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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Neighbor Gifts

Mmm, Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Quickbread, it sounds sweet and comforting! I love giving gifts from my kitchen and every year I try to find fun 
containers to put my treats in.

Happily I found all of these canning jars recently at the Goodwill! They are the kind with a rubber gasket, hinge and clasp. They cost only $1 each so I bought 30 of them. I told the fellow at the checkout that I was going to use them for neighbor gifts and he said,
"Wow, you have a lot of neighbors!"

 Apparently someone was retiring from the candle business. All of the jars featured a different scent and they were coated with waxy residue.Yuk!

A trip through the dishwasher and they came out 
sparkling clean!

 I'm sure most of you have made or received layered cookie mixes in a jar. This recipe however is for a quick bread, even easier! I found the recipe on the Sunset website. You can link to it HERE. Don't the jars look great with their layers of flour, sugar, oats, chocolate and spices?

 I added an instruction label,

and a gift tag. I like that my friends can keep this on their pantry shelf and use it at their convenience. 

What is your favorite gift to your neighbors?


  1. Love, love love your presentation of the jar gift. How fun to get it all complete to hand out with pride.

  2. I love this! Just wanted to let you know that I featured this post in my 15 Homemade Gift Ideas post!