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From holiday gift guides and DIY gifting to gift giving etiquette, product launches and introduction to artisan and makers, stay in the know with the Pumeli curated gift box blog. 

Unique Cruelty-Free Mother’s Day Gifts

Finding a Mother’s Day gift that’s personal, useful and gentle on the planet and animals too, isn’t always easy. So this year, we’ve hand-picked a collection of beautiful and unique gifts from some our favorite female-powered ethical brands. From organic and fair-trade to non-GMO and paraben free, eco-chic Moms will love these sustainable and cruelty-free Mother’s Day gifts.

 Orange Turmeric Chocolate Bar

Orange Pistachio Bar with Turmeric Infusion

Both indulgent and sustainable, the Element's Truffles turmeric infused chocolate bar is a treat that will delight even the most discerning purist.  Each truffle is handcrafted in micro batches and infused with superfoods to stimulate the body’s own antixidant mechanism and help delay aging. The chocolate is raw, dairy free, GMO-free, and includes no artificial sweetener. Moreover, 25% of the profits go towards supporting wholesome education of under-privileged children in tribal areas of India. This decadent gift is featured in the Movie Night gift box.

 Aenon Charcoal Mask

Activated Charcoal Mask

Activated charcoal is an ancient ingredient and has been one of the fastest growing wellness trends for those who seek a natural detox. And the paraben-free, phthalate-free and talc-free charcoal face mask from Aenon’s is a spa-worthy treatment that helps reduce redness and inflammation. Packaged in a grab and go packet that’s easy enough to tuck into your travel or gym bag for an exfoliating treatment anywhere, anytime. This gift is available in our Mini Spa Day gift box and in the online gift box builder.

 Mint Coffee Scrub

Mint Coffee Body Scrub

Named after two special grandmothers, Etta & Billie creates a farm-to-bottle sustainable skincare line inspired by a love of whole food and drink. For the mom who prefers showers, the mint coffee body scrub is the perfect mix of all natural ingredients, including refreshing peppermint, artisanal freshly-ground coffee and fair-trade shea butter from Africa. Unlike other body scrubs, this one is solid so you can use it in the shower! Design your own Mother’s Day gift with this item in our online gift builder.

Dona Chai Turmeric Concentrate 

Turmeric Concentrate

For centuries, turmeric has been used in ancient wellness routines for it’s uplifting, purifying and balancing properties. With a delicate blend of freshly ground turmeric, fresh ginger, pink peppercorn, allspice, and lemongrass, your Mom can easily enjoy the healthful benefits of turmeric with an Ayurvedic-inspired golden latte at home. The exquisite turmeric concentrate is locally sourced and produced in small batches by Dona Chai.  You can find this gift in our Be Well curated gift box or our online gift box builder.

Botanical Facial Steamcertified cruelty free

Botanical Facial Steam

Formulary 55 is a company that stands behind sustainable standards.  As part of an eight-company coalition against animal cruelty, they promote a comprehensive standard for certified cruelty-free products. One of our favorite products, the botanical facial steam, is a vegan-friendly soothing medley of flowers and herbs made with organic witch hazel leaf, organic calendula, and organic elderflower. Choose the Botanical Facial Steam as part of our online gift box builder or find it in our bestselling Pamper Her curated gift box.

Unique Cruelty-Free Mother's Day gifts

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Finding a Mother’s Day gift that’s personal, useful and gentle on the planet and animals too, isn’t always easy. So this year, we’ve hand-picked a collection of beautiful and unique gifts from some our favorite female-powered ethical brands. From organic and fair-trade to non-GMO and paraben free, eco-chic Moms will love these sustainable and cruelty-free Mother’s Day gifts.

 Orange Turmeric Chocolate Bar

Orange Pistachio Bar with Turmeric Infusion

Both indulgent and sustainable, the Element's Truffles turmeric infused chocolate bar is a treat that will delight even the most discerning purist.  Each truffle is handcrafted in micro batches and infused with superfoods to stimulate the body’s own antixidant mechanism and help delay aging. The chocolate is raw, dairy free, GMO-free, and includes no artificial sweetener. Moreover, 25% of the profits go towards supporting wholesome education of under-privileged children in tribal areas of India. This decadent gift is featured in the Movie Night gift box.

