It happens to the best of us, time gets away from us and we realize we need a gift for someone. But the thing is, I don’t like giving just anything, I want it to be something thoughtful that the recipient will enjoy. So today I’m going to share with you how to put together a last minute thoughtful gift.
Since everyone is super busy around the holidays, it can be difficult to get in a good meal. My gift idea is to create a present that includes everything for a meal, appetizer and dessert included!
I picked a theme that would include ingredients that wouldn’t require refrigeration, and the perfect meal for that would be to have a spaghetti dinner. Then I thought about how while the pasta is cooking, wouldn’t it be great to have a little appetizer to enjoy? And then after dinner you always need a little dessert, right?
So for the appetizer I got tomato herb bruschetta spread and olive oil and sea salt crackers, then for dinner I got a colander, spaghetti, gourmet pasta sauce, parmesan romano cheese and a rosemary plant (you could also buy a basil plant, I find it is nice to have a little something fresh to kick up your pasta a notch), and then for dessert I got some cookie brittle (you could also buy some cookies or chocolate). Then for drinking you could opt for some fancy sparkling water like I did, or you could give a bottle of wine.
For wrapping and gifting place all the items in the colander and wrap a pretty bow around it, and then you’ll have a last minute thoughtful gift! And I don’t know about you, but i would love to receive a gift like this, everything one would need to create a great date night in (this would be the perfect gift not only around the holidays, but for new parents or as a housewarming gift!)