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    Home-Made Holiday Gift Ideas

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    Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:22 am Groupie

    Itís that time of year when we are thinking of our family and friends and what we can do to make their holiday special. Here are some ideas, quite a few of which can be made ahead, that your loved ones will be thrilled to receive.
    Think about presentation. Beautifully wrapped gifts are so exciting, bows and ribbons can make all the difference. How about a stocking filled with home-made gifts, or a wicker basket?

    Of course there are hundreds of recipes and ideas here on Recipezaar, this thread is to give you some inspiration if you need it. Please, please post your own holiday gift ideas here, and your photos Ė the more the merrier!

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    Letís start with ĎGifts in a Jarí Ė so easy to put together, buy new jars or recycle the old ones, look for jars with dimpled glass for a great effect. Smaller jars lend themselves to hot chocolate and drink mixes, while the larger ones are suitable for soup mixes and beans. Jams and jellies are very colourful and brighten up any holiday.

    Gift Brownie Mix - in a Jar
    White Chocolate Brownie Mix
    Flavored Coffee Creamers

    Cute As a Button Cookie Mix in a Jar
    Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix
    Easter Bunny S'mores in a Jar

    Snowman Soup Mix in a Jar
    Red Hot Sipper Mix in a Jar
    Brownies in a Jar

    Jambalaya Mix in a Jar
    Rainbow Bean Soup Mix in a Quart Jar
    Painted Desert Chili Mix in a Jar

    Dill Dip in a Jar
    Soup Mix in a Jar
    Lentils and Pasta Soup Mix for Ground Beef

    Calico Bean Soup Mix
    " Belles " Poultry/Stuffing Seasoning
    Potato Soup Mix

    Easy Orange Marmalade
    Orange-Pineapple Jam
    Mrs. G's Italian Plum & Cointreau Jam

    Berry Jam
    Banana Split Freezer Jam
    Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

    Currant Jelly
    Hot Pepper Jelly
    Cranberry-Pepper Jelly (hot)

    Corn Cob Jelly
    Spicy Habanero Jelly
    Hot As Hell Habanero Zucchini Jelly

    Watermelon Jelly
    Mountain Dew Jelly
    Red Pepper Jelly

    Last edited by Nic on Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:28 am, edited 4 times in total
    Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:23 am Groupie
    Letís take a look at Spices and Rubs. These are very versatile and larger quantities can be put into jars and smaller amounts into packets, which are easier to send through the post. Donít forget to add labels, and maybe include a recipe or two.

    5 Steak Rubs for Grilling
    Smokey Seasoned Salt
    Herbs De Provence

    Blackening Seasoning Mix
    Cajun Seasoning
    Femmes' Revenge Caribbean Curry Mix

    Lone Star Rub
    All Purpose BBQ Rub
    Smokey Steak Rub

    Donít forget the mustard! Just the thing to liven up your leftovers and another great gift to give.
    Vinegars and flavoured oils can be made to look attractive Ė buy bottles and jars made to show them off.

    Whiskey Mustard
    Hot Pepper Mustard
    Creole Mustard

    Honey Mustard
    Chipotle Mustard
    Chopped Cucumber Mustard Pickles

    Chili Garlic Vinegar
    Herbal Vinegar with Basil

    Red Chilli Oil
    Thai Perfumed Oil
    Olive Oil with Capers and Chili Peppers

    Lemon Olive Oil
    Rosemary Infused Oil
    Mediterranean Herb Oil

    Chili Oil (Hong You)
    Paprika Oil
    Parmesan Oil
    Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:24 am Groupie

    Last edited by Nic on Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:34 am, edited 1 time in total
    Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:25 am Groupie
    Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:26 am Groupie
    Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:59 pm
    Forum Host
    that all looks just FAB!!!! I have not evenread to the end of it - so will do it in the morning .... wonderful - you are all so crafty..... me ! I cant draw a walkingstick figure icon_cry.gif
    Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:20 pm Groupie
    This forum is great! What excellent ideas! Thanks for all your hard work!
    Nana Lee
    Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:39 pm Groupie
    I've put this thread in my Holiday cookbook. Hope you don't mind.
    You have done such a fantastic job putting this together!
    Thank you.

    Granny Moses
    Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:41 pm Groupie
    icon_eek.gif Where do I start? What fabulous ideas you have put together!

    Our family is exchanging stockings this year, and I see so many things that would easily fit into one. I love the fact that you included everyone - pets and all - in your gift ideas.

    Thank you so much for this thread icon_biggrin.gif I'm predicting some very happy recipients in the not-so-distant future.
    Elly in Canada
    Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:35 am Groupie
    icon_biggrin.gif What a fabulous thread, full of great gift ideas for everyone on your list icon_exclaim.gif Thanks for all your excellent work Nic icon_exclaim.gif
    Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:10 pm
    Forum Host
    Sun Nov 05, 2006 1:32 pm Groupie
    These are wonderful ideas I have thought about giving gifts to my co workers and this thread will help me do that.
    thank you again.
    Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:01 pm Groupie
    Thanks for all the great ideas; I saved a few to try this year. One food gift that I have given for many years is my homemade carmels. They are so well received.
    Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:56 am
    Forum Host
    Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:28 pm Groupie
    Thanks Rita for posting this thread - there are some more great ideas and the photos are super!! icon_biggrin.gif
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