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Homemade foodie Christmas gifts? That's a yes then...

Homemade foodie Christmas gifts? That's a yes then...

But instead of heading to the supermarket for your foodie fix and investing in an overload of packaging and e-numbers, take the green route and make toothsome gifts at home using organic ingredients. ‘I think giving something handmade just shows you that the person has taken the time out of their busy schedule instead of just ordering it online or picking it up from a convenience store,’ says Jennifer Pirtle, founder of craft workshop, The Make Lounge . What’s more, homemade gifts come with a wealth of recycling opportunities, whether it be reusing last year’s Christmas ribbon or sprucing up old jam jars for festive hampers. Here's how to get started.

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