Simple Neighbor or Teacher Gift Idea!

by Kim on November 30, 2009

Here’s another quick and easy idea for the holidays! Don’t forget to download your free gift tag pattern to go with it!


1 Courtney @ Sister To Sister 11.30.09 at 10:04 am

Another really cute, easy, and cheap gift idea! Thank you guys so much! I am so excited about all the friends I can give these fun ideas to!

2 Christine H. 12.03.09 at 1:30 am

I’m gonna make these for all the girls I know!

3 Jean Lowenberger 12.03.09 at 4:41 am

Shortbread, shortbread, shortbread!! Super easy throw all the ingredients in a bowl, crank up the beater and your done. My daughter is coming home from college on the 10th…..hopefully she would like to do some of the Christmas baking this year, while I finish the sewing/embroidery projects.

4 valarie lewis 12.03.09 at 4:51 am

I like to make fudge in cookie cutters. it would go really well with the tea-towel and tag idea!

5 Abbie 12.03.09 at 5:10 am

This year we are making homemade gingerbread and brownie bites (yum!).

6 Heather 12.03.09 at 5:22 am

Love this! The tag would be cute for lots of things – cookie mix in a jar, gingerbread-themed kitchen towels, or even just a small container of cinnamon sugar (LOVE this stuff!!!). I found these cute mini cookie cutters on a metal ring, and I am going to attach the tag to those along with some ribbon scraps – thanks for the awesome ideas!

7 Tina 12.03.09 at 5:29 am

I’m doing this tag with the crazy cake in a jar. I was also thinking about using this one with my pumpkin bread.

8 Star 12.03.09 at 5:58 am

This tag would be really cute added to a cookie mix in a jar! Cute idea, thanks!

9 Mindy 12.03.09 at 6:18 am

Great gift idea!!!! I always make fudge during the holidays! YUMMY!

10 Shawnna 12.03.09 at 6:20 am

Don’t know if it counts as baking, but one thing that I give that’s really well-received is peppermint brittle. Just melt white chocoloate (or almond bark – it’s cheaper!) and stir in some peppermints you’ve crushed up. Spread on a foil-lined cookie sheet, allow to cool then break into pieces and package up!

Love, love, love the gingerbread gift set idea! Too cute!

11 karen wilson 12.03.09 at 6:36 am

This gift tag would be cute on any homemade goodies. So cute!

12 Tammy 12.03.09 at 6:48 am

Another super-cute idea! The tag would be cute to add to take-home containers for a holiday cookie swap.

13 Jen 12.03.09 at 7:00 am

I usually bake a bunch of different cookies every year but this year I am changing gears and I’m going to make chocolate almond bark. Everybody LOVES chocolate! LOL!

14 heather b 12.03.09 at 7:07 am

It’s not really baking since you don’t cook it but I make truffles with kaluha (sp?) that are really yummy and everyone loves

15 Kimberly 12.03.09 at 7:38 am

Wow! What a fun, cute, quick project! It looks really decorative! I really like the idea of giving it to neighbors….

Holiday baking is so much fun! My mom and I make dozens of homemade pies (pumpkin, peach, cherry, apple, pear, etc…). We make extra so we can freeze some and have homemade pie when the holidays are done!

16 Sara@HappyBrownHouse 12.03.09 at 7:48 am

Growing up we had a “Baking Day”. My mom, sisters and I would spend all day making fudge, chocolate dipped pretzels, “muddy buddies” chex mix, gingerbread cookies, etc…It was so much fun! We would packaged it all up and give as gifts. Now that I’m an adult I still do this! This year I’m inviting some friends over to join the fun.

17 Laura Pearce 12.03.09 at 8:12 am

For the holidays, we bake “Italian Cookies” it’s a recipe that’s been in my family for a while even though we aren’t very Italian ;) It involves delicious ricotta cheese cookies with sweet icing on top, yum :)

18 Robyn 12.03.09 at 8:15 am

That tag would be super cute with a gingerbread house kit.

19 Tiffani 12.03.09 at 8:21 am

Mmmmm I can’t wait for the holiday baking to start! I always make soda cracker candy and homade caramels. I also love fudge, thank you Valarie for the idea of putting them in cookie cutters!

20 Christina 12.03.09 at 8:22 am

The tag could be attached to chai tea latte mix.

21 Suz313 12.03.09 at 9:17 am

What a perfect idea! We bake cookies, cookies, cookies! Any kind, every kind, new recipes, old recipes! Crisp, soft, fudgy, frosted! You name it!

Love the site! Love the videos! Love the ideas! Love the designs!

22 Connie T 12.03.09 at 9:26 am

I think it would also be fun to add that tag to some dolly clothes you made as gifts or a fun piece of lingerie…..why not!!

23 gramma grammie 12.03.09 at 9:28 am

My daughter and I make from-scratch homemade fudge in various flavor combinations to send to our soldiers overseas and our families back home!

24 Kerrie B. 12.03.09 at 11:04 am

I think I would add this cute tag to a plate of snickerdoodle cookies all wrapped up with some colored saranwrap and tied with the bow on top. :)
Love to bake cookie trays for neighbors during the holidays.

25 Marilyn2222 12.03.09 at 11:05 am

I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve tried the other end to feed items through and it has worked. I think this necklace would be great for my mil.

26 Dina 12.03.09 at 11:40 am

Peanut butter kiss cookies!!!! my favorite!!!

27 Margaret 12.03.09 at 12:42 pm

I love to make pizzelles and sugar cookies.

28 Margaret 12.03.09 at 12:43 pm

I have started a new tradition of making molasses cookies for my mom. She cooks everyone else’s favorite foods each year and I try to make sure she has one she likes!

