I made spice mixes -- Italian, curry, baked potato topping and a generic (good) seasoning salt. Huge hit with cooks in my life.
I would like to make gifts again this year, but I would prefer not to do sweets -- too many dieters or people without a sweet tooth.
What lasts a good while without refrigeration and isn't candy?
To the OP, I've seen candied peel given, but never eaten (except maybe within a recipe that calls for it).