Jams, cookies, pickles… handmade goodies are always the best! They’re not just less expensive than store-bought foods, they make excellent last-minute gifts for anyone, be it a child’s favorite teacher, a coworker, or whoever invites you over for New Year’s Eve. It never takes a lot of time and is always well appreciated by your loved ones. Pick a weekend afternoon, park yourself in the kitchen and get the whole family to pitch in! And you should always make more than you think you need: it’s great to have an extra jar of stuffed dates or truffles nearby to offer unexpected visitors (or even to treat yourself once the holidays are over).
Start your holiday planning with these suggestions!