These Homemade Christmas Food Gifts are the perfect festive treat from the heart of your home. From sweet to savory, there is something for everyone on your list. Recipes are simple, delicious, and perfect for the gift-giving season.
Gifts from your kitchen can be as simple as a batch of your favorite cookies to rubs and spice mixes. Perhaps a jar of your favorite homemade hot chocolate mix or a loaf of festive holiday bread.
Delicious Christmas Food Gifts are perfect for everyone from your best friend, coworkers, or your child’s teacher.
Here’s How to Package Your Gift
Treats are easy to make and just as easy to package as a gift. Gather some of these supplies for easy wrapping and gifting.
"Package together purchased or homemade pancake mix (see the link below for a buttermilk blend), a container of milk, pure maple syrup, and fresh fruit. Make identifying tags from twine and cardstock; an unused guest check transforms into an adorable recipe instructions sheet."
"Little is cozier come fall and winter than a bowl of soul-warming homemade soup. This red pepper soup recipe is gluten-free, fat-free, and low in calories (yet still full of flavor), so it's ideal for gifting. Package with a spoon for easy enjoyment."
This easy, healthy granola recipe is a whole grain, naturally sweetened nutrient-rich breakfast or snack that's easy to adapt with your favorite ingredients. A batch makes about 8 cups or 16 half-cup servings.
Apple Spice Visiting Cake is a buttery and moist fall cake with autumn spices that permeate every bite. It's a simple cake, with simple ingredients, to have ready for guests, or to bring to a favorite friend.
"Giving chocolate coins to children, and sometimes to teachers, is a long-standing Hanukkah tradition. This homemade version of gelt uses a miniature muffin pan to mold the coins into shape. The sliced almonds add a nice crunch, but the chocolates can be left plain or topped with other ingredients like sprinkles, crushed peppermint candies or finely chopped candied ginger."
"Chili crisp is good on just about everything. We've been known to dollop it on eggs, spread it over meat, and slather it all over pepperoni pizza. Sichuan peppercorns give the sauce their iconic numbing effect, while pieces of fried shallot and garlic chips, along with peanuts, bump up both the taste and texture. Your friends will be asking for another jar long before the next holiday comes around."
"These chocolate-covered pretzels came from my grandma, who loves to make candy and treats for my students. I have followed in her footsteps and make these for people at work and for other family members."