Gist and I wanted our gifts to be yummy, personal, green, and hand-made so we did a home-made version of the famous Tower of Treats packed in a reusable shopping bag.
Depending on their interests/tastes/whether they own a dog, people got:
- Home-made cocktail/soda mixers, either Roasted Cranberry-Clove, Citrus-Herb, Brown Sugar-Clementine;
- White or dark chocolate peppermint bark;
- Coconut bark;
- David Lebovitz’s amazing party mix;
- Hot chocolate on a stick, either milk chocolate, malted dark chocolate, malted white chocolate, Mexican hot chocolate;
- Apple-cheddar dog biscuits;
- Snowman ornament.
Gist and I had such a wonderful time working together to make tasty treats for the people we love. One of the tools that made this process easier was Pinterest (aka my new internet obsession.) We spent time searching for ideas online, pinning them to a pinboard called “Holiday Cheer” and culling our ideas from there. We’re already plotting and planning for next year ;-)
We were also lucky enough to receive some handmade treats of our very own. Gist’s dad made me a Plasticville calendar of my very own. This is Plasticville:
My calendar highlights a different Plasticville neighborhood every month.
And Nance made us the gorgeous Babette Blanket that I have lusted after for years:
I may have misted when I opened it; it is, obviously, a beautiful heirloom but, as a knitter (and someone who has been driven mad by crochet), I really appreciate the labor of love that it was – 126 granny squares, crocheted and then seamed together.