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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