Monday, December 31, 2012

Homemade Gifts - Christmas Gift Basket

What do you give 80 plus year old in-laws for Christmas, who don't want more stuff to dust/clutter up their place, who don't bake much, or can anymore?

This year I put together a basket of all my homemade preserves that I made this year ie: Salsa, Dill Pickles, Bread & Butter Pickles, Rosehip Jelly, Strawberry Jam, Green Tomato Chutney, Cranberry Chutney, Red Pepper Jelly along with several jars of "Meal in a Jar".

The "Meal in a Jar" included, Thai Red Bean Soup Mix, Quinoa and Lentil Soup, Lentil Soup, and Curry Soup.  Each jar contains all the ingredients needed, along with a recipe.   All that is reqiored is to add water and simmer till done.   I also made a couple of casseroles for their freezer with a gift certificate of bringing over one new dinner each month - something they can have right away or put in their freezer for a night they don't feel like cooking.

In the basket I also included a half dozen knitted dish cloths to match their kitchen decor.


  1. It’s look so beautiful! I am enjoy and love it very much.and I love very much sexy and wonderful things.
    Hope you had the greatest time living it up!!

  2. It is a great idea to make a basket at home. it is an amazing way to save money, and it is also helpful for those who cannot afford to spend more money to purchase expensive gifts. Thanks for sharing keep it up.

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  3. Gift baskets make great gifts! Especially as Holiday & Christmas Gift baskets as they offer something for everyone to enjoy. Giving a jar of gourmet jam is nothing on its own, but in a basket with a bunch of other goodies is perfect!

  4. Very nice information about homemade gift. thanks for sharing.
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  5. Truly said, gift baskets are always a great thing and various types of gift basket not only help to maintain the relation between two or more person but it also helps to develop both personal and professional relations.

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