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  1. emer95

    emer95 DIS Veteran

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    I wish I could "like" this comment! That's the exact same thought I had!

    I wish someone would give me this gift! I think it's awesome, and I may steal the idea for my Grandpa. He is very hard to buy for, and wants nothing other than visits from us. I think he'd love some homemade bread from me, and the "Bread of the Month" club idea is so cute!
     
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  3. nchulka

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    I think that is a great idea! I also have another idea that your parents may enjoy. Why not get them a grandparents memory journal? Give them each one and they fill them out with stories from their childhood/life and then give them to your DD for her have. Amazon has several to choose from and they are relatively cheap, about 15 bucks! They may enjoy it because it's actually a gift for their granddaughter :)
     
  4. GusGus77

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    I think this is an awesome idea! I wish my parents lived closer so I could do something like this for them!
     
  5. Fortuosity

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  6. mickeysgal

    mickeysgal <font color=blue>Orange you glad I like Knock Knoc

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    This is a very nice idea! Very thoughtful and honestly - more effort and meaning than buying any old item at a store.

    Hopefully you can work in a dinner or two (or three) at your parents so they can enjoy the bread with dinner and you and your daughter's company as well!
     
  7. shoney

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    Fanastic, wonderful and thoughtful idea!

    I have to say you have given me inspiration for my inlaws...I may do a collection of dinner recipes delivered once a month. they lost their home in the storm and with no flood insurance..they need to rebuild with 28,000 from FEMA...It isn't going to be an easy year for them, but we too, have had a rough one, so this just may work out!

    I thank you for posting this and wish you a very happy healthy holiday season!!!!
     
  8. christineann

    christineann DIS Veteran

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    Gifts from the heart are the best. I like the way your daughter is getting involved, too!
     
  9. Nolcrest

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    A Fabulous idea!!! If I were on the receiving end, I'd rather not choose the recipes. I would like to be surprised each month. Plus, if you come across another recipe you may like to try to bake for them you could. You've gotten some great ideas here. Maybe even add some type of poem or letter or history of the bread being made. I just love your idea.

    I think you've gotten alot of us to rethink our gift giving too.:thumbsup2
     
  10. honeydiane1953

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    Bravo now this is what Christmas is all about! Loving, caring, nurturing and feeding loved ones and ones who need some love.:santa::santa::santa:
     
  11. disneyhand

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    This is a great gift and I'm sure that your parents will love it! I know that mine would.
     
  12. shinysparklybubbles

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    Love this.
     
  13. stacy347

    stacy347 I carried a watermelon?

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    I am doing something similar (baking breads and other treats for all the parents/grandparents). I just wanted to add that I found some great flavored butter recipes on Pinterest that I am including with the breads. I think it is a great gift! :)
     
  14. ilovemk76

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    I thnk it is a nice gift. My favorite gifts are ones somebody makes.
     
  15. MIGrandma

    MIGrandma Lives in the middle-of-the-mitten.

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    Haven't read any of the replies, but I don't think your idea sounds lame at all, not at all! It is a thoughtful gift from the heart and will take time to accomplish, those are the BEST gifts of all! Something your parents will appreciate each month. :) I think it's a WONDERFUL idea. I would LOVE something like that from our grown adult children!! :)
     
  16. mhsjax

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    I think it is a fantastic idea. I would be thrilled for my kids to do that for me, once they get old enough.
     
  17. Bren's Mom

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    I think the idea is lovely, and if anyone wants to do that for me I'd be happy to accept!

    If it were me I'd do a coupon book with 'This coupon entitles you to one freshly baked loaf of bread, flavor of your choice, in the month of [month]'. I'd then put all the coupons together (staple is fine) and add a list of bread ideas that I can do. I love the cutting board idea, but it would also be sweet to just bake a loaf the day you'll see them (or day before) and add some compound butter in a jar that's nicely decorated and give it all to them in a nice basket or something.

    (What comes to mind right now is the English Muffin bread and a strawberry butter....yummmmmmmm...can someone make one for me?? Pretty please? LOL)
     
  18. ckay87

    ckay87 demented and sad...but social

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    My parents are pretty much the same. I love your idea so much that I think that I should finally buy myself that bread maker I've been wanting!! :rotfl2:

    And :thumbsup2 to the poster who said that homemade gifts are the best. My parents have always told me that and as a mom myself I agree.

    You are awesome!
     
  19. sharbear

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    Great idea! If you wanted something else how about adding freezer jam to put on the bread. I think your parents will love your idea.
     
  20. kimmar067

    kimmar067 TAGS?? It's all about the 'likes' now!

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    ....sorta like a "BoTM" club [bread-of-the-month] .....kewl; I LOVE it! :thumbsup2


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