Foodie gifts with a crafty edge

by Shannon on December 8, 2009 · 3 comments

in Chanukah, Christmas, Food, Gifts, Holiday, In One Evening, Paper Crafts

I’ve spent a few hours thinking about gift giving. Today. In the past week I’ve thought about little else. Here’s a sample:

What do I get Mr. FC? What about my dad, my brother? Why are men so hard to shop for? What about our clients? The In-laws? The sisters-in-law? Why are women so hard to shop for? (Pattern continues to wonder about why kids, dogs, neighbors, landlords, and friends are so hard to shop for, but I’ll spare you the details.)

In short all of these theoretically-hard-to-shop-for people have one thing in common. They all eat. (Some are a lot more difficult than others, but they all eat something.) So here are some ideas to make (or personalize) gifts for all of those people in your life that like eating.


Custom bottle labels using rub-ons. (Image by Allison Kreft Abad.)  The author used this project to relabel her coffee syrups, but you could also use this to label homemade vinegars, wines, bath oils, or this delicious looking Candy Cane Syrup (at Storybook Woods.)


Hot Chocolate on a Stick. (Via Givers Log.) I’m in love with this idea. It’s a gift that the whole family can appreciate, and the possibilities for decorating them are endless. I love the idea of tying them together about halfway down the stick and making them look like a bouquet.


Here’s a cute and simple way to wrap up food gifts (via The Kitchn.)

Last but not least, here is a great article full of affordable food gifts to give your friends. (Via Chowhound.)


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Amberlee December 8, 2009 at 10:54 am

Thanks so much for the link. And so many other fantastic ideas. I have to say I just love the concept of your blog. It’s my kind of crafting!

clarice December 10, 2009 at 3:58 pm

I am glad you like the candy cane syrup. I will have to go check out your cool links. Clarice

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