Gifts from the Kitchen, Dinner in a Stocking!

Have you and your little reindeers finished your Christmas shopping?


Need a simple gift for a friend or neighbor?

Christmas in a stocking

Kick up a bottle of wine by putting it in a blingy stocking with a few other goodies


This was a hostess gift I brought to a BFF [who always seems to have a lot of issues]


I tucked the wine and cranberry cheese log into the stocking and added the pillow, crackers, a large candy cane ornament and a sparkly holiday pick

Christmas in a stocking

She LOVED it!

You can also fill a stocking with a recipe and the ingredients to make it.  This is a great gift for a couple or a family


All you need is a favorite recipe that has mostly non perishable ingredients and a stocking

My Loaded Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili can be made with or without meat, so you can leave the option up to the recipient


This will be most appreciated on a busy holiday evening or a lazy Sunday afternoon

recipe card 4

This card printed clearly, but I can’t seem to take a proper photo   ^^’

To make a printable recipe card you can use Picmonkey.  Take a screen shot of the recipe and upload it into Picmonkey and open a blank design page.  Add a frame if you wish and any special instructions with the text editor.  Save it to your computer.  Open image and size it to 4″X 6″ or 5″x 5,” before printing on card stock

This gift is sort of like taking dinner to a friend except they will cook it when they need it~

soup in a stocking gift

Wrapping can elevate the simplest gift into a Wow, thanks so much gift! 

Who knew beans could be so fancy schmancy?

soup in a stocking 1

for more gift and wrapping ideas see Pantry Gifts and Fast Wraps here

gift wrap idea

and see more on Last Minute Gift Ideas here


Gift Ideas and Wrappings here


Good luck with your holiday shopping!


I will be joining the fabulous parties and blogs on my sidebar and:

Between Naps on the Porch

The Scoop

The Style Sisters

Mila’s Little Things

The Freshman Cook

16 Responses to “Gifts from the Kitchen, Dinner in a Stocking!”
  1. Mary says:

    Love your stocking hostess gifts Jenna! I have a stash of wine and bags for last minute gift giving but the stockings make it so much more festive. Thanks for the tip on printing your recipe cards 🙂

  2. Very clever!

  3. Lynn says:

    I’m sure your friend loved her goodies and had no “issue” with opening the bottle to share:@)

  4. Pinned! I love these ideas! I especially love the gift with the “Dear Santa” pillow! too cute!
    House of Highlands

  5. lulu says:

    Clever ideas. I especially like the recipe/ingredient combination. In fact, that’s one I’d like to get.

  6. You are so clever to use stockings to “wrap” your gifts. And I love the idea of giving a “meal.” Seriously… how wonderful that will be as a go-to on a busy night for your gift recipient.
    Thanks for sharing your Great Ideas with us at Project Inspire{d}!!

  7. i absolutely LOVE this gift idea! these would be perfect for a host/hostess gift! so creative..pinning!

  8. sgarrison05 says:

    What a great idea!! Giving a whole meal as a gift is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Talented Tuesdays! I hope you join us again on the 30th!

  9. Sharon Absher says:

    I love this idea as I have been trying to come up with ideas to do a secret Santa gift to one of my neighbors to spread some holiday cheer

  10. Rosie M. says:

    Some great ideas, Jenna! I especially like the recipe and ingredients in a stocking! Perfect for my 4 married daughters! Thanks! Have a wonderful holiday!!!

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