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When it's a smile you're after, ice up a plate of these incognito snowmen.
Drizzle these crisp chocolate cutouts with melted white chocolate, then sprinkled with chopped peppermint candies. Present them in a small red bucket that's pretty enough to display on a holiday table.
This is a great gift for grilling enthusiast, Papaya-Rum Chutney, adds wonderful spicy flavors to meats. Please a jar of the condiment in a metal container that will allow for easy transport. Tie on a wooden spoon with raffia and tuck in a few fresh chili peppers for a fun and festive look.
All decked out in sparkly cellophane and beaded wire, Cherry-Hazelnut Snowballs are a sweet indulgence for the holidays. The rich spread of cream cheese and butter rolled in coconut tastes terrific on shortbread cookies. To make the snowflake trims, but small pieces of the beaded wire and glue them together.
Reach out to friends with old-fashioned chocolate-dipped Coffee-Pecan Toffee. Package the pieces in a cone-shaped paper container. Simply lay squares of parchment paper, textured gold paper, and wire mesh atop one another, then roll and twist into a cone. Tie the outside of the cone with ribbon and secure the candies inside with cellophane.
Layered appetizers like Festive Cheese Tortas may look difficult, but our simple directions make this easy to prepare in less than an hour. Showcase each gift on a wooden cheese boards covered with a glass butter dish lid. Tie a ribbon around the gift and tuck in a sprig of holly and a cheese spreader.
Give a glittery snowflake-dusted box filled with treats in the same motif.
Add sweetness and warmth to a friend's wintry day with a nostalgic milk bottle filled with mint cocoa.
Tins of butter cookies have long been a cherished gift-giving tradition.
With a bottle of zippy popcorn mix tucked inside a pretty napkin, you'll be the star.
A merry brownie wreath means happy holidays for chocolate lovers.
As joyful as a day at the beach, and just as easy, this pretty hand-decorated pail overflows with mouthwatering candy.
A felt-trimmed shopping bag makes a clever pouch for something truly sweet and irresistible: homemade caramel corn.
Get in on the chai craze and get your friends in on it too! Share the passion for chai tea by presenting the decoratively wrapped mix with a teapot or another teatime collectible.