If you’re looking for easy homemade food gifts, both sweet and savory, we have some delicious ideas. After all, a food gift is a gift everyone will love!
We’ve gathered easy ideas and recipes for these homemade food gifts, perfect for the holidays.
Ideas include gifts in packaged and made in jars, homemade granola, flavored salts, truffles, cheeseboard crackers and more. There’s something for everyone on this list.
With harried holiday schedules, homemade gifts have to be easy. And these are! I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t love one of these homemade Christmas food gifts!
19 Easy Savory and Sweet Homemade Christmas Food Gifts
Homemade Christmas food gifts are gifts everyone will love! Perfect for your sweet neighbor, teachers, coworkers, pastors, friends and more. It's a thoughtful gift from your kitchen to theirs. And it doesn't even have to be difficult! Here are some super tasty, super delicious recipes and ideas!
Customize this breakfast favorite to surprise all your friends this holiday season.
To Package: Place the granola in clear plastic gift bags and seal with a sticker. Pack the bag of granola in a box with honey or other favorite toppings if you like. We used handsome compostable wooden boxes lined with tissue.
"You only need five ingredients to make these festive truffles — roasted cashews, shredded coconut, white chocolate, heavy cream, and salt. Package in paper candy cups, and if you really want to lean into the winter wonderland theme, add some paper snowflakes.”
"Whole-wheat flour and sesame seeds give these rustic crackers a nutty, earthy flavor that we can’t get enough of. They would be a welcome addition to any cheese platter."
To Package: "Find a small cheese board (we love the modern look of slate) and roll dough just a tad smaller than the board. Once crackers are baked and cooled, wrap them on the board with a tea towel, top with a spreader, and finish with a bow.”
Food gifts, like these slow cooker maple spiced nuts, are a great way to share home-cooked goodness. And honestly, it's one of the simpler gifts you can make. The slow cooker does most of the work for you, creating caramelizing magic to this holiday treat!
"We love the peppermint candies peeking out of these bite-size squares of rich fudge. Use parchment or colored plastic wrap to package, or visit a crafts store for shiny, colorful foil squares. Twist the ends for a candy-like look, then stuff some stockings!"
One of my favorite homemade flavors of homemade popcorn is this Coconut Curry Popcorn. It takes minutes to make, which makes it perfect for last-minute ideas. Package into a store-bought tin, or as I did, a cute ice bucket I found at Target.
“A miniature Bundt cake made with love is the perfect small gift for co-workers, teachers and those overworked delivery people who have spent the month bringing endless packages to your door. Put a single-serving cake in a tiny cake box, or a whole cake in a large one, then tie it up with lush ribbons.”
If you are a fan of Old Fashioned candies, you will want to make this Homemade Peanut Brittle. Perfect traditional recipe that is great for Christmas gifts, holiday candy trays, or all year long sweet.”
“Oh, the things you can make in the microwave! Honestly, though, I don’t know if it gets much better than this one, caramel made in the microwave. I got this recipe from my mother-in-law and it is one of my favorite recipes ever! Why? Because this is caramel made easy and they taste completely perfect.”