- by Seneca
If you're seeing real results with flower essences, no doubt you have people in your life that seem like they would benefit too. Here are some good options for gift giving.
Starter Gift Sets
They get a book, 3 sample sized essences that you pick out, and a little case, you pick the color, all for under $25. This is a great way to give them a small assortment of things to try, and a book for some context and questions answered.
It can be a bit of a challenge though, to help your loved ones see the validity and the potential as well as be able to commit to taking something with enough consistency that they see the results.
My advice is to stay chill and not push essences. They alone can decide whether they want to do something about their problems (a surprising number of people like having them as pets) and if they do want to heal, they get to choose how to do it.
Of course, most don't even know flower essences are an option. You can remedy that. Simply talking about how essences have helped you, and that there is something that can address their issue very specifically can promote a lot of hope. Especially if they have tried other things and haven't really gotten much improvement.
The other thing is that people often don't value what they've been given for free. If it costs them something, even 3.50 shipping on a sample, they are invested. Getting results means a bit more to them. They've also gone to the trouble of putting in the order.
The people that do the best on essences are also the ones that get the education with it. I put out a ton of information in emails, and you can ask and read answers in the Facebook group. You guys are plugged in. If you buy someone an essence, you're the one that needs to educate them.
So, my advice on this is to direct them to the sample page if they are in the US, or to the page of the thing that you think they really need, and let them place the order. I know some of you buy because the person you care about can't afford it. And that's cool, but give wisely. You can also give gift certificates.
If you do want to gift an order to someone, and have us send it there, we don't have a lot of options, but when we see the order going to a different recipient than the person who bought it, we try to remember to keep the invoice out of there.
We also have gift cards you can add to an order so they will be less puzzled when it shows up. They are .75 and look like this.
They are big enough to hold a line or two, which we will hand-write in for you. To add this to an order, when you view your cart or "basket" there will be the option to "add gift wrap." It's not something you can add at checkout. Click on that, select "wrapping option," we only have one that says "No wrapping, just card" and then it will let you add your message.
Alternatively, if you're sending direct to them and don't want to buy a card, you'll get a tracking number so you can know when the gift order is arriving for your recipient and you can say "Hey, that's from me, thought it would help."
Need it by Christmas 2020?
Here are the order cutoff dates:
Delivery to continental US - Dec 18
Delivery to Alaska - Dec 17
Delivery to Hawaii - Dec 17
Asia/Pacific Rim -Dec 7
Australia/New Zealand/Europe - Dec 7
Canada - Dec 7
These are not guaranteed times, and especially with Covid, we recommend you ordering early to give your packages the best chance of reaching their destination on time.
Those are my best thoughts on how to share essences in a way that they'll be best received. Whatever you do, don't just buy them a bottle of Anger Management unless it's a gag along the lines of the lump of coal in their stocking! It does not go over.