Pinners Conference: Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen

Sara’s peppermint brownies
Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies
Tim Riggins Brownies
Candy Cane Kiss Cookies
Peanut Brittle
Fudge
Pralines
Cinnamon bun popcorn
Peppermint Park Popcorn
Chili Mixes
Garlic Bread Seasoning

Packaging Ideas

Pop Top Cans
Take Out Containers
Twine
Ribbon
Brown Kraft bags
Jars
Customizable holiday gift tags

I love to use cups to package lots of smaller gifts. 

In these big, clear cups, you can buy some smaller items you know the person will love–lip gloss, nail polish, gift cards, etc. are all great choices. Then add some mini chocolate bars and bury the items in the chocolate. Top with the lid and tie with a bow!

Or you could give them a Dirty Diet Coke (or their favorite cola) kit. Same thing–big clear cup, fill the cup with limes, then package it with a bottle of coconut syrup, fun sizes of their favorite cola, and a small container of half and half.

Because it’s Christmas, these reusable coffee cups are also a great choice. You can get these year-round at Amazon, but you can also find some really cute ones in the dollar spot at Target for quite a bit cheaper. 

In the first one, I’ve rolled up a pair of cozy socks and added a bottle of nail polish (because we all still want cute toes, even in the winter), some lip balm, and a Starbucks gift card.

The second one is for your hot cocoa lover. I’ve filled the cup with individual serving packets of really nice hot cocoa and then packaged the cup with a canister of those tiny marshmallows (I find mine in the hot chocolate/coffee section of Walmart).

You could also package a loaf of great bread with a cute serrated knife and a bottle of Our Best Bites dipping oil.

Or make a pasta kit–fill a cute bowl or colander with pasta, a loaf of bread, and a bottle of Our Best Bites garlic olive oil.

Another fun idea is to give them a pancake kit. Whip up the following recipe from America’s Test Kitchen:

Then package the mixture into jars (really, if you give each person a single batch of pancakes, you could get three gifts out of this recipe.) Include one of these tags:

Pancake Mix Printable

and bundle the jar of pancake mix with a bottle of nice maple syrup (or OBB Buttermilk Syrup) and a cute pancake turner (check out World Market and Hobby Lobby for some great options.)