Giving the Gift of Food

Food is always a brilliant gift for a friend who has just had a baby, recovering from an operation, or is just feeling a bit blue. Anything from a batch of brownies to a full blown lasagne is bound to be very gratefully received.


It’s easy to scale up something you’re having for dinner - such as a beef stew - and box up the extra portions to gift. Depending on how busy they are, it helps if you can use a disposable dish to save them remembering to return anything to you.

It might also help to check any dietary requirements or food allergies. Tomato & goats cheese gnocchi is a good dish to make for vegetarians and bean chilli is a good vegan dish. It helps if it’s something easy to transport and freezable, incase they need to freeze leftovers.

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I like to wrap up foodie gifts in brown paper or greaseproof paper and tie a ribbon around it to make it into a gift - I got this idea from Katie at Feeding Boys and a Firefighter. A gift tag looks pretty and can also be a good place to write down storing and re-heating instructions.