Orange You Excited for [Healthy] Holiday Gifts? (Plus Free Printable)

Food is a big part of gift-giving in our culture. And why not? Food tastes good. My transition to better health still includes giving food as gifts. The only difference now is that instead of sending a big cake, I send a smaller one made with applesauce. Instead of sending a box of chocolates, I only send a few.

Moderation is a big part of making transitions. It’s a great way to show love to friends when you are taking them along for the ride to healthier living. Have I ever received glares for making applesauce cakes? Nope. They ask me for the recipe.

This week Middle E and Little A helped with me drop off a gratitude gift at the local library. We filled a basket with clementines and wrapped it with a bow. Viola! That’s it. The library staff loved the treat and I didn’t have to bake.


What do you need?

  • A cute basket or tin
  • Seasonal Citrus (Use oranges if you want to use the cute play on words…the library staff giggled about it. Of course they would!)
  • Wired Ribbon
  • Decorative Gift Tag

I’ll personalize a darling gift tag with the phrase you’d like. You get a free printable just because you’re giving a healthy gift! Just leave a comment with what you’d like and I’ll email it to you. See? How awesome is healthy living!

Other examples:

  • Orange you glad to be Ava’s teacher? Thanks for making this semester wonderful!
  • Orange you glad to be our pediatrician?
  • Orange you excited for Christmas? We can’t either! Thanks for being great neighbors.
  • Orange you too old to believe in Santa? Just Kidding! Merry Christmas!