While more practical than stockings, deep oven mitts, gardening gloves, bath mitts and winter mittens too make very attractive ways to present gifts. These unique stocking substitute gift holders can be put to great use as well as all the good things stuffed inside.
The Kitchen Mitt Gift Idea~
Purchase an attractive, deep oven mitt to match the recipient’s kitchen colors or go with a holiday theme. Every cook needs to replace kitchen tools from time to time. Fill a lovely oven mitt with zester, vegetable brush, vegetable peeler, measuring spoons, wooden spoons, knives, etc. Hang the mitt by its tag on a cabinet drawer and pleasantly surprise your queen of the kitchen. Or present as a hostess gift at the next dinner party you attend.
Although gardening gloves aren’t too deep, there should be ample room for filling with a hand tool, seed packages, a gift certificate from her favorite gardening center, and some gardeners’ soap or handcream. What gardener wouldn’t love this gift?
While on the subject of soaps and creams, don’t forget the bath. A bath mitt could be filled with bath salts, oils, and scented soaps.
Winter winds can dry the face and hands and chap lips. Fill a colorful pair of new mittens with lip balm, nail polish, fingernail file, face and hand creams.
Deborah Tukua is a natural living, healthy lifestyle writer and author of 7 non-fiction books, including Pearls of Garden Wisdom: Time-Saving Tips and Techniques from a Country Home, Pearls of Country Wisdom: Hints from a Small Town on Keeping Garden and Home, and Naturally Sweet Blender Treats. Tukua has been a writer for the Farmers' Almanac since 2004.