Gift Ideas

For the past five years,  I have tried to have some sort of holiday theme during the month of December.

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I had not been blogging very long in 2010, but I gave it my best shot with Twelve Days of Christmas Treats.  Catchy, right?

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In 2011, it was Gifts from the Kitchen, where I posted lots of cookie ideas along with granola, Vino Cotta, and some muffin recipes (over fourteen posts in all).

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December 2012 was a hodgepodge of posts with an emphasis on more crafts and non-food items (but there were still cookies.)

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The following year had cookies, Doo Rags, and spice mixes.  2013 also features my most pinned post ever:  Grilling Rubs (in a cool gift box).

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2014 found me still posting holiday cookies and also featuring DIY potent potables.

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This year, I didn’t plan much.   I had drafted out posts for more spice mixes, cookies, and other festive fare.  Alas, things just didn’t pan out.  December 1st came way too quickly.

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If you are still searching for quick gifts or foodie holiday items, then please revisit the Spirit of Christmases Past.

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2010:  Twelve Days of Christmas Treats

Please don’t judge these early posts.  

  1. Peppermint Chocolate Holiday Cookies
  2. Orange Slice Cake
  3. Mulled Cider Oatmeal Cookies with Cranberries
  4. Pumpkin-Pecan Spice Cookies
  5. Raspberry-Chili Sandwich Cookies with Ginger
  6. Feliz Navidad Chocolate Cookies
  7. Espresso Biscotti
  8. Chocolate Covered Peanut Clusters
  9. Spiced Nuts
  10. Christmas Fudge
  11. Christmas Mix
  12. Mom’s Microwave Peanut Brittle

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2011:  Gifts from the Kitchen

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2012:  Christmas Olio

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2013:  The Theme-less Season

2013 was without a theme but December was prolific with postings.

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2014: Another Hodgepodge of Gifts

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If you’re still reading, I hope you were inspired by at least one holiday post from one of my blogging years.

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Note:  All of the images here are from vintage post cards from my grandfather’s collection when he was young.  I would say most of them are circa the 1910s.

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