The tree is up, the stockings are hung and if you’re like me, you’ve got a list and are checking it twice! I feel like the Christmas season really snuck up on me this year being that Thanksgiving was later. I have a lot of our Christmas shopping done, but there are a few people left on my list that have me stumped.
I’ve been thinking about different gift ideas. Then, one day I was staring at the piles of eggs I have overflowing in my kitchen. I have this really cute bucket by our stove top full of fresh eggs, but I also had a small tote full, and then there were probably 4 dozen out in the coop yet!
I realize that a lot of chickens slow down their laying this time of year, but if you have an insulated coop with enough hours of light, you will have some happy hens! My family loves eggs, but even we couldn’t keep up.
This abundance of eggs gave me the fun idea of gifting eggs! I love to give gifts, and I really enjoy gifting people with things they can use! As a culture, we’re bombarded with “things”. Why not give some special people in your life a delicious and healthy gift they can use? Plus, it is an inexpensive gift they will love.
Photo courtesy of Fresh Eggs Daily
There are many different ways you can “wrap” the eggs. Dig into your craft supplies and see what you find. Sometimes less is more and it doesn’t have to cost much!
Here’s a few ideas to get you started:
- Gift tags
- Rubber stamp
- Brown butcher paper or paper grocery bags
- Sprig of herb or greenery from your garden or yard
- Egg carton
- Wire basket
- Wicker basket
- Galvanized bucket
I ordered egg cartons online and then my daughter had a stamp made . Below you’ll see how we “wrapped” our eggs, plus more ideas!
Here’s a helpful list of people who may love this home-grown gift:
- Friends, neighbors
- Boss, mentor
- Personal assistant, employee
- Clients, vendors
- Pastors, Church workers
- Nanny, caregiver, babysitter
- Teachers, tutors, daycare staff
- Coaches, personal trainer
- Troop leader, activity instructor
- Building superintendent
- Pet sitter, pet groomer
- Hairdresser, barber, manicurist
- Housekeeper, handyman
- Gardener, pool cleaner
- Trash collector
- Postal carrier, package delivery, newspaper carrier
- Other service providers
- Secret Santa, gift exchange
- Your family and friends will love them!