Food Gifts to make for friends & family this Christmas

Everyone loves to be given a gift of food and drink at Christmas. Here are ideas and recipes for some of the
best we have found.


Do you love to gift food gifts to your neighbors, friends and family during the Christmas holiday season? 

Everyone appreciates a homemade edible gift, and they are a great way of letting somebody know you are thinking of them during the holiday season.

Making gifts to give others during the holidays is a great way of being creative, saving money, and also giving your time to somebody.

Here are great recipes for homemade edible gifts that you can make for your friends and family this holiday season.


Food gifts



Peppermint Bark Popcorn

This is an easy and fun to make gift. Everyone loves popcorn and peppermint bark, so why not combine the two for a really fantastic edible gift! You can get the full recipe here at I Heart Naptime.


peppermint popcorn gift ideaPhoto: I Heart Naptime


Irish Cream Cakes

A friend of mine used to make these Irish Cream cakes every Christmas.  I loved them so much that I begged for the recipe. She finally gave it to me and now every Christmas I make these same Irish Cream cakes. Everyone absolutely loves them!!

You can wrap them in colored or clear cling wrap and tie with a ribbon and special tag, or bake in a special Christmas loaf tin.   Get the full recipe here.


Baileys Irish cream cakes



Roasted Cinnamon Almonds

The great thing about this gift is that not only will it spread a gorgeous holiday smell through your home as you baking this, but it makes such a great gift to somebody.   

Everyone needs snacks available through the holidays, especially for all those guests that drop by, and these are so flavorful!  Get the full recipe here at A Southern Fairytale.


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Cinnamon Shake & Pour Pancake Mix

How delicious do these sound!! Give a special gift of pancake mix in a jar. It is such a lovely sweet smelling gift for the holidays. You can get the recipe here at Skip to My Lou.


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Gourmet Popcorn Kit

This is a great kit that lets them make their own gourmet popcorn!  Get the full recipe and tutorial here for this gift at The Country Chic Cottage.


Photo: The Country Chic Cottage


Homemade Vanilla Extract

This gift takes a little longer to prepare and make up, but if you want a really good project for the holiday season that will make into great gifts this is it!  Get the full directions here at Flour on my Face.


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Sweet & Spicy Curried Nuts

This is a Hindi recipe for the most delicious sweet and spicy curried nuts. Perfect to gift!  See the full tutorial here at Soni’s Food. Soni’s Food


Hot Chocolate on a Stick

This is a fantastic gift – hot chocolate on a stick – yum! Get the recipe and tutorial here from Juanita’s Cochina. 


Hot-Chocolate-on-a-Stick-5-687x1024Photo: Juanita’s Cochina


All in one Beer Bread Kit

A great kit for them to make their own beer bread (or just drink the beer!!).  Get the full tutorial here at All Roads Lead to the Kitchen. 


All-in-One Beer Bread Kit 2Photo: All Roads Lead to the Kitchen



Hot Chocolate Truffles

Whip up these hot chocolate truffles!  Get the tutorial here at Your Cup of Cake. 


Hot chocolate trufflesPhoto: Your Cup of Cake


Holiday Chex Mix

Make this great holiday themed Chex Mix. Chex Mix is a great snack to put out for guests during the holidays. Get the full recipe here from I Heart Naptime. 


White Toasted Almond Bark with Sea Salt

chex-mix-candy-copyPhoto: I Heart Naptime

This features toasted almonds embedded in creamy white chocolate. Get the tutorial here from the View from Great Island. 


White toasted almond barkPhoto: The View from Great Island


Spiced Pumpkin Granola with Cashews and Cranberries

A great granola to eat on Christmas morning perhaps?!  Get the tutorial here at Healthy Green Kitchen


granolaPhoto: Healthy Green Kitchen


Chocolate Pinecones

A very unique Christmas food gift to give to somebody special this holiday season.  Get the recipe here from Handmade Charlotte.


chocolate-pinecone-recipe-2Photo: Handmade Charlotte


Peppermint Reindeer Bark

A really fun take on bark snacks for the holidays! This is a fun reindeer bark that kids especially will love! Get the full recipe here at It’s Always Autumn. It’s Always Autumn


Frosty Snowman Pretzels

Another really fun holiday snack to make. Another one for kids of all ages to enjoy! Get the full recipe and tutorial here from Hungry Happenings. 


Photo: Hungry Happenings


Santa Hat Party Mix

A more fun and unusual take on traditional Chex mix. This makes a fun to look at, and extremely delicious holiday snack!  Get the full recipe and tutorial here from Cookies & Cups. 


santamix9-1Photo: Cookies & Cups


Hot Chocolate Mix

Everyone loves hot chocolate during the holidays. Give them this special hot chocolate mix, so they can make their own special delicious cups of hot chocolate at anytime.  Get the recipe here from Kleinworth & Co


Hot-Chocolate-MixPhoto: Kleinworth & Co


Hope you enjoyed this round-up of great edible gifts that you can make for family and friends this Christmas and during the holidays.

Have fun making these, and putting a smile on somebody’s face!

Everyone loves to be given a gift of food and drink at Christmas. Here are ideas and recipes for some of the
best we have found.

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