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Cute & Fun Unusual Gifts – Gift Guide

French Tea Party,

Macaroons, petit fours…. The French rule in the exquisite-indulgence department. Make a ceremony of the Tea, with bowls of loose teas for guest to sample before choosing. Champagne optional, but encouraged .. 🙂 is what the parisian say….

Macaron Kit $ 39.99

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Light as a feather and bearing the sweet flavors of fruits, flowers, and even tea, the French macaron is a bite-sized dessert that spells refined decadence. Make the dressed up cookie yourself with this kit, offering a nonstick silicone baking mat, refillable batter/icing “pen,” and six different tips for easy decorating. An included recipe book allows you to start creating flavors like rose, Earl Grey, pistachio, and even wasabi. Made in Spain.

 

 

Japanese Elm Bonsai Specimen Tree

Enjoy some meditative greenery and cultivate your own delicate bonsai tree with this kit.

$ 34.00

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Elm Essence

Patience is a virtue. The centuries-old Japanese tradition of bonsai stems from the meditative pursuit of the essence of nature over years of cultivation. Begin your exploration of this horticultural tradition with these bonsai specimen kits. Each one includes everything you need to start growing your own Japanese elm bonsai tree–seeds, growing medium, bonsai pruners, detailed directions, and a recycled US steel grow box.

A tree with classic character, Japanese Elm (Zelkova serrata) makes a truly distinctive bonsai. Long, delicate branches with small, serrated leaves that turn orange and yellow in autumn give this tree year-round appeal. It’s considered to be one of the best bonsais for winter, when its array of attractive branches are not hidden by leaves. Kit made in Idaho.

 

Love Is Art Kit

$36.00 – 60.00

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My Life Story – So Far

This journal gives you prompts for recording your life’s experiences, relationships and hard-won wisdom.

$ 28.00

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The Rest is History

Inspire parents and grandparents to create a lasting family keepsake that will be treasured for generations. Beginning with “The Early Years,” this uniquely designed journal is organized in nine sections, each containing thought-provoking prompts to spark a colorful personal memoir that captures the memories of first dates, lifelong friendships, meaningful stories, and pearls of wisdom gathered along the way. There’s even a section dedicated to list the things you hope to accomplish next!

DIY Jewelry Studio

$65.00

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Jewelry Design, Out of the Box

A beautifully-crafted piece of jewelry is even more meaningful when you make it yourself. These DIY jewelry-making kits will inspire your inner artisan with an alluring mix of stones and beads, accompanied by a step-by-step manual for making your own gemstone jewelry. Choose from prepared palettes of Aquamarine and Laboradrite, Smoky Quartz and Tourmaline, or Druzy and Pyrite. They’re accompanied by metal accents, crimps, wire, and hardware. Each studio-in-a-box even includes a tape measure, beading pad, and crimping tool- everything you’ll need to create uniquely-designed necklace and bracelet sets. Designed by Cindy and Avril Joffe and made in Georiga, USA.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Carla December 21, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    The macaron angels must love me. A kit! That’s so cute! These ideas are quite thoughtful & unconventional. Sort of inspired to buy a whole new round of gifts!… 😬 So great.

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