I always send a few homemade gifts each year. I find that people really appreciate the effort, and while not always the very cheapest option, they are certainly good value! One of my most popular gifts are melt in the middle chocolate truffles. I use a recipe from the BBC Good Food website.
They are incredibly easy to make, although they can get a bit messy – making them perfect for the kids to help with. There are so many ways you can package these, either in Christmas cellophane bags as I have done this year, in gift boxes or as part of a hamper – whether the rest is homemade or not!
By getting the kids involved these make perfect gifts for teachers or teaching assistants at the end of term.