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Gift Giving Ideas should be fun, thoughtful and affordable; and these totally are!

Who Loves Fun and Affordable Gift Giving Ideas?

If you are a Food Aficionado, Food Blogger or simply someone who loves to dog-ear good recipes, THIS is a fabulously fun way to give gifts.

And please, don’t just limit this idea to holiday season. I love to give this gift all year long; birthdays, invitations to a dinner party, every imaginable reason to give a gift.

Let’s Make Gift Giving FUN!

First Choose The Cookbook For Gift Giving

I have published two cookbooks that are very different from each other:

  • The World On My Plate- for tapas size plates and Mediterranean food for entertaining. Simply put, recipes from my international repertoire of recipes, leaning most heavily on Mediterranean food.
  • My Muffin Madness– Muffin recipes unlike any other muffin cookbook on the planet! 52 recipes of both sweet or savory, but that’s only where the whimsy begins.

Once you’ve chosen the type of book you want to gift, then the fun part begins!

The World On My Plate - Cookbook
The World On My Plate – Cookbook
My Muffin Madness - Cookbook
My Muffin Madness – Cookbook

Recipe and Equipment Gift Giving

It can be sweet or savory. If, for example, it is a quick bread recipe or cake recipe, purchase a baking pan or muffin tins, measuring spoons, a whisk or something fun for baking.

Instead, if it is savory, purchase a beautiful charcuterie board with serving forks and knives, or some kabob sticks with a favorite dry rub you can purchase or assemble in a jar yourself.

Gift Ingredients and Cooking Supplies
Gift Ingredients and Cooking Supplies

Print out the recipe with a photo or put a bookmaker in the cookbook, indicating the recipe you are supplying for.

Gift Ideas Made Fun

For a really special item in the gift bag, one with a bit more price, include a small grinder for nuts, seeds and spices.

Often in my recipes I prefer healthier flour and so I suggest to grind nuts or seeds. Not everyone has a food processor so this could be a very useful gift in and of itself!

Practical Gift Giving Ideas

Perhaps you don’t want to choose a recipe, just want to give the cookbook and let them make the choice.

Aprons, kitchen towels and a pot holder is always welcome no matter what the recipe calls for and it’s great for anyone who spends time in the kitchen!

Gift giving ideas made fun
Gift Giving Ideas Made Fun

Holidays Aren’t The Only Gift Giving Times

Surely Christmas is the easy one to gather fun things for gift giving but birthdays, back-to-school or ‘just because’ times call for a special gift.

Then there are those gift giving times, throughout the year, that are simply to let someone know you are thinking of them.

A simple gift that brings a smile to someone’s face is like a hug that lingers.

Banana muffin gift set with ingredients and equipment
Banana Muffin Gift Set With Ingredients and Equipment

Gift Giving Ideas That Keep On Giving

From the time we are little kids, we might love receiving cloths, shoes or something to wear at gift receiving time.

But you know darn well our favorite gifts are those we get to ‘play’ with after all gifts have been opened.

THIS is one of those types of gifts! Be creative, have fun and you can be certain your gift will be enjoyed above all the others!

A fig for every occasion
A Gift For Every Occasion

My Muffin Madness


In my family, I’ve always been known as the ‘Muffin Queen’. Out of necessity, I created muffins for breakfast, lunch, on the go snacks, sometimes dinner and a sweet yet healthyish treat for dessert!

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