 Aenon Charcoal Mask

Activated Charcoal Mask

Activated charcoal is an ancient ingredient and has been one of the fastest growing wellness trends for those who seek a natural detox. And the paraben-free, phthalate-free and talc-free charcoal face mask from Aenon’s is a spa-worthy treatment that helps reduce redness and inflammation. Packaged in a grab and go packet that’s easy enough to tuck into your travel or gym bag for an exfoliating treatment anywhere, anytime. This gift is available in our Mini Spa Day gift box and in the online gift box builder.

 Mint Coffee Scrub

Mint Coffee Body Scrub

Named after two special grandmothers, Etta & Billie creates a farm-to-bottle sustainable skincare line inspired by a love of whole food and drink. For the mom who prefers showers, the mint coffee body scrub is the perfect mix of all natural ingredients, including refreshing peppermint, artisanal freshly-ground coffee and fair-trade shea butter from Africa. Unlike other body scrubs, this one is solid so you can use it in the shower! Design your own Mother’s Day gift with this item in our online gift builder.

Dona Chai Turmeric Concentrate 

Turmeric Concentrate

For centuries, turmeric has been used in ancient wellness routines for it’s uplifting, purifying and balancing properties. With a delicate blend of freshly ground turmeric, fresh ginger, pink peppercorn, allspice, and lemongrass, your Mom can easily enjoy the healthful benefits of turmeric with an Ayurvedic-inspired golden latte at home. The exquisite turmeric concentrate is locally sourced and produced in small batches by Dona Chai.  You can find this gift in our Be Well curated gift box or our online gift box builder.

Botanical Facial Steamcertified cruelty free

Botanical Facial Steam

Formulary 55 is a company that stands behind sustainable standards.  As part of an eight-company coalition against animal cruelty, they promote a comprehensive standard for certified cruelty-free products. One of our favorite products, the botanical facial steam, is a vegan-friendly soothing medley of flowers and herbs made with organic witch hazel leaf, organic calendula, and organic elderflower. Choose the Botanical Facial Steam as part of our online gift box builder or find it in our bestselling Pamper Her curated gift box.

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3 Ways To Reuse Your Matcha Tin

If you’ve been a matcha drinker for several months or more, chances are, you’ve started to amass a small collection of tea tins and you may be wondering what to do with them. Using ordinary materials you already have in your home, we’ve put together a quick and easy way to extend the shelf life of your matcha tin.

Using those left over bits of wrapping paper, fabric, ribbon or excess magazines you love to collect (like we do!), we’ll show you 3 ways to refresh & reuse your matcha tea container.

You’ll be amazed at how easy these are to make in about 15-20 minutes.

Not only will you enjoy adding a bit of creativity to your day, reusing your matcha tin is an easy way to generate less waste, lower costs and minimize your impact on the environment. And you don’t have to be a craft aficionado or eco-warrior to do it. Let’s get started!

3 Clever Ways to Reuse Your Matcha Tea Tin

 Tools

Straight Edge (Ruler or hard cover book)

Sharp blade (Rotary cutter, Xacto knife, or scissors)

Measuring Tape

Adhesive (tape or glue)

Tools 

 

Materials

Matcha tin (rinsed with soap and water, with label removed)

Paper, ribbon, lace, old magazines, etc…

Materials 

 

How To

 

  1. First, using your measuring tap, measure around your tin and add ¼” overlap for adhesive.

 Measure

  1. Next, measure the height of the tin just below where it starts to curve at the top and bottom
  1. Choose your wrapping material. It could be left over wrapping paper, ribbon, or even cutouts from junk mail & magazines. As long as it has an interesting pattern and color palette, it will look good as only a little bit of is visible at any given time.
  1. Using your straight edge and blade, trim your wrapping material to size.

 Straight Edge

  1. If you have double sided tape, place a piece along the seam of the tin and press down one edge of your wrapping paper. Wrap the paper around the tin and press down on the other edge.

 Tape

  1. If you’re using regular tape, or glue, simply hold the paper in place along the seam, wrap it around the tin and secure the other edge with a dot of glue or a piece of clear tape.

 

Design Ideas

 

Travel Tea Tin

Forget spending $10 or more on a small tin to carry your tea to work, the gym or a weekend getaway. Your beautifully wrapped matcha tin is food safe, airtight and will keep your leaves fresh on the go.

