These are two of my faves so from this season’s creative gift ideas. I’ve already made three of the Peppermint Brownie Bundles for friends, and four of the Stress Relief Bundles for some youth in my life.
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Now to the good stuff!
PEPPERMINT BROWNIE BUNDLE
This brownie bundle idea is wonderful for a family member or friend who loves to bake! Maybe you want to inspire some family cooking time for someone with kids or give a friend something special to do with that teenager who has been hard to reach. You can include a card in your gift that says, “Have some Minty Fresh Fun with the Family.” Include this gift bundle with a board game and give it to that friend who is always playing games or has been looking for something to make the Winter a bit more bearable.
On a personal note, if you haven’t tried making your brownies using Young Living’s (YL) peppermint vitality oil, you’re truly missing out! Cooking with YL oils gives you a new way to enjoy the foods you love with an aroma based twist that tastes amazing too. Whoever you give this gift to will send you a “Thank you” text after their first mouthwatering pepperminty bite of goodness. Or maybe send you a SOS text because they ate the entire batch themselves and need some more! It’s risk but it’s one worth taking.
Fun fact: We keep peppermint vitality and peppermint oil on hand in our home because we love to diffuse Peppermint and Citrus Fresh while cooking and when studying for tests.
- Brownie mix for $4.99 at Target (or sub for your favorite mix of choice)
- Peppermint Vitality $10.75 (Use this link to see my YL bundle: https://www.myyl.com/shellvera#bwm/peppermint-vitality-brownies-and-other-cooking-oils)
- Spatula from Home Goods for $2.99
Around $18 +tax
If you want to add any additional items to this bundle for your favorite baker in mind here are a couple of other items you can include from Target.
- Kitchen towel $3: https://bit.ly/3pSwY92
- Batter Bowl $15: https://bit.ly/2ZJNiyj
P.S. Include a recipe card to your gift. We’ve created one for you here: https://bit.ly/3jR8cSW
Here’s the recipe for you guys now, in case you don’t want to include the tag or want to know how easy these are to make:
- Mix your brownie batter per instructions on your box.
- Mix 3 drops of peppermint vitality oil.
- Bake as instructed and wrap.
STRESS RELIEF BUNDLE
Okay so these bubble bopper “fidgets” are all the new craze with the kiddos right now. My middle-schooler daughter and elementary schooler nephew both play with them non-stop. This is the perfect thing to add to stockings or a little something special for the youth in your life. Shoot, today, some adults may be first on your mind to give this kit to!
Pair it with the AromaEase Aroma Rings for them to wear while they play. Make sure to monitor the younger siblings around them for potential choking hazards if the rings are dropped on the floor. The AromaEase essential oil blend is a fresh favorite that combines the aromas of Peppermint, Spearmint, Ginger, Cardamom, and Fennel into a breath of minty refreshment and rejuvenation. This helps stimulate focus and cognitive balance.
You can also sub the AromaEase Rings for the Kidscents Sweet Dreams Bath Bombs. They can play with their popper in the tub while they soak.
- Shark Bubble Popper: $11.99 (https://amzn.to/32bD5LP)
- AromaEase Aroma Rings $25 (Choose from these options: https://www.myyl.com/shellvera#bwm/stress-relief-bundle-options)
- Sweet Dreams Bath Bombs $32.57 (pk of 6) (Or choose from these options.)