Posts in the ‘Christmas’ Category

16 December 2013

We are scurrying around trying to get ready for Christmas…but we always have time for a quick post.  And this one is perfect for those last minute gifts.  Appropriately…it involves coffee, which you probably feel like you need a whole pot of by now! Have you picked up some of our coffee clutches?  They are so much fun.

If you are giving out some coffee gift certificates this holiday (cause..who doesn’t love Starbucks!), why not gift them in our paper coffee cups with a personalized coffee clutch.  Whew!  That was a mouthful!  You can stamp the recipient’s name, add some ribbon or why not have your child draw a picture on their teacher’s coffee clutch.  There are so many possibilities, and we promise, they will be quick and easy!

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12 December 2013

What’s the perfect last minute gift?  Why a Garnish chocolate spoon for dipping (or just eating the chocolate from the spoon…let’s face facts!)



These chocolate spoons can be made ahead of time, so you can keep them on hand for the last minute gift.  We just melted some candy cane Hershey’s kisses in a bowl in the microwave, then dipped in our spoons.  Put them in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes or so when you’re done so they can harden.  Then simply put them into one of our glassine bags and tie on some twine.  They are just the thing to add to a gift card for your favorite coffee place, or for gifting with some yummy hot chocolate mix.  Ho! Ho! Ho!

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10 December 2013

We like to think we are always giving you some new ideas, but lately we had a lot of new visitors to our site, thanks to giveaways and some features in magazines, and we find ourselves wanting to share these oldie but goodies! And even as we go through our archives, we get excited about past ideas.  So forgive us for the repeats, but we still get inspired by them and hope you will too!

The holiday season means it is time for lots of fun drinks and cocktails.  And, it is the only time of year you find eggnog.  We came up with a unique way to serve this festive drink…our plastic milk bottles.

How cute would these be on Christmas morning?  All it took was some red felt, glue dots and a pair of scissors.  We love to use felt because it doesn’t fray on the edges.  Just snip two cuts on the side to slide in your straw.  And you don’t have to limit this to eggnog…you could make up some mimosas for holiday brunch, or apple cider for a skating party. What’s your favorite holiday cocktail?

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6 December 2013

It’s a true Flashback Friday as we dig into the Garnish vaults today.  This idea is from 2011, but we felt it was too good not to share again.

These chocolate dipped marshmallows are just the thing to add to your hot chocolate…perfect for chilly afternoons or a cozy night by the fire.  Best part is, they’re super easy to do.  First choose some festive paper straws and stick on some marshmallows.  Next, melt some chocolate chips in the microwave.  Finally, dip your marshmallows in the chocolate then roll them in some colorful sprinkles.  Voila!

These are perfect for gifting too.  Just tie them up inside a cello bag with some twine.  You can even add a holiday mug and a package of hot chocolate.  Just the gift for the teacher, bus driver or your mail carrier.

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3 December 2013

It’s that time of year when a little kiddos (and big ones too!) love to watch the Polar Express.  With a wonderful message that the true spirit of the season lies within your heart, it is the perfect movie to watch with your family and friends.

“The bell still rings for me as it does for all of those that truly believe”



Why not make it an extra special event by using a little Garnish!  We used our small bio packs to hold some yummy Polar Express treats.  We mixed together caramel corn, marshmallows and M&M’s, but fill them up with whatever your favorite snack is.  We wrapped each box in some festive scrapbook paper and added a bell, of course!  We served up some hot chocolate in our white paper cups and added a personalized drink cuff for each child.  With some coordinating scrapbook paper and a white label, these are extra special.  We also added a lid and straw to keep the hot chocolate inside the cup!

Besides The Polar Express, we also like to watch Elf, Love Actually, The Holiday and, of course, A Christmas Story.  There are so many great holiday movies…what are your favorites?

**We’ve had some folks ask for the label template. When you place your order make note in the comment section that you would like the “believe template” and we’ll email it on over once your order ships**

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27 November 2013

This cookie dough post has been one of our most popular in the past, and it’s still one of our favorites!  It doesn’t take much time to whip up some homemade cookie dough, and we’re pretty sure you already have the ingredients on hand.



Once you’ve made the dough, use a small scoop (or a spoon) and place the dough on a cookie sheet.  Pop the whole thing in the freezer for about an hour.  Then, put all the cookie dough balls into our large no soup for you container.  Add a label for cooking instructions and a pretty bow.  Super simple and waaaay better than another pointsetta or box of chocolates.

Here are two of our favorite chocolate chip cookie dough recipies…Martha and Nestle Toll House Cookies

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25 November 2013

Our name is Garnish Gal, and we confess….we sometimes “fake the bake”.  That’s right…you may receive some store bought goodies from us, but we guarantee that it’s going to look pretty special!



Let’s face it, you are running in a million directions this time of year, so no need to be a superhero…it’s okay to give some store bought treats.  And when you add a little Garnish, it is always special gift.  We used our hip 2b square geometric dish and cello bag to package up these adorable gingerbread men.  We added a bit of ric rac trim, some twine and a small tag we made on the computer.  We also used our rectangular pint berry basket and glassine bags to hold some pumpkin cheesecake cookies.  We added some fun washi tape and another tag to make this treat extra special.

It’s always easy to add a little Garnish to your holidays!

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22 November 2013

This year Hannukah starts at sunset on November 27th and ends nightfall on December 5th.  So whether you are celebrating Hannukah next week, Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving-kah, we’ve got the perfect thing for your guests or your host.


Who special do these mini bottles of champagne look Garnished up in our cello cupcake bags!  Like we always say, Garnish products work a whole bunch of different ways.  We found some blue and silver foil wrapped chocolates that worked with our Hannukah theme.  We tied on some pretty ribbon and added a cute tag we printed off.  Super easy and super fun.

Which ever way you are celebrating…happy holidays!

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19 November 2013

It’s happening…ONE DAY ONLY…today, November 19th!  Come on by and check it out!

You can find all the info and special products right here.  Have fun!

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15 November 2013

We were VERY excited to see Garnish in print his holiday season! So excuse us while we toot our own horn a bit…

 We had Garnishes on four pages of Southern Living Magazine.    Featured are our two for the road drink carrier, cellophane bags, glassine bags and our hip 2b square geometric bowl.  This issue of Southern Living is full of great holiday gift giving, decorating and yummy recipes…so you definitely have to check it out.  A big thank you goes to out to Southern Living for having as much love for Garnish as we do.

We were featured on three pages in All Recipes Magazine as well!

All Recipes shows you how, with a little DIY, you can make these Garnishes your own.  They used our two for the road drink carrier, our wooden berry basket, cellophane bags and our windowed gable box.  Thank you to All Recipes for showing us how you Garnish and including some yummy recipes too.

We’re feeling extremely grateful for all of YOU..without whom we wouldn’t be here to have such lovely features in these magazines. Thank you so much for continuing to think of Garnish and for continuing to cross our welcome mat into our little home.

What are you going to Garnish this holiday season?  Share with us your creative ideas and you just might see them here on our blog!

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