Homemade & Thank You Gifts
Handmade Gift Packaging Place your gift in a votive holder, top with a paper muffin liner, and tie with a colorful string or ribbon. Try one of these diminutive gifts for giving jewelry, movie tickets, flavored lip balms, truffles, or a favorite poem.
Love Quote Wine Wraps Your valentine's favorite bottle of wine, wrapped in a cute label with a love quote, is a simple and sweet gift. Make an evening out of it and pair her favorite wine with a romantic dinner using our suggestions for food and wine pairings, below.
Cute Soda Case Wrap Make a case of your valentine's favorite soda or beer even more special -- with a few simple touches. Wrap a piece of embossed red scrapbook paper around the cardboard case, securing with double-stick tape. Fold another piece of cardstock to cover the handle and cut out the opening. Embellish the package with a length of narrow velvet ribbon and a stamped tag.
One of the hot foodie gifts this year is Flavored Salt. Once the ingredients are completely dry, the flavored salts will pretty much keep at room temperature in an airtight jar indefinitely. How will you use your Chile Salt? Rim the glass of a bloody Mary or a margarita. Sprinkle it over corn on the cob. Over avocados for a quick guacamole. Simply on meat or tofu (either before cooking or as a finishing salt). Some people like chile on their fruit. Any veggie. On eggs at breakfast time.
Chile Salt - Life Currents
Gifts don’t need to be store-bought in order to be meaningful. Whether you’re looking to exercise those crafty muscles or just can’t afford to buy all your friends an iPhone 5, we’ve rounded up some of the hottest DIY gifts for foodies, fitgeeks, or anybody who likes to feel happy.
35 DIY Holiday Gifts for Any Budget (or First-Time Makers)
Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels These pretzels are super-easy to whip up to give as a gift. Dip them a day ahead, and pack them in a box lined with waxed tissue paper. Don't forget to add a note, or simply remind your friends that pretzels are best eaten within a week — if they're even around that long! Check out our Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels Recipe for complete instructions.
Easy Homemade Holiday Food Gifts Delight family and friends with homemade treats that are fast, frugal, and festive.
Make your own holiday gifts with kids. Inside these cutely decorated packages are frozen cookie dough rolls (and the recipe). Who doesn’t like cookie dough? The idea behind this gift is… the recipient can eat the gift as is (cookie dough) or can bake it when they feel like having fresh baked cookies!
Make Your Own Edible Christmas Gift - Design Dazzle
Stamp sets. Use this jumbo stamp to personalize cookbooks and custom recipe cards or labels for baked and canned goods! A great gift to give any cook. The included ink pads works even works on fabric so you can stamp on tea towels or table linens! $20
Holiday Gifts for Foodies | Eating Well. Check out our top holiday gifts for your favorite foodies. EatingWell has 13 suggestions to help you make your own or find the perfect gift, no matter what your price range. From under 5 to 60$, these are delicious gifts given in good health. The site also includes GIFT TAGS.
Give the Gift of Candy Take a little sugar and spice and create candy gifts for a hostess, a neighbor, or that special friend. Christmas gift recipes are best when they offer flavor beyond the ordinary.
Heartwarming Gifts from the Kitchen. There's always a reason for giving, and the best gifts come from the heart or, in our case...the kitchen! For your next gift-giving occasion, try these recipes from Gooseberry Patch All Through the Seasons.
Heartwarming Gifts from the Kitchen | MyRecipes.com
39 DIY Christmas Gifts You'd Actually Want To Receive
Pie in a jar is just that — a small single serving of fruit pie made and baked in a tiny mason jar. These pies are frugal to make, awesome to gift, tasty to serve, and fun to sell at bake sales. If you’ve got some kiddlets looking for a fun project, get them into the frugal fun too by teaching them to bake. Watching little ones eat tiny pies is kinda cute too. Greasing the jar with butter before lining it with dough helps to remove the pie (in one piece) after baking.