Monday, December 23, 2013

Wrap it Up!

It always seems like there are one or two people on my Christmas gift list who are difficult to find something for. Either they have everything they need already, or they make wonderful things themselves, or they are just picky! In these cases, I find that a consumable gift, particularly one made with my own hands, is always a good idea. And a gift that is thoughtfully wrapped makes the presentation extra beautiful and special. 

With this in mind, I've put together a few fast and easy-looking ideas I've come across via Pinterest lately. First the consumables: 

 Butternut Cookies via Sarah Wilson

Cookies are always a favorite at any gathering and are easy to pack for giving. These are gluten free.

Coconut Cakes via Scandi Home


Chocolate Amaretto Truffles via Sweet Paul 

Yum. Just yum.

Chocolate Haystacks via The Primalist  

Only 3 ingredients!

Roasted Smoky Almonds via Bake Your Day

Gourmet Mustards via Martha Stewart


Flavored Salts via Minimally Invasive

I made these last year and they were very popular. They also come with a free, downloadable pdf label. 

Cinnamon Honey Butter via Heather Bullard 

Wrapping your consumable gifts can be as simple as a piece of waxed paper tied with a bit of yarn, or as fancy as some of these ideas: 

Print your own gift wrap via Annixen 

I love that this looks a bit like stranded knit stitches.

Make special gift tags via Cambiandostrada

via 3EggsDesign

via  Fellow Fellow

Use yarn leftovers (because I might - cough, cough - have a few of those...) via Elisabeth Heier

via Bo Bedre

via Fellow Fellow

Make special food packaging via Cannelle-Vanille  

via The Fab Guide 

via Making Nice in the Midwest

I'm also intrigued with furoshiki fabric gift wrap, using a pretty kitchen towel, via Cotton & Flax

Wow, I guess I'd better get busy! 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope this post helps you with some ideas for those last-minute, hard-to-gift people on your list. Or, of course, you may see something tasty that just needs to be made as a little something for yourself!

1 comment:

  1. thank you for sharing! the salts sound like the perfect gift for a couple we're seeing right after the holidays. thank you!

    have an awesome christmas!