"Mall Shopping - Not !" would start posting them after Christmas to not spoil the surprise for the receivers.
The first idea was a box of homemade preserves, wrapped in homemade dish cloths. The pattern for the dish cloths are posted here. Check out my various posts on preserving and canning for ideas on homemade preserves and some recipes.
For my hiking and camping friends I dehydrated various fruits, vegetables, tofu jerky and wrapped up nicely into a box for their next trip.
Stay tuned for more ideas in posts to follow.