I also made homemade banana bread, double chocolate bread, chocolate dipped pretzels, butter toffee bars brownies and Chex Party Mix (used their seasoning packet).
I still wasn't as prepared this year but everything all worked out. I enjoyed putting some thought into what I wanted to make and following thru making the gift. I don't think that I spent $40.00 on gifts and now I can pay on some of my bills early and actually be head starting the new year. (I used jars that I had saved to no expense for those and made hand written labels too).
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!