This Thanksgiving Blessing Mix is the perfect hostess or neighbor gift to show how much you appreciate your friends and the season. The free printable and dish towel make the presentation even more special.
While the measurements for my Thanksgiving Blessing Mix aren’t exact, here’s what I made for 2 large mason jars:
2 handfuls of pretzels
2 handfuls of Bugles
1/2 a bag of Hershey kisses
3 handfuls of M&Ms
2 handfuls of candy corn
3 handfuls of shelled sunflower seeds
1/2 a bag of raisins
Here is a list of what each food represents but the tag goes into more detail:
bugles – horn of plenty
pretzels – arms folded in thanks and prayer
candy corn – food was scarce during the first winter
seeds – promise of a future harvest
raisins – gifts from the land
m & m’s – memories of those who came before us
kisses – love of family and friends
It was hard keeping my family out of the mix so I’m glad I had a bit leftover they could munch on. With the supplies I bought it would be easy to fill 4-5 regular jars. Once you’ve filled the jars you can simply attach the tag with a cute ribbon or some twine. You could even add a piece of fabric or scrapbook paper to the lid to add more color.
Or if you want to add another gift, wrap a dish towel around the jar securing it with an elastic band just above the lid.
Tie a ribbon over the top of the elastic and add the tag. This is such a cute presentation and it only costs $1 and takes a few minutes more.
I made this free printable for you to attach to your Thanksgiving Blessing Mix. Just click on the link below the picture to print it out. Another great idea would be to make a whole batch for a large gathering, frame the printable and place it next to the bowl. Or give the mix in little cello bags at a school party.
We’re giving the mix to close friends this year. I love that after they’ve eaten the mix they still have the cute jar and towel to use.
While shopping for the Blessing Mix ingredients I couldn’t help thinking about how busy it gets this time of year. And how I don’t always take the time to reflect on the blessings I have and show my gratitude. I’m hoping that by sharing this Thanksgiving blessing mix it will also remind me to share more of myself and think of ways to bless others lives.
Do you have a favorite hostess gift you like to give?
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What a thoughtful idea – I love that the thought behind this is showing people you care about them and appreciate them!
Super idea! I really like the sentiment/explanation a lot. Hmmmm, think I might be making some of these!
What a cute idea! I think Dollar General has a great selection of items for all kinds of holidays and everyday things too. It is a quick stop and they are very convenient in my town. One stop shopping in a small space!
I adore the way that you wrapped up those jars! Those dish towels are so cute! Now I need to find a Dollar General to pick some of those up.
Super cute idea! I love to bring wine as a hostess gift…but this is a great alternative for those non-wine-drinking friends!
I found your blog through a share on my FB page. This is such a cute idea. My husband and I are Pastors and this is the perfect gift to give to our families in the church. Thanks for a cute and thoughtful idea. =)
Those towels make such cute gift wrapping!
This is just the cutest ira ever and so thoughtful! Love it!
We’d make something like this for our neighbors when I was kid. although, I think we simply put the mix into ziplock bags with a sticker . . . so yours is MUCH better! I wouldn’t have thought of checking out Dollar General for supplies, but now I just might have to stop in to see what they have.
Love the idea of using the dishtowel as the gift wrap! I love multi-tasking things! 🙂
What a cute, easy, and delicious gift! I love the idea of wrapping it in a towel. 😉
I love this idea! It is yummy and easy. I love the ideas of wrapping the jar in the towel, makes things super quick and easy and is another great gift because I know I can always use another towel!
Super cute! I love using hand towels for wrapping when I can . xo
Great gift idea!!
What a lovely idea! On my list to make – thank you for the printable tags too!
What a sweet idea; I love this!
What a beautiful and thoughtful idea!! 🙂
What a great idea for Thanksgiving! I love that you used towels for the wrapping, so clever. 🙂
I love this idea! So sweet and thoughtful.
What size jar did you use?
You are a genius. This is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Such a great idea!!!! I am doing this for my coworkers this year!
What a beautiful idea
I did this a few years ago, and it went over really well. It adds a very nice to your table setting, and causes a lot of conversation.
Dollar Tree has cute little orange bowls in their dish isle that are very festive to put the mix in. I like the jar idea, though.
Thank you so much for sharing this idea. I’m going to make this right away and share with family and friends.