Today, to kick of the holiday season, I've teamed up with my friend and fellow blogger Jennifer Burnham of Pure and Simple Organizing. We thought we'd share a few quick and easy edible gifts to get you in the holiday gift giving season. Needless to say, she handled the recipes and I was in charge of packaging. I wanted to go super economical and use things that were readily available, so I made a quick trip to Dollar Tree.
Although I was packaging holiday gifts, I actually steered clear of the holiday merchandise. Sometimes those items can read, well.... cheap. I find it much better to rely on non-themed merchandise. For example, these trays were in the wedding section.
I love their versatility.
I had this idea to turn them into small menu boards with chalkboard spray paint. I simply taped off the edges...
And gave them a quick spray.
It doesn't get much easier than that. Add a plate stand and they make the perfect tabletop menu board.
A simple "mason" jar makes a great container for an Egg Nog Brownie Trifle. Link for RECIPE.
I gave the lid a spray and added the recipient's name.
Edible gifts don't have to be complex, fancy or expensive. It's the sentiment of a handmade gesture that makes it so super special.
Remember to head over to the Pure and Simple Organizing blog for the recipes.