FOR THE FLATTERS
Use small glass jars and assemble ready-to-use spice mixes – think Mexican seasoning or curry masala – then print a basic recipe to stick to the back of the jar. Include measuring spoons tied to each one. You could go one step further and use a supermarket grocery voucher as a tag, so they can buy meat and vegetables to complete the dish. Or buy an inexpensive wok and fill it with bottles of sesame oil and soy sauce, plus some ginger, garlic and chillies for easy stir-fries.