 Tea Tin

 

Pen Holder

For some reason, we always end up with more pens than we started with and we never know where to find them. Now you can organize your pens by category, color, or any way you choose with your redesigned matcha tin. Swap out the wrap seasonally to match your decor. 

 Pen Holder

 

Succulent Container

What is it about cacti and succulent that makes us want to swoon? While your matcha tin doesn’t have proper drainage for long-term use, these darling containers are perfect for styling your party table. Best part? You can change out the color and pattern to match any theme.

 Succulent

 

If reuse isn’t your cup of tea and you have a curbside recycling program, it’s highly likely you can simply toss your tin in the bin along with your soup cans and pet food containers. Recycling saves over 75% of the energy required to produce new cans from raw materials. Most Japanese matcha tea tins are made from steel, making them 100% recyclable. Putting your matcha tin in the recycling bin is an easy way to conserve natural resources, keep costs down and minimize the waste that hits our landfills. Who doesn’t love that?

 

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If you’ve been a matcha drinker for several months or more, chances are, you’ve started to amass a small collection of tea tins and you may be wondering what to do with them. Using ordinary materials you already have in your home, we’ve put together a quick and easy way to extend the shelf life of your matcha tin.

Using those left over bits of wrapping paper, fabric, ribbon or excess magazines you love to collect (like we do!), we’ll show you 3 ways to refresh & reuse your matcha tea container.

You’ll be amazed at how easy these are to make in about 15-20 minutes.

Not only will you enjoy adding a bit of creativity to your day, reusing your matcha tin is an easy way to generate less waste, lower costs and minimize your impact on the environment. And you don’t have to be a craft aficionado or eco-warrior to do it. Let’s get started!

3 Clever Ways to Reuse Your Matcha Tea Tin

 Tools

Straight Edge (Ruler or hard cover book)

Sharp blade (Rotary cutter, Xacto knife, or scissors)

Measuring Tape

Adhesive (tape or glue)

Tools 

 

Materials

Matcha tin (rinsed with soap and water, with label removed)

Paper, ribbon, lace, old magazines, etc…

Materials 

 

How To

 

  1. First, using your measuring tap, measure around your tin and add ¼” overlap for adhesive.

 Measure

  1. Next, measure the height of the tin just below where it starts to curve at the top and bottom
  1. Choose your wrapping material. It could be left over wrapping paper, ribbon, or even cutouts from junk mail & magazines. As long as it has an interesting pattern and color palette, it will look good as only a little bit of is visible at any given time.
  1. Using your straight edge and blade, trim your wrapping material to size.

 Straight Edge

  1. If you have double sided tape, place a piece along the seam of the tin and press down one edge of your wrapping paper. Wrap the paper around the tin and press down on the other edge.

 Tape

  1. If you’re using regular tape, or glue, simply hold the paper in place along the seam, wrap it around the tin and secure the other edge with a dot of glue or a piece of clear tape.

 

Design Ideas

 

Travel Tea Tin

Forget spending $10 or more on a small tin to carry your tea to work, the gym or a weekend getaway. Your beautifully wrapped matcha tin is food safe, airtight and will keep your leaves fresh on the go.

 Tea Tin

 

Pen Holder

For some reason, we always end up with more pens than we started with and we never know where to find them. Now you can organize your pens by category, color, or any way you choose with your redesigned matcha tin. Swap out the wrap seasonally to match your decor. 

 Pen Holder

 

Succulent Container

What is it about cacti and succulent that makes us want to swoon? While your matcha tin doesn’t have proper drainage for long-term use, these darling containers are perfect for styling your party table. Best part? You can change out the color and pattern to match any theme.

 Succulent

 

If reuse isn’t your cup of tea and you have a curbside recycling program, it’s highly likely you can simply toss your tin in the bin along with your soup cans and pet food containers. Recycling saves over 75% of the energy required to produce new cans from raw materials. Most Japanese matcha tea tins are made from steel, making them 100% recyclable. Putting your matcha tin in the recycling bin is an easy way to conserve natural resources, keep costs down and minimize the waste that hits our landfills. Who doesn’t love that?

 

Read more