Warm weather means party season – our summers are always full of barbecues and other get-togethers. And while there’s nothing wrong with bringing a bottle of wine to a party, I sometimes like to bring something different – sometimes because the host or hostess is pregnant or otherwise not drinking, and sometimes just to be creative and memorable. I tend to lean toward edible gifts, which are always well-received and easy to package in vintage glass jars and bottles from the thrift shop or dollar store. Homemade jams, syrups and flavoured sugars are personal, and can also be inexpensive to make yourself – and a fun project to do with the kids on summer vacation. When it comes to party gifts, here are a few of my favourite things.