Amazing Food Gifts (That Won’t End Up In The Landfill)

I recently saw I post on Facebook that read “Normalize giving fruit trees, sourdough starter, and your favorite recipes written down as gifts. Give something that will continue to give for generations, instead of ending up in a landfill.”

Gah… that hit me hard as I was literally taking a break from shopping online for super random things to gift my MIL with. Cheetah print, overpriced slippers anyone?

Now I know we all don’t have fruit trees and sourdough starter to give away. But, the idea really tugged at my heart! So I got to thinking about the amazing food gifts I have gotten over the years and it really inspired me!

I don’t know who needs to hear this, but food gifts are enough, appreciated, and loved. Really.

Whew! Now that I am certain I have convinced you, let’s dive into some really delicious recipes I’ve found that are super easy, but make great gifts! P.S. – If you aren’t handy in the kitchen, head on over to my blog, Top 3 Bakers in Greenville SC!

No Fuss Cookies

Oatmeal Drop Cookies (or No-Bake Cookies)

My Favorite Sugar Cookies


No-Knead Sourdough Bread (My FAV recipe!)

Insanely Easy Focaccia

Soup Mixes

6 Jarred Soup Mixes

Friendship Soup (A fav!)


3 Ingredient Fudge

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

A Family Heirloom

Okay, so there is no recipe for this last one. Why? Because every family is different and has different traditions. This is where you should look back in your family to what recipes are special to you. My grandfathers Dolmadas and my mom’s Zebra brownies come to mind for me. Every family will be different. This section will probably be the most powerful of all the food gifts, so if you have the time and you have a recipe come to mind, then by all means make the time to do it.

Food is what brings families together.

I am not sure why gifting it has gone by the wayside, but let’s bring it back, friends. There is nothing more special than friends and family sharing a meal together. It’s these little moments that create a beautiful life worth living.

Elly M.

Until next time!

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