The harvest has been plentiful this year which means we can get a lot of great produce at a reasonable price. This makes for a perfect time for canning a little extra to give as gifts this Christmas.
They are also great to have on hand to give as a hostess gift, in a basket as part of a bridal shower gift or even to take as part of a care package for someone who is sick.
So whether canning or even baking up some goodies that freeze well, think about doing a little extra to give away or to have on hand when you need something in a hurry.
Any of these wrapped in a towel, or a ribbon, in a gift bag, or simply with a creative label will make a nice homemade gift.
A few things I’ve canned extra of are:
Give alone with a ribbon around the jar or put in a gift bag and include a bag of chips.Recipe Here.
Another one to give alone or with a package of crackers and cream cheese.
This is wonderful poured over a block of cream cheese and served with crackers for holiday parties. I’ve also used it over a roast in the crockpot. Although it is a jelly, it is not thick like most jellies. Recipe Here.
Jams and Jellies given alone, with crackers or bread are always easy to make and always loved! How-to video here.
This year I made blackberry syrup. These will be great to give with a large ziplock bag of homemade waffles.