Great ideas. ::)
Here is another one: :D
Another suggestion is to bring/exchange your favorite recipe.
Again depending on the money situation, you can decide.
I have given to couples my favorite cake recipe in large canning jars, all they had to do was add the liquid ingredients. I attached a card with the directions on it. You could do cookies, brownies, etc. I also make an assortment of jams and jellies throughout the year ñ so I might include whatever my specialty of the year is (or what I know they might like). Sometimes I get requestsÖÖ..have you made this kind (flavor) yet, etc.
I have even received in a basket from a friend ñ her favorite soup mix in dry form and I added the liquid with the directions, crackers, mints, and a desert box of pies.
My husband creates lots of seasonings or sauces when he grills and always gets requests ñ how does he do it, etcÖÖ.
I think you get the idea ñ you can be creative. J Use what you already have or are doing that others donít do and it will be a hit and appreciated.
Good luck. Let me know what you decide to do!