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Q: As the gift-giving season grows nearer my budget gets tighter. I'm looking to bake or cook gifts for aquaintances in my life (co-workers, neighbors, the postman, etc). I'd like to find a project that is low budget, not too time consuming if I need to make enough to give twelve or so people, and would keep well. Also something different from the usual holiday candy or cookies.

Sent by Beth

Editor: Beth, granola is always a big favorite around here, or roasted spiced nuts. Here are 40 more ideas from our archives, too:

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Readers, what else would you suggest?

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