Ah, the holidays. For conscious consumers, they can be quite a headache as we try to put together thoughtful gifts that don’t comprise our values. To help guide you through the season, I’ve put together this tea lovers gift guide with several ideas pairing Numi tea with other consciously sourced items, for a variety of tastes!
Tea + Books
What goes better with tea than books? For added eco-friendly benefits, pick up the books you plan to gift used at a local pre-loved book store. There’s no reason for the stigma that’s placed on giving “used” gifts!
Numi Amber Sun Tumeric Tea
This delicious, rich turmeric tea will soothe and warm the body while a book soothes and stimulates the mind! Include information on Numi’s work with turmeric farmers in Madagascar (link this to blog post) for the social justice-minded recipient.
The Middle of Everywhere by Mary Pipher
Mary Pipher’s writings center around helping refugees enter the American community. Engaging and informative, full of personal experiences and stories.
My Life In France by Julia Child
A delightful, easy read- Julia Child’s musings on the culture and food of France accompanied by many personal photos taken by Paul Child.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
This lovely novel follows the experience of a young woman growing up in Nigeria, transplanting to the USA, and returning to her country of birth. Witty, lighthearted, and full of rich cultural descriptions and humorous moments.
Tea + Accessories
For the tea-drinker who likes to accessorize their habit, pair tea with a new ethically made mug and adorable recycled spoon! Never has a cup of tea been so Instagram-able!
Numi Toasted Rice Tea
A Japanese favorite, this light, savory tea is sure to be a hit.
Zig Zag Mug by Ten Thousand Villages
Made in Vietnam by artisans working with nonprofit organization Mai Vietnamese Handicrafts.
Classico Mug by Azulina
This hand-painted mug is made in Carmen de Viboral, Colombia by artists who have been passing down the traditional painting techniques that have existed for a over a century.
Milk and Honey Spoons
These stamped stamped spoons are made from recycled silverware and are etched with all sorts of cute sayings and designs!
Tea + Chocolate
When I’m not sure what to get someone (I don’t want to buy a gift that will just get tossed out or wasted!) I find myself often choosing “consumable” gifts. A nice little gift basket with Numi Organic Tea and fair trade chocolate would do nicely!
Numi Jasmine Green Tea
Wonderfully fragrant, plus, according to the experts, Jasmine Green tea pairs well with dark chocolate!
Divine Dark Chocolate with Mango and Coconut
Is this the worlds’ best chocolate? Maybe… bits of mango and coconut are swirled into a rich dark chocolate infused with vanilla.
Alter Eco Black Truffles
Fair trade, organic, and made with organic coconut oil comes from Kerala Fair Trade Alliance on India’s Malabar Coast. (Also- the wrappers are compostable! How cool!)
Numi Organic Citrus Matcha
Such a fun gift for a foodie- they’ll be able to make there own matcha lattes and other creations with a citrusy twist!
Tea + Bath Products
I can’t be the only person who likes to drink tea while soaking in the tub! The following suggestions would make a lovely gift for that always-stressed person in your life who sometimes needs to be reminded to focus on a little self care here and there. Plus, each item is empowering for the community that manufactured it.
Numi Mood Tea Sampler
Sip on the perfect cup of tea, depending on your mood! This gift set from Numi contains 40 tea bags: Chamomile Lemon (Sleep), Jasmine Green (Reflect), Rooibos Chai (Inspire), Mate Lemon (Invigorate), Emperors Pu-erh (Energize), Moroccan Mint (Refresh), Aged Earl Grey (Balance), Breakfast Blend (Focus).
Help provide work for women who have been forced to flee from ISIS by supporting sisterhood soap with a purchase! Only pure and natural ingredients are used.
Honeystreet Handmade Body Butter
Placing importance on Fair Trade ingredients, the Honeystreet handmade team makes each product by hand at a small family run company. Aside from body butter, they offer bath oils, massage oils, and scrubs.
Falalalala Candle by Prosperity Candle via The Little Market
Prosperity Candle employs refugee women in the USA to create eco-friendly soy candles with the most delightful scents! Choose from a variety like gingerbread cookie, vanilla, and cinnamon.