The Kitchn's 2007 Un-Gift Guide

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Each year we offer some thoughts of buying less, but giving more. For cooks, this is a no-brainer. There are so many delicious gifts that can come from your kitchen, beyond fruitcake and gingerbread houses.

We like the idea of giving gifts that are meaningful without taking up space, excessive packaging or big karmic footprints. (We like getting them too.) This year, we're preserving some lemons and signing up a few loved ones for Slow Food memberships.

Over the next two weeks, we'll be giving you some ideas for giving more, by giving less. Look for posts titled "The Kitchn's 2007 Un-Gift Guide."

Happy, ehem, shopping.