On a cold winter night, the recipient of this soup mix will think of you warmly when a hot bowl is ready in minutes. Even the least practiced home cook can follow the directions tied to the jar. Just add water and coconut milk and heat in a stock pot. And on your end, there couldn’t be an easier gift to make and give. “These are affordable to make, delicious, thoughtful, and, my favorite part – consumable,” says Johnston. “Plus, you can make enough of these for everyone on your list in less than an hour!” 

If you want to vary the flavors, Johnston has recipes for more jarred soup mixes on her blog, ranging from split pea to spicy black bean. 

For more, follow Johnston on Instagram at @wholefully or visit his website.