With more freedom to meet with friends and family outdoors, what should you include in your special springtime gift boxes that can be enjoyed in the great outdoors? Our gifting expert, Claire, has some fab ideas.
Relax in the garden
While the world slowly returns to normal, we’ll still be spending a lot of time in our gardens this spring and summer and, with a bit of warm weather, there can be no nicer place to relax. Build your loved one a ‘relaxing outdoors’ box with a bestselling books, a cup of organic tea and a packet of luxury biscuits. For those who like to exercise outdoors you can add a pack of yoga pose cards or natural resistance bands, and for those with green fingers, pick a tin of bee and butterfly-friendly Seedballs.
Lay the table
Do you have a friend who loves to dine alfresco, from small family BBQs to themed multi-course banquets? You’ll make their day with a specially chosen collection of stylish items to dress their garden table. Combine Laura Jackson’s contemporary coasters, with SuperTea’s Swedish tea glasses and a pretty votive candle to set the perfect mood.
Getting out and about
After months of hibernation, you can put a spring in their step with a ‘get up and go’ gift box containing stylish and useful items to take with them when they’re out and about. A 100% recycled Kind Bag is not only lightweight and funky, but is part of the fight against plastic waste donating 10% of their profits to Just One Ocean. Similarly ecoffee cups and Doppler water bottles are designed to reduce one-use plastic whilst making very cool gifts. A tin of mints and a pot of organic lip balm could make the finishing touch.
If you’re building a box that celebrates the end of indoor living, it might be wise to include a few snuggly items, after all, the British spring and summer isn’t known for its consistency. Seeing friends and family in the garden will be all the more comfortable in a pair of Tom Lane soft alpaca socks, and check out our selection of Love Cocoa hot chocolate which goes perfectly with a funky enamel mug. To top things off, our popular star-patterned scarf embraces all the colours of spring, while keeping your loved one nice and warm for the few weeks.