Can you believe that Christmas is next week? Have you checked off all of the things on your Christmas bucket list? I buy and wrap all of my Christmas presents embarrassingly early because I have to leave enough time to mail most of them across the country & I got my tree up right away because I had an early December Christmas party and I wanted my house to look festive. You can see what our decorations look like here! Also feeling festive because I went with friends to see the musical version of A Christmas Story. It was so good! “You’ll shoot your eye out!” BUT…I still need to go see the Christmas lights, build a gingerbread house, listen to more Christmas music, drink some spiked hot cocoa, and make more Christmas cookies! Life is tough!

Speaking of gifts, this is always the week that I pass out little presents to my friends and coworkers. Vodka cranberries make a great gift! It’s a nice alternative to the constant wave of sweet candy and cookies that we face this time of year. They go perfectly in wine for a festive sangria or sprinkled into a martini for a colorful pop! I’ll even pour it over a steak in the skillet. Hey, if you can do it with bourbon, why not vodka and cranberries?! Vodka Cranberries | www.sweetteasweetie.com

Cranberries have such a pretty pop of color that they don’t need much dressing up. Tie them off with an adorable tag and you are all set! There are so many cute printable options out there. I liked these, these, these, and especially these, but ended up using these. I like to write in ideas of what to do with the cranberries for inspiration on the back of the tags.

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Check back on Monday for Apricot Bark, my grownup alternative to cookies for Santa! Vodka Cranberries and Apricot Bark Gift Ideas | www.sweetteasweetie.com

How gorgeous are those bright red cranberries? Don’t you love them even more knowing that they are nestled in the jar with some vodka? Vodka Cranberries | www.sweetteasweetie.com

Vodka Cranberries

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups of Cranberries
  • 4 Tablespoons of Sugar
  • 6 Ounces of Vodka
  • 4 Small Jars

Instructions

  1. Scoop 1/2 cup of cranberries into each jar.
  2. Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of sugar over the cranberries.
  3. Top with 1.5 ounces of vodka.
  4. Seal well and let sit at least overnight.
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Last year I shared this yummy apple dip and festive popcorn as a last minute gift idea. You can also whip up a batch of spiced nuts.

What are your favorite food gifts to give (or get)?

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