29 Tanya 12.03.09 at 12:52 pm

Very cool idea! I love making chocolate covered pretzels!!!

30 Sarah in MO 12.03.09 at 1:51 pm

One thing I ALWAYS bake during the Christmas season is my Grandma’s Nut Bread and Cinnamon bread. It wouldn’t seem like Christmas without it!

31 Pam 12.03.09 at 2:59 pm

Love this! I usually make banana bread in little loves to give away… Thanks!

32 Jenn @ FFP 12.03.09 at 3:18 pm

Any cookie or quick bread already baked and packaged or a mix in a jar would work well!

33 Becky 12.03.09 at 3:47 pm

The gift tag is great for all the Christmas tea towel / pot holders I am giving away.

34 Carolyn Hutchinson 12.03.09 at 5:00 pm

My favourite treat is Rice Krispie squares made with the red and green Rice Krispies.

35 shelley cline 12.03.09 at 6:51 pm

i like that idea of giving them the mix. That is more time to do other kinds of gift giving then staying home for ours baking. We always make fudge. yummmm.

36 Crystal 12.03.09 at 8:25 pm

Every year I make lots of Christmas candy. It seems that no matter how much I make there is never enough for all of the people in our family.

37 Kelly 12.04.09 at 10:19 am

I am making homemade vanilla and including a monogram pot holder and a gift in a jar. I think the tag would go lovely with that.
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38 happy 12.04.09 at 4:04 pm

The cookies in a jar will look great with this gift tag.

39 Adena 12.04.09 at 7:04 pm

I make cookie platters to give away so this gift card would be very appropriate; one of the cookies is a spice cookie!

40 Maureen 12.04.09 at 8:21 pm

That is a cute gift idea. I like to bake pies (mincemeat & pecan), shortbread, and cookies for Christmas.

41 Laura 12.04.09 at 10:09 pm

You could give baked cookies and the recipe you used to make them and attach this tag. That would be really cute! I love to bake pecan pie during the holidays.

42 Sheila C 12.05.09 at 10:52 am

You can add these tags to boxes of cookie mix and make great neighbor gifts



43 Karen 12.05.09 at 6:10 pm

These tags are really cute, and would go with lots of homemade goodies! Our family’s favorite Christmas treat (although unbaked) is “Holly Candy” which is basically just the recipe for Rice Krispie squares, but made with a little more butter, corn flakes instead of Rice Krispies, and lots of green food coloring. Drop it by spoonfuls on waxed paper, and it looks like you have clusters of holly leaves. (You can add “holly berries” – aka as cinnamon candies – but I don’t because we don’t like to eat them.)

44 Marci 12.06.09 at 2:18 am

Very cute! We love to make treats for our neighbors. This year we will be baking cookies and making Chex mixes.

45 Jaime B. 12.06.09 at 9:42 am

I am going to use this tag for all of my giftags. This is an easy and quick way to keep from getting writers cramps.

46 Jennifer C 12.07.09 at 8:47 am

We seem to be racking up a lot of birthdays during the holidays, two in my household alone, so I make cakes and a lot of monster cookies. Items made for Christmas for the most part aren’t baked. The main thing we have in our family is anything thing that sits still gets dunked in Almond Bark. Yum, yum.

47 Melissa 12.08.09 at 10:24 am

My favorite treat to bake is carmel corn! It’s great for gift giving and taking to parties – everyone always loves it!

48 Deborah K 12.08.09 at 4:36 pm

would go great with cookies too

49 Carrie Smith 12.09.09 at 1:22 am

Or how about even on a Mason Jar filled with a cookie mix!

50 Heather 12.09.09 at 10:09 am

How clever!!

This year we’re making lots of homemade marshmallows–vanilla beam, peppermint, green tea and chocolate flavored ones. We’re also dipping marshmallows in caramel and coating them in Rice Krispies for the neighbors. I’d love this tag for our annual teachers’ gift: we wrap an orange, an apple, a lemon and some cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods and cloves in a teacloth and call it “Christmas Cheer” with instructions to slice the fruit, place everything in a pan of water and allow it to simmer all day for a pleasant holiday aroma.

51 Vicki Arnold 12.10.09 at 3:13 pm

The tags are super cute! I love to bake and am thinking since I didn’t do a Christmas open house this year, I am going to use the time to bake some gifts. I like to do chocolate covered pretzels, too. Quick and easy.

52 lizzy kay 12.11.09 at 10:15 am

for a kindergarten teacher or a child, you could attach this towel and card to the book, “You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man.”

53 Andrea McMann 12.12.09 at 6:16 am

You could attach these to so many things!! One thing I think it would be appropriate for would be those cookie mixes that come in the jar. Those are fun gifts, but I think I like your idea even better!

54 Peggy 12.13.09 at 5:09 pm

These gift tags will work wonderfully on goodie bags we give containing home sweet and spicy nuts, homemade pretzels and mustard, homemade bread w/ cinnamon and sugar, etc!

55 Jean Kester 12.14.09 at 1:09 am

The question is, what don’t I bake during Christmas? My Mother-in-law passed on years ago, but I still make her pumpkin bread recipe and give it out to neighbors as well as a cookie/biscuit (?) called a Jamison Cookie, sugar cookies, oatmeal cranberry cookies, peppermint brownies, pies and sugar cookies!
Most go to the neighbors!

56 Coodas Corner 12.14.09 at 12:26 pm

I bake about 4 different cookies as well as some ooey gooey cake. Cookies are a big deal around holidays here.

57 Kelly O. 12.15.09 at 6:37 am

this tag could easily be used on some yummy smelling bath products or perfumes!

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