the reason why I ask- and I do like making hokmemade candies, cookies, etc as gifts - is that packaged food stuff is everywhere now- from Crate and Barrel, Target, even the drug store- as someone questioned recently in a post- is making white chocolate bark too "Restoration Hardware". That got me to thinking. Target carries those cookie mixes in a jar now all nicely tied up to look homemade. It didn't use to be so readily available. Does this make make giving food gifts ubiquitous?