Whimsical Gifts

Handmade whimsical gifts are always unique.  For Mother’s Day and teachers, I made edible gifts, using herbs from my yard.

Rosemary and Oregano

Lemon Thyme

Simply combining glass bottles, quality olive oil, and home grown herbs can be a special treat topped with a sweet ribbon!  For gift baskets, I purchased the signature Mosibov salad dressing from The Brookwood Community (which has a great salad recipe on the label), along with candied pecans, and combined them with the herbed olive oil bottles.

For some people, I just gave the herbed olive oil, others I attached a bread bakery gift card, and to others I gave the salad, nuts, and oil in a sweet basket.  On other occasions, I will bake a loaf of bread and give with the oil.  It’s a versatile gift that can be sweet and simple or fancy and elaborate.

Grow some herbs and try it yourself!  It’s yummy!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. karen
    Jun 10, 2010 @ 08:03:49

    love, love, love it…. could you throw basil in the oil? what herb is best in there?


  2. You Rock Mom
    Jun 10, 2010 @ 11:52:41

    Try the basil. It’s a strong herb (mint family), so I wouldn’t use a lot. It might be too delicate as well, and shrivel up. Maybe try it in a small bottle. With basil, I usually stack several leaves, roll them, then slice them and garnish foods & salads.


  3. Christina
    Jun 20, 2010 @ 19:50:26

    This is a great idea Ellen! Since moving I have not created a new herb garden. Maybe just doing some pots of herbs would satisfy the need. Love the ideas.


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