We’re looking to dial back a little bit this year for Christmas, especially since we have two friends having babies who need baby shower presents, but I still want to be able to give some great gifts. As a result, it’s time for me to turn into Crafty McCrafterson.
One thing I’m thinking of is a bread and cheese basket: olive oil and rosemary bread, cinnamon quick bread, and both a savory and a sweet compound butter, all made at home. I’m kicking myself a little for not managing to keep all my herbs alive for that compound butter, although I’m hoping to raid my mom’s huge basil plants to help out.
I’m also thinking a cookies and sweets basket: snickerdoodles, chocolate chip cookies, homemade caramels, and cherries soaked in Amaretto and dipped in white chocolate.
My third idea is a movie night basket: homemade hot chocolate mixes with tiny bottles of Bailey’s, popcorn, and gift certificates for a local movie store or a favorite movie.
For the coffee lover: A couple of small bags of flavored coffees, a tall mug with a homemade mug sleeve, and homemade tile coasters.
That’s all I’ve come up with so far, but I also have to throw together a couple of baby shower gifts, as well, so I’ve got to get cracking on all of them in short order.