Last minute Gifts…

Goose decided yesterday that she would like to give some gifts on Christmas day.  In the past we have always done a kriskringle amongst the adults and all adults give gifts to the children.  So we had a little look in the kitchen cupboard to see what we could do.  We thought of Christmas cookies in a jar, which are easy, perfect for last minute gifts and always popular, but Granny no longer eats chocolate…

 so she made her Aunt’s and Grandmothers some homemade bath bomb cupcakes!

We raided the kitchen cupboard for bicarb soda, citric acid, corn flour & orange essence. Then raided the orange tree to grate some orange zest.  Mixed with a little water and popped them into some silicone muffin trays.
Wrapped, like all of our pressies this year, with brown paper, pine leaves and the clay decos that Goose and I made a few weeks ago.

This year she made her cousins reindeer noses just like she gave her school mates and her uncles some chocolate bark made with dark chocolate melts, dried cranberries and pistachios.  

She enjoyed making this one!  
And her little sister enjoyed attempting to steal one while her mother was distracted taking a photo!  Great last minute ‘plate’ to bring on Christmas or Boxing Day as it literally takes 10 minutes to make from start to finish and tastes fantastic!

How do you do the gift thing on Christmas Day?  
Do your kids give pressies?  Or just receive?

If you are looking for some last minute handmade gift ideas for girls, you might like to check these out…

For the bath bomb recipe – check out this post.

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  1. says

    What a sweet heart &amp; lovely handmade/ homebaked gift at the last minute. My children each made one another a gift, i can&#39;t wait to see them all when they unwrap them tomorrow.<br />Merry Christmas Emma &amp; family, love Posie

  2. says

    We have a granny here that doesn&#39;t eat chocolate anymore either. I think it&#39;s really sweet that Goose wants to make each of them a gift, such a thoughtful little girl you have:) Each of the girls make their grandparents a Christmas decorating each year, salt clay, paper mache and this year we used some of the sculptey you suggested to make decorations. I like the the magazine too I

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