Holiday Gifts

I know Thanksgiving is this week, but it’s never too early to get some Christmas gift ideas in motion


last minute gifts

Wondering what to take to your host or hostess when attending a holiday party?  Always bring something that can be enjoyed at a later time so the host doesn’t feel pressured to add it to the menu or decor.

A super fast gift is Wild Snax


Leopard print Wild Snax Jar


Grab some goodies while you’re out shopping, mix them up and put them in a pretty jar… buy some cookies or make some Peppermint Snowballs and pack them in a spray painted jar with a festive ribbon


peppermint snowballs 7


These Party Favors are a snack mix of popcorn, peanuts and cheese puffs in a clear plastic bag and tied with a decorative tag  “Orange cha happy you came”



party favors


Dinner in a Stocking is a great way to say Merry Christmas to a neighbor or family friends.  This one has all the ingredients for Pumpkin Chili and a recipe card with instructions packed in a stocking


dinner in a stocking thepaintedapron.xom


I love to put together Gift Baskets, like this one with a kitchen gadget theme and 1 color to unify all the elements.  An orange colander is full of orange and white things for the kitchen.   Shop World Market, Home Goods,Walmart and Dollar Stores for inexpensive goodies



cook's prize


Rosemary Salt is a wonderful addition to the holiday pantry


rosemary salt


Rosemary Pine Nut Sables are a delightful nibble the host can enjoy as a treat in the days after the party



rosemary sables


Bacon Salt adds that wonderful salty bacon flavor to potatoes, vegetables, eggs



bacon salt


Tie a small spoon to the jar with a gift tag or a recipe



bacon salt 1


Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam keeps for a month in the refrigerator



maple bourbon bacon jam



Mix up a batch of a favorite seasoning or BBQ rub and put it in small jars for a bunch of last minute gifts.  Costco has great prices on bulk seasonings






This Everything Seasoning, is just like the everything bagel topping, and it tastes great on, ahem, everything!



everything seasoning


And finally, everyone loves to relax with Game Night, Movie Night or a sporting event, so package some popcorn and snacks in a large clear sack and tie it up with a ribbon and a tag~ Bed Bath and Beyond has movie size candy boxes, which make a fun addition





Have fun with your holiday gifting! 

You can see the tutorial for easy Burlap Bottle Wraps here

For more gift ideas visit my Pinterest board, Gifts from the Kitchen here


Jolly Holiday collection


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs

Celebrate and Decorate, It’s Overflowing, Rustic and Refined,

Between Naps on the Porch, Coastal Charm, Cooking and Crafting with J&J, Project Inspire, The Scoop, Something to Talk AboutA Stroll Thru Life

Crafty Staci,   Tickle My TastebudsWow Us Wednesday

Creative Ways, Favorite Things, Full Plate Thursday, Share Your Style, Work it Wednesday

Home Matters, Idea BoxWeekend Retreat,

14 Responses to “Holiday Gifts”
  1. These are all great ideas Jenna. I really like the dinner in a stocking!

  2. Great ideas! I like to do theme gifts in baskets or other containers too. I usually get the large, clear basket bags at the dollar store to wrap them adding a bright bow too.

  3. Lynn says:

    I’m with Pat, I love the dinner in a stocking idea! Very cool:@)

  4. Judy Pimperl says:

    I love the dinner in a stocking gift idea. You always bring so much inspiration to your readers! Thank you.

  5. Jodi says:

    wonderful ideas!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hi Jenna…you had me at Rosemary Salt, then you brought out the Bacon Salt…and then the Bacon Jam! My only problem is which one to start first!!! Thanks for sharing, Lynn

  7. Great gift ideas, Jenna! Thanks so much for sharing! I’m sure I’ll be using some of them this Christmas season! …especially the Bacon Salt. I’ll have to make a few of those for myself… you had me at BACON! ha! 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! ~Rhonda

  8. I am loving your ideas! Dinner in a stocking is amazing!!Definitely pinning this. Thanks for the ideas my friend. Happy Thanksgiving

  9. Jenna, these are fantastic gift ideas! You are brilliant, my friend! The rosemary shortbread appeals to me and I am going to make them! Blessings, Pam

  10. JESS44903 says:

    I love all of these ideas! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. Mary says:

    Thanks for all the gift inspiration Jenna, I already feel behind! We were out of town this weekend and then my MIL was admitted to the hospital yesterday. We’re trying to decide if we’ll simplify our Thanksgiving meal or whether to have our celebration later this weekend if it looks like she’ll be home. We’re keeping our fingers crossed. 🙂

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