Wednesday Wish List–Tea, Games, and Creativity

I absolutely love giving gifts. Seriously.  I’m the person that shops for folks all year round.  The tricky part for me is to actually save the gifts (in a place I remember) until a special occasion … I tend to just hand them out willy-nilly!  Gift giving is definitely my “love language” which is a good thing and a bad thing.  It happens to be a great thing at Christmas so on this post – I’m going to give you some great ideas for holiday shopping.  These are all affiliate links to amazon.  I do want to tell you that if you have an opportunity to shop local – do so!  It is so important to keep our money in our communities – but I realize that is not always possible.  Even if you don’t buy anything I recommend here, I hope it gives you a few ideas to get you jump started for the holiday season.  I’ll hit on three different types of people today and then tune in again in a week to see what other ideas I have in mind.

For the tea lover …

My absolute favorite tea is Harney & Sons Paris.  I love this in the morning, in the afternoon, seeped in water, seeped in apple cider. It’s seriously one of the best things I’ve ever discovered!

I recently got this adorable elephant mug for myself and it has quickly become one of my favorites!  It’s absolutely perfect for my cup of Paris Tea!

For the Game Player

If you’re a lover of games – you can’t go wrong with a decent dart board.  Darts is a forgotten game of fun that is great for social situations.  It’s great for all ages!

If they already have a dart board – it never hurts to get a new set of darts!  Those darn tips are always breaking!

Another game my family has been enjoying this past year is a Catan.  It’s a game of strategy and luck.  My whole family enjoys it – ages 39 all the way down to 7!

For the Creator

I don’t care how old you are – if you are into creating you will love Shrinky Dinks.  I went to a retreat a few years ago and I think the “Shrinky Dink” night was the most fun. I then went and got supplies for my kiddo’s and we’ve spent many afternoons creating them.  There are a lot of kits available but I personally prefer keeping it simple and starting with just the blank sheets – either in crystal clear or frosted.

If you’re going to make shrinky dinks you’re going to want to a good set of Sharpies to go with them!

The final thing I will feature today is not found on Amazon but is rather a monthly box subscription.  I purchased this for myself for my birthday this past year … yes, I do that … and I’m so happy I did.sketchbox

It’s Sketch Box.  Each month a new box full of fun new art tools – from markers, to paper, water colors, inks, etc, arrive in my mailbox.  It’s been a great way to try out different medias and to encourage yourself and/or friends and family to take time to just draw.  I truly have loved this subscription the most of all the boxes I’ve ever gotten. 

Well – those are my recommendations for this weeks “Wednesday Wish List.”  I hope this gives you some ideas and please leave a comment if you like this type of post. 

1 comment:

  1. My sister gifted me the Sketchbox monthly subscription this year (from last Christmas). I have to say it's AWESOME! Top quality art products plus online video instruction. The boxes are also great for storing scraps.

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