Last minute gifts

December 17th, 2009

Last minute gifts

Is it really just days before Christmas? While some folks are resting on their laurels, shopping completed, other folks are frantically trying to find a last-minute gift.

Baking is always a quick and easy gift. In a pinch for time or no talent in the kitchen? My mom’s secret quick recipe is to buy slice and bake sugar cookie dough, dust with sugar and tastefully arrange a few almond slices on top before baking. They look like you spent hours in the kitchen.

Whatever you throw together, packaging can be quick and simple. The Container Store offers loads of wrapping options—boxes, bags, and tins. In a pinch I’ve used brown lunch bags, which look fabulous after you’ve adorned them with a ribbon and a nice tag.

And nice tags? No need to run out and buy something. We’ve collected a few links below free, downloadable files. Simply print, clip, and wrap!

Martha Stewart Classic Confections
Martha not only provides the recipes, but also provides labels for download to allow you to package your confections like a pro. While you’re at it, bookmark Martha’s best clip art for year-round ideas.

Small Object Fill-in-the-Blank Gift Tags
Fabulous artist Sarah Neuburger offers these gift tags as a free download as a thanks for all the support her customers have shown her. 

PaperCrave Holiday Tags
Download these holiday tags courtesy of PaperCrave. You can download the tags from 2009 or 2008—they’re all delightful!

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