Today is December 20th and Christmas is officially less than a week away! Fall semesters have come to a close and you can finally relax. Take this time to enjoy the holiday season with family and friends. One stress that may still be hanging over your head is holiday gifts. You may feel that you are running out of time to get all of your shopping completed before Christmas rolls around, and fortunately Foo
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Homemade Treats- Who does not love receiving homemade baked goods? Whether it is holiday shaped sugar cookies or a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread, this is a gift that any loved one will appreciate, and it is easy for you to put together.
Trail Mix and Nut Basket- Some stores, such as Trader Joe’s, have many options of nuts and trail mixes. Grab your favorite varieties and mix a custom blend to give as a perfect gift!
Magazine Subscription- Magazines such as ‘Eating Well’, ‘Food Network’, ‘Bon Appetit’, or Nutrition Action, just to name a few, are all perfect for a foodie lover. This is a gift that gives all year long, and many contain useful and interesting information that the reader can hold on to.
Handmade cookbook- If you consider yourself someone who is skilled in the kitchen, create a cookbook for someone as a gift. Making one yourself is creative and something a loved one may actually find useful. Compile a few of your favorite recipes and you have a perfect, thoughtful gift!
Goodies Basket This is a simple gift that will please anyone. Find out some favorite snacks of the person you are shopping for and put them in a basket or a box. This way, you know you are giving them something that they like and will enjoy.
“Food of the Month Clubs”- This is another gift that keeps on giving all year long! These days you can find a club for almost any type of food from fruit to snacks to gourmet vinegars. Some popular clubs include ‘Candy Club’, ‘Jam-Lovers Club’, ‘Fruit of the Month’, and even a ‘Bacon Club’! A nice perk of these subscription clubs is that each month the box varies in content so the recipient can try different variations of their favorite foods!
Crank up the holiday music, grab some cookies, and hot chocolate, and relax by the fire knowing all of your holiday gifting is complete. These last minute gift ideas are perfect for those few loved ones you have yet to buy a gift for. Happy holidays!
Kara Andrews is a sophomore at Syracuse University majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics, minoring in Gerontology. She plans to become a Registered Dietitian after graduation.
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