Good Ideas for Yummy Food Gifts for the Holiday Season?

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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:

Yummy Presents: 40 Homemade Gifts from The Kitchn

Readers, what else would you suggest?

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.