Ultimate List of Homemade Food Giftsfeatured

In the DIY (and cost-saving) spirit of this holiday season, I’ve put together an ultimate list of delicious holiday food gifts.

When it comes to gift-giving, it all comes down to thoughtfulness. What I love about homemade edible gifts is I can often put together a number of gifts in one go and have them on hand for unexpected hostess gifts, friends dropping by, doormen, mailmen, delivery men…you get the idea. Be generous with your holiday joy.

I have a girlfriend who just has the most amazing eye for details and design. What I’ve learned from her is to think in themes. For example, gift a beautiful pie plate with a pie already in it. Or how about a jar of homemade granola packaged with a set of pretty bowls? I adore this idea of giving a gift themed around a specific cookbook.

And don’t forget about the presentation. Here are some clever, creative, pretty packaging ideas I’ve come across.

Are you inspired? What are some of your favorite homemade gifts to give?

Kumquat Vanilla Marmalade

Kumquat Vanilla Marmalade

DELICIOUS THINGS IN JARS

Brown Sugar and Thyme Roasted Pecans

Brown Sugar and Thyme Roasted Pecans

SNACKS

Chocolate Almond Toffee

Chocolate Almond Toffee

CANDY

Glazed Eggnog Bread

Eggnog Bread (Photo Credit: Recipe Girl)

BAKED GOODNESS

Mulling Sachets (Photo Credit: Martha Stewart)

Mulling Sachets (Photo Credit: Martha Stewart)

HOT & STEAMY BEVERAGES

Bellini Kit (Photo Credit: Food Network)

Bellini Kit (Photo Credit: Food Network)

BOOZE

Ready to go spread some joy? :)

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