Christmas is just around the corner. The economy is kind of sucky, but you still want to give your friends something small.
How about something homemade?
I recently gave away some homemade vanilla extract and some taco spices.
If you haven't made vanilla extract before, it is really easy. (Maybe you could try this for next Christmas?)
And the taco spices are a nice combination of different spices, beats the pre-packaged stuff!
Just put into small jam jars, wrap up, attach a card...you're good to go!