Real Food Tips: 12 Homemade Holiday Gifts - 100 Days of Real Food. -- Vanilla extract:slit two vanilla beans down the middle, drop them into 375 ml of vodka and let sit for several weeks. the longer the better.
Recipe for Homemade Vanilla Extract (homemade gift)
Homemade Vanilla Extract - Mindlessly easy and so much cheaper & more flavorful than buying store bought vanilla! Makes great gifts! Link includes education on different types of Vanilla extracts for cooking.