Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tea Party for One {Gift Kit}

If you're still searching and thinking about Christmas gift ideas (like I am), then take a look at this fun "Tea Party for One" kit I came up with! I love everything "tea," so I knew I had to do a gift post on this gorgeous tea party idea....because (to put it simply), I would be so delighted if I received this gift!

Here's the basic idea: think about a beautiful tea party (that's relaxing, isn't it?) and all the things you might enjoy there--then scale it down to one serving. It's as easy as that! Package up your tea party for one, and you have a quick and easy gift for that someone special.

You can make it as elaborate or as simple as you want. Here's a list of things I grabbed for this kit:

* teacup & saucer (you can find beautiful teacups at thrift stores or flea markets for just a couple bucks!)
* two tea bags of your favorite holiday blend
* sugar cubes! (I thought the cubes would be so special, but I never could find any...)
* small candle (you could even include a small matchbox that you dressed up with scrapbook paper)
* decorated sugar cookies (or any Christmas cookie/dessert)
* pretty linen napkin (vintage ones from flea markets would be fun or iron on a monogram to a plain white one)
* fresh flowers (like maybe 3) in a small vase or in a plastic floral tube with water
* doilies (I used one as a place mat to set the teacup on and one to decorate the front of the bag)
* bag or box to put everything in
* tissue paper
* embellishments (ribbon, scrapbook paper, letters, etc.)
* optional: I included a Christmas tree cookie cutter with mine; another neat idea would be to include a CD of soft music as part of the gift
* gift tags with "just add water" and "kit includes..." printed on them (see photo below)

UPDATE: I just ran across a lovely printable for tea bag envelopes HERE via Homespun with Love! Check them out. They are adorable!

See how cute it all is? Wouldn't you love getting one? :-)

And that's how easy it is to make this "Tea Party for One" kit. I think I'll go make myself one now...

:-) Enjoy!

P.S. If you love gift kit ideas like I do, then check out my Christmas Pinterest board for lots more homemade kits. They make GREAT gifts!


  1. I'm having a linky party right now on my blog! I would love it if you would link up your holiday stuff! So cute! Here is my link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/2011/12/13/linky-party/ Thanks!

  2. This is such a cute gift idea! Would be wonderful as a "thank you" gift for someone who had been especially thoughtful. I do love homemade gifts! :)

  3. Southern Product Queen, I'm all linked up! Thanks for the invite!

  4. Rhonda, I completely agree! It'd be a fun birthday or mother's day gift too. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  5. Fabulous! Featuring this in tomorrow's Show & Share! Hope you'll grab a button!
    Also I noticed you have a Birch box ad...I'm cohosting a Beauty link party on Friday...hoping you'll join us!

  6. Yay!!! Thank you, Jennifer! I'm your newest follower (of course). :) Thanks for the heads up on the beauty link party!