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!
mentioned before, a highlight of traveling in Japan was searching for gifts to give to our friends and family back home. I had this green tea chocolate in mind when we went to the grocery store to pick up an assortment of candies.
We got a green tea candy I'd had before at Baachan and Jiichan's (top). I couldn't resist a pack of classic Milky candies (yellow and pink wrappers). And for the novelty factor, we got some candies flavored like green tea shaved ice with condensed milk and sweet red beans (bottom). These ended up being pretty intense (i.e. one was enough for me).
I also hadn't made the connection that the "CUCU" on the package stands for "Cute Cube". Also awesome.
With candy this cute, I bought some clear bags at Michael's to let the contents show. The bags came with silver twist ties - super easy. I briefly considered folding paper cranes to put in the bags, but it didn't seem necessary. (Also, I envisioned the cranes getting tossed out with the wrappers. Not a motivating image.)
There were 100 in the pack and I doubt I used 20, so I hope there are opportunities to use these little bags in the future. I don't usually buy stuff like this, but I think these communicate "for you!" much better than a Ziploc.
Can you think of any other uses for these bags? How do you usually present edible gifts?