When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. To me, lemons hold a sunny outlook. They are a metaphor for life. They are the sour things we overcome to obtain the sweetness of life. If you know someone with a sunny disposition or with a love for this refreshing fruit, these lemon gifts are up the right tree.
To take these gifts to a higher branch, you can wrap them in lemon gift wrap, and top the gift with bright lemon ribbon. Another option is to place the gift in a reusable lemon shopping bag stuffed with lemon tissue paper. This way they get to keep using the decorative gift bag instead of throwing it away. What’s good for the lemon is good for the rest of the environment!
1. Lemon Purse
Lemon novelty gifts for her
These cute lemon purses come in various sizes, so you will find the perfect purse whether they like to travel light or be prepared for everything.
You can even sneak a cute pair of lemon earrings into the purse as an extra surprise.
Does she bring her lunch to work or school? Then you can give her a lemon lunch bag to keep her lunch lemony fresh all day.
2. Lemon Spa Gift Basket
Lemon gifts for the bath
Gift baskets are an easy way to shop. You can find a bunch of cool themed gifts already grouped together, making them great for shoppers short on time. These lemon gift baskets have everything needed for a lemon scented bath time.
If you prefer, you can create your own, with a combination of these lemon themed gifts. Start with a lemon storage basket. This can be used later as a decorative way to store household items.
Next, add a refreshing lemon facial mask. You can even get a lemon mask for the feet! After that, get some lemon scented bath bombs or cubes for a soak in the tub. Then give them some lemon hand or body lotion for that all day energized feeling.
If you don’t want to make a whole gift basket, individually, these gifts make great stocking stuffers.
3. Limoncello Set from Italy
Great gifts for lemon lovers
Lemons grown on the hillside of the Amalfi Coast are used to make Limoncello, a delicious liquor. Give them a beautifully decorated serving set from Italy to provide an authentic experience. You can get some limoncello at your local liquor store. For more fun you can make some of your own.
If they prefer margaritas, you can give them some lemony margarita mix along with a fancy margarita set.
4. Lemon Reed Diffuser
Lemon gifts to make the home smell fresh
One of the great things about lemons is that they don’t smell too perfumy. Contrary to flowery scents, I have never heard anyone say they were allergic to the smell of lemons. The scent of lemons makes the home smell clean, even when you were in a rush and forgot to take out the garbage! A reed diffuser fills the air with fragrant oils so there is no smoke or soot.
However, some people prefer candles. You can give them a lemon soy candle which will burn clean.
Others like their house smelling fresh, but want something low maintenance. For those folks, a lemon scented plug in is perfect. They can plug it in, and forget about it, while their house radiates that fresh lemon aroma. Then give them an air freshener for the car as a stocking stuffer.
5. Lemon Tree
Lemon gifts for those with a green thumb
Instead of giving fresh flowers as a birthday or Mother’s Day gift, give a living plant such as a lemon tree. While flowers will wilt and die, a plant is more symbolic of the longevity of your love for them. These plants can be trimmed and kept in pots or planted in the ground.
For someone who enjoys cooking, you can give them a lemon balm plant or lemon thyme to use for flavoring tasty dishes. You can even transplant these into some decorative lemon planters to make a sunny kitchen garden.
6. Oven Mitt and Pot Holder Set
Lemon themed gifts for the kitchen
A lemon kitchen is a cheery kitchen. These lemony mitts will keep them from burning their hands when cooking, while bringing a smile to their face.
You can make a kitchen gift set by adding some lemon kitchen towels and a cute apron to protect their clothes.
If you want to make a lemon gift basket, get a lemon storage basket, like the ones mentioned above, to fill with these fun gifts. Then add a lemon squeezer and a lemon spoon rest for a complete set. This is a great basket to put together for a school or church raffle as well.
7. Tasty Lemon Cookies
Gifts for lemon lovers with a sweet tooth
Lemon cookies are a great treat for a birthday, a thank you gift, or to share on any occasion.
To take the sweetness up a notch, give them some lemon candies. I used to love eating those lemon fruit slices as a kid. Lemon hard candies help soothe dry throats, if they actually need an excuse to indulge in these lemon delights.
For serving lemony treats to guests, give them a lemon serving plate.
8. Lemon Phone Case
Cool lemon gifts for teens
For those lemon lovers glued to their phones, get them a lemon phone case and popsocket.
To stay hydrated, lemon lovers will need a fruit infuser water bottle that they can slip some lemon slices into, to create a lemony beverage.
For a funny gift, give them some lemon themed socks. I see teens wearing mismatched socks or socks with goofy themes all the time at the local highschool. These lemon socks will provide some humor when they are stressing over their algebra class.
9. Cheery Welcome Mat
Lemon gift ideas to welcome guests
They can welcome guests to the home with a cheerful door mat decorated with lemons.
Even more, give them a lemon door wreath to grace their entryway. These use artificial lemons so they can be used all year round.
Lead the way to the front door with a lemony garden flag.
10. Lemon Baby Outfit
Lemon gifts for little ones
How cute would it be to dress her up like a juicy lemon? These almost make me want to have another child just to have her wear one of these outfits. Well, not really, but I will definitely have to give one as a present.
Add a lemon themed infant blanket for a baby shower gift full of citrusy goodness! (Is citrusy even a word?) Then top the gift with a lemon infant teether.
Humans aren’t the only little ones to don the lemon theme. Don’t forget a lemon doggie outfit for your fur baby!
11. Lemon Shower Curtain
Lemon gift ideas for the bath
Showering in the morning in this cheerful bathroom is sure to wake them up. Don’t forget to include a lemon bath mat so they don’t slip when getting out of the tub.
They can hang a lemon clock on the wall to keep track of time while getting ready in the morning.
Add some lemon hand soap for clean hands. Then give them some citrus poo-pourri for times when the bath won’t be smelling that fresh.