I just finished reading a great post on ShowFood Chef about her $84 Amish Friendship bread. Definitely worth the read. (A quick sum up of what Amish Friendship Bread is - basically a cooking chain letter with out death and bad luck. Does not cost $84 usually unless you are Show Food Chef.)
And it got me thinking - what a great money saving holiday gift! You could wrap your starter all pretty and print out the instruction all stylish and worthy of framing and maybe even add an extra ingredient for the getter to add later like chocolate chips or raisins or nuts. Get the Recipe and instructions here. I am definitely going to do this!
As for wrapping you could do something like this (above) or use a Reusable Honey B gift bag for $4 if you mention this post when ordering.