Thursday, July 8, 2010

Need a gift idea?

I recently attended my cousin's finance's bridal shower. I really had NO clue what to get her because as wonderful as she is I had only met her once! So I looked over her registry and came up with a very creative, thoughtful, practical gift all on my own!

It did take a little extra time, but I think her reaction to it was completely worth it! She loved it and I was already asked for more "jars of awesomeness". I only wished they lived closer so I could easily get them to her!

Some of these I will give the links for and others I will post the recipes if you wish, but you will get the idea and there will be TONS of recipes found online!

Her gift included:
-2 qt batter bowl w/ cover with pb chocolate popcorn
-measuring cups and spoons
-cooking utensils
-potholders/mitts in her kitchen theme
-8x8 pyrex baking dish w/lid
-measuring shot glass(tbsp and tsp)
-bamboo towels(and I LOVED these and wanted to keep them!)
-Homemade Granola
-Homemade vanilla
-Cappuchino Waffle Mix
-Bean and Pasta Soup Mix
-Oatmeal Choc. Chip cookie mix
-Cranberry Almond Muffin Mix
-Dog Biscuit Mix 
-Pizza Dough Mix
-Rocky Road Brownie Mix

Each mix was in a mason jar or a recycled is not always easy to find a mason/canning jar. I found I started buying pasta sauce just for the jars! I then covered them in tissue paper and pretty ribbon. You can also use fabric, but the paper worked very well!  Some of the jars I used were not a wide mouth so I fashioned a piece of paper into a funnel. I then attached a recipe card onto the jar so all they have to do is dump the contents into a bowl and add the remaining ingredients.

and it all conveniently fit into a wonderful basket! It was quite heavy so it had to be carried from the bottom!


  1. I would love to get a gift like this! So thoughtful!!!

  2. very fun and thoughtful gift. I bet it was really appreciated

  3. Great gift!!! What a great welcome to the family :)

  4. That is the best gift ever!!!! I will have to remember this next time I need a shower gift. So thoughtful!

  5. Wow! What an amazing and thoughtful gift! Love it!