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Foodie Gifts for Your Holiday Hostess

By Midwesterngirl @MidwesternGirl5

The holiday season is in full-swing and I can't say I'm upset about it.
In fact, I've already started to prepare all of the little gifts I always seem to need at a moment's notice.
There are few things worse during party-season than making last minute plans and not having a little gift ready, and I truly believe that you should never show up to anyone's house with your arms swingin'. 
In other words...always bring something for your hostess.
No need to knock yourself out, though!
Let someone else do the baking/making...you focus on the pretty packaging.
In an effort to take my own advice, and, to prepare for the next few weeks, I took a little trip to both Trader Joe's and Aldi and stocked up on a few little edible gifts.Foodie Gifts for Your Holiday Hostess
Then I dug through my stash and pulled out some of my favorite Emerson Lane papers and embellishments.
Foodie Gifts for Your Holiday Hostess
Foodie Gifts for Your Holiday Hostess
I also grabbed this incredible paper stack from DCWV.
Foodie Gifts for Your Holiday Hostess
Then I got started dressing up my cookies and candies and getting them ready to be given away.
Foodie Gifts for Your Holiday HostessFirst, I wrapped the chocolate bars with some paper and label stickers. Foodie Gifts for Your Holiday Hostess
Because the candy was wrapped in such a fantastic package to start, I didn't have to do much to make it holiday-ready.
Foodie Gifts for Your Holiday Hostess
Next, I used my WeR Memory Keepers Goodie Bag Guide to create a little bag to hold the Birthday Cake Popcorn, which, by the way, tastes EXACTLY like Crunch Berries cereal and almost didn't make it long enough to be photographed...;)Foodie Gifts for Your Holiday Hostess
I used a piece of Emerson Lane Vellum Specialty paper to create my bag, and I tucked in a piece of wax paper before adding the popcorn.
Foodie Gifts for Your Holiday Hostess
I love that you can make so many different goodie bag sizes with the Guide. It really is a great little party-favor tool.
The Gift Bag Punch Board was up next.
Foodie Gifts for Your Holiday Hostess
Oh man, I just LOVE this bag.Foodie Gifts for Your Holiday Hostess
Add some parchment paper and a beautiful bow, and your recipient will never know you didn't spend hours baking & wrapping!Foodie Gifts for Your Holiday Hostess
Now, the other punch boards are AWESOME...but the Gift Box Punch Board is definitely my go-to gift-wrapping tool.Foodie Gifts for Your Holiday HostessYou can create a million different-sized boxes and they are perfect for wrapping any kind of gift! Foodie Gifts for Your Holiday Hostess
I would LOVE to open this box filled with absolutely delicious dark chocolate stars! And when I say delicious, I mean "oh man, why did I eat one because now I can't stop" delicious.
Foodie Gifts for Your Holiday Hostess
Little individual boxes of gingerbread men would make the perfect gift to go along with a hot-chocolate bar or kids Christmas party.Foodie Gifts for Your Holiday HostessAnd what goes better with a perfect little box than a perfect little bow?Foodie Gifts for Your Holiday HostessThank goodness for the WeR Memory Keepers Bow Loom.
It will be your new best friend.
Foodie Gifts for Your Holiday Hostess
Making bows with this loom is SO EASY...and SO FAST...and - huge bonus - takes like no skill at all.
Foodie Gifts for Your Holiday Hostess
You simply choose your bow size, wrap your ribbon around the pre-measured "teeth" as many times as you want (each wrap-around will create another loop in your bow)...
Foodie Gifts for Your Holiday Hostess
...tie a length of string tightly around the middle of your "bow," and then adhere a small piece of ribbon over the string to cover it and to complete your bow.
Foodie Gifts for Your Holiday HostessThe perfect finishing touch.
And one of the coolest things about using these amazing punch boards to create your wrapping is that you can completely customize your gift just by using different patterned papers.
And, let's face it, we all have enough paper to create bags or boxes for everyone in the entire civilized world, amiright?
Please don't tell me it's just me.
Foodie Gifts for Your Holiday Hostess
Anyway, I'd love to see how you're decorating your hostess gifts this year!
Tag me - @maggiemassey - on Instagram with your best gift wrap ideas!
And have a wonderful Thanksgiving...
SUPPLIES | Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane patterned paper, Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane Specialty Paper - Vellum Gold FloralHeidi Swapp Emerson Lane Ephemera, Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane Stickers, DCWV Premium Paper Stack - Farmhouse Christmas, WeR Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board, WeR Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch Board, WeR Memory Keepers Goodie Bag Guide, WeR Memory Keepers Bow Loom, wax paper, parchment paper, baker's twine, ribbon, paper clips, adhesive, tape

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