For me, an interesting holiday food gift isnâ€™t judged by its cost. It is the thought, the effort, and the quality of the item that makes it special. Not all recipients may appreciate the gift as much as others, but for the giver, they are confident they have tried to send something nice and with â€œsoul.â€ This is why I consider home-made food items to be so appealing a present for the holidaysâ€¦it means you took the time to not only plan and make the items, but package it and send it out. Itâ€™s different when you just order out or buy it at a store. Here is round 2 of the food gifts that Marketman & Family sent out this year. Instead of just the banig basket filled with budbud kabog, this version is a small bilao with several budbud kabog and three Visayan style tortas with rum soaked golden raisins. This was all packaged with grease proof paper, then wrapped in waterproof clear food wrapper, and tied with a nice red grosgrain ribbon. If you want a fully native touch, you could also use a natural colored raffia fiber ribbon. Inside the cards, a brief explanation of each of these â€œnativeâ€ delicacies was printed out. And if these are sent out early enough in the season, the recipients are more likely to eat them rather than closer to Christmas when their fridges are jampacked with high-cholesterol goodies!