One of the reason I love creating recipes and home made treats is sharing it with others. I love seeing the smile on someone's face when they try something delicious or are given their favourite treat and I love how food really can make memories.
I love giving friends and family homemade treats as gifts throughout the year; especially at holidays like Christmas or Easter or packaging up a special treat as a little birthday gift. Since that's something I've done quite a bit, I thought I'd share some Super Simple Ideas for Packaging Homemade Treats for Gifts to share with you - as well as some recipe ideas you might like to try out. That way you can be sharing the foodie love with your friends and family ASAP!
Granola was actually the first food gift I ever packaged up for a friend! Whilst I had given food and treats to friends in the past, it was always pretty lackluster when it came to presentation, however, I quickly realised that putting even a tiny bit of effort into packaging and presenting your treats made them even more exciting for your recipient.
Granola is great as it can keep for months; but you need to make sure you package it well so that it stays nice and fresh!
If you're gifting a large amount of granola, you want to put it in an airtight package so that it will last a long time so things like mason jars or cute glass jars are perfect.
I also love packaging granola in brown paper bags. These Coffee Bags from Packqueen are perfect for packaging granola for gifts.
We simply tied ours with some baker's twine and added a cute little label, stamped with our "Made with Love" Southern In-Law stamp (I told you we're always gifting food - we even have a stamp for it!). To keep it even fresher, pop your granola into an airtight bag and then place it into your brown paper bag and seal it up.
Our favourite granola recipe? This super simple Low Fat Honey Vanilla Granola Recipe
But tell me;
Do you love to bake/share treats with your family and friends?
What's your favourite recipe to share with loved ones?