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This Year, Give Edible Gifts

10 classic and innovative presents you can create in your own kitchen

Gingerbread cookies in a box, The Gift of Food

This holiday season, hit the kitchen instead of the mall for personalized gifts. — Getty Images

Apricot Jam by Victoria-Blashford Snell and Brigitte Hafner

Jams are easier to make than you think. Package them in jars of your choice and wrap with ribbons for a nice touch.

Whole recipe: 1,176 calories, 0g saturated fat, 300g carbohydrates, 4g protein, 5g fiber

Tapenade by Georgeanne Brennan

For a savory option, make this easy tapenade, which you can store in a jar. Add cheeses, roasted peppers and crudités for a Mediterranean-inspired gift basket.

Per serving: 35 calories, 0g saturated fat, 1g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 0g fiber

Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies by Nigella Lawson

We love these cookies, which are festive in both color and taste. You can make them bite-size, extra large or a mix.

Per serving: 120 calories, 3g saturated fat, 16g carbohydrates, 2g protein, 1g fiber

Pesto by Mario Batali

Another fantastic savory option is this pesto, which you can jar and give with fresh pasta. Your giftee will appreciate having a delicious dinner ready to make during the busy holiday season.

Per serving: 98 calories, 2g saturated fat, 1g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 0g fiber

Butterscotch Spiral Coffee Cake by Flo Braker

You can't get much better than layers of butter, cinnamon and sugar — and then there's the standout butterscotch glaze.

Per serving: 199 calories, 5g saturated fat, 28g carbohydrates, 3g protein, 1g fiber

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