Since I'm half-German, that was the first official holiday day of the Christmas season for me. I always cleaned my boots the night before, placed them outside my bedroom door, and found them full of candy and fruit (clementines and apples, mostly, though sometimes I also lucked out with prunes and dates) the following morning. It was so exciting!
These aren't mine (I'm - sadly - not an owner of wooden clogs) but this is an example of a great haul for a few lucky kids!
Tomorrow is also the first night of Hanukkah! Needless to say, gifting season is upon us.
DIY gifting is a popular way to keep holiday spending in check without missing out on the most significant part of holiday presents - the thought! Since I love to bake, my favorite DIY gifts to give are homemade baked goods.
This year, I found a way to make my DIY baked good gifts even better! Read on to find out how to take your DIY gifts to the next level!
Presentation makes a difference. Think about it - interior decoration (and Christmas decoration) isn't wonderful because of functionality. It's all about presentation!
To take your DIY gifts to then next level, make your baked good look like they came from a bakery with beautiful bakery-style boxes from Marion's Vintage Bakery, a New York-based small business!
You can get boxes in all different sizes and shapes and colors from Marion's Vintage Bakery, to suit whatever your baked good needs are. Whether you're baking cupcakes, muffins, cookies, breads, cakes, rolls, or a combination of the above, you're sure to find something that works!
The boxes ship flat, but are sooo incredibly easy to assemble.
Not a single box took more than 15-30 seconds to assemble.
This particular box, which I think would be absolutely perfect for gifting decadent homemade chocolate truffles, just pops up into shape with a few well-placed tugs and taps!
What are your favorite recipes to gift? Links are welcome!