December 20, 2011

An Easy, Possibly Last Minute, Homemade Christmas Present For Anyone

Seriously. For anyone.

And easy? Couldn't be easier.

I can also attest to this gift's enthusiastic reception by two seven year olds, a ten year old, and a thirteen year old. (The thirty-three year old - Mr - was almost as enthusiastic with one caveat: "it should have gummies".) I can imagine that you could customize this gift sufficiently to please even a gluten free, lactose-intolerant vegan, and that's saying something.

What is this easy, awesome, (possibly last minute) universal homemade gift, you ask?

A make your own sundae kit, that's what.

Imagine you open your enormous gift box, and see this:

And inside all of those little tissue papers are things like this:

Things like chocolate mint chips, silver dragees, crushed peppermints, peanuts, skor toffe bits, chocolate balls, and peanut butter chips, as well as chocolate shell sauce, hot fudge, butterscotch sauce, and waffle bowls.

Or things like - whatever you can think of, really. For Mr, I suppose, there would be gummis. For the lactose-intolerant, gluten-free vegan...uh...I'd have to do some research. But this gift strikes me as infinitely customizable.

So let's return to the box-opening, tissue-parting, gift-discovering scenario, then.

Would you be happy? Would you be excited to make your sundae, or just dive into the toppings and forget the ice cream?

(Hint: the answer is yes.)

This time last year: Bloody Christmas