The Perfect Gift Basket for Sukkot
Sponsored by Wissotzky
This time of year is the official entertaining season, which means it’s also hostess gift-giving season. Although a bottle of wine is always welcome, your hosts have likely spent a great deal of time and energy preparing for company, so try switching things up by giving unique and thoughtful gift baskets that not only fit the given season, but also offer the hosts a well-deserved treat that they can look forward to enjoying after the meal is over.
When thinking of the perfect hostess gift for Sukkot, I knew a warm, comforting and cozy tea-themed gift basket would fit the bill perfectly. I mean, what better gift than some gourmet tea to warm you up in the sukkah when there’s a chill in the evening air?
To create this gift basket, I collected some goodies that I’d personally love to receive.
I started out with a large basket and filled it with shredded paper. I then added an adorable tea bag holder, a honey stirrer and a few lady apples (although any type of apple would work here).
My two personal favorite add-ins are the tea bag-shaped cookies, and Wissotzky’s Salted Caramel Chai tea!
How cute are these cookies? And you wouldn’t believe how incredibly easy they are to make! I simply used my favorite sugar cookie recipe (to ensure it kept its shape), added seasonal flavors like cinnamon and orange zest to the cookie dough, and finished them off with melted chocolate and an additional sprinkling of orange zest on top. The combo is sensational, and is truly something special dipped into a hot cup of Wissotzky chai tea.
Speaking of tea, I used Wissotzky’s Salted Caramel Chai tea blend from their Signature Collection. They also offer delicious and unique chai blends like Spiced Nana Mint Chai, Pumpkin Spiced Chai and Ginger and Turmeric Spiced Chai.
Not only does the tea taste delicious, the packaging is downright beautiful. It has “gift” written all over it. AND the tea comes in silky pyramid bags. It’s seriously a must for your hostess gifts this year!
What I love about this gift basket is that you can change it to your liking. Want to add more honey stirrers? Go for it! Prefer putting the cookies in cellophane bags? Great! Want a basket that includes a lid, tied with a bow? Do it! Use this idea as a springboard for your imagination and create something that you’d feel proud to give as a gift. Just be sure not to skip out on two things–the Wissotzky tea and the cookies–those are complete musts!
We all love an invitation to relax, so treat your host to a special gift basket for Sukkot. I guarantee you’ll not only earn a couple of gold stars, but you’ll probably receive an invite back real soon.
What You’ll Need:
- Lady Apples
- Tea Bag Tags- I used the string and tag from Wissotzky’s tea (I couldn’t resist), but you can use some baking twine and cut a square out of paper instead.
- Ribbon, optional
Happy Fall and Chag Sameach!