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Is it OK to give purchased rather than home made food as a gift?

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Is it OK to give purchased rather than home made food as a gift?

Floridagirl | Dec 1, 2012 08:06 AM

I have elderly neighbors with whom I exchange small Christmas gifts. They were guests at my house for Thanksgiving when I learned that they love fruitcake and look for discounted fruitcake after Christmas. They are on a limited budget and I am also at this time. I don't normally buy baked goods, I just make them myself and often make extra to give them. I thought fruitcake would be a nice gift for them this year, and since I don't like it, have never made it. It's just gross to me. I checked out some recipes and it seems expensive to make. Then I was reviewing my sale flyer for BJ's Wholesale Club and they have one for $14.99. I also have never made something that I wouldn't eat myself so I don't think I would know a good recipe if I saw it. I have given many food gifts but they were all homemade. Is it tacky to buy them a fruitcake or should I try to make one or try to think of another gift?

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