Can you believe that Christmas is so near? I still have some gift shopping to figure out myself, but food gifts are my go-to. Here are some ideas.

  • Easy Caramel Sauce: This sauce only takes about five minutes to make, is made with unrefined sweeteners, and is delicious too! It's a great gift in a jar.
  • Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce: This can be used to make chocolate milk, mochas, put over ice cream, and more. It is also a simple recipe, but a lovely gift in a jar to make.

For a larger gift, use both of the two sauces above in a pretty gift basket. You can go two directions with this. You can make a specialty coffee drink basket by including some fair trade coffee, chai tea concentrate, non-dairy milk carton (the type that doesn’t need to be refrigerated), and a little jar of nutmeg to sprinkle on top. The chocolate sauce can be used along with the coffee to make tasty bittersweet mochas at home. The caramel can make it a caramel mocha, or can be swirled into a chai tea to make it extra special. The second basket idea is to make an ice cream sundae basket! Include the two sauces with bananas, organic sprinkles, chopped nuts and a gift certificate to a local ice cream place.

And here are some other great ideas!

cranberry cookie bars Making festive cookie bars instead of cookies is a great way to surprise your loved ones. (Photo: RoJo Images/Shutterstock)

17 food gift ideas
Food gifts are a lovely way to celebrate the season and share your love with others. Here are some fun ideas.