I always want to be my friends’ biggest cheerleader. I’m so just happy when I see them killing it in their personal and professional lives and becoming the most amazing women. While every new engagement, cross-country move, pregnancy, wedding, and business success adds to our lives, each new adventure makes getting together a little more difficult. This holiday season, I’m trying to make an effort to sneak in little moments with my girlfriends to let them know how thankful I am to have them in my life. Sometimes even catching up over a warm cup of tea can be a blast! Add in a cute gift, and it’s the perfect easy holiday get together. Keep reading to see how to create a cute holiday gift idea for your best friends (or any of the women in your life) and learn about some of my favorite new Lipton® tea that’s on sale at Publix!
Easy Holiday Get Togethers + Cute Holiday Gift for Your GirlfriendsMy friend Shannon is just the best. In addition to being drop-dead gorgeous, Shannon is an amazing mom to her adorable little boy, Sawyer, an incredible fashion blogger (check her out at Upbeat Soles), and a talented photographer. She’s the whole package: smart, funny, easygoing, beautiful, and creative. To top it all off, she is an amazing friend who always has your back! We’re both work-at-home mamas who live about an hour away from each other, so we only get to see each other a few times a year.
We both have crazy schedules – especially around the holidays, so instead of waiting for the perfect moment to plan a holiday outing, we just scheduled a last-minute get together at my house. I literally only had a few hours in the morning to prepare for her coming over, so after I cleaned up the house (AKA stuffed things in closets she wouldn’t open), I ran to our neighborhood Publix to pick up a few snacks and my favorite Lipton® tea. P.S. select Lipton® teas are on sale for only $2.99 at Publix for a limited time (12/7 – 12/21), so it’s a great time to stock up for the holidays! Click here to see your store’s weekly ad and sales!
How to Make A Cute Holiday Gift Basket for WomenI knew we probably wouldn’t have another chance to hang out before the end of the year, so I also put together Shannon’s holiday gift before she came over. If you’re wondering what to include in a holiday gift basket for the women in your life, I always suggest putting together a collection of relaxing and indulgent gifts. For Shannon’s gift, I padded a pretty gift box with cozy thermal pajamas instead of using tissue paper. Then I added a pretty candle, delicious-smelling bath salts, a few cute holiday ornaments (I always love adding a monogram ornament!), and of course, a cute holiday mug and my favorite Lipton® tea from Publix. Don’t forget to pick up a box while it’s on sale for only $2.99 from 12/7 to 12/21.
If you’re having a group of girlfriends over or just need a cute and affordable gift idea for your best friends, it’s easy to simplify this idea too! Instead of making an entire gift basket, fill a cute holiday mug or a pretty holiday stocking with Lipton® tea and a monogram ornament or a cute jar of honey. Your friends will truly appreciate the heartfelt gesture, and it’s a fun souvenir for any holiday get together!
While you’re shopping for your friend’s gift, be sure to pick up a few extra boxes of Lipton® tea from Publix (only $2.99 from 12/7-12/21). It’s the perfect zero-calorie addition to any meal or gathering, and there are tons of flavors to choose from. Their tea is picked at the peak of freshness, so it’s always delicious. I like to set up the tea with a cute kettle of hot water, different types of honey and sweeteners, and a variety of little snacks. It’s a crowd-pleasing and cost-effective way to host a get together without spending a lot of money or needing a lot of time to put it together!
Like every good southern girl, I always have a box of Lipton® black tea in my pantry to make iced tea for myself and my family throughout the year, but I also love their green tea and herbal teas. There is a flavor profile for every palette!
As I get older, I value time with my friends more and more. Even though our visits may be few and far between, it’s good to know that as soon as we do get together, it’s like we were never apart. True friends are hard to come by, so I’m SO thankful to have amazing women like Shannon in my life. Remember that showing your friends you care doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or take a lot of time. Even during the busiest time of the year. So give your friend a call and schedule a quick meet-up at your place this week. Steep, Sip and Spread Cheer. You won’t regret it! CLICK HERE to see your local Publix’s weekly ad and the Lipton tea sale!