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5/5/11 7:59 A

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I think the idea of baking something is wonderful. I can smell the bread dough rising.

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4/30/11 12:19 A

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Hi. I'm new here. I like to make fresh bread to give as a hostess gift. Its even better if you are already making some for your own family. Who doesn't like fresh, warm bread? :)

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4/24/11 7:45 P

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Know your host/hostess.

a simple homemade item or help with preparing a meal is always helpful. when i have company, i generally just want them to bring themselves.

my dad loves oatmeal raisin cookies. i make him a batch and he is happy. my mom just enjoys us to come and take stuff, (she likes to get rid of the clutter at her house)


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4/24/11 6:21 P

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I'm trying to be involved in our community garden... Free fresh fruits and veggies!

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4/24/11 7:21 A

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I try to bake something-
my favorite to receive is fresh cut flowers (the season is coming here!)
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4/23/11 9:40 P

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I keep a collection of inexpensive bowl or small baskets I've found at the thrift store and given a thorough cleaning. Depending on the size of the family, pieces of fresh fruit (placed on a colorful napkin in the container) are usually welcome. I've also given a small collection of all-occasion greeting cards I hand-crafted.

If a person is handy with a camera, taking pictures of the event and telling the hostess you'll make her a photo CD is really a nice gesture.

Edited by: JUSFOLK at: 4/23/2011 (21:43)

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4/23/11 7:12 A

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It's definitely a personal thing. It depends on the person who is getting the gifts. I like to make as many of my gifts as possible, so it might be a set of quilted pot holders or a basket I've woven or something I've baked. I have to know the person well to know her tastes. As a rule, it will be something I make, what it will be depends on the person.



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4/22/11 11:24 P

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I like to make gifts of things I know the person will like. I also like to keep nice candles on hand and try to get them when they are BOGO as they always make a nice gift. I know lots of people are getting like I am and don't want things they can't use up as we are all trying to not continue "collecting" things.
I like to recycle things-one of my favorites is to make lights out of unique bottles and give them as gifts. I watch for the bottles at yard sales, thrift stores and friends save them for me.

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4/21/11 7:52 P

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I have seen some cute gifts. Such as homemade jellies or a floral arragement in an "artsy" wooden box.

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4/21/11 3:11 P

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I'm a crafty person, so if it is appropriate i prefer to bring a homemade gift if possible. It's usually much more affordable but, even better than that it is more personal. What I make is completely dependent on the person. It may be a food item if I know their favorite treat or they are trying to gain a healthier lifestyle and I know a great "light" version of their favorite dish. It may be something cutesy or decorative if it is for a someone redecorating or moving into a new home. It may be something that falls into a "special interest" category unique to that person. The possibilities are truly endless and your gift is almost guaranteed to be unique.

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4/21/11 1:57 P

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What Budget-Friendly Gifts Can You Bring to a Host or Hostess of a Get-Together?
I found this question on Tip-Hero. However, the link to their suggestions does not "load."
Let's create our own list.
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