By Amanda Wynant, Staff Writer
October is approaching, and that's the month many people start to feel a little anxious about all of the gift-giving holidays ahead. At TeaDrift, we've got you covered. We have the perfect selection of high quality teas for everyone on your list - even the difficult ones.
We realize that not everyone is easy to please. So we've compiled a list of some of those people who are rather difficult to buy for. Here's a gift guide to help you out this year!
The Person who has Everything: Often this person can be the most tricky to shop for. We all have this guy on our list. He has everything he wants and if he's missing something, he'll go out and get it himself. One company has actually invented a gift of nothing, available to order for people who have it all. It's a package with nothing in it - and a card to the recipient explaining the gift of "nothing."
At TeaDrift, we have a better gift idea for those who have it all. How about the great tasting and aromatic wake-up blend called Good Morning Energy? With a distinctive combination of black tea, lavender, rose, bergamot and rosemary, Good Morning Energy is a tea sure to delight anyone's taste buds. And, unlike the gift of nothing, we're pretty sure this gift won't get you kicked off of his Christmas card list.
Miss Pickypants: You know her - she's the one who likes what she likes and doesn't want to try anything new. She eats the same breakfast every day and never skips lunch. She's had the same purse for six years and she's not interested in trends. Though you love her dearly, she's not the easiest person to shop for - to say it mildly.
Have no fear. TeaDrift has a blend specifically designed for the Miss (or Mister) Pickypants on your list. Bestow your particular pal with one of our classic blends called Relaxing Honey Chamomile. The ingredients are simple - nothing new-fangled or exotic. The calming blend contains chamomile, honey and ginger. It is warming, relaxing and the perfect gift for Miss Pickypants. In fact, there are few people on your list who wouldn't love this blend!
Mom: She carried you for nine months, spent 18 hours in labor to bring you into the world, packed you heart-shaped sandwiches for school and put up with you during adolescence. What could you possibly give her that would match all that she's given you?! She emailed us and begged us to ask you not to buy her another pot-holder this year.
What mom would absolutely love is our full-bodied and delectable Chocolate Mint Stress Reliever blend. It has three simple ingredients: black tea, chocolate and mint. We're quite certain giving your mom this amazing tea will bump you up to favorite child status instantly. Did we mention there's chocolate in it?
Your Kid's Teacher: Imagine 35 of the cheapest and most unenlightened trinkets on your desk at the end of the day. Sadly, that's what most teachers look forward to on the last day before holiday break. We know we have to get them something for being such amazing people. But we don't really know what they like. And with each child having several teachers, buying a nice gift for each one can break the bank.
Once again, we have you covered! TeaDrift has created the perfect blend for teachers. It's our Cranberry Immune Booster! At just $8 for the one ounce package, it's a perfect gift for each teacher, coach or scout leader on your kid's list. The ingredients in this tea are wonderful for those working with children each day. It's loaded with immune boosters like hibiscus, passion fruit, pineapple, cranberry and peach. And the flavor is divine. We won't guarantee it will help Johnny get an 'A' in science - but it might make up for the Whoopie Cushion prank he pulled last quarter.
The Person you Forgot to Buy for: We've all been there. One of the sweetest people in the world drops by to give you a thoughtful, handmade scarf she crocheted for you as a holiday gift. And somehow, between frantically searching for the newest Monster High doll and getting the last stamp on your toppling stack of Kwanzaa cards, you forgot to pick up a gift for your dear friend.
Well this year, you won't even break a sweat. Miss Super-Extra-Thoughtful will present you with you her handmade gift and you'll give her one of the three extra packs of Mate Chai Energizer you purchased for this very reason. (Bonus points if you've already tied a gorgeous ribbon around it). The Mate Chai Energizer is one of our best selling teas for a reason. It's SO GOOD! We took the highest quality Mate tea we could find and added flavorful cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and vanilla to it. The result is an over-the-top delicious blend sure to bring a smile to any of your unexpected gift bearing friends.
Gift-giving doesn't have to be stressful - nor does it have to put a dent in your wallet! Give the unique and thoughtful gift of tea to the people you love this year. And just in time for your holiday shopping, TeaDrift is offering FREE SHIPPING on all purchases with NO minimum order requirements! Also - as always, 5% of the purchase price on all of our teas will go directly to Three Square, an organization that helps put food on the table for families in need.