Each year we do a little something for our friends, church members and neighbors. Last year I made some cute personalized hand soap pumps
. They were a hit. They also ran us no more than $1.50 per gift. Last night a friend dropped off her gift to us - in three small clear tiered boxes, some marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate squares. The note read, "Wishing you s'more joy and happiness this Christmas." I'm sure the gift ran no more than a buck, but it's totally awesome and cute.
I need more ideas like that. Here's the criteria, though:
1. If it is edible, I don't want it to have to be eaten RIGHT NOW. We get so inundated with cookies and treats - half of which we can't possible eat all of so it's relegated to the garbage. I don't mind edible gifts, as long as it's something they can put away to enjoy at a later time.
2. If it's non-edible, I want it to be useful. No knickknacks.
3. It's gotta be insanely easy and quick to put together.
4. I'd like it to be $1.00 or less per gift. I anticipate handing out at least 20.
So, any suggestions?