Sunday

Last Minute Gifts


Last Thursday afternoon, my daughter decided she wanted to give some of her friends and teachers a little something.  With no time to cook or do something too elaborate since it was also the day of her winter concert, and they had to be ready by Friday morning, we went shopping.

She decided to give cookies and chocolates.  I also bought parchment paper, decorative ribbon, some pretty economical mugs, little buckets, and glass tree containers.

The cookies got wrapped, baby blanket styled.



Some box wood and pine clippings from the yard gave them extra charm.



Chocolates were placed in the mugs and little buckets, kind of in a cheating way. ;)


Some more chocolates in the glass containers and done!



I had a happy girl with some Christmas cheer by Friday morning.

:)




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25 comments :

  1. Great last minute gift ideas! Love the baby blanket folding. Looks so elegant! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  2. Great ideas! I love the way you folded the cookies into the paper. I'm a terrible gift wrapper and usually just use bags- not very imaginative, I know. Have a great Christmas!

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  3. Love the idea to swaddle the cookies. ;) Turned out so cute!

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  4. So cute, great ideas! Yummy!

    Have a Merry Christmas, Cristina!

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  5. Cristina muy buenas ideas. Amiga para arreglar lo de las imagenes pequeñas en el Ipad tienes que ir a::
    -PLantilla y de ahí Móvil ( Inhabilitado) .. Eso es todo y se te ve igual que antes. Que pases una linda Navidad juntó a tus seres queridos
    Amgelica

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  6. Those are all quick and sweet Christmas ideas. I think I am done but these would have worked great in the last couple of days- well, there is always next year- xo Diana

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  7. Great idea and you have them all wrapped so cute!

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  8. These are great ideas, Cristina! The creative ways that you packaged each one makes them so festive!

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  9. Very creative! Shall store the ideas in my memory bank for emergency gift wrapping. I looked every where for red 'n white striped paper this year and not a shred of it could be found; so 'thank you' for the tip as never thought about using Holiday Parchment Paper. (Duh me! .... ºÜº) -Brenda-

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  10. I love your ideas, the "presentation" and your photography! Very Merry!

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  11. Hi Cristina, these are so pretty. Where did you find such pretty parchment paper? I don't think I've ever see any like that. The little cookie packets look so pretty all wrapped up with the little sprigs of greenery, and the red Merry Christmas ribbon is so cute. What a clever and creative mom you are. I'm sure your daughter's friends and teachers really appreciated the thoughtful gifts.

    Debbie

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  12. How cute and festive! What a great idea. You packaged them up so beautifully!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  13. Thanks Everyone! Debbie, I bought everything at Wal-Mart. I love that parchment paper, only $1.97 and I got lots of leftover sheets for future projects.

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  14. Beautiful and so creative! I love it Cristina!

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  15. These are all great last minute gift ideas. :)

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  16. I love simple gift ideas like these!

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  17. What an honour to be on your daughter's Christmas list! I am sure all the recipients loved it and were touched by her thoughtfulness.
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

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  18. Great ideas! I am always needing last minute things...that how I roll. Pinning!

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  19. Cute, pretty, and fun! Great quick ideas!

    Visiting from the Pin Me Party!

    Shelley
    www.piggyinpolkadots.blogspot.com

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  20. Wonderful last minute ideas - love the special touch of ribbons and greenery! Happy New Year!

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  21. Very clever, Cristina! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Where on earth did you find the tree shaped jars?

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  23. Great last minute gift ideas! Thanks for sharing on the Monday Funday link party!

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