NWR: What would you rather RECEIVE for Christmas (homemade gift)

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: What homemade gift would you enjoy receiving:
    Salted Caramel Sauce w/ Bourbon : (16 votes)
    8 %
    Sea Salt Caramels : (69 votes)
    36 %
    Cinnamon Rolls (that you could pop in the oven and finish) : (26 votes)
    14 %
    BBQ Spice Rub : (4 votes)
    2 %
    Pumpkin Spice Cake (on a platter/bundt cake) or maybe a loaf! : (20 votes)
    10 %
    Granola : (4 votes)
    2 %
    Spiced Nuts : (11 votes)
    6 %
    BBQ Sauce : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Homemade peanut butter cups : (29 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    2042 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @oracle:  I plan on making homemade apple butter for family.  Each get their own small mason jar.  You can freeze them for a few months or they last a few weeks in the fridge which is why I will be making small ones.  I might even bake each family a pumpkin bread to go along with it. 

    Post # 5
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Literally ALL of that sounds INCREDIBLE.

    Post # 6
    6948 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @oracle:  my cousin does large mason jars full of his awesome chocolate covered toffee every year. My other cousin and I were just saying yesterday that we are already starting to crave it!

    anyway, I vote caramel sauce because its unique but the candies would be good to. I get way too many baked goods at Christmas and I’d rather have something that might keep a while. 

    Post # 7
    435 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @oracle:  If it was me, I would want something not time sensitive. So even though I LOVE cinnamon rolls and pumpkin spice cake, I would want something that could keep longer. I think that carmels, granola, or nuts would be awesome. You could do any of those way before hand, and pre wrap them in a little baggie, which makes for easy transport/giving. 

    One year a friend and I made 50 million pounds of homemade chex mix and chocolate dipped pretzels…(ok not 50 million, but SEVERAL batches of each).  A lot of work, but EVERYONE loved it.

    Homemade gifts are so meaningful and fun to receive. 🙂

    Good luck! 

    Post # 8
    5432 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    All of that sounds amazing and I would be so happy to receive any of it.

    My top 3 from your list are: Cinnamon Rolls, Granola, and Homemade Peanut Butter Cups (:

    Post # 9
    903 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    My contribution to this year’s White Elephant gift exchange with FI’s family is some homemade candy.  I’m making English toffee, Nutella peanut butter fudge, and peppermint patties.  I’ve made the toffee a billion times and it always turns out great, but the other two are new recipes that I picked out after much searching.  I hope they turn out ok!

    A coworker made her own vanilla extract in little bottles last year, so there’s an idea.  I think you literally just steep vanilla beans in vodka.  It seems to take a while, though, so you’d have to be ok with giving a gift that can’t be used right away, or you could just stash the idea for next year.


    Post # 14
    6948 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @oracle:  yeah I can see how you’d worry it would go to waste. I’m a bit of a foodie so I would be super excited to find multiple ways to use it. Of course, I tried to make red onion marmalade after I had it on a dish at a restaurant and everyone thought I was crazy to want to give it out at Christmas. I planned to attach a little booklet of serving suggestions but decided it would probably end up at the back of the fridge 🙁

    Post # 15
    265 posts
    Helper bee

    All of those ideas sound fantastic, but I chose cinnamon rolls!  I love something like that if you can just throw it in the oven to finish it.

    Post # 16
    4468 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @oracle:  DH is on the paleo diet, so I voted spiced nuts as he can’t eat the sugary options! Like you mentioned with nut butters, spiced nuts could be $$.


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