The Gifted Blog

December 23, 2009

Wrap Story: Edible Gifts in Jars

This Wrap Story is part of a mini-series, documenting every present I’ve wrapped since the launch of The Gifted Blog. Click here for the whole series!

My sister has been getting into tea and requested some decaf teas for her birthday. I was happy to oblige, especially since it had been a while since I last visited our favorite tea shop. We started drinking coffee after N. was born - I'll let you guess why.

I bought an herbal mix and a rooibos chai, as well as a cheerful striped tin from Japan. I was going to cover the lid of the glass jar with paper, but decided to let it be since it matched the tin already. I carried the red theme through with a tag listing the tea ingredients.

We also recently gave a thank-you gift to a friend. He kindly took us to the airport and picked us up when we returned after Thanksgiving. We have such a great community here - as you probably know, airport runs are for the most committed of friends.

I made him some granola and put it in an old spaghetti sauce jar, then added a tag to make it more personal.

I kept it simple and functional for both of these gifts. Though gift wrapping usually hides the present beneath, sometimes it's nice to give the contents the spotlight, especially with these interesting food textures! How do you usually 'wrap' foods?

Related Posts:
- Wrap Story: Easy Does It. Is it a rule that gift wrapping should always conceal the gift? If so, I broke it again with this one...
- Guest Post: "Jack & Bri(e)" by Mia. The Gifted Blog's first guest post - definitely the most fun I've seen someone have with gift wrapping food!
- Free Idea Friday: Fresh & Easy. And perhaps you'd like to wrap a food-related present with food-related wrapping? For free, you say? I'm on it.


  1. thanks for this wonderful gift!!! very thoughtful and delicious. austin saw the little round tin and said that it is something that we will use "for years to come." :)

  2. Aw, you're welcome!

    And, yes, there's something really satisfying about that tin - that it looks nice, the lid fits well but slides off easily, and it's really functional w/ the plastic lid inside. Ah, Japanese stuff.


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