Zhena's Holiday Gift Guide
What I'm giving my friends & family & why!
Choose Holiday Gifts to Reflect Your Values.
We've changed the last few years, haven't we? I know I have. I am more thoughtful about what I buy and why I buy what I buy! If we give gifts aligned with our values, we invest in those we love, instead of simply spending. I want my gifts to be intentional, I want my gifts to show my family & friends that I care about their health & well-being. Tea is of course central to this!
There aren't many products that you can buy that look like luxury gifts but host a plethora of healing powers. Magic Hour is unique in this way, I created it to be so! Better than buying a bottle of vitamins for mom or dad--you get to buy them a GORGEOUS handmade tea that has been used for wellness for 6,000 years!
Our Ceremonial Teas are not only handmade, hand-packed and shipped by us (no 3rd parties do anything for us!), but they are also not available on Amazon or in stores--so you have a chance to gift something so unique and thoughtful, your beloveds will feel how much you care. YES!
Give the luxury of Magic Hour & show not only you care for their health, but you care for their experience through thoughtful and mindful beauty.
Make a list of your values and shop from that list--you'll find your gifts to be more meaningful and well received!
My 2022 holiday shopping values are:
I hope this inspires you and your season...if you've already shopped, you can add extra love to your gifts by placing prayers into them! Try it, you can put your hands on them and pray your intentions into them--it works! Ok, enough words, let's get into gifts!
For My Mom
My mom LOVES Bohemian Breakfast & it's helped her heart health a ton too! The power of Puerh for digestion, immunity and heart health is exciting, especially when you see someone you love so much feel better when they drink it! So this year, mom is getting more Boho, and I'm going to give her the one pound of it, along with a Big Magic Jar because it'll last her a few months--maybe! This aligns with my values because seeing her healthy is the greatest gift I can receive--and helping her be well is the greatest gift I can give. This present also looks better than a bottle of vitamins ha!
My mom also LOVES a good dessert, so I'm getting her the Queen's Sampler Collection. Filled with herbal wellness teas inspired by different regions that are decadent and provide an array of benefits, so when she's babysitting the grandkids, she can sip something sweet and keep her immunity up when one of the littles sneezes on her accidentally!
My mom is a Pisces & was my muse for this Blueberry-Vanilla Oolong-Jasmine Pearl tea which is soooo good for heart health, mood & skin as it's full of antioxidants & flavor! It also steeps a bright blue which inspires her as she loves the ocean!
For my dad, and all dads!
My dad is an Aquarius and loves coffee--not tea! So, I will give him this delicious golden-tipped black tea with vanilla bean & butterscotch so he can enjoy a rich, coffee-like tea that is also laced with velvet bean-a natural dopamine booster for moods!
Hibiscus-rich Ruby Moon is perfect for my dad as Hibiscus not only protects the heart and helps keep the weight off, but the cranberries in this blend help protect the stomach lining from ulcers--and dad does have a natural stress level.
For My Beloved Munchkins (kids)
Mia is an Aquarius whose birthstone is Amethyst, I'm getting her the Amethyst tea with the Amethyst pendulum so she can learn to enhance her intuition!
Sage spent some time in Paris with his best friend Ben & I cannot wait to introduce him to this new Breakfast in Paris blend! He's going to LOVE it when he comes home for the holidays! I'll serve it with a chocolate croissant and win "the cool mom award :))"
My babies are my world and giving them tea is obvious for a mom who makes tea (they have access to LOTS OF TEA) but every year I give them tea and they love it--or at least they tell me they do ha!
This year they will get their Astrology Teas (Mia is Aquarius and Sage is Sagittarius like me)! They will also get a fresh batch of Bubble Tea to give them something fun and celebratory to sip this season (and not laden with sugar!)
And for my husband
When we were married in the tea fields where Magic Hour tea is grown, it was a magical portal we walked through.
The tea workers threw our wedding and planned it meticulously. It was 3 days of festivities and at the end we were informed we'd now be married for 7 lifetimes!
In that case, we better focus on making our connection as magical as possible, because that's a long time :)
For your mate, there is nothing more important than communication and connection. Matching your gift to their love language is a beautiful way to connect.
The 5 Love Languages are:
1. Acts of Service
2. Words of Encouragement
3. Physical Touch
4. Quality Time
My husband expresses his love through "acts of service" while I crave Quality Time & Words of Encouragement. He craves Physical Touch & Quality Time. To align with these love languages, I will give him more experiential tea accessories this year, and I will make my Sagittarius Hubby a tea he will love...We will both get what we want: Quality Time (and tea!)
My husband loves wearing the 9 stones of the ruling planets, known as the Navaratna. As a longtime meditator who is super disciplined with his practice, I am going to splurge on giving him this Gemstone strainer which has the 9 planetary gemstones encrusted into the handle. He will be reminded to slow down and appreciate his favorite morning Bohemian Breakfast with such a beautiful tea strainer!
For my friends and colleagues
This year, we have so many customizable gift sets that are also budget friendly! I can now gift all of the people on my list and have the gifts shipped to them by my team in the warehouse (love them so much). With all of these new Astrology and Gemstone/Birthstone gift sets available this year, I can share tea and a beautiful handmade tea strainer with them and not overspend!
Hot Tip: Use our gift ship option at check out to ship directly to your friends and family that are not local to you. You can show them you care by adding a gift note and we will write it for you! I handwrite many of them myself! And each gift is around $35! So you can show you care while also being spend-friendly for your January budgeting session :)
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