Six Ways to Give the Gift of Honey

Honey goes with anything – which is why it makes the sweetest gift. Read on for six ways to treat someone with a gift that always shows you’ve got great taste.

Housewarming & Congratulations

Nothing says “welcome home” like honey. Honey makes a sweet centerpiece in a housewarming or congratulatory gift basket (think weddings) – especially if it’s local honey from the area. Another neighborly gift idea: bake a dessert or special dish to drop off, along with a jar of honey used in the recipe.

Get Well Wishes

Honey’s health benefits are well documented, making it a great get well gift. Build a basket around this natural remedy with a jar of honey, honey candies, a variety of herbal teas, aromatherapy products and a good book.

For the Environmentally Minded

For a gift that does real good, it’s hard to go wrong with honey. Not only is it natural and delicious, but real honey supports the health of honeybees, which play a vital role in our ecosystem. Bees are essential to biodiversity and the viability of our entire food chain. An Adopt a Hive package includes honey products as well as wildflower seeds and the opportunity to adopt a hive for one year, ensuring the health of thousands of bees.

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Give honey to celebrate a “golden” birthday or anniversary. Pair a jar with a few of your loved one’s favorite things or gift them an Adopt a Hive package to celebrate their next trip around the sun.

Christmas & Holiday Baskets

Assemble a few of your favorite holiday recipes with a variety of spices and flavors in a holiday-themed gift basket. Along with real honey, include allspice, cinnamon, ginger, clove and peppermint to stock someone’s pantry for holiday baking. Complete the basket with hot cocoa, cookie cutters and a few festive tea towels.

Host a Honey Tasting

Sometimes the best gift is a new experience. Similar to a wine tasting, you can host a fun (and all-ages appropriate) tasting party with a honey bar. Choose a variety of honeys including sweet clover, orange blossom, hot honey, eucalyptus or creamed varieties. Have guests score each on aroma, taste and the seven colors of honey – water white, extra white, white, extra light amber, light amber, amber and dark amber. Then enjoy every flavor with a charcuterie table filled with breads, cheeses, nuts, fruit and crackers.