12 Days of Christmas – Last Minute Gifts
Christmas is three days away – arrggh!! Hands up those who have got all their Christmas shopping done? Yes, looking a bit smug there. For those that haven’t – don’t panic – here are a few simple and personal gifts that you can make yourself!
Check out our recent post with both a Thermomix and regular recipe. Everyone likes shortbread. Well unless they are dairy intolerant, but package these babies up nicely in a little box, tin or cello with a pretty ribbon and you are on a winner!
Cookies in a jar
I LOVE this idea and this recipe. I made these up two years ago and they were a hit! The jar looks pretty, it is thoughtful, and for families with kids, it’s a great rainy day activity making up the cookies. Miss E’s child carers and dance teachers were gifted with these this year (I dropped them off today – felt like a proper Santa’s helper!).
You can find the recipe/instructions on Taste here. They even have a downloadable gift tag with the cooking instructions. I wrote the ingredients on the inside of the tag in case there are some people with allergies.
I’m going to work on my own version of this idea throughout the year so hopefully I’ll have my own creation to share here next year. I would say that the suggested 1 litre jar is too big. I’m pretty sure if you packed it tightly (which I did), you could get away with a 750ml jar. I filled up the extra space with a cookie cutter in each. I found the jars at our local discount store, along with a big set of cookie cutters.
BBQ spice rub kit
Another gift I gave a few years ago, I know Danni’s ‘Himself’ really liked the lemon pepper rub, so Himself – here is the recipe! I had found the recipes in a magazine, but then lost them in one of our various house moves. the found them on Taste.com.au – win!
Team the rubs with a brush for basting, and a small pair of tongs and wrap up in a tea towel.
Great for the BBQ king who has everything! I made the above Lemon Pepper rub (great with chicken or fish) and the Spicy BBQ Rub (its meant to be hot & spicy rub but I omitted the chili as the recipient does not like the ‘hot’). I also like the Indian Spice Rub.