There is no doubt about it, I find corny things funny. Yep, I laugh at all the cheesiest jokes. So, when I was thinking about gifting my friends with something from my garden I landed on a very punny idea. I decided to give my busy friends the gift of thyme. Get it…thyme…time. Oh boy.
Herbs are the absolute easiest edible plants to grow. I love growing herbs because in the summertime they are wonderful fresh from the garden. In the winter, dried herbs add a delightful freshness to dishes. Every fall I clip the herbs we grow and dry them in our kitchen. Once dried, we bottle them up and use them all winter long. Last year we used our dried chamomile to make lovely chamomile tea for friends and family. This year, I wanted to find a way to gift some of our other herbs.
I picked up a few mason jar style spice bottles at the dollar store. After drying a huge crop of silver thyme and crunching all the leaves off the stalks, I transferred the dried herbs to the bottles.
With the addition of a ribbon and a gift tag, these make a lovely hostess gift.
I love sharing the fruits of our garden with others. The fact that I came up with a pun-filled tag was an added bonus. Add a recipe card with a favourite recipe, that uses the herb you are gifting will kick the gift up another notch.
Looking for a more simple gifts from the garden? Check out our round up of lovely gifts you can give made from herbs that are simple to grow, dry and share.
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Do you give gifts from your garden? What are you growing and gifting?