If you haven’t finished holiday shopping and you’re in a gift-giving mood, we hope you’ll enjoy some of the rather unique holiday gift ideas in this edition of Monday Madeleines. Have you given or received what you consider an unusual gift? Share it with us in a comment. Enjoy!
Gifts of Joy for Lasting Change
The Save the Children foundation offers a variety of unique gifts to needy children with your donation. How about a cow or a donkey, or (as recommended by Drew Carey) a goat? Give a heartwarming gift and get a tax deduction at the same time. Thanks to @aussiecoley (Noel Cole) for reminding us about this important organization.
The Hipster Parent’s Holiday Gift Guide to Brooklyn 2011
Here’s an eclectic collection of local gifts for moms, dads, teens, and anyone else on your list. How about diaper delivery or sausage making classes? (How did those two ideas get in the same sentence?) Thanks to @SilverLiningNYC (Nagela Dales of Brooklyn) for sharing this.
YogaDork Holiday Gift Guide 2011: The Best Yoga Gifts of the Year
If you know someone on your list is a yoga fanatic, you’ll like this collection of gift ideas that includes something for everyone in all price ranges and “level of yogadorkification.” From @YogaVibes.
Video of the Week
At least I left msyelf for last. Here’s a video that shows how to prepare Oolong tea, from ITO EN (North America), with corporate locations in Brooklyn, Honolulu, and Tokyo. Of course, you can shop online for your special tea lover, too. Their estore has loose leaf teas, teaware and a collection of nice gift sets. Brought our way courtesy of @reallynatural.
Did you enjoy this edition of Monday Madeleines? Do you have any unusual gift ideas to share? Maybe you received something unique that you absolutely loved. What was it? Leave a comment and share your thoughts, a favorite tea, cocktail or hot chocolate recipe or even a joke. No over-sharing here. (But if you somehow cross that line, we’ll let you know.)