Special Tea-Themed Gifts for Mother’s Day

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Dearies, it’s the special time of year when we get to spend the day honoring the most important women in our lives. What are your plans for Mother’s Day? Last year Kat made a lovely breakfast for her mom, and this year she’s planning to have a little spa getaway for just the two of them. She’s been brainstorming beautiful tea themed gift for her mother, so I started thinking up some creative ideas of my own. Here’s what I’ve got so far:

Tea Themed Gift Basket: I love the idea of a basket brimming with tea goodies. Package favorite teas in beautiful tins, add a tea-for-one teapot and cup set, a small jar of local honey, maybe even a few delicious cookies. Don’t forget to add a luxurious DIY Tea soak, matcha face scrub, or one of my other tea beauty product ideas! A basket filled with gifts to pamper that most important woman in your life. I’m sure every mother out there could use a bit of luxurious relaxation!

I recently saw a photo on pinterest of a white teapot that had beautiful words and quotes written on it with an oil-based sharpie. You can personalize your own teapot for mom! I love this idea. You can add poetry, quotes from her favorite authors, or lovely little tea themed phrases. It’s a sweet and sentimental way to show your love. She’ll be reminded of you every time she brews a pot of tea. You can get kids of all ages involved in this project.

A small windowsill tea herb garden would also make a sweet gift. If you’re really feeling crafty you can reuse tea tins for the garden! Or you can make a seed kit with all of your favorite herbs to brew into a relaxing nighttime tea. I love adding herbs such as chamomile, lavender, lemon balm, mint, and basil. But really, you can mix and match seeds for any herbs you think your recipient would love to grow and brew. Include a few pretty plant markers and even a small shovel or nice pair of gardening gloves for the ultimate tea gardening gift!

If your mother is a bookworm, how about a tea book? if your mother is anything like me, she’d love to spend the day reading and learning about tea. You could select an informative book like the classic  Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties. This is practically a tea textbook, with everything a tea lover would want to learn about teas from all over the world. Or go for a fun, exciting read that’s a tea-themed mystery! Author Laura Childs writes a series of tea shop mysteries that take place in Charleston, South Carolina. They are fun and filled with tea tidbits!

If you are including tea in your Mother’s Day gift, don’t forget to create your own tea bags with personalized tags! This is one of Kat’s most favorite gifts to create and give. It gives such a lovely personal touch to the gift, and this way you can include lots of different loose leaf teas in easy to brew packages.

Whatever you choose for your Mother’s Day gifts, you can’t go wrong with lots of tea! I hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day. I raise my cup to each and every mother. You have the hardest and most important jobs of all!

Plan a Breakfast Tea for Mother

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On this Mother’s Day, Kat is keeping things low key but luxurious for her own mom. Instead of an elaborate brunch or a big gathering, she is giving her mother a quiet slice of tranquility and a large cup of tea. The thing is, Kat’s mom is always on the go, always taking care of neighbors, volunteering for community committees, lending a hand to one of her grown children. With so much go-go-go, it seems like it needs to come to a halt, just for one morning.

Breakfast in bed. Just saying it sounds so decadent. But to make it truly relaxing, we need to have a plan.

There are a few things that everyone knows about Kat’s mom: She loves Sudoku, having a general knowledge of current events, bacon and green tea. (Not necessarily in that order.)  Knowing those tidbits, we’re putting together a Sunday morning breakfast in bed experience that she won’t soon forget.

Kat picked up a book of Sudoku at the store the other night. On Sunday morning, we’ll add a mechanical pencil in the color green (her favorite color), and a USA Today, and tie them loosely together with a green ribbon. An omelette with diced bacon and fresh veggies will set her stomach up nicely for the day. And right next to the plate, there I will be, steeping a delicate green tea. Her mom has become a recent fan of My Cup of Joy Jasmine Green that Kat picked up at H-E-B on her travels through Texas. The sweet, subtle jasmine is just enough to make this green tea extra special. There’s nothing overpowering about this tea. It is pure luxury and happiness!

For one morning, Kat wants her mother to enjoy lounging for as long as she likes, solving puzzles, reading news snippets, eating and sipping tea. For once, Kat wants to do the caring-for and spoiling.

This Mother’s Day, consider giving your mom the gift of quiet enjoyment. What are the things she most enjoys? Does she love watching movies or eating old-fashioned oatmeal? Does she get energy from recharging quietly on her own or being surrounded by her friends or family? Does she love chai or a breakfast blend of tea? Identify 2 or 3 little luxuries that your mom might never grant herself, but that you know she deserves. Then give them to her. On a breakfast tray. On Sunday morning. With a cup of tea.

To all the moms or women who have mothered others through good times and bad, we raise our tea cups to you. You make our world a better place!