Mine, hands down, came from my brother. It was unique. It was personal. It was well thought out. It was COOL.
Imagine pulling one of these things at a time out of a box. Above? Catnip, lemon balm and chamomile for infusions. I also got two tea dippers, one for me and one for my daughter. But even better? A HAND WRITTEN page explaining each. The catnip helps you fall asleep, the chamomile relaxes and calms the stomach while the lemon balm lifts your mood and keeps you alert.
Next came two aroma therapy bags as well as hops and mugwort. Again, the handwritten note told me that the hops instantly relaxes while the mugwort will induce lucid dreams. Putting both of these in a bag and placing the bag on your pillow will give you a naturally restful sleep!
Finally, SUSHI MAKING SUPPLIES! A bag of konbu (I had to read up on that!), a rice paddle, seaweed, sushi molds and a “perfect roll” sushi maker, straight from Germany. (Germany?)
Also included? Another hand written page, front and back, with full sushi rice instructions. ILLUSTRATION INCLUDED. With today’s technology, I would have typed and printed it without a second thought. How amazing to have hand written instructions made just for me.
Now that the new year is here, it’s back to both writing and visiting blogs. I can’t wait to see what you have been up to!
What was your favorite Christmas or Hanukkah gift? Who gave it to you and why did you love it?