Taking a Meal in a Repurposed Gift Box

One thing I love about Harry & David items is the packaging that their gifts come in. They are so reusable, and I always save them for just the right moment.

Like this moment that I’m sharing with you today.

My darling friend Fiona was coming over – just for a visit.

But what she didn’t know was that I planned to send home with her dinner for her family of 5.

Who doesn’t love a surprise dinner? I love having a night off from cooking – it’s a huge treat!

I made this amazing Minestrone soup, and put it in a Ziploc bag.

Added bread, salad, and a little dessert (homemade brownies).

And put it in a pretty box. A reusable pretty box.

A box that I had received a gift in, and saved, and repurposed for the perfect moment.

Now hopefully Fiona will find a good reason to share the box and repurpose it in a creative way. :)

Repurposing a gift box is a thoughtful, creative way to take a meal to another family in!

Do you ever save gift boxes, baskets or packaging – and what do you do with them?

   

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17 Responses to “Taking a Meal in a Repurposed Gift Box”

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    The Healthy Apple — February 26, 2013 @ 7:40 am

    What a cute idea, Sandy! Love it. Hope you are well; have a great week. Sending you hugs from NYC.
    xxo

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    upscaledownhome — February 26, 2013 @ 9:10 am

    Love this idea and what a lovely surprise for a friend!

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    Me — February 26, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    Harry and David boxes are SO beautiful, they’re impossible to throw away. Great idea!

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    Tanya — February 26, 2013 @ 11:16 am

    This is such a great idea. It gives the meal a little extra flare.

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    Angie — February 26, 2013 @ 11:38 am

    Great idea! I love repurposing things, so much fun!

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    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — February 26, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

    You are so creative my dear. I have that box in the basement and this is a great way to share the cuteness. You rock!

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    marly — February 26, 2013 @ 2:36 pm

    I love saving old boxes and reusing them – you just do it with so much more style than me! But you’re inspiring me to take it to the next level – love it!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — February 26, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

    I usually do save things like this and now I know why. I love this idea!!

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    I like how you combine practical — plain little Ziploc bags — with pretty… a pretty box, cheerful napkins. I do save boxes and bags and tins and pass them on to others with this and that. I love the whole meal idea. Lovely!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — February 26, 2013 @ 9:12 pm

    This is such a great idea and you are the sweetest for feeding your friend’s family!

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    nancy — February 27, 2013 @ 12:20 am

    I choked up just a bit when I read that you were making a meal for Fiona. You, dear Sandy, and Fiona made such an impression on my dear Jenny while she lived in Medford. Thank you both from the bottom of my heart.

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — February 27, 2013 @ 6:22 am

    Such a cute Idea Sandy!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — February 28, 2013 @ 7:16 pm

    I cannot bear to throw beautiful perfectly good boxes (esp the Harry and David ones!!), baskets, and bags away. It’s completely wasteful, in my opinion. I love having cheerful packaging to repurpose for meal giving and handing down some of the kids’ clothing.

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    Aggie — March 2, 2013 @ 11:18 am

    What a great idea, I love that box!!! And what a nice thing to send your friend home with, love this.

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