Instead of shopping at the mall this holiday season, head for the kitchen! Hand-crafted edible gifts are truly gifts from the heart—and they can save you money, too. The care and thought that go into gifts from your kitchen makes them extra-special. Why not set aside an afternoon when the whole family can join in on making and wrapping holiday treats? It’s a perfect opportunity for family bonding.
And don’t forget, Kikkoman has all kinds of boldly flavored products that can “Kikk” up the flavor of holiday recipes — from popcorn balls to pepper jelly — with the flavor boost of umami, the mouth-filling “fifth taste.” Just a dash of Kikkoman Soy Sauce or Kikkoman Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce adds depth, balance, and a mysteriously tasty quality to both savory and sweet foods, without adding a pronounced Asian flavor. And they’re so easy to use, because all the great taste is in the bottle already.
Once your gifts are made, you’ll want to package them attractively. Collect attractive jars, bottles and boxes for your edible presents (making sure they’re clean before you use them).
Party stores or floral supply shops are treasure troves of out-of-the-ordinary packaging and decorative items, like colorful takeout containers and gift bags, festive ribbons, party favors and artificial flowers.
If you don’t want to pay a lot of money for fancy wrapping paper, use the Sunday color comics instead. Remember, it’s the little touches that really show your thoughtfulness!
For more cost-saving recipe ideas and tips, download Kikkoman’s Gift Brochure.