At this time of year, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of gifts that we have to find. Gifts for our kids, family members and close friends are a given.
Then there are the gifts for all the people who touch our lives: teachers, coaches, office staff, the neighbors, the fellow parent who gives our kid a ride home from practice each week. That's a lot of presents. How can we show our appreciation to all the people who make our lives a little bit easier without going bankrupt buying Starbucks cards? - Emily PasterYou might also like:
One way to spread holiday cheer is by giving a homemade, edible gift.
I like to think outside the dessert box because we are all overloaded with sweets this time of year. Instead, I like to give gifts that will help people cook a little better all year long.
One of the keys to giving special holiday gifts is the packaging. Your colorful berry vinegars and elegant flavored salts will really impress when presented in attractive glass bottles and jars. You can find pretty vessels at stores like Jo-Ann Fabrics, Michael's or Hobby Lobby. Cost Plus World Market is another good source. For a really wide variety of choices, check out specialtybottle.com.