Thursday, October 20, 2011

Day 19 ~ Need an easy and inexpensive gift idea? (who doesn't, right?)

As a young pastor's wife, I got invited to tons of wedding showers. With not a lot of wiggle room in our budget, I had to come up with an inexpensive gift . . . that still was a hit at the shower.

This gift that I came up with, is also great at Christmas time. It would be a fantastic:

* hostess gift for your bosses'
Christmas dinner

* gift for the week you spend
 at Grandma's house

* Christmas gift for a college student,
 newlyweds, teachers or anyone . . . for
 that matter.

What is this inexpensive and easy gift, you might ask?


It is a . . . pie plate. Yup, a pie plate.

I stock up on pretty ones, whenever I see them on sale for $5.

Now here is the fun part . . . I hand write on cute recipe cards, my favorite pie recipes. Tie a little ribbon around it and - bingo, the easiest, inexpensive gift that still has wow factor.



(you know which one I would choose)

And because we are talking about Christmas and pies, here is a little gift for you . . . my recipe for







Everyone . . . can use a darling pie plate.



PS. There is still time to enter my giveaway - a Cubs baseball uniform for your American Girl doll.

image credit: lime green pie plate, stack of pie plates

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your recipes, I think I'm going to try the sour cream one

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  2. I've used this idea so many times too -- it's always a hit! One time I couldn't get a pie plate so I tied the recipe cards to a few wooden spoons, & that worked too!

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  3. what a fabulous idea! hmm, i see pie plates in my christmas giving future. good idea with the wooden spoons, christy -- i've done cookie cutters a couple of times for wedding showers, with a few recipes, and that's always gone over well too.

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  4. Wonderful idea! I often use my pie plates (cranberry pyrex that found at a sale) for a variety of things.

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  5. This is a fabulous idea, Glenda! Now I have to check out the recipe for the sour cream apple pie!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. I have so enjoyed sitting in
    Starbucks while my son is in
    his guitar lesson, catching up
    on your wonderful-full posts!
    Your Mounds Bar recipe went
    right into the green notebook,
    as will this great idea! I just
    love it.....the bus driver, my
    hairdresser......so many lovely
    people to thank!
    xx Suzanne

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  7. Great idea. Something useful and creative, too!

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  8. Love, love, LOVE this idea! And thanks for sharing your recipes, too!

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  9. What a GREAT idea!!!!!!! I love this. I am so enjoying this series.

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  10. I have all those yummy recipes in my recipe book in your handwriting! I make the sour cream apple pie the most. Love to you today! -joy

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  11. This is such a great idea. As an older, gray-haired woman, I've begun to realize one of the best ways to simplify anything is by doing the same thing over and over. I always take the same dish to a church potluck. When I'm Christmas shopping, I buy the same gift for a lot of people. This really is a simple, inexpensive, yet lovely gift idea. (And, I'm way behind on your posts again!)

    Just had a lovely time visiting your city!

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  12. Great idea and thanks for the recipes, Glenda.

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