This year I am really making an effort to give more homemade gifts to friends and family. When I was asked by Anna to contribute to IHOD's annual Holiday Gift Guide I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share one of my homemade gift ideas with all of you! Let's get real for a moment; none of us have the time to make complicated homemade gifts when purchasing something is usually so much faster. Busy life...let me introduce you to Homemade Blackberry Syrup. It's quick to make, the packaging is simple and best yet, it's absolutely delicious. I hope you will take a moment to read IHOD's beautiful homemade gift guide, try this recipe and make time for a few simple homemade gifts!
Do you plan to make any homemade gifts this year? I'd love to hear your ideas!
Photo by Freucake // Recipe and downloadable gift tag available in the Christmas Gift Guide 2012
Jacquelyn | lark & linen says
I haven't had a chance to check out Anna's gift guide yet, but I'm SO happy you're a part of it!
And this is such an awesome gift idea!
Laura Howarth says
Yuuum! This looks amazing!
Everyone I know is getting a bottle of candy cane vodka, and some hot chocolate truffles this Christmas. Home made with love! 🙂
Totally genius and delicious! You have some lucky friends & family. 🙂
I sure hope I'm on your home made gift list! Yummmmy!
Of course you are! 😉
Delicious over chocolate ice cream!
Cant wait to try this. What a great gift idea too!
amanda (simplemittens) says
I've been trying to find a little something to include with some anthro dish towels for the ladies in my family. this would be perfect!
Yes that would be the perfect combination! 🙂 I love a well put together kitchen gift.
I love this idea! I kind of just want to keep the bottles! haha! Where did you get them?
Thanks Melinda! They are from Sur la Table.
This looks amazing!! You're so talented!
Nic @diningwithastud says
I'd love to receive this 😀 I think I'm either making cheese or jam this year. Love making gifts for people. Much more personal I think
Homemade cheese & jam?! What a fabulous combination! Wish I was on your giving list. 😉
anna - Today I Like blog says
Hi Leah! I wante do to something similar this year, maybe gingerbread cookies in a nice handmade packaging. I was looking for nice free printables with something like "home made" or "with love"... do you know where I could find something nice? thanks!
Hi Anna, I love a good homemade gingerbread cookie! I haven't come across a label like that but if I do I will email you!
i haven't even thought about gifts. so....this will be interesting....lol
Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe says
I plan on making more homemade gifts this year too (and starting them much earlier!) - thanks for another great idea!
What are you making this year? I can never have too many ideas. 😉
anna Today I Like Blog says
Oh, duh! Sorry! I should've clicked the link...I did not know they sold empty bottles. I read the whole guide and your gift was the cutest! Now I'm craving cranberry sauce! 😉
Aw thanks for the sweet compliment Melinda! So glad you liked the guide...and my gift! 🙂
I don't know if I've ever told you, but blackberry is one of my favorite flavors. I bet this would be delicious over just about any breakfast bread item...pancakes, coffee cake, waffles, french toast...mmmmmm
I didn't know you loved Blackberry! 🙂 Good to know. wink wink
What are the measurments for this?? Just wondddering because i was going to make this ffor my grandmaa, but i didnt know how much i would need of each ingredient...thanks!
Leah Bergman says
The link to the recipe is right here: http://issuu.com/inhonorofdesign/docs/ihodholidaygiftguide2012/29