Comforting Others With Gifts Of Food

Whether you're trying to come up with a gift to welcome a new family to the neighborhood or you're trying to come up with a practical gift for someone for a holiday or special occasion, a meal basket is an option to consider. When you make gift baskets, you can design them to be any size and to include any items that you want, getting a bit personalized with some of the items that you include. A meal basket should include items that can be used to make a complete meal while also considering any allergies or diet restrictions that family members have.

An option for making this kind of gift is to use items for a certain meal. You can also make meal baskets in a certain theme, such as one for someone who likes to bake or one for someone who enjoys coffees and teas. Avoid using perishable items in the basket unless you plan on delivering it immediately after making the gift. An easy basket idea is one that includes a variety of teas and coffees. You can also include a mug or two along with small packages of cookies and other items that can be enjoyed with the beverages. Put a few additional ingredients in small plastic bags or containers that the person can use in the tea or coffee, such as peppermint sticks or cinnamon sticks. If you don't want to use a basket, then consider putting the items inside a teapot or a coffee carafe.

Baking supplies are easy to incorporate into a gift. Items that you can use include oven mitts, small packages of cookie or cake mixes, a variety of frosting tips and decorations, cookie cutters, and a few tools that are used in the kitchen while baking. Other meal basket ideas include one for someone who likes Italian foods with boxed spaghetti and sauce or a meal for someone who likes soups and crackers.