Monday, September 22, 2014

Spread Sweet Holiday Cheer with Nielsen-Massey Vanillas #NMVHolidays

This holiday season, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas invites you to bring a personal touch back into the season by encouraging readers to create DIY holiday gifts for friends and loved ones. We at Nielsen-Massey believe that, when it comes to holiday gifting, it truly is the thought that counts, and what could be more thoughtful than a handmade gift?

Whether looking to let a teacher know how much she is appreciated, brighten the mail-carrier’s day, or surprise a coworker, DIY gifts are the perfect way to show how much you care.

We’d like to work with your blog to promote DIY holiday gifts by providing you with gifting tips, great recipe ideas, samples and giveaway opportunities. We also invite you to communicate with us via social media by using the hashtag #NMVHolidays in your posts. We are happy to interact with you by sharing, liking and re-tweeting top posts.

Following are some unique packaging tips to give handmade gifts an extra-special touch:

• Package homemade biscotti, cookies, or even body products in vintage tins or jars. A beautiful container is an additional gift that the recipient can keep long after the handmade gift is gone.
• Instead of using traditional wrapping paper or gift bags, wrap boxes in craft paper and decorate with pens and markers. Wrap jars and bottles in fabric, burlap, or a pretty kitchen towel and secure it with colorful striped baker’s twine.
• Attach a Christmas ornament to the outside of the package in lieu of a traditional gift tag. Ornaments can be treasured for years to come.
• Include a hand-written note or card with the recipe for your gift – it is the gift that keeps on giving!

This recipe for Vanilla Body Scrub from Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, included below, is the perfect gift for friends, sisters, daughters, or anyone who deserves a bit of pampering this holiday season. Fragrant Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar gently exfoliates while olive oil moisturizes, leaving skin feeling soft, smooth and rejuvenated.

Vanilla Body Scrub

1 cup Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 or 2 drops of an essential oil such as lavender, eucalyptus, etc.

Decorative, waterproof container

Mix ingredients together in a bowl.

Spoon into a decorative, waterproof container.

Wrap in decorative paper.

Instructions for use: Apply a small amount to damp skin while in shower or bath. Gently scrub skin with a soft washcloth. Rinse thoroughly.

If you are interested in making the Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Body Scrub or your own DIY holiday gift, we can offer an 8.5-oz jar of Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar or a product of your choice in exchange for your review or article leading up to or during the month of December. Please send us your mailing address and phone number for shipping.

If you choose to host a giveaway, we will send the same gift item directly to your reader in exchange for a review on your blog and tweet or Facebook post on your channels leading up to December. Please consider directing your readers to the Nielsen-Massey Facebook page at Vanillas and Twitter @NielsenMassey.

Please visit the Nielsen-Massey website for more product information and additional recipes, including more DIY gift ideas such as:
  • Vanilla Bean Marshmallows
  • Decadent Holiday Fudge
  • Cinnamon Vanilla Candied Almonds
  • Gourmet Blueberry Vanilla Granola
  • Sweet and Spicy BBQ Rub
  • Chocolate Coffee Biscotti

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