This year the accountant and I are tight on money so I decided to include Christmas gifts as part of our food budget. Which meant I had to find cute, useful recipes that won't cost me an arm and a leg. I love giving Christmas gifts and enjoy taking a hostess gift when invited to parties so I was excited when I was standing in the checkout at Fred Meyers I spied a Better Homes and Garden "Food as Gifts" magazine. I resisted the urge to buy it and decided to see if they listed their ideas on-line for free. They do!! After purusing the recipes I have decided the following are the most cost effective and fun ideas. Most of the ingredients can be bought in bulk from Winco, Costco or Fred Meyers.
Mocha Hot Cocoa Mix
Hazelnut Mocha Sauce
Cheddar Herb Bread Mix
Chocolate Raisin Oatmeal Cookie Mix
I am super excited to try these recipes. I LOVE giving gifts and the thought of not was killing me so figuring out how cost effective this would be makes me really excited. Anyone have any ideas for other cost effective gifts?