With the Thanksgiving holiday, the season is set into full swing and Black Friday heralds the opening of shopping season. I wanted to pull together a few suggestions for the tea and knit lovers in your life.
At the top of my list are subscriptions for wonderful gifts that keep on giving all year long.
For the tea lover in your life, you might consider a description to the Plum Deluxe Tea of the Month club. Club memberships are done on a quarterly basis, so you can give anywhere from 3-12 months of tea to someone special in your life. Send them one tea a month for $10 per month, or double their pleasure with 2 teas a month for $20 per month. I’m a member and have been enjoying the surprise in my mailbox each month!
For the knitter in your life there are too many options to choose from!
You could check out Yarnbox.com for a variety of knitting box subscriptions. Each month your favorite knitter will receive a box with yarn, a pattern and some fun extras at his or her door. Boxes range from $19.95 to $69.95. I haven’t personally tried this one, but I’ve heard good things and see beautiful items people receive!
If you’re looking for one special gift for your special someone, advent calendars are a great idea.
I particularly love the David’s Tea Advent Calendar which is 24 days of delightful tea and can be snapped up for $40. Get this one quickly because they always sell out!
For your knitter friend check out the Opal Advent Calendar box for 24 miniskeins of colorful Opal yarn for $60. The knitter could make ornaments for his or her tree, or a wonderful pair of stripey socks!
Black Friday Tea
If you’re planning to partake in a little Black Friday shopping, I could point you in the direction of a few of my favorite black teas!
- No. 5 Winter Blend from Churchmouse Yarn and Teas, 4oz for $14.00 (review here)
- Snowflake Tea from Lana’s The Little House, 4oz for $12.00 (review here)
- Downton Christmas Blend from Republic of Tea, Tin of 36 teabags for $12.00 (review here)
And finally a few knittea related items I have seen this season:
Earlier this week a friend posted some delightful looking mugs from Stuff You Love. I had to go check it out for myself. These are my favorites!
I love woodland creatures, but I really love the recent fascination with foxes. I love the puns even more. Here are a few items that would make your collection foxy:
Last week for knit night we went to Barnes & Noble and I was pleased to see gifts for knitters and tea lovers.
When I first walked in past a display of holiday fair isle tote bags. You have your choice of a red reindeer, white with gold bow, blue snowflake or green tree. I found them on the Barnes & Noble site for $24.95, but the tags in store said $12.99 so head to your local brick and mortar store and save yourself some Christmas pennies.
Then I went upstairs to the cafe (where we meet to knit) and saw a delightful collection of holiday mugs. I particularly liked these inspired by The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (available for $12.95 a piece).
When the temperatures are steaming outside many of us (myself included!) opt for iced tea. However, my office stays chilly with the air conditioning so I still drink my favorite hot teas in the summer. These mugs are so much summery fun!
If you’re like me you need a little caffeine to jump start your mornings. Whether it’s coffee or tea, don’t talk to me before the first cup. I’m always amused by mugs that have a bit of ‘tude in the morning.
In our house The Big Bang Theory is a don’t miss half hour each week. So I was charmed by this tutorial to make yourself a set of Big Bang mugs.