Hello Crisp Fall Forever Gift Box
Shopping for presents can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Although there’s no such thing as the perfect gift, most of us can appreciate small, universally enjoyable treats, like a hot mug of chai tea with a spoonful of scrumptious honey on a chilly winter day. A couple weeks ago I discovered Hello Crisp, an online boutique that stocks unique indie, artisan, and small-batch items, including specially curated gift bundles. Fall is my favorite season, so I was immediately drawn to the Fall Forever ($80) box, that includes four delightful offerings.
1 // Harlow Candle ($26 for 8 oz) comes in your choice of scent. You can pick between Fall Forever, that features notes of orange, nutmeg & vanilla, or Bohemian that boasts sweet vanilla and grapefruit. These hand-poured candles are made in Vancouver, Canada with eco soy and feature wooden wick that burns clean and makes quiet crackling sounds when lit. But my favorite thing about soy candles is how long they last – this 8 oz beauty will delight the senses for 50 hours.
2 // Farmhouse Pottery Vermont Farmed Amber Maple Syrup ($18 for 8 oz) comes in a simple glass bottle with minimalist design that looks oh-so-chic on my dining table. The flavor is rich and complex with notes of smoke and burnt caramel, and it’s definitely a step above your average convenience store maple syrup. Any pancake aficionado would love to get this as a gift!
3 // Bee Raw Colorado Sweet Yellow Clover Honey ($15 for 10.5 oz) – my husband and I have been buying raw honey for years, and I always enjoy trying new kinds. Clover honey is one of my favorites, it’s bright and mellow, and a little spicy – a perfect flavor for fall. The flavor profile of honey can vary from harvest to harvest, it’s like heirloom tomatoes – no two taste the same! Bee Raw sources their high quality, organic, and wild flower honey from small sustainable farmers across the US. My honey was harvested in Colorado from wild sweet yellow clover blossoms. According to Bee Raw, it pairs well with chevre [goat’s milk] cheese, figs, and chai tea. Speaking of chai tea…
4 // Par Avion Tea Masala Chai ($25 for 4 oz) is a real treat for tea drinkers, like moi. It has that classic rich flavor of spicy Indian chai tea we’ve come to love this time of the year, and it’s best enjoyed with milk and honey. I like the tea on its own, and poured over ice, too. Keep in mind, this is a premium quality loose leaf tea [the best kind!], so you will need a proper teapot or at least a French press to brew it. Last year Mr. Glamorable gifted me this programmable tea maker, which probably paid for itself many times over, considering how often I use it [read: multiple times a day]. It’s a splurge, but it was one of the best gifts I’ve ever received.
The quality of the products in the Fall Forever bundle is outstanding, and they were all thoughtfully selected to complement one another. I especially enjoyed the tea and the honey, they will keep me warm and cozy for months to come. If Fall Forever is not your thing, Hello Crisp also offers other themed gift boxes that include beautiful household items, food, and non-toxic beauty products. The prices range from fairly affordable to more indulgent, so you can find one that best fits your taste and budget. And if you fancy just buying a couple of items individually, they are all available in the online store.
Do you ever give candles or gourmet foods as gifts? Which of these four items would you love to find in your stocking? Let me know in the comments below!