Biscotti are such a perfect addition for this type of present. You can personalise them by using a variety of nuts and dried fruit. And they can last up to a month in an airtight container.
Just like I did, you could make a batch and put a few in a box, then wrap it in a beautiful piece of fabric using the furoshiki method (Japanese gift wrapping).
These biscotti are easy to make and packed with wonderful flavours. Apricot and pistachio go really well together. I also added some grated tonka bean because I love its delicate taste in cakes and biscuits. I know this might not be easy to find everywhere so feel free to skip it or replace it with seeds from a vanilla bean instead.
Enjoy them with tea or coffee over the holidays or wrap a few to give as presents. You could even add a few of those mendiants in the package.
P.S.: Wear a mask!