Nothing is worse than receiving a package of stale cookies from a well-meaning friend or family member. That's why I love The Mason Jar Cookie Company's Celebrate! Festive Cookie Mix ($18) with rainbow sprinkles and candy-coated chocolates, so you can make fresh cookies in a snap. A step up from box mix but with all the convenience, even nonbakers would appreciate this gift.
— Anna Monette Roberts, assistant food editor