By Vanessa Greaves

Show what a good holiday dinner/party/house guest you are with a little homemade gratitude. You'll love how easy it is to make these food gifts with your own two hands, and your hosts will love your thoughtfulness.

Salted Caramel Sauce

Once you taste how sinfully good this rich caramel sauce is, you might have to force yourself to give it away. Good thing it's easy enough to make another jar just for yo'self.

Salted Caramel Sauce | Photo by Life Tastes Good

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Acorn Candy Cookies

Check it out: You don't even have to know how to bake. These cuties are made by using chocolate frosting to "glue" chocolate kisses and butterscotch chips to vanilla wafer cookies. Show up with a basket of these, and you're golden.

Acorn Candy Cookies | Photo by Sugarplum

Candied Pecans

Yeah, they'll go nuts for these. (Someone had to say it.)

Candied Pecans | Photo by Baking Nana

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Cranberry Hootycreeks

Tie a ribbon around the jar and be sure to include baking instructions. Boom. Done.

Cranberry Hootycreeks | Photo by Sarah

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Shorecook's Cashew Brittle

No need to mess around with candy thermometers when you make this easy microwave brittle.

Shorecook's Cashew Brittle | Photo by Christina

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Grandma's Apple Pie 'Ala Mode' Moonshine

With any luck, you'll be invited to stick around for a taste or two.

Grandma's Apple Pie a la Mode Moonshine | Photo by Tara

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