Homemade Food Gifts – Unique Edible Gifts for this Holiday Season!

What is a good food gift idea?

The holiday season is fast approaching and I know that you are probably thinking of what gifts to give to your friends and loved ones. And if you are looking for a cheap yet thoughtful gift to gift, then why not consider a food gift? Yes, it is a thing. Food gifts are cheap, especially if you make them on your own, and another is that everyone loves food so it will be greatly appreciated no matter what. If you need ideas on some food gift ideas, then here is a list of famous foods and treats everyone will love to receive: 

  • Boxed chocolates and candies. Almost everyone has a sweet tooth. And everyone has their days where they just want to eat something sweet so why not give them a box of chocolates and candies they can munch on when they feel like it?
  • Macarons. These colorful goodies will make anyone happy. And if you think that they are too expensive, then do know that French macarons are easier to make than you may think. 
  • Festive cake pops. Cake pops not only look good, but they also taste good too! You can easily find cheap cake pop sticks and gift bags on your nearest grocery store!
  • Cookies. Cookies are a classic food gift even when it is not Christmas!
  • Cupcakes. If you want to make a massive batch of food to give for different people, then cupcakes are a great choice for that! From kids to adults, a batch of cupcakes will make them happy.
  • Homemade bread. Anything handmade or homemade will make anyone feel special, and this includes homemade bread. And to make it even more thoughtful, you need to take note of the receiver’s taste preference and diet plan. 
  • Nuts. If you want to give something healthy yet tasty, then do consider giving nuts which are filling and offer more protein and healthy fats! If you want to switch it up, then make your own trail mix and add some dark chocolate and other treats in there. 

How do you package homemade food as a gift?

Unlike your usual object or product based gifts, a food gift has more factors to consider when packing. First, you need to ask yourself, “Is the food perishable?”. You need to know if there is a time limit on the food you are giving since not everyone has the time during the holidays to immediately cook what you sent. If so, then it may be best to change your gift so it won’t go to waste. Next, you can use disposable containers especially if you are giving it to someone busy since they most probably won’t have any time to clean up their kitchen. Another is to add some ribbons and decorative holiday pieces to your gifts. And lastly, do consider giving a card just to make everything more special and personal. 

Healthy homemade food gifts

Everyone loves food which makes a food gift the best option for gift giving this holiday! Here are some healthy homemade food gifts ideas your loved ones will be glad to receive. 


15. Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

Our Homemade Baileys Irish Cream recipe is a deliciously creamy alcoholic drink that takes just 5 minutes and 6 ingredients to make! The perfect homemade gift for family and friends.

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14. 4 Ingredient Microwave Christmas Fudge

A super simple 4 ingredient microwave Christmas fudge recipe made from white chocolate, condensed milk, cranberries and pistachios… ready in less than 5 minutes!!

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13. White Chocolate Rocky Road

A deliciously simple 5 ingredient White Chocolate Rocky Road recipe made with marshmallows, turkish delight, coconut and pistachios.

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12. Brownies in a Jar | Homemade Gift with FREE Printable Gift Tag

Brownies in a Jar’ make the perfect homemade gift for a teacher, friend or neighbour. Includes a free printable recipe label gift tag.

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11.  Cookies In A Jar | Homemade Gift with FREE Printable Gift Tag

Our ‘Cookies in a Jar’ make a unique homemade gift for Christmas, birthdays or any special occasion. Includes a free printable recipe gift tag label.

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10. Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls

Our delicious and boozy 4 ingredient Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls are the perfect late night dessert! Made from cream cheese, crushed cookies, Baileys Irish cream liqueur and dipped in melted chocolate…. you wont be able to stop at one!

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9. Candied Walnuts

Nutty, sweet, and incredibly crunchy, these Candied Walnuts are perfect for snacking, holiday gift-giving, or topped on desserts. A hint of blackstrap molasses and cinnamon gives the walnuts just the right amount of sweetness and flavor, making them delicious and addictive!

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8. Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Sweet and crunchy, Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds are perfect tasty GUILT-FREE snack. With a touch of cayenne pepper, these spiced almonds are just irresistible. Made without refined sugars and enhanced with fragrant spices, this easy to make snack is just a must try!

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7. 24 Hour Easy Limoncello Recipe – Best Homemade Crema di Limoncello (Creamy Version)

This 24 hour easy limoncello recipe, or crema di limoncello recipe is in front of you now, meaning that you could have your own homemade creamy limoncello ready to drink tomorrow! What are you waiting for?

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6. DIY Herb Salt Recipe

DIY Herb Salt Recipe is the perfect homemade seasoning mix to jazz up your dishes, and it makes the ideal gift for friends and family!

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5. Lemon Brigadeiro Recipe (A Sweet-and-Sour Fudge Truffle)

This lemon brigadeiro recipe is easy to prepare, and I promise it will be a delicious sweet-and-sour treat to your taste buds.

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4. Beijinho Recipe (Coconut Brigadeiro) – The Brazilian Coconut Kisses

This beijinho recipe, also known as Brazilian little kiss, is not only tasty but also a delish variation of a famous Brazilian sweet, brigadeiro.

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3. Instant Pot Banana Bread in Jars

Instant Pot banana bread in Jars are incredibly easy to make and cook much faster than regular instant pot banana bread. We love how cute this instant pot mason jar recipe comes out! Pressure cooker banana bread in a jar makes a perfect gift or easy breakfast on the go.

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2. Toasted Walnuts with Rosemary : an easy recipe 

If you are looking for an easy snack or food gift, this recipe for Toasted Walnuts with Rosemary is it! These very snackable nuts are quick and easy to make. And, they make a great food gift!

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1. Mulling Spices Recipe: an Easy Gift Idea

This Mulling Spices Recipe is filled with warming and aromatic spices and makes such an easy and welcome gift.

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