Recently one of my friends purchased their first home and I’ve always been taught never go empty-handed! I didn’t want to bring a bottle of wine or champagne, so I scoured Pinterest for an easy gift. For the first time, Pinterest failed me! Don’t get me wrong there were some great contenders, a pasta-dinner-date basket, ice cream basket, herb garden… the list goes on. I ventured off to the craft store thinking I would do a cute herb garden for them but stumbled upon this unique wood box that seemed like it would be perfect for tea!
2 Coffee Cups
The box comes unfinished which was a look I liked but thought it would look more modern with some easy finishing touches. Since it’s unfinished you’ll need to sand the edges to make them nice and smooth. I used painters tape on the edges for nice clean lines. I had some leftover Sharpie paint pens from my kitchen makeover, so I painted each of the pieces separating the compartments and added abstract lines on the lids.
To complete the gift, I picked up a serving tray at Marshalls, two matching mugs, a tea towel, some shortbread cookies and a variety of my favorite teas.
One of my favorite tea’s lately has been the Tazo Glazed Lemon Loaf, it truly tastes just like a lemon pound cake, perfect for when you’re craving some sweets!