It's often said that this is "the most wonderful time of the year," but when it comes to finding the perfect gift for the people on your gift list, it can actually be the most stressful time of the year. We're here to help, however, with some wonderfully unique, sustainable, and oh-so-practical gifts that everyone on your gift list will love.

In this post, we're going to focus on some of our bee-friendly products that either give back to the community, help the environment, are made in the USA, are fair trade or are created by local artisans. Additionally, bee-friendly gifts help bring attention to the dire plight of honey bees. These are truly gifts that keep on giving—and who doesn't appreciate that?

All that said, let's dive in!

Bee's Wrap

Bee's wrap is a natural alternative to plastic wrap—and so much prettier! The sheets of organic cotton, coated with sustainably sourced beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin, mold to your containers simply using the warmth of your hands.

The wraps are available in various sizes, assorted colors, and artful patterns, and can last for more than a year. How's that for sustainability? Furthermore, you're not exposing your food to unnatural chemicals in plastic.

bee wrap

Bee-friendly Meadow Mix

Not only will the recipient of this fabulous gift find joy in the beautiful flowers that will grow once the seeds are planted, but it will also provide the bees with a happy place in which to dwell.

Speaking of which... be sure to watch for upcoming events about bees and make a date with the recipient to attend! Learn why pollinators are important, the kinds of plants that attract bees, and how bee products benefit humans.

Honey

Did you know that honey contains antioxidants, as well as vitamins and minerals? When you give the gift of local honey, you are not only helping the people you love and care about maintain their health, but you're also helping to support local businesses.

Why not pair one of our whimsical honey pots with some beautiful local honey from From The Garden Gift Shop for a winning combination that anyone would be happy to receive!

Bee Snug Warming Cushion

Let's face it, we've all suffered our share of stress and anxiety this year, and the Bee Snug Warming Cushion will not only help relieve neck and upper shoulder tension, but it will also warm you up on a cold winter's day!

In Need Some All-Natural Nurturing?

Products from Beeline Skin Care are just what the doctor ordered! This amazing line of artisan-made, hypoallergenic skin care products is paraben-, GMO-, dye-, and petrochemical-free and made from the highest quality beeswax and honey, which accounts for its marvelous healing and moisturizing properties. From the rich and restorative Bee Silk cream to Bee Cool Instant Stress Reliever, these are products that you're going to want to buy two each of—so that you can give one away, and keep one for yourself!

And even better? You're purchasing from a company that gives back to the Honey Bee Research Fund! We just love that!

Bee the Change!

Remind someone that they can "bee the change" with a handmade mug that will inspire them to do so, every time they take a sip of their favorite warm beverage. And let's keep going with fair trade ornaments that will delightfully adorn any tree while supporting communities worldwide!

Support local artisans...

If you know anything about The Barn at Calgo Gardens, you know we love and support our local artisans! You're going to love our bee-inspired gifts—from the bee-themed crossbody bag perfect for buzzing around town, to the tongue-in-cheek "Buzzed" flask—alongside perennial favorites like handmade beeswax candles and bee-inspired art.

We truly do have something for everyone!

Stay healthy and safe, and have a wonderful holiday season!

 

P.S.—Don't forget to check out our events page for workshops and special events at Calgo!