Best Handmade Gift Baskets
Spice Jam Gift Basket
Recipe: Pear Jam with Green Cardamom
From Blue Chair Fruit; Oakland,CA
Rachel Saunders is a true obsessive: She experimented with jam-making for nearly 10 years before launching Blue Chair Fruit. She now leads a Jam Making 101 class in her factory's production kitchen. $195 per class; bluechairfruit.com.
Presentation: Weck makes classic canning jars and this rounded shape. $14 for 6; weckcanning.com. Ramekin with gold rim by Lenox. $33; replacements.com. Porcelain spoons depict each season; this one is winter. $95 for 4; baileydoesntbark.com.
Spice Jam Gift Basket: Jam Handbook
Jam Handbook Rachel Saunders's nearly-400-page book is filled with detailed recipes for jams accented with different herbs and spices. $35.
Charcuterie Plate South Dakota's Schiltz Foods ships exceptional smoked goose breast, ready to serve alongside pear jam. From $5.50 per 3/4 lb; roastgoose.com.
Kimchi Gift Basket
From Happy Girl Kitchen; Pacific Grove, CA
During a year in Norway, Todd and Jordan Champagne of Happy Girl Kitchen became experts at preserving foods like pickles. Now, they demystify these methods in seasonal workshops. $125 per class; happygirlkitchen.com.