Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Are you trying to find some last minute gifts for certain people in your life?  I present
a fun gift that I discovered recently, when I also was in the same situation.  I was
walking the isles of the local Kohl's Store, and I came upon a Food Network section,
in the home goods section.  What really caught my eye, was the 50 percent off sale,
of the products.  First of all, I did not know that the Food Network started making
their own products.  I really liked the quality, design, and sturdiness of the glass
ware.  After all, people who specialize in kitchen life, should know what they are
doing when they create a new line, right?  If you ever find yourself in a Kohl's
store, you might want to check out their products.  I found something I chose to
use for my gift.
(coffee photo from Google)

The boxes that hold the tiny oranges, or halos, are sturdy, and I thought perhaps I could
recycle one of them, to hold the gift I was going to give.

With glue and tissue paper, I covered the bottom and the sides of the box. It was not an
easy feat to cover the box, using tissue paper, but I placing the tea towel on the bottom,
of the box, somewhat taking the attention away from the covering job:)  Tea towel from

Here is the purchase I made for my gift.  A porcelain soup and sandwich set.  I like that
it features a ridged area to place the cup of soup, and plenty of space for a sandwich on
the side.  I made a big pot of chili soup and froze it for over the holidays.  I put some
chili in a glass jar and froze it too. 

The plate and bowl fit into the recycled box perfectly.  I will place the jar of chili behind
the set.  I crushed some nachos and put them in a clear cellophane bag, since that is the
way we eat our chili.  A bowl of chili, a dollop of sour cream, and then we sprinkle on
top, crushed nachos.  Maybe the gift recipient will want to do that too.

When the time comes to give this gift, I will thaw the jar of chili, then wrap the entire
box in clear cellophane and add a green bow.  I am not sure why I am sharing this
simple idea, but I thought just maybe, the new Food Network product line, might
offer some needed and useful ideas for you. 

Today is a "hot soup" kind of day. 


Liz said...

I really like that idea! But I think I am going to buy the bowl and plate for the hubby and myself! Merry Christmas to me! lol..

Judy said...

Love the special effects on that first photo!

Thanks for the heads-up about the new Food Network products. I will keep my eyes open for them. Great gift idea!

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

I'm always up for new gift ideas and what a cute one! I love Kohl's kitchen and linen dept. Such fun!

Christmas blessings!

Dee said...

I have to say, I love your header. Also, thanks for the tips. I am always looking for gift ideas so I'm glad I found your blog tonight. Blessings to you... :)

lindsey said...

Such a thoughtful gift Judy, I love the jar too! The recipient will be delighted!

Anneliese said...

I love how you make ever gift unique and special. You could just use a cardboard box to deliver, but you think of a way to make it beautiful! I know you share this to show us how to think outside the box ... =) ... and I sure appreciate this. Gifts wrapped with time and love are the best gifts.

Happy@Home said...

I can think of so many people who would love to receive this gift and I really appreciate you sharing all the aspects of making this extra special. I think it might be nice to do something similar for someone who is under the weather, perhaps with some chicken soup.


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