Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Get Well Soon Gift

Here's a plate of Carmel Cinnamon Rolls I made as a Get Well Gift for a man in our church who recently had surgery. 
I got the recipe from Chef In Training -- they were yummy!
Here's a little secret to making up an attractive food gift for not a lot of money: I shop thrift stores for LIKE NEW specialty plates/tins/bins/bowls/etc.  
I bring them home and wash them up good and then create attractive gifts to give for birthdays/get well gifts/ etc.
The one above is from Dayspring -- you can see it here (and also see that it sold for $10 plus $10 shipping!) -- I only paid something like $1 for it!
Often I find things that stores have donated to thrift store -- still new w/tags attached!
I included one of my recycled greeting card tags (this post) to dress up the gift and write a little note on!
Some more "cheap" containers waiting to be filled this Christmas:

5 comments:

Pamela said...

I like to do this, too, Esther. Sometimes I get them back--the last one came back with the bow and flower. Made me laugh.

Jennifer said...

This is such a wonderful gift to give! I'm sure it cheered him up immensely!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Love it, the thriftier the better. What a find, a Dayspring plate, my kind of Gal. You have such a giving heart. Praying for the Lord's blessings on you and your family this Christmas. ~ Abby

Christa said...

What a great idea! I've seen some beautiful plates and such at the thrift store, but I always pass them up because I don't know what to do with them.

Winnie said...

Love the gift! I bet that helped bring a smile to his face and give him a happy belly. I like to stock up on containers and packaging after the holidays for the next year..Sometimes 75 percent off or more! I am off to check out the recipe! Thanks for the link!

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