Christmas is fast approaching. Few more sleeps and to your surprise, it’s Christmas! If you have not yet decided on what gifts to give to the special people in your life, I prepared some bee and honey ideas that are perfect as presents.
What are the best bee and honey Christmas presents? For people who love art and bees, arts about bees might be a good idea. Bee beauty products are ideal as gifts for girls. This Christmas, give bee health products like Manuka honey to someone you care about. A person with a sweet tooth might love honey and honeycomb.
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Artistic Bee Gift Ideas
Bee Inspired Temporary Tattoos
A lot of people, especially kids to teens love bee tattoos since these design elements can look cute, mean, harmless, or dangerous. If you know someone who loves them, why not send them temporary bee tattoos this Christmas. You can find a wide selection of this bee art online, from small to big bee tattoos, they are also available in varying colors.
If you are looking for perfect gifts for your girlfriend or sister, bee jewelry is a great option. There are necklaces with small bee pendants, tiny bee earrings, bee bracelets, and a whole lot more. Bees are naturally adorable and plenty of women would love them. Most bee jewelry are available in silver, gold, and rose gold while some come with beautiful gems along with small honeycomb designs.
Creative Bee Paintings
Paintings are perfect as gifts because of their timeless beauty. You can send it to someone who both appreciate art and bees. You can find cheap to expensive bee paintings online that are mostly painted using watercolors. Some paintings features huge honeybees in bright and dark colors along with flowers and honeycombs.
Bee Posters For A Cause
One of the most popular bee posters has the words “Save the Bees” on them. Since bee posters are versatile, you can simply give it as a gift this Christmas to a friend, a family, or someone special.
Into The World Of Bees Through Macro Photography
Macro photos of bees are great Christmas present for photography lovers. These images look incredibly real and most of them capture the way bees collect pollen from flowers and how it looks like up close. The extraordinary colors of bee macro photographs makes them a great as collections but are usually expensive compared to ordinary digital bee photos.
Bee Beauty Gifts
Burt’s Bees products
Burt’s bees are popular for their natural and earth-friendly personal care products. Some of their products include makeup, skincare, bath & body, gift sets, and more. The brand started by selling handmade beeswax candles before they expanded to providing soaps, salves, and their popular lip balm. These items are ideal as Christmas stocking stuffers for teens to adults and there are also baby products for the little ones.
Royal Jelly For The Queen In You
Royal jelly is a paste-like thick substance produced by honeybees to feed would be queen bees. It is used for beauty products because it is loaded with high concentrations of various nutrients that are beneficial for the body and the skin. Beauty products with royal jelly are sometimes blended with beeswax and honey for superior effects. These products are available in lotion, face mask, cream, and others that are perfect as gifts for men and women.
Beeswax Soap For A Healthy Skin
Bees make beeswax to form the hexagon-shaped honeycomb. It contains anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial properties that help in fighting bacterial infections and skin problems like acne and chapped skin. Beeswax is loaded with vitamin A, antiseptic, and healing properties that keeps the proper moisture of the skin without clogging pores. It is also known for its anti-wrinkle properties making it perfect as a present for both men and women ages 21 above.
Propolis Beauty Products A Timeless Beauty
Propolis provides a waxy surface inside the beehive which makes it smooth and clean. It is popular with its wound-healing and anti-inflammatory properties which helps for smoothing out skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne, blemishes, and other skin problems. Most propolis beauty products are in the form of cream, serum, facial cleanser, soap, and more.
Honey Skincare Products For A Youthful Glowing Skin
Honey is well-known for its skin-hydrating power. For this reason, honey skincare products are ideal to give as Christmas presents specifically because it combats dry skin caused by the cold weather. Honey skincare products are available as body lotions, facial cleansers, hand creams, facial masks, and more. Honey also contains antioxidants effective for slowing down skin aging, it has antibacterial properties best for acne prevention and treatment, and boost complexion.
Bee Health Products
For health products, beeswax is used for relieving pain in the form of muscle scrub and balm. It is also effective for lowering cholesterol and used for treating hiccups, ulcers, swelling, and diarrhea because it lowers lipids as an anti-inflammatory. Since beeswax contains non-allergenic properties, they can be useful as skin protection against airborne allergies. It can also treat minor burns with the help of its skin healing properties.
Propolis is long been used for its benefits for health. Propolis supplements provide a broad spectrum of benefit for human health including immune support, antioxidant, reduce swelling, pain, and more. It is sold in capsules and liquid form wherein the latter can be diluted into water to use as a mouthwash or gargle to maintain mouth and throat health.
