Holiday Gift Ideas
A thoughtful gift doesn’t have to be expensive. You can give a gift of your time. For example, you could give a coupon for a free night of baby-sitting, a week of shoveling someone’s driveway in January or a free car wash in April. These are some examples of food-related gifts:
Create a recipe booklet with favorite holiday recipes.
Fill a holiday mug with packets of flavored tea, hot cocoa or coffee for those who enjoy warm beverages.
Create a food mix in a container (such as a jar or zip-top bag). You can learn how to make gift mixes in a jar by downloading the publication “Mix it Up to Expand Your Gift-giving Dollar With Food Mixes in a Jar” from this website: www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/yf/foods/fn1494.pdf. Or your local Extension Service office can provide a copy.
Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service