I love, love, love doing holiday baking and making things like candied pecans, truffles, pumpkin muffins, chocolate covered pretzels, and my cranberry walnut cookies. So I put together baskets for each of my supervisors/managers. This year, they will have little cellophane baggies of chocolate covered pretzels, my sugared pecans, sweet and spicy pecans, minimuffins, and various cookies. I also an including a copy of Echo Heron's Tending Lives in each of their baskets (I came across a big supply of them and it only cost me $2.00 a book), along with some Bath and Body works hand lotion I purchased last January at 70% off. In all, the entire gift will run me under $10 and last year, they loved the baskets.
I also handed out little gift bags to many of the nurses who had to work on Christmas day that were filled with various homemade goodies (my chocolate covered pretzels are the EASIEST things to make and everyone loves them). I also included little travel size tubes of yummy smelling hand lotion and tied them up with a pretty gold bow and a cute nametag. They were fun to make and well received. I never expect anything back and let people know up front that I just enjoy putting these little baskets/bags together. My kids help me and it's a chance for the kids and I to do some "crafty" things together, not to mention all the baking/cooking. It's a win-win situation all around!