Last year I had a Christmas baking fail. Our favorite cookie dough balls were so delicious that we (I?) ate them all rather than sharing with neighbors or friends or teachers. The mistake? Making them on a Friday which was asking for trouble.
We give the kids’ teachers a nice present (gift cards!) but it is also important to give a little something to coaches, Sunday School teachers, and other people in our lives that are meaningful but not an everyday presence. Back in the day, I would dip candy and bake up a storm but last year I decided that store-bought was the way to go.
Here are some proven winners that won’t hurt your wallet!
So much about gift-giving is the presentation. Wrap baker’s twine around your item and attach a cute little card, a sleigh bell, or a cheap ornament.
I know some of you are saying that people don’t want more chocolate at Christmas. My opinion is that anyone would love a 2-count box of delicious, quality chocolate much more than a 36- count of off-brand yucko chocolate. Can you tell I’m a bit of an elitist when it comes to chocolate? Brand name matters. This is NOT home decor. Chocolate is a delicacy and should be treated as such. And it will keep longer than homemade treats.