For our family-close and extended (both DH's and mine), and close friends, we make each household a basket ~ "The Twelve Treats of Christmas". We make about 25 baskets.
We buy baskets at Dollar Tree for, you guessed it, $1 a piece and their shrink wrap bags at $1 each. They come with a bow, too. Some years I don't use their bow and use ribbon or raffia, whatever, to match my card theme.
We make a list of 12 treats which is a good variety of cookies, bars, candies, breads, etc. I handmake a gift tag that includes the contents of the basket. EVERYTHING is individually wrapped (a pain, but much appreciated by the families and makes it look nicer) and a make a hand beaded ornament for each basket, too.
On assembly day, line up baskets, put tissue paper/confetti in each, fill with individually wrapped assorted goodies, shrink wrap, attach bow with gift tag and ornament, and viola, finally done
They're going to be soooo disappointed they aren't getting them this year! We put the money into our Free Cakes for Kids Chapter, so I'm just giving everyone a tin of 2 or 3 different types of cookies.
Oh, my hubby's favorite that has been in the basket EVERY year is Choco-Orange Diamonds. It's an orange flavored shortbread with chocolate and nuts cut into diamonds. Everything else changes from year to year, and we do through in some "easys" like chocolate covered peanuts, candy molds from candy melts, chocolate covered holiday shape pretzels, candied nuts, etc.
Hope that helps someone! Everyone always says I should sell them, but I'm in TX