If you’re on a budget or just like giving homemade gifts, then these DIY food gift ideas are the perfect solution. Most of these are super easy to put together and giving someone a handmade edible gift makes them feel so special, like you made something just for them.
I actually LOVE getting homemade gifts and especially homemade food gifts. I also really love baking and making treats during the holidays and I just can’t eat everything I make. Well I could, but I really shouldn’t. 😉
Giving away your holiday treats is so fun. Others get to eat your delicious treats plus you feel good spreading all the Christmas cheer.
Ok, let’s get to ALL the ideas. You can just click the link below each picture to go to that recipe.
Homemade Kahlua Recipe:
This is such a neat idea for a gift. You could even add it to a coffee gift basket.
Christmas S’Mores + Free Printable Tags:
These would be really quick to put together for kids.
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels (Vegan, Sugar-Free, Allergy-Free):
These are good for anyone because they’re gluten free AND sugar free. So cool!
The Best Lemon Shortbread Cookies:
I love that these aren’t the usual shortbread cookies. They’re just so pretty.
Reindeer Hot Cocoa Cones:
Oh my goodness these are so cute! What a great idea to give to teachers with a mug and some gloves, or your kids could give these out as gifts to their friends. So cute.
Chocolate Marzipan Squares:
Know a marzipan fan? My Mom absolutely LOVED marzipan. These small treats are just so pretty and would be perfect added to a small dessert tin with a bow around it.
Peppermint Bark Cake Balls:
I am a HUGE peppermint bark fan and if you know anyone else who’s a fan, then these are the perfect edible gift. Add these to a pretty bowl, cover with clear cellophane wrap and and a bow.
Peanut Butter Fudge:
For me, Christmas just isn’t complete without fudge and peanut butter fudge is my favorite kind. Who wouldn’t love to get this for a gift!
Holiday Biscotti & Christmas Baking:
The great thing about giving homemade biscotti is that you can add a nice coffee mug with some gourmet coffee and you’ve got a great gift.
Printable Christmas Gift Tags:
Ok, so these aren’t actually food, but they ARE for food gifts. I specifically created these to use for edible gifts, but you could use them for any gift really. Oh and they’re free to print out and use!
Nativity Christmas Story Trail Mix + Free Printable:
I LOVE this idea…so clever! And the printables are free!
Fall Trail Mix (Maple Flavored!):
Here’s another take on trail mix, but this one is maple flavored. Yum!
Peppermint Oreo Bark Recipe:
I think I could eat my entire weight in this stuff. I LOVE peppermint bark and it’s so easy to make!
Easy Chocolate Candy Bark:
Here’s another fun chocolate bark idea. This one’s full of candy. I mean what could be wrong with that?
These are so pretty! They would be perfect in a Christmas tin with a bow on it.
Coconut Chocolate Truffles:
These look yummy and they would be perfect in a dessert tin gift.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Marbled Biscotti:
Just look at these…they’re beautiful and what a lovely gift in a Christmas tin. Add a mug with some gourmet coffee or hot cocoa and it’s just the perfect gift.
Espresso Glazed Holiday Nut Mix:
Glazed nuts are perfect for snacking on, which makes these the perfect quick edible gift to put together and hand out to coworkers and friends.
Best Edible Cookie Dough-Holiday Gift Recipe:
I love this idea. I haven’t seen this given out as gifts, but I would love to receive this!
Easy Mason Jar Cake Gifts:
These are literally the easiest things you could ever make. Pack them into a basket with a spoon and cute kitchen towel and it’s a great gift. Or just give them by themselves and tie on a spoon!
Santa Belt Chocolate Covered Oreos:
Ok, these are so stinkin’ cute. Pop these in a cute cookie tin and people will love them.
Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Rods:
Cute, cute, cute! Wrap these in cellophane or just pop them in a box with a bow. People will love these.
Nutella Rocky Road Fudge:
Here’s another fudge idea and I like this one because it’s not the same ol’ fudge everyone else will be making.
Easy Christmas Candied Pecans:
A classic at Christmas time and always a winner.
Gin and Tonic Truffles Recipe with White Chocolate:
What a unique idea. I love this as a Christmas gift. It’s different than other edible gifts and something really unexpected.
Vegan Peppermint Patties:
We can’t leave any vegans out for Christmas, right? These are so cute wrapped in cellophane and tied with a ribbon, or you could even place these in a cute Christmas tin.
Crockpot Peanut Clusters:
Who doesn’t love peanut clusters! These are easy because you can make them in a crockpot. The only challenge is that you have to try not to eat them all before you give them as gifts. 😉
Cake Pop Christmas Tree:
Ok, this would be one huge gift. It’s more of a gift you’d bring to someone’s Christmas party, but it would definitely feed a crowd.
Gingerbread House Recipe and Printable Gingerbread House Templates:
Here’s another really cute gift you could bring with you to your next holiday party. The cool thing is that it even includes printables to help you make the gingerbread house.
Homemade Peanut Brittle:
A Christmas classic right here and there’s a good reason for that. Peanut Brittle is the perfect holiday treat. People will love receiving this…at least I would!
Chocolate Truffle Tree:
Another cute truffle Christmas tree idea and this one is chocolate. So yummy and it looks so pretty.
Instant Pot Vanilla Extract:
Make your own vanilla extract in an instant pot! Such a neat gift idea!
Malted Milk Brownie Bark:
Oh my goodness I would just end up eating all of this myself! I am obsessed with brownie bark and I can imagine that I’m not the only one.
DIY Peppermint Candy Spoons:
I love these. They’re so cute. Just add them to a basket with a nice mug, hot cocoa packages and some gloves or a nice scarf…the perfect holiday gift.
Stovetop Candied Pecans with Maple Syrup:
You cannot have too much candied nuts and these look amazing…perfect in a cute Christmas tin.
Ok, now you’ve got tons of ideas for Christmas food gifts. I know it’s hard to decide which ones to make for yourself and which ones to give away! 😉
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