Let's face it. I'm a sap. When I receive a gift from a loved one, I treasure it, use it all the time (or never at all because it is so darn precious), keep it forever, and ultimately want to be buried with it. However, I live with a
n otherwise wonderful partner who is not quite as attached to things as I am—I can conservatively estimate that he has re-sold about 75% of the gifts I have given him on eBay. At first I was hurt... but then I realized this is just who he is—he feels suffocated by too many possessions and is an emotionless robot a minimalist.
As of last year, in order to spare
his life my mushy heart, I decided that the best course of action would be to gift him things he would enjoy and use up: mostly nice toiletries and loads of chocolate. Inspired by utilitarian giving, I made vanilla extract and realized, hey, this is a pretty neat idea—what better gift than one you can use? And then it occurred to me—one you can eat. Here are 9 awesome ideas for edible gifts.
What are you making for your loved ones this holiday season?
This article first appeared on December 16, 2015. We're re-running because, well, we think you can guess why!