Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Homemade Christmas Gifts

Like a lot of people we were on a budget this year when it came to Christmas gifts.
We decided it was best to do a family gift basket that was filled with all kinds of yummy goodies.

Here's what everyone had in their basket:

Pear and Vanilla Bean Compote

Onion-Bacon Marmalade

Chimichurri Rub

Apple Butter

Cream Soda Syrup

A handmade ornament

Holiday Spiced Sugar

Candied Pecans (spiced with honey and fleur de sel)

Sugar Palmiers

Cranberry-Pistachio Cornmeal Biscotti

Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Homemade Country Loaf

Dan’s Secret BBQ sauce






Making gifts this year ended up saving us a lot of money, but it was also a lot of work and took up a lot of time so who knows if we'll be going the homemade route again. :)


5 comments:

The Brennan Family said...

Holy Moly, that all sounds delish!!! Think I can be adopted into the family :)

Kimberly said...

YUM! How special and unique! I am sure your recipients LOVED everything!

Jessica said...

That is really cute! I love the idea of doing all homemade gifts. But yeah, it is pretty time consuming. I'm sure everyone really appreciated all of the yumminess though!

Anonymous said...

This lucky recipent says "YUMMY"!!
Enjoyed every bite!!
xoxoxo
Mama S

Amanda said...

That is such a great idea! I'm with Nicole, can I be adopted into your family? :)