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Friday, December 2, 2011

Fun and Festive Food Gifts to Give

Girlfriend Cookies
 Do you have cookie loving girlfriends or are you hosting a girlfriend party this Christmas season?  these adorable jars filled with Girlfriend cookie mix are perfect for giving .   LoraLee Lewis shared her idea and offers a FREE Girlfriend cookies printable tag to complete your fun gift.  Click here to go to LoraLee Lewis blog now.

Blessing Mix
Your kids will enjoy helping to mix and fill these bags of Blessing mix to give to their classmates, friend sand neighbors.  You can pick up all of the ingredients at your local grocery store and print off our FREE bag toppers for this simple to create gift.  Clcik here for complete recipe and FREE Bag toppers.

Santa Mix
Create this sweet and salty mix that includes bugels, pretzels, craisins, peanuts and more from Cookies and CupsClick here for complete recipe.


DIY Sugar cookie kits: Bake sugar cookies and place them in a container along with a can of frosting and sprinkles. So, that the receiver can decorate their own holiday cookies. The busy mom will love this gift.

DIY Gingerbread house kits: Place in a fun container or gift bag - Graham crackers, frosting, assorted candies and cardboard squares covered in tin foil. All the supplies needed to make mini gingerbread houses. The receiver can now create their own houses.

Jar Mixes

I found a BIG selection of recipes and ideas over at About.com. These are simple to make and your kiddos can even join in the fun.

Creative Containers:

Add fun to your homemade food gifts wit the use of creative containers: 

- Chinese Take out containers
- Holiday plates from the dollar stores and dollar bins at Target
- Holiday boxes and cellophane bags
- Cookie jars, purchase these all year long on clearance sales to give filled with goodies.
- Altered Paint cans (as pictured)



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