Attention readers: We have a winner! Mazeltov to floatingink, who loves Iron Goddess oolong- please write me at teaspotnyc at gmail dot com so I can send you the goods. And now, on to the gifts...
If the thought of any more tea to drink has your friends or family clutching their stomachs, what about wearing it?
It's not possible to overdose on the luxe white tea eye cream ($23) and white tea night cream ($28) from Israeli-based soapsmith Sabon. (It's a favorite brand for germaphobes like me, because the retail outlets have a giant copper sink where customers are encouraged to wash their hands and test out the various lines.)
If you use these products, your skin will be so smooth that people might mistake you for a little lost child while you're out finishing up your holiday shopping.
Don't give away the fact that you're pushing 40 just yet, though- milk it and see if you can get at least a candy cane out of it, or a seat on some old fat guy's lap.