Not sure what to get your neighbor, trainer, or mother-in-law this year? Need a way to say thank you? Gifting homemade baked treats that are delicious and healthy is the ultimate way to show you care. Here are 17 of our favorite healthy, plant-based recipes that make great edible gifts, plus 5 tips to make presentation a breeze.
Gift-Worthy Vegan Treats You Can Make Today
5 Tips to Wrapping Your Gorgeous Edible Gift:
1. Don’t stress!
Home-baked goodies look amazing and often don’t need much wrapping. A loaf of fresh-baked bread wrapped in a clean tea towel or cookies piled on a plate look enticing all on their own.
2. Boxes, tins, baskets, and jars
From that old jar lurking in the back of your cupboard to colorful boxes, plain boxes, rustic baskets, and used coffee cans, there are untold containers to show off your treats. For inspiration, visit your local craft store or kitchen supply store.
Cellophane protects while simultaneously showing off the food. Cellophane comes in clear and colorful options, as sheets or as bags of all sizes. Wrap sturdy goodies such as bread, biscotti, and firm cookies, or use it as a cover. For a more rustic presentation, brown paper and parchment paper also do the trick.
4. Ribbons, ribbons, ribbons
Tie ribbon, string, and/or a bow to instantly add color and glamour to your edible gift. Add a small card (which you can make yourself) or sticker for an extra thoughtful touch.
5. Ingredients List
Recipients who have food sensitivities will greatly appreciate an ingredients tag.
This article was originally published on Dec. 13, 2021, and has been updated.
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Lisa Esile, MS
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