By and large, one of the best things I get to do as a blogger is review new products and services. I love to be the first to try new things, and my friends know I’m pretty selective with my stamp of approval.
The past two years I shared extensive gift guides during the holiday season, but this year I’m keeping it simple. I had the opportunity to review some incredible gifts curated by Thoughtfully, and I loved them so much I agreed to share them with all of you.
Thoughtfully was just recently launched, so you might not have heard of them yet. Rather than your standard gift basket, Thoughtfully creates themed gifts that tell a story.
They have specialized gifts for just about any occasion, ranging from housewarming to holiday to simple gifts that say ‘thank you.’
The gifts arrive in a simple box packed with an array of gifts that fit a particular theme.
Being the foodie that I am, I picked out three boxes to try that I would want to give as a gift to my friends and family.
The first box I selected was their Bloody Mary World Tour, which I knew my boyfriend would love.
It was so fun for us to unpack the box and see all of what was inside!
The set came with Bloody Mary mix and four highball glasses with clever sayings written on them…
…four types of gourmet hot sauce…
…two types of salt, two bottle of herbs, bamboo picks, and a global recipe book filled with ideas on how to make use of the ingredients.
We made use of the set the Saturday after it arrived and, needless to say, we were very pleased. I especially loved the celery salt!
Next, I opened up their Moscow’s Finest set, which features gifts for the Moscow Mule lover.
In other words, I picked out this box for myself. What can I say? I love me some Moscow Mules.
This set came with a classy cocktail shaker…
…ginger candy and two Moscow Mule mugs…
…some super tasty ginger beer…
…traditional mule syrup and a Matryoshka jigger for measuring.
The adorable jigger now lives in a place of honor on my bar cart.
The last gift set I got to check out was Thoughtfully’s Science of Cold Brew box.
I thought this set would be a great gift for my friends who love to camp!
The brewing jar and metal scoop are really cute, and I love that the cotton filter is reusable.
Each of the boxes also contained a newsprint-style explanation of all of the contents as well as background and fun facts that relate to the gift. Everything is so well thought out!
I hope this review provides you with some gift-giving inspiration this holiday season!
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