When you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift, you can’t go wrong with these best homemade food gifts for the holidays. After all, who doesn’t love a tasty treat? And there’s something special about the holiday season that makes everything taste extra special and yummy. Be sure to bookmark this post and save it to your holiday gift Pinterest board so you can easily come back to it. In the meantime, let’s get making!
Best Homemade Food Gifts for the Holidays
I gathered several different types of food gift ideas so you could have a variety to choose from. There is sure to be something for everyone special in your life!
Whiskey-Infused Maple Syrup (A Country Girl’s Life)
This one is for pancake lovers! Follow this simple copycat recipe to make a syrup the person on the receiving end is sure to love. The recipe will yield enough servings to make about three individual gifts. You’ll use 4-ounce Ball Quilted Jars that can also be decorated once you’ve poured the syrup inside.
Chocolate-Dipped Christmas Pretzels (Profusion Curry)
These chocolate-dipped pretzels are easy to customize and create a gift that’s both beautiful to look at and sweet to taste. All you need are pretzel sticks, melting chocolate in colors of your choice (brown, white, or tan), and whatever toppings you desire. For the holidays, you can’t go wrong with crushed peppermint, red and green sprinkles, or even holiday-colored mini M&Ms.
Candy Cane-Topped Fudge (Swirls of Flavor)
Take traditional homemade fudge to a new level with this easy peppermint fudge recipe. The results are a two-toned colored fudge topped with crushed candy canes. It tastes similar to peppermint bark but with a much smoother texture. A few sheet pans can make many individual gifts.
Cinnamon Candied Roasted Almonds (Joy Food Sunshine)
Candied almonds is a popular holiday snack and a healthy one at that. It’s another homemade food gift idea that will save you money and yield lots of servings in one batch. One quick mix of a few pantry-favorite ingredients and a little bit of roasting and you’re all done!
Super Easy Pumpkin Spice (Upstate Ramblings)
If you have some pumpkin spice lovers in your life, they’ll love this homemade gift. The spice mix is made from just five ground spice ingredients and a little goes a long way. Opt-in for gifting these in individual glass seasoning shakers or mini mason jars.
Savory Holiday Chex Mix (Food Meanderings)
This savory holiday Chex mix recipe is not only good for serving at a holiday party but also makes a wonderful gift when bagged up and completed with a bow. With minimal prep and moderate cooking time, you’ll have this gift ready for giving in no time. Be sure to make a little extra as you’ll most likely want to snack on some yourself.
Hot Chocolate on a Stick (Vegan Huggs)
Hot chocolate is an iconic beverage during the cold winter months. Skip the hot cocoa packs and gift these easy DIY hot chocolate sticks. Once the easy recipe has been made, all there is left to do is dip the sticks into hot milk or water. Don’t forget to add a few marshmallows to the bag!
No Fuss Caramel Sauce (Upstate Ramblings)
Having this homemade caramel sauce is sure to come in handy. Once you’ve made it, attach some ideas for how it can be used. From ice cream to pancakes, it’s sure to please the taste buds of all on the receiving end.
No-Bake Chocolate Reindeer Bark (Dancing Through the Rain)
Two words: no bake. Making holiday bark doesn’t get much easier than this and these reindeer-themed ones are super cute. Small pretzels, edible googly eyes, and M&Ms are all it takes to create the reindeer!
Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Brittle (Upstate Ramblings)
You don’t have to worry about picking up any peanut brittle from the store now that you have access to a simple old-fashioned recipe. Have a go at making your own and gifting it to friends, family, and coworkers this holiday season.
Of course, there are lots of edible gifts you could make but these are some of the best homemade food gifts for the holidays. They cost just pennies on the dollar to make and help you take the guesswork out of gift-giving this Christmas. Which one are you most excited about trying first?