According to Jewish tradition, on Purim each adult must give a minimum of two different foods to at least one person, and two charitable donations to the needy. The food parcels are called mishloach manot or “sending portions”, in some communities the tradition is a major to-do among friends, colleagues and relatives.
Want to make your mishloach manot stand out this Purim? Follow these easy steps!
Customize and personalize
Start with foods you would buy yourself and tweak them according to the recipient. If you love a certain granola or chocolate bar that you think your family and friends may enjoy, throw it in. Know your friend recently switched from Splenda to Stevia? Include a box her gift basket. Personal touches leave a lasting impression and show that you put extra thought and care into the gift.
Some great universally appreciated options that I like to include are:
Wrap it with style
Presentation makes a big impact. With food and gifts the saying “it’s what’s on the inside that counts” does not apply, in both cases appearance matters! Put extra care into the gift wrap and it will show that it was given with love.
* If you are using a basket you may need to criss cross the cellophane in order to cover the sides.