I am not sure about everyone else, but on the south coast despite the clear blue skies there is definitely a chill in the air and the trees are starting to change color. Autumn and Winter are definitely my favourite 2 seasons of the year, the chance to wear boots and lovely jumpers – perfection!
I am unsure if I am lucky or unfortunate that most of my immediate family have birthdays over the Christmas period, so even when I think I am organised there is always some mad rush to get everyone’s gift! To add to the present mix my lovely baby brother is turning 18 in December and buying a special present for an 18yr old is difficult – they have everything or they want something that is soo expensive aaaah! This year, because I am saving my booty off to get a home of my own, I am being a bit more frugal with my spending and I am doing some home made gifts for family and friends. I have been looking online, ok mainly Pinterest for recipes and ideas. I thought some of you guys either might be struggling or want some Pinsperation on home made gifts that are ideal for family, friends, neighbours, teachers, colleagues etc!
I am a MASSIVE and I mean massive FOODIE & I just love to get people some yummy treats, especially at Christmas, so here are some bits that I am going to try.
Salted Caramel Bark
I am a massive fan of Salted Caramel so when I stumbled across this recipe from a fellow blogger Miss Information I knew I wanted to give it a go. I have made chocolate bark before and its soo easy – now this recipe is of course American BUT brits don’t fear, you can get Chocolate chips from any supermarket or even hobbycraft, the caramel bits I haven’t figured out where to get these from, but I think Rolo’s may make a good substitute!
White Chocolate Rocky Road
I love rocky road but even more than that I love White Chocolate and I know I am not the only one! I am not great in the kitchen but with limited ingredients and the easy method Technicolor Kitchen have shared I reckon anyone could could give it a go.
So easy and so cute, as mentioned on this link it is so simple! All you need is kebab skewers white marshmallows, mini M&Ms and some icing to pipe! Such a simple, yet really cute idea.
White Chocolate Pretzels
How cute are these! For those of you that know me, you will probably have tried at some point my pretzel bites and I would love to add these to my pretzel range! The recipe is here and it is sooo simple and would be a perfect thing to do with little ones for a gift for their teachers!
So there you go a few little idea’s to get you started. I will be pinning constantly in the lead up to Christmas, so why not make sure you follow me so you can see what I am up to.