With this collection of homemade food gifts for Christmas you can find the perfect gift to make for everyone on your list. Christmas is the season of giving and sharing with family and friends.
Handmade gifts don’t have to be complicated or expensive to make. So get creative and have some fun in the kitchen this year! It is a great way to get kids involved and show them the importance of giving.
Create inexpensive homemade gifts, like peanut brittle or popcorn, or expensive ones, like bottles of infused vodka. I’ve also include a recipe for Buckeye candy at the bottom of the post, because it was my grandma’s favorite candy!
Food is the perfect festive gift for almost anyone, whether it is a hostess gift or for a teacher or coworker. One of the great things about food gifts is you can make them in bulk, so it is a nice way to make something for a lot of people at once.
But homemade food gifts don’t have to be just sweets and candy. You can make savory gifts such as spice mixes or relish for those on your list who don’t have a sweet tooth.
If you need a last minute gift you can easily head into the kitchen and whip up some homemade treats! Package them up in cute containers or plastic gift bags and you have a holiday classic homemade food gift ready to go.
Here is my list of 50+ homemade food gifts for holiday gift giving, along with a bonus recipe for Buckeyes at the end of the post! This list is broken down into
Popcorn and Snack Mixes
Sauces and Mason Jar Gifts
Relish and Preserves
Beverages and Infused Drinks
One thing that isn’t included is cookies. Christmas cookies are wonderful for gift giving, so check out my list of classic Christmas cookies if you are looking for all things cookie baking!
Homemade Food Gifts
Candy is an easy to make and delicious edible gift.
These Grinch hot chocolate bombs are adorable. Hollow balls of chocolate are filled with cocoa and marshmallows. Put the balls in hot milk and watch them break open and release the yummy surprises inside.
These pretty Cranberry Hootycreeks make a welcome holiday cookies in a jar gift for family and friends. They combine white chocolate chips, dried cranberries and chopped pecans to give a seasonal twist to traditional oatmeal cookies.
A homemade spice mix is the perfect gift for someone who loves to cook.
Keto Candied Pecans are the sweet and salty snack you need this holiday season! Glazed with a hint of cinnamon makes this homemade low carb snack over-the-top addicting! Perfect for an on-the-go snack, salad topper or make-ahead gifts!
This sweet, pecan filled fudge recipe tastes just like your favorite pecan pie. Great for homemade gifts, your holiday dessert tray, or a special treat for your family, this is one outstanding fudge recipe.
Relishes and Preserves
Preserve some of your summer harvest for an easy gift in the middle of winter!
This thick and velvety spiced apple butter is a delicious recipe for cooking apple butter in the crockpot and canning it to enjoy all winter long. It makes for a perfect foodie gift to surprise your family and friends!
Even taste-testers who say they don’t like spicy foods love this recipe, and we’ve got plenty of ideas for customizing the recipe and toning down the heat. And, since it's freezable, it's a great make-ahead holiday gift idea!
Cinnamon sugar pretzels are salty, sweet,chocolate crunchy snack that not just looks pretty but are super easy to make. These snacks are perfect for gifting and need only 5 ingredients to make and very little prep work.
Everyone loves a homemade gift for Christmas! These no bake buckeyes are a delicious combination of peanut butter and chocolate.
Prep Time15 minutes
Chilling Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour15 minutes
1 ½ cups creamy peanut butter
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 ½ cups powdered sugar
1 (12oz) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening or coconut oil
Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
In a large bowl, beat the peanut butter, butter and vanilla extract until creamy and smooth.
Gradually add the powdered sugar and mix until well combined.
Shape the peanut butter mixture into 1 inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Freeze the balls for 1 hour.
Put the chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute, then stir and continue heating for 10-15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating and stop just before all chocolate is melted.
Stir the chocolate until it is completely melted.
Take the balls out of the freezer 3 or 4 at a time. Use a toothpick to dip the balls into the melted chocolate, covering about ¾ of the ball and leaving an open circle on top. Shake off excess chocolate and place on prepared baking sheet.
Use your finger to smooth over the hole from the toothpick.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Or freeze for up to 3 months
Package these in mini baking cups and put them in a cookie tin for gift giving.
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