I don’t know about you, but the turn in weather around here has made the first flutters of Christmas excitement start in my chest. I love the holidays! And I love gift giving. I thought today I’d share some inexpensive gift ideas that would be suitable for the food loving friend, because it’s never too early to start planning.
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1. My personal preference isn’t a mix of ingredients in a jar that people have to make themselves, but rather prepared food in a jar ready to eat. Besides the lovely traditional jar of jam, why not give a jar of Meyer Lemon Curd (pictured above) and/or a jar of Candied Citrus? Both of these are beautiful gifts!
2. For the curry loving friend, a jar of homemade mango chutney would be perfect.
3. Another “jar gift” great idea is granola – here is a grain-free version that is tasty.
4. A box of homemade truffles is easy to make, delicious, and is less than ten dollars to make a batch.
5. Homemade Christmas Candy: I love making candy boxes with varied homemade candies in them. Here is a list to choose from for yours.
6. I always thought these adorable measuring cups would make a great gift, and at ten dollars, you could also add a ten dollar ebook (such as my cookbook, Ladled: Nourishing Soups for All Seasons, which is only ten dollars in ebook form) or one of the jar gifts above.
7. Speaking of ebooks, another wonderful idea is to buy one of these ebook bundle packages with 86 ebooks in it. For gifts, you actually have the opportunity to buy three of the bundles for the price of two so that you can give them as gifts (it is an option once you are in the cart), but you can also easily buy one of the packages and divide the ebooks out to different friends. Perhaps you could give a young mother the ebooks of encouragement on motherhood, the ones on feeding young children nourishing food, and give them access to the 12 week mentoring program.
8. Another gift could be the general healthy cookbook section, helping a friend have a large collection of nourishing and healthy recipes all at once! This would be a great section for those wanting to start out the new year with a healthier diet.
9. What about that stressed out mother who is trying to find balance in her life? The lifestyle section could be a great gift for her! I am currently reading some of these books myself, and really benefiting from them.
You could continue splitting up the ebooks to giveaway, or keep the rest for yourself! But regardless it’s an awesome gift for an amazing price!
10. These thermos are wonderful for packing homemade soups in lunches. They’d make a great gift to those who need to pack a lunch, but like nourishing foods.
11. This $18 dollar glass Pyrex set it so helpful for storing leftovers! This is a practical gift that many foodies would appreciate.
12. I am in love with Danica Studio mugs. Here is one of mine used with a favorite recipe.
I can hardly stand to start my day without some tea or coffee in one of the two I own, just because I love them so much. It’d be very fun to buy and separate the below set and fill it with homemade candy, to give along with an ebook or part of the ebook bundle, or to give alongside beautiful coffee beans or tea for four friends.
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