Royal Jelly Supplements
Royal jelly supplements are used for fever, asthma, liver, insomnia, premenstrual syndrome, and more. It also helps for skin disorders, ulcers, bone fractures, boost the immune system, and lower cholesterol levels in the body. These health benefits are possible because of the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of royal jelly. It also has particular proteins that help in lowering blood pressure and fatty acids that can boost the immune system.
Medicinal Manuka Honey For The People You Care About
Manuka honey is one of the most popular medicinal types of honey native to New Zealand. It is a product of bees who pollinate Leptospermum scoparium, a flower commonly called manuka bush. What makes it special is its incredible antibacterial properties provided by the methylglyoxal it contains. It also has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antioxidant properties that makes it ideal for treating digestive issues, soothing sore throats, healing wounds, and more.
Honey Treats – Honey and Honeycomb For Someone Sweet
To satisfy a person with a sweet tooth on Christmas, tupelo honey is among the best honey treats you can find. This kind of honey is produced by bees who collect nectar from the flowers of Ogeechee tupelo tree. It has a light golden amber color along with a greenish cast. It tastes mild, fruity, and has floral and cinnamon aroma.
Tupelo honey is commonly harvested in the Apalachicola River in the Florida Panhandle. The honey is produced wherever tupelo trees bloom in southeastern USA, but the most expensive and purest version, certified by pollen analysis is produced in this valley.
Desert Blossom Honey
Desert blossom honey is full-flavored and it has a mildly sweet taste. It is produced by bees who pollinate the desert plant huajilla (wa-hee-ya) shrub, which commonly grows in Texas. If you are planning to send a gift to a friend who loves sweets and barbeques, this rare honey is your best choice. Its unique flavor and aroma can enhance the taste of chicken barbeques and perfectly suits crunchy baguette.
Acacia honey is derived from the false acacia or black locust tree, a native to Europe and North America. It comes with a light color and sometimes it is clear like liquid glass. It has a clean and mild taste with a note of vanilla and has a delicate flavor that goes well with cheese. Acacia honey is also a perfect pair for delicate teas. So, if someone who loves drinking tea comes to your mind, this kind of honey is one of the best gifts you can give them.
Black Sage Honey
Black sage honey features a fruity and sweet taste like citrus blossoms. Because of its extraordinarily mild flavor, it is ideal for making sauces, salad dressing, and roasting chicken. Black sage is a desert sage that is most commonly found in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. One of the reasons why black sage honey is unique is because it is harvested only four seasons in one decade in particular regions including Sierras.
If you prefer to give your loved one with a perfumey and sharp-tasting honey with a gentle sweetness, opt for a rosemary honey. This honey is produced by bees that pollinate the flowers of the wild-growing rosemary. It is among the most complex and intricate variety of honey that has a woodsy, fresh aroma as well as a surprisingly herbaceous taste to a gentle sweetness. This kind of honey is ideal to add on salty meats and savory roasted vegetables.
There are two types of lavender honey, the original and the infused honey. What differs the two is not the taste but the procedure of producing them. The original lavender honey is derived straight from the bees while the infused lavender honey is made by initially warming the honey with lavender flowers then strained to remove waste. Lavender honey has a mild and slightly complex taste with fruity, herbaceous, and floral notes.
Orange Blossom Honey
During the blooming period of citrus trees, beehives are placed in citrus groves for bees to produce orange blossom, honey. Orange blossom honey has a fresh, delicate, and sweet mild flavor that comes along with a light citrus taste. It varies in color from year to year and it has an amazing fragrance that makes it memorable.
Wildflower honey is produced by bees who pollinate wildflowers. It can come in a very dark color or light and has a very delightful complex, robust, and sweet taste perfect for all-around usage.
Honeycomb is a delectable sweet treat mostly loved by both kids and adults. It is composed of raw honey and beeswax, which means it is loaded with the combined health benefits of these two components. In the market, you can find most honeycombs packed and sold in round or square tubs which makes it easier for you to wrap it as a present on Christmas.
Bee and honey are just too irresistible and beneficial making them perfect as gifts for Christmas. For me, supporting the beekeeping community by buying the above-mentioned products is another reason why they are perfect gifts. You are not just buying the products but you are also promoting the beekeeping community’s cause. Keep in mind that bee art are for art lovers, bee beauty and bee health gifts are for body and health conscious people. And honey treats like the different types of honey and honeycomb are best for people who love sweets.