All right, weekend warriors, you've got just a couple days left to crank out some last-minute gifts. Here's a few that can be done in the time left, and have seasonal appeal. Ready, set ... GO.
Make the most of winter's bright citrus fruits. Think beyond the bitter orange, and make marmalade from all manner of citrus -- kumquats, grapefruit, clementines, lemons and more.
Curd is the word! Creamy and tart, perfect with scones, over ice cream or mixed in yogurt. Here's a bunch, from the classic lemon to grapefruit, cranberry and more.
It's a great delivery mechanism for the flavors of pumpkin pie, without the added pound of butter and pint of cream. Slathered on an English muffin, it's almost like a slice of pie for breakfast.
Everyone's favorite chocolate-hazelnut spread can be made in the home quite easily, and for less money than buying the stuff on the shelf. Plus, you can make it more or less chocolatey to your taste.
Simple and delicious, vinegars infused with herbs, spices or fruit also make excellent gifts, especially if you dress up the jars with custom labels.
Finishing salts flavored with chiles, herbs, citrus or anything else make a delectable and appealing gift. Your recipient will think of you with every pinch.
Irish Cream Liqueur
It's very easy to make, can be whipped up with easy-to-come-by ingredients, and contains none of the artificial ingredients in commercial Irish creams.
Candy Cane Vodka
Blitz some candy canes in a food processor, mix with vodka, and voilà: A sweet, minty-fresh liqueur that's great on its own or in hot cocoa.