Sunshine. Warm weather. Flowers. Bees. Allergies.
All of these things arrive with a little thing called spring. Much of the country has been suffering through the snow and cold, but it’s almost all over.
There are many ways we can start preparing for spring, and one of the ways is to fully, shamelessly, immerse ourselves in everything cherry blossom. The cute flower has become synonymous with springtime, as thousands of the blossoms come into full bloom during the season, coating areas where they are planted with pink magicalness.
You may not know where the closest cherry tree is, but have no fear. You can bring the blossoms to the comfort of your home with this handy list of 20 great cherry blossom things to get you in touch early to the spring that’s on its way.
1. Fairy lights
Twinkle, twinkle little blossom. Set the mood for spring and romance simultaneously with cherry blossom fairy lights. Because fairy lights shouldn’t ever be restricted to just the holidays.
Twinkle lights aren’t for everyone, but this exquisite watercolor of cherry blossoms would look good on any wall in any home.
3. Room perfume
If you want to completely envelope yourself in cherry blossoms, to the point where decorations won’t even cut it, why not just make your entire room smell like them? Bath & Body Works, purveyor of almost every scent imaginable, has a Japanese Cherry Blossom “room perfume” that will give you exactly the immersive experience you want.
4. Candle that smells like cherry blossoms (and Washington D.C.)
We’re not exactly sure that we want to own a candle that smells like Washington D.C. because, you know, politics doesn’t smell good. But if cherry blossom is in it then it’s probably not that bad. Definitely nicer than the crowds that flock to D.C. every year to see the flowering trees in person. (42 Pressed Co. also makes candles for other major cities, too, if you can’t get over the D.C. thing.)
5. Nail decals
You can, of course, choose to adorn yourself in cherry blossoms instead of adorning your home. Start with these unique cherry blossom nail decals. While there are many options of decals out there, these look like actual pressed cherry blossoms. You’ll be able to feel springtime on your fingertips.
Don’t forget adding springtime to your hair as well. These cherry blossom hair pins will immediately and easily brighten your look.
Continue the adornment with this beautiful clay cuff that can be gently bent to shape comfortably around any wrist.
This ring is a perfectly subtle tribute to the flower of springtime. It also means you get to take a bit of spring with you no matter wear you go. It could be snowing around you, but it almost doesn’t even matter with this ring on. Almost.
9. Ring box
What better place to store your cherry blossom jewelry than in a cherry blossom jewelry box?
To carry all the cherry blossom things you acquire, you are going to need the appropriate purse. This cherry blossom pouch, adorned in bright spring-appropriate colors, will get the job done. (But if it’s too small, there is also a tote version available.)
If wearing cherry blossoms or using them as decorations is still not enough to bring spring into your life, why not just consume the cherry blossoms yourself? This cherry blossom tea by Harney & Sons allows you to do just that. It has a “blend of green teas and the vibrant flavor of plump, fragrant cherries.”
12. Hard cider
If tea isn’t enough for you, Strongbow makes a cherry blossom-flavored hard apple cider. According to Strongbow, the cider has a “cherry blossom aroma and fruity notes, a subtle sweetness, and a ripe apple finish.” In addition to its cheerful, pink color, the drink is very on-brand for spring.
Price: $9.49-$9.99 per six pack
Just wait, the alcohol portion of the list isn’t over yet. There’s also cherry blossom gin, created by a bartender for a spirit-designing competition, which it won. The liquor is a mix of English gin and sake. The Gin Foundry describes it as “mild, easy to sip, and to hold on the tongue.” Master of Malt says it “brings a luxurious, creamy mouth feel and a subtle, compelling sweetness to its flavour profile.”
14. Bath set
The only way to truly immense yourself in cherry blossoms, however, is to bathe in cherry blossom. Luckily, Bath & Body Works has you covered there with many cherry blossom-scented bath products including lotion, hand soap, body wash, and anything else you usually use when bathing.
Don’t just keep the cherry blossoms to yourself. Spread the spring vibes to anyone you want with these beautiful stickers, perfect for scrapbooking and basically everything.
16. Washi tape
Take your craft projects to the spring level with this cherry blossom patterned washi tape. The best part about it is that you use it as your regular tape to give anything that needs adhesive an extra burst of happy.
17. Laptop decal
Speaking of sticky things, let your laptop proclaim your love of cherry blossoms and spring to everyone around you with this cherry blossom decal.
18. Phone case
To keep cherry blossoms on hand all the time, deck your phone in them with this phone case.
You are not the only one who is captivated by cherry blossoms. Artists over the years have drawn inspiration from the delicate flowers, and this book captures the best of that art all in one place, featuring “rare reproductions of gilded screens, woodblock prints, and ink on silk works offer sublimely rendered buds and blooms for all who cherish them.”
20. Cat/dog collar
Finally, you don’t have to be the only one to celebrate cherry blossoms. Get your cat or dog this cherry blossom collar so that they can join you in looking forward to the warmer weather that is sure to come soon