Gifts to Make and Eat


40 pages
Contains Photos
ISBN 1-55074-958-7
DDC j641.5'123





Illustrations by June Bradford
Reviewed by Steve Pitt

Steve Pitt is a Toronto-based freelance writer and an award-winning journalist. He has written many young adult and children's books, including Day of the Flying Fox: The True Story of World War II Pilot Charley Fox.


There comes a time in every young person’s life when he or she wants
to do their own holiday shopping, and buying attractive gifts on a
preteen budget can be a real challenge. This book teaches youngsters how
to make marvelous munchies and attractive gift packages for any
occasion. The materials required to make the gifts can be readily found
in most homes. Most projects need no adult supervision, which greatly
improves the surprise factor for some lucky parent. Each gift or package
project is broken down into easy-to-follow steps. A photograph of the
finished product enables readers to see what they are working toward.
Gift topics include truffle mice, trail mix, citrus tea, honey-sweet
mustard, reindeer canes, raisin loaf, chocolate pretzels, shortbread,
gingerbread people, onion soup mix, salad herbs, cinnamon toast mix, and
raspberry vinegar. Some of the gifts have Christmas and Chanukah themes,
but most gift/package combinations are appropriate for nearly any
gift-giving occasion. Highly recommended.


MacLeod, Elizabeth., “Gifts to Make and Eat,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 19, 2024,