Recipe Box as "Moving Out On Your Own" Gift

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Another "moving out on your own" gift I did recently for a friend was to make a recipe box.

I bought a nice wooden recipe box and placed one unopened package of blank recipe cards inside.


Additionally, I added recipes that I had set aside in a folder for just such an occasion.

As I go through magazines, I pull out all of the recipes. Those I want to try, I set aside in a folder. If I like the recipe, I copy it to a recipe card and place the cut-out version in another folder I label, "recipes to share", along with other recipes I had cut out of magazines that I chose not to try for myself, but thought someone else may want to try.

This saves having to write a ton of recipes out and the person you are giving the gift to can make his/her own choice as to which ones they would like to keep and which ones they can pass on to share.

By Tawnda

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By Tedebear (Guest Post)
June 9, 20050 found this helpful

Hi Tawnda, When my neices moved out on their own, the family got together and contributed recipes to a recipe box. It is a great way to share your favorites and make someone feel special!

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June 10, 20050 found this helpful

When my cousins daughter was getting married her mother asked each relative to send her their favorite recipe. She then had a cookbook made with her daughters name on the cover and gave one to each relative.



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By Guest (Guest Post)
May 26, 20080 found this helpful

A nice addition would be tying some measuring spoons to the top. If the recipient is especially fond of cooking then encourage a few family members or friends to get in on the idea and also purchase cookware, etc. to fill out the new kitchen.

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