Recipes for Low-Budget Home-Cooked Presents?

Recipes for Low-Budget Home-Cooked Presents?

Faith Durand
Dec 2, 2010

Q: I'm planning on celebrating Christmas with my boyfriend's family, and I'd like to get everyone a home-cooked present of some kind. Since his family is pretty massive (and I'm a university student), I'm looking for suggestions for relatively low-budget but adorable presents to give.

Sent by Ksenia

Editor: Ksenia, we have a lot of recipes and ideas for gifts here:

Yummy Presents: 40 Homemade Gifts from The Kitchn

As far as the budget goes, we would recommend candy! Liquor can add up, so homemade liqueurs made not be the best idea. Also, nuts and dried fruit can add up as well. So simple salted caramels or toffee that only require sugar, water, and perhaps some butter or cream, are a great budget option. Try one of these:

Ginger Cinnamon Caramels
Skillet Toffee
Cocoa Molasses Toffee

Readers, any thoughts on budget homemade gifts? What would your recommend?



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