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    One of my coworkers gave me a brownie mix in a jar as a thank you gift for doing her a favor. I just have to say what a wonderful gift to receive!! I have never received a gift like that before. We just mixed everything together and put it in the oven - smells delicious!! I just love this idea!!! Will have to keep an eye out for mason jars (or any large jars) to be able to do this for others.

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    I pick up those cellophane treat bags after Christmas when they're half price and use those sometimes.

    Some pickle jars are the right size. So are some decorative jars. Check Goodwill. Otherwise, a dozen new quart jars really aren't that expensive.

    When I'm giving the gift to a single person or two people who don't need to make a large quantity of something like bean soup, I halve the recipe and use a pint jar.

    I include the recipe for the mix when I give the gift, along with the instructions for preparing the mix. That way, if the recipient likes the recipe, he or she can remake the mix for future use.

    Some gift jar recipes are handy to keep on the shelf for your own use.

    Search recipe sites like www.recipegoldmine.com for more jar mix recipes.

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    Thank you so much, I was thinking I would like to prepare some of these jars for Christmas gifts for neighbours, family (that would appreciate them etc). I just think it's such a wonderful gift from the heart!

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    I like giving them to my mom. She doesn't need or want anything, so food is always a good choice, especially since her local grocery store burned down.

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    Always said I wanted to make these but haven't done it yet...won't be this year but I'm going make a note for next year...I always love receiving food gifts myself....

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    I love stuff like this but if I tried to do this for anyone in our combined families aside from DD, it would be given away or sit in a cabinet for a period of time just long enough for it to expire and given back with a feigned oh we don't eat this and I just don't remember who I/we got it from............yeah..huh.

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    It's like every other gift, not appropriate for everyone.

    I always figured if someone wants to give me food, it's the same as giving me money, because then I don't have to buy it myself.

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    for me it would depend on who gave it to me. Some people I would be scared to eat anything that they cooked :/ . But most people I would appriciate it. And even those that I would think twice about, I would never in a million years do anything to let them think that I was less than appriciative of their gift.

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