Gifts from the Kitchen, Pantry Gifts and fast wraps

Do you keep a stash of gifts on hand for emergencies and unexpected events?

I try too, but often I turn to my pantry when I totally screw up and forget in times of need


Here’s what I found this day~ a gourmet dry dip mix, Starbucks instant iced coffee mix, and a new bottle of balsamic glaze~

Not too exciting for a Southern BBQ kinda guy…who I needed a gift for now


But, on second look I found some things more his style…I knew he’d love some BBQ sauce and a homemade BBQ rub


A sturdy piece of card stock and some sharpies is all that was needed to make a tag for the homemade BBQ rub which we named after a local waterway

BBQ rub in a jar

HHjr made the rub, and he said it was a highly guarded secret recipe…interpret that to mean he has no idea what or how much he put in it…

You can always buy a rub and put it into another jar~ click here to see more about these party favors


fast and easy wrap with a dish towel and a mini bucket

party favor web

You can easily make the labels on a computer, PicMonkey is great for stuff like this

simple tie wrap

A simply tied, cute ribbon wrapped around a redneck margarita local delicacy, is all you need

gift idea

for an instant, grab and go gift

rustic wrap

Check your larder for a new bottle of liqueur, wine or sparkling water and give it a quick wrap with burlap ribbon and jute

rustic wrap

The shell “necklace” is actually a napkin ring that a friend of mine gave me on a bottle of wine, and I thought it was such a great bottle dress up idea! Thanks Maureen!

stars and stripes wrap

You can grab some ribbon, sparkly garland, even balloons to make a fast a festive bottle wrap

or a length of burlap fabric~ click here for more photos and info about these Burlap Wine Wraps

PicMonkey Collage

Oh, and I have a gift for you today! I made a new page of all my favorite gifts from the kitchen for fast and easy reference.  You can access this page by clicking on Gifts from the Kitchen in the header at the top of every post to get ideas when you need an inspiration…

I hope I’ve gotten your wheels spinning~


I will be sharing with:

It’s Overflowing

Uncommon Designs

Between Naps on the Porch

Coastal Charm

The Scoop

A Stroll Thru Life

The Gunny Sack

Savvy Southern Style

Centerpiece Wednesday

Masterpiece Monday

Work it Wednesday

Katherine’s Corner

The Dedicated House

Posed Perfection

Glitter Glue and Paint

Crafts a la Mode

7 Responses to “Gifts from the Kitchen, Pantry Gifts and fast wraps”
  1. Great ideas, Jenna!
    I didn’t know about the Balsamic Vinegar Glaze. I need to look for it!

  2. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    I think I could use a Redneck Margarita! Cute ideas:@)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Great ideas! I needed suggestions and I like the idea of keeping them on hand. Visiting from Monday Funday!!!

  4. Mary says:

    Cute wraps Jenna! I love the shell napkin ring around the neck of the bottle for gifting! Cute label on the Redneck Margarita in a jar too 🙂

  5. Miss Kitty says:

    Hi Jenna! I LOVE all of these ideas…so very clever! Hey I am going over to your new item on the header to see if you have a recipe for the Ala-Bama-Rita….that sounds like what I need today!

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