Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Easy gifts for Christmas

I've been searching for ideas for inexpensive yet nice gifts for all of those "miscellaneous" people in our lives. Not that they are any less important but they are not family and thus not at the top of our gift giving list. These people include neighbors, co-workers, family friends, and church friends. basically anyone we feel we should give a gift to this year.

For us that list includes:
3 of my husband's co-workers
3 church families
2 neighbors
The mailman - what a trooper!
4 business owners that sponsored me this year for my Special Kids triathlon and half marathon
events

Those are just the ones off the top of my head! So that's 12 so far, even with cheap little $5 gifts that would add up to $60! And I'm sure I could add to the list!

While I was visiting One Pretty Thing the other day, I came across a "gift in a bag" by LollyChops for Chocolate Cobbler
She even made up some cute printable packaging to go with it! All you have to do is package your ingredients, assemble the packaging, and you've got a tasty homemade gift.

We made this last night to try it out and it was awesome. We served it hot with vanilla ice cream and it was perfect. I don't like overly sweet desserts so if you are like me you will definitely want some ice cream to tone down the sweetness of the chocolate. It was so tasty, warm and fudgy... my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

1 comment:

LollyChops said...

I am so glad you liked the cobbler and the template! I am with you 1005.. I need ice cream with it. it's just too rich for me otherwise! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know about your post!

Hope you have fun making these! If you happen to take some pics of your finished ones I would love to see them! I am going to make a craft Lolly flickr group today for folks to post their Lolly Inspired creations!

HUGS!