A rewarding and fun project this Christmas is giving a Gift with Purpose Themed Basket! Intentional Giving is a very meaningful way of gifting. The Gift is built around a theme with the central item being purchased through an impact catalogue. Our family has sourced our Intentional Giving through the World Vision Gift Catalogue. They provide over a hundred animals, items and services that you can donate to families in developing nations.
Giving a Gift in someone’s honor is always warmly received. Building a theme around a Gift with Purpose emphasizes the significance of the gesture; finding complimentary specialty items enhances this unique gift.
Give A HONEY BEE Themed Gift
Beyond their essential pollinating role, Bees provide both honey for delicious eating and wax for candles for a family in a developing country. These products can be used within the household or sold at local markets as source of income for families.
As these pollinators play a crucial role in global food-production, gifting Honey Bees is also timely because of the worldwide decline.
Where To Purchase A Bee Hive
The first thing you will need to do is purchase a bee colony as the Intentional Giving item of your themed basket.
Heifer International and The Luthern Church provides the gift of honeybees to help families better their future.
They provide a Personalized Card with a description of the beehive and how it can help the village.
It can be placed in an envelope or wrapped in a small box.
I then add a Christmas ornament that represents the gifted item. It can hang on the recipient’s tree every year as a visual reminder of the gift donated in their honor. Etsy features dozens of Bee Ornaments.
Complementary Honey-Themed Gifts
An ornament along with a handwritten note is already priceless. There is also the grand gesture of creating a themed gift basket with the Intentional Giving gift as the central item. You then build around the theme with specialty products.
Intentional Giving is enhanced with some carefully selective gifts that compliment the theme. Consider something gourmet or unusual. A great option is one of the many famous Burt’s Bees products- they are famous for a reason!
Burt’s Bees Beauty Kit uses beeswax in their lip balm and some of their other products.
There are a variety of kits with assorted products. This one featured here includes Deep Cleansing Cream, Hand Salve, Milk and Honey Body Lotion, Beeswax Lip Balm and Coconut Foot Cream. It is a thoughtful addition certain to please!
There are also many other Burt’s Bees Products to choose from.
Light Up Your Life with Pillars, Votives or Tapers.
Beeswax Candles create beautiful ambiance. They purify the air and don’t release toxins. Beeswax Candles would make a great addition to a honey themed gift basket.
Some Sweet Treats
Honey Roasted Nuts and hand-crafted Honey Flavored Candy are great addtions as is Gourmet Honey! This French import is an extra special treat, Le Grand Miel (Thousand Flower Honey) as is any flavored honey. Of course Manuka Honey would be an extra special treat. Spoon your honey in style; purchase a pure Olive Wood Honey Dipper. Olive wood is multi-toned and is a beautiful addition to any kitchen. For a tasty sandwich addition, consider this Gourmet Honey Mustard from StoneWall Kitchen. A delectable beverage one might include is Honey mead.
It’s A Wrap
Presentation of these wonderful gifts is the final step. Decorated Gift Bags with shredded paper or tissue paper make for a simple and easy way to present your themed gifts. Decorative Boxes are also great for packaging. You can make your own Gift Tower tied together with decorative ribbon. Craft stores are full of great embellishments to help make your gift wrapping extra special!
You are done! You have created a personalized gift that will help improve the life of others around the globe and unique complementary items for your receipents to enjoy!
The decrees of the Lord are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.