Gifts from the Kitchen

Do you have an exceptionally large list for gift giving this season? Maybe you’ve got more time than money. Unfortunately, this time of year, both time and money seem to be in short supply. Follow some of these recommendations from the gift giving experts to take the stress out of gift giving and put the delicious back in. One of the great options that has emerged in the last few years is the gift of ingredients.  Dig out the recipe for your favorite cookies, pound cake or bar candy. Print out the recipe on decorative cards. Place all the dry ingredients in a zip-lock bag, tie with a festive ribbon and attach the recipe. You’ve given the gift of you kitchen without spending the day baking. The recipient will be thrilled that with your creativity and knowing they can enjoy your great recipe whenever the mood strikes!
Another option is to take advantage of the terrific savings offered by Groupon coupons and order from a great assortment of gift options for those on your list from the popcornfactory. You can have the orders shipped directly to the recipient for easy and timely arrivals.  The great thing about this option is you can order as early as September and request a December delivery option. This great option allows you to spread out the expense of your generosity over several months.
Finally, consider purchasing baked goods from your local bakery. Have a selection of cellophane bags, festive ribbon and gift bags. Simply rewrap your purchased treasures and attached a gift tag. It’s always the thought behind the gift that counts, not the number of hours sent in the kitchen making it happen. Put your creative hat on and give a bit of yourself this holiday season. You and your family will be glad you did – you can even start a new tradition!

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