Gifts Given From the Heart is a small independently owned business that found its humble beginnings in creating homemade Christmas gifts for family and friends since 2008. It was around that time I really began to discover my innate love for food and budding talent for cooking.
Specialty gift concepts changed slightly from year to year, always beginning with delightful kitchen creations crafted by hand in small batches. Individually hand packaged, with every detail attended to, gifts were finished for giving with a wire-ribbon handcrafted bow. Each family member and friend who have received the gift of my homemade creations over the years excitedly await upcoming holidays, full of anticipation and expectation – with some even requesting to purchase remaining items upon completion of the holiday season.
Two consistent crowd-pleasers are the first items to become available for purchase, just in time for the 2014 Christmas season. Strawberry Walnut Preserves and Spiced Pecans have been chosen to formally introduce Gifts Given From the Heart! Items will be available in selected sizes or as combination gift sets. Various unique wrapping options and custom-made packages are also available.
As my personal philosophy of food, eating, health, and lifestyle has changed over the last couple of years, I have also adapted recipes to encompass these values. My personal journey continues to allow me to become more knowledgeable about food and the human body, and more specifically, food allergies and food sensitivities. I am both honored and proud that I am able to offer items that can be enjoyed by many individuals who live within dietary restrictions on a daily basis. I use the best real food ingredients feasibly possible – including pastured, organic, and/or cage-free eggs (local when possible), Himalayan Pink and/or Celtic Sea salts, organic fair trade evaporated cane sugar, and Saigon cinnamon – while continuing to offer affordable items to customers. All of my offerings are gluten, dairy, and soy free, and are free of refined sugars, refined salts, artificial dyes, and preservatives. I hope to work on developing recipes that comply with additional whole-food lifestyles in the future, so that even more individuals can enjoy my delightful treats – even if only on occasion. All items are created by hand in my well-loved home kitchen under the guidance of the Texas Food Cottage Laws.
Offerings from Gifts Given From the Heart are perfect for gift giving, hostess gifts, parties, or even a special treat for you! We can also create custom packages to suit your desire.
Please accept my heartfelt gratitude trusting in me and allowing me to assist with your special gift giving needs! I look forward to serving you!