I love everything gingerbread! It’s funny because I didn’t grow up eating gingerbread this is all apart of a very new and recent love affair with ginger! Today I am sharing a world famous Gingerbread Loaf recipe with cream cheese icing that will get you in the Christmas spirit in the blink of an eye!
I personally love giving food (like this amazing gingerbread loaf) as gifts. Some people are not that into it and I get that! However if you want to give the gift of food, check out my 5 tips below!
The holidays are rapidly approaching! Instead of spending countless hours shopping just so that you can buy a predictable gift set or random scarf, why not get them something that you know they will love? Give them the gift of something that they will actually use?
That sounds nice doesn’t it? I love the idea of not cluttering up someone’s space with a gift that they may or may not use. That’s why I love food gifts! If you are tossing around the idea of gifting someone a food gift, there are a couple of ways in which you can do it.
First though, make sure you know your gift recipient’s allergies (You don’t want to get them a fruit and nut basket if they have a nut allergy, right?). Also, pick up on some cues to what their favorite types of food are. This will help you decide which way of giving a food gift would be successful for you.
5 Ways to Give Someone a Food Gift
1. Make it homemade
If you have a special item that you really like to cook during the holidays, by all means, create a gift out of it. I have seen people gift fudge, cookies, smoked salmon, baked goods, homemade baking mixes in a mason jar, drink mixes and more. The gift giving opportunities are endless when it comes from your own kitchen.
2. Gift a sampler tray
Just about any grocery store that you go to will have sampler trays of cookies, fruits, veggies, meats, cheeses, and the list goes on. These make great gifts not only for the holidays, but they also make great host gifts, birthday gifts and more.
3. Order a food gift basket
There are many companies out there (such as Shari’s Berries, Edible Arrangements, Harry & David, etc) that offer food gift baskets. These are great because they have the most beautiful presentation and have the appropriate shipping considerations to make sure they are just right for gift giving.
4. Sign them up for a subscription box
Another great idea for food gifts is to sign them up for a subscription for a food of their choice. Jelly of the month club, Thrive, Dessert of the Month Club, etc.
5. Sign them up for a Recipe and Meal Service
If you are buying for a busy person who wishes that they had to cook at home more often, check out this food gift idea! Recipe and Meal services have become incredibly popular over the last couple of years and it’s for good reason! They are awesome. The recipient will get a box with ingredients and instructions for a specific meal, taking away the guesswork and the leg work.
Food gifts are always great to give, so no matter what you choose, I’m sure it will be a hit. Happy gifting! Today I’ve got a simple and fun gingerbread loaf that is not only fun to make for holiday gatherings, but great to give as gifts!