that book they’ve always wanted, try that DIY syrup, or have a spice haul so big it would make Mrs. McCormick blush.

Happy Gift Giving!


Bernideen said...

I highly recommend Nancy's Recipe Book. She is a master at the use of herbs in all her Afternoon Tea Goodies!

Marilyn Miller said...

What a fun list! The Fruit Shrubs sound delicious. I know Nancy's Recipe book would be teariffic.

Angela McRae said...

This was delightful, and your Molly certainly has a witty way with words! So enjoyed reading this list!

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

My family loves roasted potatoes made with Roastmary and olive oil.