Apple Crisp Mugs
I originally made these mugs as a fundraiser for my work with Canadian LifeLight Ministries. They have been very well-received. I've had an organization buy them as their Christmas gifts for their volunteers. They later used the idea to teach local senior citizens how to make inexpensive Christmas gifts that they are able to give. There is also a local farm that has added these to their stock list, as well!
A super simple gift, a healthy treat, featuring our local produce; people love them! I buy the mugs at the dollar store, and I get the biggest ones I can - they tend to be more like soup mugs. Each mug gets a clean, ripe, fresh apple, a pack of instant oatmeal, and instructions. I also added a book mark that gives information on how to get a free Bible - because that's what I do! I use freezer bags, but decorative cello bags would be nice, too, and then tie with curling ribbon. If you're doing any of these in advance, don't close them, add the apples just in time to keep them fresh. The farm that has them, puts the apple in for display, but then does not tie the bag until it's sold, ensuring a fresh apple is added for the customer at the time of sale.