Published on December 13th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe4
Last Minute Gift Ideas: 6 Food Gifts You Can Make Yourself
It’s getting down to crunch time now! If you need some last-minute gift ideas, how about some festive edibles for the folks on your list?
I love giving food gifts! We all have so much stuff, and with a food gift you’re giving something functional that your recipient doesn’t have to store! Well, they don’t have to store it for long, anyway. Packaged up in a pretty mason jar or basket, a food gift can feel just as substantial as a store-bought present, but instead of spending money at a big box store, you can choose local, organic ingredients, so your gift reflects your ethical food convictions.
When you’re choosing the packaging for your food gift, opt for something reusable. Mason jars are perfect for things like cookie mixes or homemade granola. For gifts like truffles or peppermint bark, you can use a big mason jar, or go for a cute basket or tin that your giftee can reuse. One of my favorite gifts ever was a square yellow tin that my mother-in-law used to wrap…something…years go. I have no idea what the gift was at this point (it’s been at least 6 years!), but I use the tin to organize some of my craft supplies, and I think of her every time I look at it.
Ready to make some yummy last-minute gifts? Click here for the list!