Gifts from the Kitchen, Last Minute Gifts!

Okay, so here we are 5 days until Christmas!

There is still plenty of time to come up with a gift or two for last minute giving

5 days doesn’t leave us much time for making things,

but there are a few things you can whip up quickly!

First shop your house~

Be on the lookout for glass jars, baskets, flower pots, bottles…

or even a pretty tea cup, mug or candle holder

You can tuck a few goodies inside

and have an instant and delightful gift!

Paint glass jars with a simple pattern, add a ribbon

and fill the jar with special candies, mints or opt for

healthy Chia Seeds {include a card with how to use them}

Holiday Tree Jars

If you don’t have time to make a filling, leave the jar empty

and attach a tag with suggestions of what to fill it with…

like Bacon Salt or Everything Seasoning and include the recipe

Secure a pretty ribbon around a painted jar

and add some real or faux blooms

Bloomin’ Ball Jars

Fill a jar with a homemade snack mix,

like Christmas Chex Mix, Jubliee Crunch, Praline Party Mix

or make your own quick combo snack mix like

Wild Snax here

Decoupage an empty bottle with Christmas paper,

or any pretty paper or tissue, it will dry overnight

and then add a few blooms or stems of holly or greens

Take a plain white plate or platter and add some “bling” with paint,

pieces of old jewelry, and beads

Gold Glamour Tray

Gift it as is

or fill it with store bought or homemade goodies like

White Chocolate Butterscotch Cake Bars

or a Last Minute Lemon Loaf Cake

Fill a basket with citrus fruit,

it’s at it’s peak right now

and the pretty colors and scents are a gift in themselves

Citrus Gift Basket

Paint or decorate a flower pot and gift it with seed packets,

gardening gloves or an herb plant from the grocery store

Weathered Flower Pot

Speaking of the grocery store,

you can find unexpected and great basket fillers there

I recently got an amaryllis bulb, holiday chocolates,

a cozy pair of sock slippers and a miniature Christmas tree

and put them into a pretty box I already had…

A festive gift for a special friend!

And remember, if you don’t have time to shop

or if you simply want to stay safe,

you can order your groceries, including special items like flowers

and have them delivered to your door

DD sent me flowers, coffee, and cake bites for Mother’s Day

via Shipt when I was at the beach last May…

very brilliant and much appreciated!

Even a simple gift of a jar of favorite BBQ sauce and a spice rub,

is most welcome and can be a gift for a whole family to enjoy

For the beach lover, how about a summer scented candle

{grocery store, Target, Walmart} tied up with a seashell and a paper umbrella

No wrapping paper?

No problem, use a pretty kitchen or hand towel and secure it with a ribbon

I hope you have a very Merry week!!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

  Sundays on Silverado  Love Your Creativity  Over the Moon

Between Naps on the Porch,  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl Turn About Tuesday 

 Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday  Creatively Crafty

Thursday Favorite Things    Creative Cumpulsions Friday with Friends

20 Responses to “Gifts from the Kitchen, Last Minute Gifts!”
  1. Thank you Jenna for many last minute ideas for gift giving. It takes a little creativity and time to make special gifts, but they are so fun to give. Merry Sunday!

  2. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Thank you, Jenna, for some of these great ideas. I’m making various treats for gifts, but with this pandemic it has been a challenge to find pretty containers to put them in. You have given me some wonderful options. Happy Sunday!

  3. Lots of wonderful ideas here, Jenna. I always shop the house first. Wish I had time to paint flower pots! I’m hoping to deliver cookie plates and baskets next week. New ideas here to include! Happy week!

  4. You have excellent ideas, Jenna! Any of these would be well received in my opinion!

  5. Sandra Magle says:

    You have some fabulous idea here….Need to share this post early in the season next year. Have a Merry Christmas and a Better NEW YEAR!

  6. Martha says:

    All fantastic ideas, thanks for sharing them with us!

  7. Lots of terrific ideas, not only for Christmas but anytime.

  8. Photo trims says:

    Lovely piece of gift.

  9. Debra CANTALES says:

    So many fabulous ideas Jenna!! xo

  10. Mary says:

    Thanks for the round up Jenna, Merry Christmas!

  11. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

  12. Maria Davis says:

    Awesome Ideas and very beautiful picture there.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Looks so good!

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