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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Another GOOD IDEA for a tiny Christmas gift....



Hello, dear hearts... 
We were talking about Christmas gifts the other day, and a lot of us were asking for good ideas on some of the smaller-type gifts...
you know, for friends, your hair dresser, postman, teachers...etc.
This is a former post that I thought about and decided to let it have
ROUND 2...


I've been noticing lots of ladies...probably WORKING ladies, that's mentioned they really want to give HOMEMADE goodies to some family and friends at this joyful time of year.... but just DON'T HAVE THE EXTRA TIME needed to bake or cook.....
...been there......done that !!

Well, ladies, these little loaves of GOODNESS comes from my local GROCERY STORE BAKERY and they are DELIGHTFUL and DELICIOUS.
Different flavors for different folks !!
They are moist with plenty of flavor....
and they are UNDER $4.00 a loaf.
I can tell you that I keep several in my freezer at all times.
At Christmas, they tie little bits of RED and GREEN on the package
but you can add your own decorations.
 They not only taste great...look how pretty they become on a
GLASS CAKE PLATE...(especially good-lookin' with BLACK and WHITE around :)


I've tucked these little LOAVES OF GOODNESS
into a cute little Christmas basket, nestled in green Christmas paper and a pretty tag attached.
I've added flavored tea bags and small packets of coffee..

....just remember...it's just knowing you thought of them that matters. 
 Just look around in your grocery store bakery and you
will see that there's all kinds of delicious and pretty items,
just waiting to go to some of your family and friends.
 THIS particular loaf is
LEMON CRANBERRY 
and it is MORE than good....
it's lip-smackin' good.!!
 


There's
 CRANBERRY ORANGE LOAF and BANANA NUT and CHOCOLATE CHIP....
and several more...and they are ALL good.
Sooo, i guess what I'm trying to say is 
DON'T STRESS because you can't find time to do
excessive cooking and baking.
If you want a homespun gift, check your grocery stores...
bakeries tend to be more expensive for baked goods and
most aren't as tasty as these little loaves I've shown you.

I have received these or the awesome Christmas cookies from the
grocery store bakery and was just thrilled to death..
because they were tasty, because I received a Christmas hug from a friend
and tickled to death that I was on her FRIENDS Christmas list.

and YOUR friend will be thrilled...
O........ and don't forget THE CHRISTMAS HUG.
♥ ♥ ♥
You are going to have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS....
I just KNOW it.

Just file away all the gift ideas you will be getting between now and Christmas
and you'll be glad you did.
Love and Kisses and Hugs...AND MANY
Linking with
Whats It Wed.
Christmas Countdown

22 comments:

  1. BJ, these look so moist I would love to have them myself :)

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  2. That's a good, simple idea...and they look delish.

    Diana

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  3. Great idea! I shop at Publix and they have some of the best baked goods.

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  4. Oh that looks yummy! I think I will try that this year. Great idea!

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  5. I think this is a great idea! Never to early to start thinking of Christmas:>)

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  6. BJ, these look delicious! What a great idea for those that don't have time or just don't like to bake! Definitely need to do this for the holidays! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Now this really is a great idea. And you could be buying them here and there and putting them in the freezer so you don't have to spend a bundle at Christmastime. You're a good little elf, BJ, thanks!

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  8. Great idea, looks good, inexpensive . . . besides . . .
    caring enough to GIVE is the best part . . .

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  9. That IS a good idea! I remember the days when I was working (and teaching at Christmas time is an anxiety attack waiting to happen...) This would have worked so well. Even now when I have more time than money I can get behind. Great thinking!

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  10. Good ideas Bj, for any occasions!

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  11. Well I just came over to say Hi and look what I found! As always a beautiful post. I am hungry for cranberry bread now. It looks yummy. And! It is perfect for my Count Down to Christmas linky. Come by and link!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Sherry

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  12. The holiday season will be here before we know it.

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  13. I have tasted some of these little store-bought cakes/loaves and they ARE delicious! Homemade is great but these are wonderful too! Thanks for this great idea, Bj!

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  14. You are so clever and practical, BJ. I like this idea - and heaven knows, I will be scrambling by that time of year!

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  15. Thanks for sharing this great idea with us BJ. I have plenty of time on my hands during the holidays so I will continue to bake for my friends and relatives but when the time comes I cannot do it anymore I will remember this wonderful idea. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  16. Yum ... smart to start thinking about Christmas gifts early. Love those little cakes.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Hugs,
    Audrey

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  17. Love your style bj! What a great idea...

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  18. I do this, too. I also buy the fresh baked muffins to five in a basket with a pretty towel.

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  19. Thanks for linking. I am so wantin' to make some o that yummy goodness. Gotta go to the store. Feel free to link an archived post. I remember your beautiful decorations! Have a good day.
    Sherry

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  20. I'm so glad you shared this! Every holiday season I promise myself to bake something cute and delish .. then so beating myself up when it doesn't happen. Definitely, this is going in my 'keeper' file!

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xo bj