Christmas Gifts For Visitors.


A tradition we started a few years ago has quickly been moving up my favorites list. When the holidays arrive, I package up little gifts and place them in a basket by the front door. When friends visit they leave with a treat. Some years I've filled boxes with inexpensive toys for children and edible treats for adults.


I decided to simplify our gift basket this year and placed Lindor chocolates in every package. I also added clementines to the basket for our friends with dietary restrictions. (there are a few missing clementines in these shots because my children keep snitching them.)



It's so fun to see friends eyes light up when they find out they get to leave with a little something. My children also love this tradition. Owen especially. The sweet boy runs after people holding boxes of chocolates if we've forgotten to hand them out before their departure.

Oh, and I don't limit the gift giving to friends. I give these small gifts to our mail carrier, the UPS + FED EX carriers, the guy who fills our propane tank, etc. It's a simple way to spread a little Christmas cheer.

20 comments:

  1. What a wonderful and sweet idea! Your thoughtful gift must make anyone's day! I'll have to give this a try.

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  2. truly delightful!
    what spirit you have!
    a lovely way to spread joy ... : )

    blessings ~
    prairiegirl

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  3. This is such a sweet idea. I can't wait to get my own liitle "giving" basket together!

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  4. That's such an awesome idea that now I want to do it, but I feel like I've already squandered like a thousand good chances to give out boxes of candy.

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  5. I love your true spirit of kindness. It shines through in all

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  6. I love this so much! (and i happen to love chocolate + clementines paired together)

    Oh and seeing the look on Owen's face when he handed me the box was just priceless. That is one sweet boy you have!

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  7. i love this idea! i remember when you blogged about it a couple of years ago...(i have a weird memory). i always wanted to know what was in those little packages...& now i know!

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  8. Such a "sweet "idea. I love how you packaged the candy. Merry Christmas.

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  9. what a great idea! i'm going to have to start doing this. love the idea of having them prepared beforehand. i always feel like a jerk when someone drops something off for me and i don't have something for them. thanks for sharing this lovely idea with all of us!

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  10. You are so thoughtful and kind. Your family and friends are very lucky to have such a lovely person in their lives x

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  11. This is a GREAT idea! I'm always looking for ways to make people feel like we LOVE to see them knocking on our door... this is fabulously hospitable!

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  12. I love that idea. Where did you get the cute boxes?

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  13. What a lovely idea. Who doesn't love a special treat. I may have to borrow this idea for next year. Hugs-Carrie

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  14. I really love this idea. Can I ask where you got the cute boxes?

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  15. SOrry forgot my email.
    joyturner24@hotmail.com

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  16. I love this sweet idea! I am going to follow your example next year! Thank you for your sweet blog! And happy 30th birthday! I loved all your kindness ideas all month and the dinner was a beautiful idea! I am so thankful for inspiring blogs and people like you! happy New year!

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