Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Homemade Gifts

I love the holidays, that's no secret.

Check out my recent Facebook status -

But, like most of you, I am trying to be responsible with my spending. Somehow (aka every single time I set food in the store) Target always gets the best of me and I buy way too much.

One way I am trying to be responsible is to give more homemade gifts. But, let's get real here ... I am not very crafty. But I can handle a wooden spoon and oven with ease!

Last year, I made cookie trays, truffles and cranberry vodka for a few of our friends and family.

Instagram pic of last year's vodka gifts. To follow me, click here.

Some of the recipes I used for these aforementioned gifts include -
  1.  White Chocolate Toffee Crunch Cookies from The Little Kitchen.
  2. The Perfect Chewy Sugar Cookie from Catch My Party
  3. Easy Dark Chocolate Truffles from NaomiCakes
  4. Cranberry Lime Vodka from Fancy Napkin
White Chocolate Toffee Crunch Cookies. Photo courtesy of

This year I plan to add to my repertoire.

Beer Mustard ... yum! Photo courtesy of Williams-Sonoma.
I'm thinking about these Salted Whiskey Caramels from So ... How Does it Taste?, Sweetie Pie Pops from Our Best Bites and maybe this Beer Mustard from Williams Sonoma. But these are just thoughts for now, until I get my gifts wrapped and Christmas cards sent out...

If you need even more options, check out my Pinterest boards Holiday Trimmings, Christmas Treats & nom.nom.nom.

Do you make homemade gifts? A friend of mine is making homemade vanilla extract - how cool?!

 Please share your ideas and/or recipes below!

Until next time,

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