This holiday season has been a tight one, budget-wise. So I decided I would make baskets of goodies for our families and forego actual shopping. Though after all was said and done (packaging, ingredients and shipping), it would have been cheaper to have just bought gift certificates and been done with it. BUT not as personal, nor special. I tried to make it somewhat local and bought some chocolate pretzels (I mean you don’t get much more Philly than pretzels, right?), local honey from Greensgrow’s Kensington Christmas Market and some beautifully packaged teas from Jennie of the “Straight from the Farm” blog here in Philly. At the Plaid Pony Vintage open house a few weeks ago, I found some rad vintage dairy “Purvin” jars with milk glass of various colors! and used them for packaging my caramels.
These are the treats I made for the baskets:
There was so much more I wanted to make! but just ran out of time. There’s always next year right?
I hope you all have a happy holiday!