I’m a big believer in giving gifts that are memorable and that I can add a personal touch to whenever possible.
This leads to some gift procrastination because I’m sometimes a little slow coming up with an idea.
Way back in May, I was stuck on giving several high school graduation gifts that would be personal even though I know that most graduates love good old-fashioned cash or the more hip and cool gift cards.
Easy gifts that are very appreciated from my own experience of having 3 high school graduates who were very grateful!
Finally, I came up with what I thought was a great idea for gifts.
Not very timely for the May and June graduates.
Until I realized that the gift recipients were going to college and it would be way more fun to mail their graduation gifts as care packages.
So in September I ordered 3 copies of this favorite book.
And then I got busy and started baking. I made 3 different kinds of quick bread (no yeast).
I might have made more than 3 loaves. Good time to freeze bread. You know, I like to bake in batches. Great little gifts any time!
I did this baking over two weekends not all at once.
I made 3 different kinds of cookies. Chocolate Chip were the obvious first choice.
Next I wanted to try these Triple Threat Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Cookies and they did not disappoint.
Who wouldn’t love a box filled with 3 dozen cookies?
The chocolate chip cookies were made the weekend before so they were frozen in little dollar store foil containers. I decided the 3rd kind should be chocolate-free so I made Lemon Drops
And 3 adorable mini loaves of bread?
Pumpkin Bread, Banana Bread & Poppy Seed Bread
To share or hoard as I told the new college freshmen in the note I sent in each box.
I’ve heard via texting, phone and a lovely handwritten note that they enjoyed all the goodies.
Send a college kid a care package if you can. Any time of year, for no special occasion, just because you’re thinking of them. In fact, I think you can send anybody a care package and they’ll love it!
Next week I’ll share our new favorite cookies that are the best I’ve made in YEARS!