Give a gift of lush, green herbs individually potted with smooth chocolate caramels for this St. Patrick’s Day (Saturday, March 17th). Your lucky guests can take home their own beginnings of a spring garden with cilantro, parsley or other herbs to replant and enjoy in their home. I used the clover-look-alike, cilantro, for its appearance and ease of transfer but any green herb would suit the holiday. Paired with a gold-painted mason jar and creamy chocolates, this is a quick, easy and thoughtful gift for your St. Patty’s Day guests.
One of the great qualities of cilantro is that, like basil, it can be replanted from snipped stems. You can zip a small bundle of cut cilantro into a baggie of water (and then put the bagged cilantro inside the mason jar) for the transfer and just let your guests know to put the stems in a cup of water when they get home. The cilantro will grow roots and can then be replanted. Or you can plant the rooted herb directly in soil inside the mason jars.
Herbs are a continuous gift and celebrate the start of the spring season. These metallic mason jars, filled with fresh greenery and combined with golden chocolates are ideal as a St. Patrick’s Day gift for your guests.