Give the gift thats thoughtful, creative as well as affordable. Whether youre presenting them to kin or toting them along as hostess gifts, these homemade treats are certain to please.Flavored HoneyPack the beautiful jar of this natural sweetener along with the little loose-leaf tea or the fritter of creatively baked bread.Curried Lentil Soup JarTuck all the necessary ingredients for the warming soup into the flattering jar as well as jot down the in progress instructions upon the note card. Or, try the sweeter take upon the jar design with Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies.Chocolate TrufflesCustomize these ideally portioned chocolate treats with whatever flavorings your loved ones adore. Popular suggestions include chopped nuts, crushed candy or the dusting of quality unsweetened cocoa powder.Fig-Balsamic VinegarNumber 15 upon Food Network Magazines list of 50 Gift Jars is this beautifully crafted vinegar. Infuse tangy balsamic with figs, thyme as well as black pepper. Drizzle over fresh berries or the tiny square of wonderfully stinky cheese.Vanilla SugarUsing vanilla beans as part of your holiday baking? Recycle the ruins into the container of granulated sugarine as well as store in the cool, dry place. A teaspoon has only 15 calories as well as infuses coffee as well as tea with amazing vanilla flavor. For the spicier twist, toss in the cinnamon hang or the little toasted cardamom pods.Basil SaltMake the batch of artisanal herbaceous salt to sprinkle upon veggies as well as popcorn as well as to season sauces as well as marinades. Make it with basil or parsley, or try alternative flavors, like Rosemary-Citrus Sea Salt.Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is the registered dietitian, approved jaunty trainer as well as owner ofDana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary as well as sports nutrition.