DIY gifts: grab your apron and get creative**Salted caramel sauce****Granola**We’re fans of the Early Bird recipe with coconut flakes, olive oil and maple syrup. It’s a bit on the sweeter side, but perfect for a special treat. Here’s how we like to eat it: take a big dollop of Greek yogurt, thin with a tablespoon of water and top with granola and some fresh fruit. To wrap as a gift, all you need is a mason jar with a lid and a small handwritten tag with a list of ingredients. If you’re less of a sweet tooth, you might want to try this addictivesavoury granola. **Herb salt**Flavoured salts come together in almost no time and can be packed in small jars. Start with a good flaky salt like Maldon, though kosher salt would work well. Then stir in dried or fresh herbs and/or spices and set aside to infuse. One of our favourites is fennel salt, particularly good on pork tenderloin. If you want a spicier hit, try a mix of freshly ground pepper, red chilli flake and paprika. **Apple or Pear Sauce**One of the best edible gifts I ever received was a jar of freshly-made (still warm) pear sauce. I spooned it right into a bowl of yogurt. It came with a handwritten label, taped to the jar. Try covering the lid with a small square of fabric tied with a ribbon. Spice rubsSimilar to herb salts and flavoured sugars, these can be packaged in tiny jars or cellophane bags. We recommend an espresso rub, using freshly ground espresso beans from your favourite neighbourhood roaster or coffeeshop. Then combine with ground coriander and chipotle powder. See here for how to use. **Chocolate Bark**Clean out your pantry by making chocolate bark: top with chopped pretzels, crumbled cookies, toasted nuts or leftover sweets from Halloween. You could even scatter crushed chips over the chocolate for a sweet and salty treat. Then break into irregular bite-sized pieces. Check out our Facebook for our how-to. OR! Send your friends the gift of food, by either referring them (find the 'refer a friend' button in your account details), or signing them up yourself! Check out our Very Marley Christmas Menu here and let us take care of the big day. Order your first box with $35 off!