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Homemade Gifts

Homemade Gifts Hopefully, you’re on the way to wrapping up your holiday shopping and have every person on your list accounted for. But when the time arises (as it always does) that you need to give an unplanned gift, keep a stash of homemade treats on hand. Creamy chocolate truffles are surprisingly easy—heavy cream and chocolate morsels are all you need for these heavenly treats. Or package up some homemade barbeque spice rub for your meat-loving pals— upcycle some old jars and ribbon, and they’ll appreciate the rustic vibe. If you thought ahead during the summer months, pass along some preserves or pickled vegetables from your garden. And truly, one can never go wrong with gifting a tin of perfect chocolate chip or festive sugar cookies. Also, making butter crunch or peanut brittle isn’t too difficult.

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