Gift Guide 2016: Budget Friendly.

Let’s face it. The Holidays are a stressful time of year. A lot of people probably can’t afford to be spending hundreds of dollars on presents, so I’m rounding up some of my favorite budget friendly presents that I like to do this time of year.


Mason jars filled with: Oh She Glows Raspberry Chia Seed Jam,  Oh She Glows Maple Cinnamon Almond ButterOSG’s  granola recipe,  Ina’s Granola, or Eat Live Run Snickerdoodle Mix. I haven’t tried Ina’s Granola recipe yet, but all her recipes are always good, so I may have to make up a batch this Holiday season! I have made all of the other recipes and they have been loved by all. This is definitely a great thing to gift siblings, parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents with.  Who doesn’t like tasty homemade foods made with love?

Homemade cookies: I love to make cookie dough, roll the dough out onto wax or parchment paper, put it in a freezer safe bag and freeze the dough until I use it. I sometimes bake up a batch of the cookies and bring them to the recipient’s house in addition to gifting them with the extra dough to keep in their fridge or freezer until use. People or at least my parents love this because they usually love the cookies I make and then are excited when I make extra for them to break and bake whenever they’d like! Just make sure to include baking instructions.  Some of my favorite cookie recipes: Ina’s Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies and Joy The Baker’s Brown Butter Cookies.

A basket filled with treats: This is a great gift for parents as they deserve the best. Take a trip to your local gourmet grocery store and fill this with things like Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, Crackers, Cheeses, Jam, and Wine. This one may end up costing a little more than my other suggested items, so you could mix and match homemade items with gourmet grocery items in the basket.

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