I like doing the "In a Jar" mixes too.
Cookie Mixes can be pretty if you layer everything in nicely, and they are great if a person is strapped for cash for gifts. Some nice clear containers from the dollar store, cut some festive cloth circles to go on top of the lid, add a ribbon, a tag with directions, and voilà - instant gift. People who don't take the time to cook much seem to like them as it makes it pretty simple for them. There are a lot of Recipes HERE
for jar gifts, everything from drinks, breads, cookies, muffins, sauces, etc.
I was going to make some funky reusable shopping bags for people, but I ran out of time. Here's the idea: Bag Tutorial