In the autumn I collect sloes to make sloe gin and it's ready just in time for Christmas. The dark red colour looks great in a little bottle and it's a tasty tipple alternative to baked goods. Sloe Gin Recipe
Last year my young step sister found a how to on making sleighs out of fun size chocolate bars and candy canes. We used a kit kat for the base and built the seat out of mini mars bars, smarties boxes and other mini chocolate bars and put the candy canes on as the skis. We used mini Santa chocolates to out in the sleigh. They looked great and were really fun to make with her and my young boys. They would be great as gifts to friends with kids and school friends.
My partner's side of the family is gluten-free so I score a lot of points with my cranberry and pistachio biscotti.
The GF flour actually works really well in biscotti and the red cranberries and green pistachios make them very pretty and seasonal.
Stash them in a basket lined with rough calico and garnished with holly, never fails to please.