May 4th is Herb Day and Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so what better way to share the goodness of herbs with someone you care about than with an herbal gift? Check out these great ideas that got you covered for all the special people in your life — from the cooking enthusiast to the gardener to the spa goer.
Bottled Lavender Set
Wouldn’t this trio of vintage-appeal bottles with bird-motif caps look lovely on a bathroom vanity or a kitchen counter? The lavender buds would be perfect for use in an herbal tea bath or in recipes, such as lavender lemonade. Available at Creekside Farms.
Chalkboard Planter Set
Get someone started on an herbal garden with this chic, urban-feeling Chalkboard Planter Set from West Elm. Great for a balcony or a windowsill, they’re sure to be enjoyed season after season!
Fresh Herb Garden
For a limited time now, the Pottery Barn is offering a trio of savory, organic herbs in a vintage-looking wooden trough that would add some stylish, farm-appeal to any kitchen counter top.
Herb Measuring Spoons
These West Elm light green ceramic measuring spoons with a basil leaf design would make measuring herbs for cooking, tea, or at-home spa treatments extra special!
Mmmm. Great as a salad dressing, a marinade, or even an ice cream topping, herbal vinegars are delicious. Check out some gourmet selections from Beyond the Olive, such as Rozendal Lavender Vinegar, Sparrow Lane Tarragon Champagne White Vinegar, or Raspberry Basil (featured in the image below).
Tired of wilted herbs? Try an herb saver! It will make your fresh herbs last up to three weeks in the refrigerator. I especially like this one from Williams Sonoma.
For the cook for has everything, treat her or him to a pair of herb scissors. The ones with a set of three blades, such as those at Crate & Barrel, are specially nice because they are designed to snip herbs without crushing or bruising the leaves. Plus, they make adding herbs to your favorite recipes a breeze!
What could be better than lathering up with a bar of herbal soap? Check out this Herb Garden Soap soap from Williams Sonoma, it not only moisturizers with its goat’s milk base, but it exfoliates, too. Great for use in the kitchen or the shower.
Hudson Valley Herb Seed Packets
Wrap these gorgeously designed herbal seed packets in a pretty string and you’ve got a practical gift for the gardening aficionado. Don’t you agree? Available at West Elm.
Kitchen Herb Wreath
Fragrance a whole room with this Creekside Farms wreath featuring six culinary herbs grown without pesticides: bay, rosemary, dill, oregano, sage, and lavender. Perfect for the cooking enthusiast!
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