Whether you are going to a party and need a hostess gift, have a friend in need, or are looking for a simple “thank you” gift, food gifts are often the perfect way to show someone you are thinking about them. Today we are sharing some beautiful fall gifts that are easy to put together and drop off!
Pretty Store-bought Mums
Fall Gift Basket
If you haven’t checked out our Fall Favorites Guide, there are so many cute things to put in a gift basket for a thoughtful gift! Think autumn things like apples, pumpkin or apple butter, pumpkin bread (homemade or store bought!), maybe some festive plates and napkins. The options are endless. The key is to have fun with it!
Pumpkin Bread Wrapped Beautifully
Pumpkin bread is the ultimate of fall gifts! It can be enjoyed for breakfast, dessert, or as a snack and brings you right into the season. There are so many cute ways to gift pumpkin bread, whether you use your favorite pumpkin bread recipe or pick up a box of Trader Joe’s mix! And you can batch-make several mini loaves in no time. We found these adorable paper baking pans on Amazon — they’re great because the recipient doesn’t need to worry about returning them!
Vanilla Bean Apple Butter
Looking for fall gifts you can make in batches? Then try homemade apple butter! It may sound complicated or fancy, but it is such a simple gift to give (and make!) this time of year. Enjoy on toast, with crackers and cheese, or mixed into your favorite yogurt parfait. Right now the apples are gorgeous and every variety is out on the shelves — be playful and try a variety of different apples and you will get wonderful and slightly different flavors. It can be refrigerated for up to a week. Or if you decide to properly can the apple butter, this is a gift that can be made in advance. Garnish with rosemary! You can find our favorite cinnamon apple butter here to purchase.
Fall Tailgate Mix
Paper Bag Thyme
Potted plants are always a no-fail hostess gift, but if you can make them edible and something that can be used on a daily basis while cooking, they’re even better. Herbs are the easiest edible plants to grow, are so fresh in the summer, and can be dried in the winter. The flavor of thyme goes with just about everything — from meats to fish, soups, and even desserts, and is perfect to keep on your counter. Keeping this potted edible plant simple is key. You can do that with a simple clay pot, potting soil, and a paper lunch bag. A sweet way to say thank you to someone in your life! They are sure to smile.
For more thoughtful fall gift ideas, don’t forget to check out our Fall Favorites Guide here!