The way to a loved one's heart just might be through their stomach with one of these frugal gift ideas

Christmas: Homemade Food Gifts

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Summer's Bounty, Winter's Delight

Veronica Hunsucker

When the weather is still hot, you have the opportunity to save money at Christmas by giving gifts from the heart, made or grown by your hands.

Homemade Candy Gifts

Monica Resinger

To save money this holiday season, think about giving these homemade candy as gifts.

Packaging Homemade Goodies

Amanda Formaro

Beautiful cookies, delicious brownies, and homemade candies are wonderful gifts from the heart. But what are some creative ways to wrap your treats?

Freezer Gifts

Ellen Lawson Ferlazzo

Give the gift of a night off from cooking without the expense of dining out. Family members and friends will love these wholesome, healthy meals rather than just the sweets that are so often given this time of year.

Holiday Mix and Gift Recipes

Deborah Taylor-Hough

Looking for ways to save money at the holiday season? How about giving gifts specially made in your kitchen? Here are some great recipes for various mixes that you can give for special treats and even for whole meals.

Last Minute Christmas Gifts: Easy Homemade Candies

Kim Tilley

Still looking for something for that hard-to-shop-for special someone? Give them candy! No time? No problem! These recipes are easy and delicious.

A Tasty Holiday Tradition

Amanda Formaro

Every year, right after Thanksgiving, fill your grocery cart with delectable goodies that will fill your kitchen with wonderful smells and turn them into holiday gifts.

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    TDS Reader Solutions

    Are you looking for easy-to-make, clever, cost efficient, food-related gift ideas? Our frugal readers share their festive ideas!

    Traditional Christmas Crafts: Pomanders and Herb Balls

    Rae Osenbaugh

    Christmas is not only about presents, good food, and family get-togethers. It also about traditional scents that quickly conjure up holiday memories. Try your hand at making fragrant pomanders and herb balls this year.

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