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Gift Boxes 2009

Every year I take great pride and joy in putting together my gift boxes for family, friends and colleagues. I always like to go with a theme. One year it was coffee and nostalgic candy, the next it was apothecary jars and travel. This year I wanted to go more simple with handmade goods rather than buying wine or chocolate like some of the past years. I wanted a down home Southern feel. However, simple went flying out the door as quickly as it came when I put my ideas on paper and got into the kitchen.

This year I scoured the big wine houses for wooden wine boxes for my delivery apparatus. Below is a list of some of the things I made that went into the boxes. I mixed and matched so everyone had a different combos and it was designed to the person or a group if they work in an office with lots of people to share.

Walnut Banana Bread in a mason jar (Staple, everyone got this)
Herb Bread (Sage, Fennel, Basil, Dill, Thyme, Herbes de Provence, Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive)
Chili Oil
Peaches in Rum
Spiced Cider

Praline Syrup
Maple Walnut Syrup
Vanilla Peach Syrup
Cherry Almond Syrup

Port Wine Jelly
Christmas Berry Jelly
Strawberry Preserves
Blueberry Marmalade

Here are some photos of how they turned out. The next post will be on the Bourbon Infusions and homebrew!

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vcs - April 24, 2013 - 5:07 pm

They are wine boxes…

Ali - April 3, 2013 - 5:09 pm

Love this idea! Where did you get the wooden boxes?

Wendolyn Vaiko - October 21, 2010 - 9:43 am

loving your post

vcs - January 15, 2010 - 11:09 pm

The glass flasks were from Crate and Barrel and I also used some recycled Bourbon bottles.

sarah - January 15, 2010 - 2:49 pm

These are breathtaking!!!
Can I ask, where you find the bottle/jars that store the cider and oil, for example?

The Breakfast Club « Style Notes - January 14, 2010 - 9:32 am

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Brianna Phelan - January 5, 2010 - 6:53 pm

These are so creative. Very impressive!

Aylee - December 30, 2009 - 7:57 pm

Wow! This is incredible and very thoughtful. They’re very lucky to have you as family, friend, colleague.

melanie mauer - December 29, 2009 - 6:28 am

very very well done! my favorite: thoughtful, kind, homespun & beautiful

happy holidays! warmly, -melanie-

vcs - December 20, 2009 - 3:27 pm

I wanted the Charcuterie so bad but I couldn’t pull it together. That will be the theme next year, I’ll have an entire year to perfect my skills!

Caroline Vidal - December 19, 2009 - 2:30 pm

INCROYABLE !!!
These gifts are A-MA-ZING !
But where is the “charcuterie” ? ;)

Happy Holidays… Bonnes fêtes de fin d’année :)

joyful weddings and events - December 19, 2009 - 2:29 pm

Wow! Great job! Those are awesome.

regis chen - December 19, 2009 - 2:31 am

I feel confident to say that I have yet to see someone put more effort than Victor in making gifts for his Family, Friends, and Colleagues.

I am going to try to become a member of his Family, and his Friend, and his Colleague, so that I can score all three types of gifts :)

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