Post # 1
Let me first off say.. before other suggestions roll in, I will not do anything trinket like, especially with our name and date on it. And I am not a fan of chocolate so would rather not do that either.
I was thinking of doing something a little different.. So here are my big thoughts, making my own preserves (different flavors of course), possibly buying some honey from a farm down where we live (if the price is right), or making my own homemade vanilla and jarring that.
Which one would you like? Or do you have any other suggestions? And since my mother thinks this is a favor also, we are using horseshoes with our escort cards.
Post # 3
I would mix it up and do little jars of honey and preserves. My cousin did the cutest little jar of preserves with a name card attached with twine, it was probably the best favor I have gotten.
Post # 4
I would probably prefer vanilla because I bake a lot and I would find this useful. I also think it could be packaged in a nice way. However, I think I’m probably in the minority, I know none of my friends would use vanilla (and it can be expensive to make, depending where you buy your beans). I think preserves are a more universally liked gift.
Post # 5
I love jelly (seriously, I need to join the Jelly of the Month Club) so I would be happy with the preserves
Post # 6
what an awesome idea. I love the preserves idea..but like a previous poster said… a mix of preserves and honey would be oh so cute!!
Post # 7
I’d go for the vanilla. I’ve made some before and it was great but it does get expensive. If you’re looking for another food idea, I’m most likely doing homemade rosemary olive oil.
Post # 8
I would go for the honey. I personally enjoy good honey, especially if I knew it was bought locally.
Post # 9
Unless its something baked like a cookie or pastry I’m not a fan of homemade edible favors, things like home bottles honey, or preserves will never be eaten in my home. I guess i’m just picky and never quite sure how well everything has been sealed & bottled.
Post # 10
The best Christmas gift I got this year was homemade jelly/ preserves. Seriously! It was so good, I wish I could ask for more. 🙂
Post # 11
@bells: I’m the same way. I don’t like to eat things from other people’s kitchens because I’m just not sure how clean everything is. I realize it’s not the best logic because I have no idea how clean business’ kitchens are…
Post # 12
Local honey would be great! Preserves are awesome too, but trickier to make and a bit time consuming but that would be my second choice!
Post # 13
Your points are valid. I throw away candies at wedding and usually hate most cookies.. it’s all in a persons opinion. I guess we could have a few options although I wouldn’t know how to display them.