Granola: It is good for a long time, so you can gift it without worrying whether it will be consumed before going bad. Plus, it is a wholesome and healthy way to start the day this time of year- we all know that there are plenty of sweets and treats to derail anyone's attempt to be healthy around the holidays... at least you can start your day off right!
Fig Compote: This compote is made of dried figs (available almost anywhere, any time of the year), and provides a deep, sophisticated flavor to put on toast, serve with pork, or (my favorite) spread on crostini along side a stinky aged cheese. Besides, anything "fig" just sounds impressive.
Vanilla Extract: A homemade specialty that only gets better with age. It hardly takes any effort on your part- mix the ingredients together and let them age together. The smell is intoxicating, and the end product can elevate almost anything it is used in (I'm dreaming of homemade vanilla gelato).
Body Scrub: Not an item to eat, but it is made of all natural ingredients, so it is technically safe enough if you really wanted to. The salt exfoliates while the oil moisturizes. It smells amazing too, full of citrus zest and almond oil.
Infused Vodka: Another simple gift with a big wow-factor. Add some fruits/herbs/spices to vodka, jar it up in a cute mason jar, and give it to the hostess of your next holiday party for extra-festive cocktails. I'm envisioning a pomegranate drink- pomegranate infused vodka, simple syrup, some spiced bitters (see above), topped off with some bubbly.