Homemade bread is the perfect gift for any time of year. Gift wrapping bread using twine with seasonal herbs or flowers is beautiful and easy! Then create a sourdough bread gift basket by packaging butter, jam, and salt/spice blends together for a food themed present.
I’ve mentioned this in years past, but buying gifts is not one of my strong suits. I’d rather make something with my hands and heart instead, like this homemade bread gift basket filled with fabulous accompaniments, or a holiday cookies and sprinkles package. Even a DIY Cocktail kit would be so fun to give!
What I love about a basket filled with homemade bread and jam is that it’s comforting, universally loved, and easy to put together.
Besides using Ball® Jars for canning, they work great for gifting accompaniments in an elevated way. For example, the cultured butter stored in the 8 ounce jar looks more handcrafted than adding a cardboard container of butter.
To decorate the Ball® Jars, I simply used twine to secure fresh thyme and evergreen sprigs around the tops. And craft paper labels denote what’s inside the jars. Such easy additions!
Using twine, tie your bread parcel for a little extra flourish. Fresh herbs, flowers, or candied fruits secured with the twine, or candied fruits add a beautiful touch.
You could also wrap sourdough bread in craft paper, wax paper, or parchment for a more rustic loaf, keeping the top of the loaf exposed.