Homemade Holiday Food Gifts

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Easy on the holiday budget, creative and very personal, food gifts are always a winner. From neighbors to co-workers, and even hard-to-shop-for family members, food gifts are always appreciated.




And speaking of creative… here are some inspirations that are easy to implement!

Coffee Cupcakes To-Go

Bake coffee-flavored cupcakes in paper to-go cups then top with rich homemade frosting and dash of nutmeg, cinnamon or sprinkles for a morning pick-me-up lookalike that is sure to hit the spot any time of the day.

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Coffee Mug Mixers

Make a cup of joe (or cocoa) full-on festive! Pour melted chocolate into vintage spoons and top with extras for adorable treats. Wrap in cellophane, and you’re good to gift.

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Greeting Card Cookie

“Homemade chocolate chip cookies are always a favorite goodie. Embellish CD tins with our free printable templates to turn this tasty treat into a clever holiday card.”

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A Sweet and Savory Breakfast

“Long after this from-scratch cornbread gets gobbled up, the cast-iron skillet will continue to please. Upgrade store-bought extras by transferring orange marmalade to a cute jar and flavoring butter with honey — then pack it all up in a basket.” [Basket from Michaels and preserve jar from Container Store].

Get the Jalapeno and Cheddar Skillet Cornbread recipe here.

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Orange-Cardamom Marmalade

This preserved marmalade can be spooned over buttered toast, spread on a brioche roll or croissant, or dolloped on a toasted English muffin spread with fresh goat cheese. Sealed and preserved, it can keep up to one year. Include it in a wire gift basket.

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Golden Honey Granola

“Brown sugar complements tangy cranberries and apricots in this super-addictive cereal mix.”

RELATED: TOASTED CRANBERRY, PUMPKIN SEED AND WALNUT GRANOLA

Get Golden Honey Granola recipe here.

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Gift in a Jar: Chocolate Nut Cookies

Layers of flour, brown sugar, coconut, chocolate pieces and peanuts appeal to the baker who receives this gift in a jar. Include a cookie scoop for an added touch.

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Holiday Breakfast Kit

“The holidays are a harried, stressful time for most of us. Give a friend a (delicious!) reason to relax with a cup of coffee or tea before hitting the malls for another marathon shopping day by boxing up homemade cinnamon biscuits and a flavorful spread.”

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Puff Pastry Cheese Straws

“Planners, take note: You can prep and freeze these unbaked straws up to one month ahead and bake them fresh just before gifting.”

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Curried Lentil Soup

“Dried lentils and seasonings are layered into a beribboned Mason jar to create this inexpensive, one-of-a-kind holiday gift.”

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Bread and Butter

The savory combination of smooth, homemade butter on fluffy homemade bread is a great treat — and easy to ship as well.

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Spicy 3-Bean Soup

“Here’s dinner in a jar, the perfect gift for busy people. Give along with a bag of corn chips or tortilla chips.”

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Tea Cookies

One tasty recipe yields 4 different kinds of Christmas cookies. Roly Polys, Jam Thumbprints, Red and Whites, and Raspberry Bars.

Get Tea Dough recipe.

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Coconut Curry Popcorn Kit

“With sweet but savory Coconut-Curry popcorn seasoning included, this makes a great gift for a movie buff.”

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Snow Day Survival Kit

“Who couldn’t use a snow day survival kit, packed with hot cocoa mix and everything you need to make sugar cookies?”

Get the recipe, tutorial and printables here.

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her husband and teenage son.