Christmas is here and freshly baked cookies, holiday presents, sweet pine smell and winter breeze make it all the more fun. While picking gifts can be tricky, you can never go wrong with something delicious and made with love. Nothing beats homemade gifts, especially when they are edible. So let’s invest some time to prepare special DIY edible gifts for loved ones this Christmas. Sounds yumm, right?
The sweet-smelling cookies and chocolates are the first things that come to mind but there are many other edible items that you can gift to family, friends and neighbors. If you are looking for DIY edible gifts for Christmas, here is a list dozen of fun, thoughtful and tasty recipe ideas for you to try out this holiday season.
Red Velvet Cheesecake Bites
Even the thought of these is mouthwatering. Covered in red velvet crumbs, these sweet, cheesy treats are the perfect gift for holidays – you might want to make two batches, though. Here is the recipe.
Martha’s Chocolate & Nut Crusted Candied Orange
Personally, I love Martha Stewart and her DIYs. Take this one here for instance – this colorful idea brings an iconic wintertime pairing of chocolate and orange. You can get the recipe here.
Sea Salt Caramels
Sea salt caramels are a mouthwatering treat and a welcome gift for any hostess over Christmas. They can be stored for up to two weeks at room temperature. Here is the recipe for this delightful edible gift.
Everybody loves brownies and I am not talking about the ones with pot in them. Filled with dense, rich texture, this sweet delicacy will be a perfect gift for anyone on your list. Get the recipe here.
Waking to the wafting smell of freshly baked cookies is an amazing feeling – something quite common during the holiday season. John Kennel from Preppy Kitchen has brought a spectacular collection of holiday cookies that you can also give as a gift to people.
Sweet & Spicy Nuts
An easy and tasty snack recipe, the sweet and spicy nuts can be a great holiday gift. You can wrap the nutty goodness in a stylish way. Here is the recipe.
Homemade Jams and Marmalades
Breakfast seems a bit incomplete without fruity goodness of jams and marmalades. Homemade jams and marmalades will make an ideal gift for the foodie in your life. Wrap them up with a baguette, cheese and crackers and you are all set. Get the recipes for Citrus marmalade and Mixed Berry Jam.
Sprinkle some relish this holiday season with DIY flavored salts. Incorporate wild aromas such as mushrooms, ancho chilies and so on to the most basic of seasonings to make it truly gift-worthy. Here is the recipe.
Well, if you have flavored salts, you surely do need infused sugar as well. Infused sugars are a great gift idea for the baking enthusiast in your life. I know, I’d love some. Get the recipe here.
It might not sound much, but with this recipe granola can turn into one delightful meal. It’s got a profound chocolatey flavor with tangy orange and cranberry. Here is the recipe to help you out for this DIY edible gift for Christmas.
A savory take on rugelach, this food will impress any gift recipient. Follow the recipe to acquire a tangy, sticky and rich flavors. This recipe is so amazing that you might have to keep some aside for yourself.
Classic Peppermint Bark
Holidays seems a bit dull without the classic chocolate bark. Prepare some peppermint bark to give as a festive gift to your loved ones. Check out the recipe here.
Gingerbread Christmas Tree
Gingerbread is a holiday tradition in many homes and is one of the best DIY edible gifts for Christmas. Instead of making gingerbread houses, you can try this Xmas tree this holiday season. Get the recipe here.
Crockpot Apple Butter
Infused with the goodness of apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, this DIY crockpot apple butter is an amazing fall treat that tastes even better than applesauce. Don’t believe it? Give this recipe a go as a Christmas food gift.
Infused liqueurs are simply the best. You can infuse any chosen spirit with favored ingredients, put them in airtight jars and present them to loved ones. Give a whirl to either Espresso-Vanilla Liqueur, Kamquat-Tangerine Liqueur or Cherry-Cinnamon Liqueur that are our favorites.
DIY Cocktail Kit
Put together a bespoke cocktail kit for the mixologist in your life. You can add an assortment of everything needed to make the perfect drink. If you don’t know how to do it, here is the procedure.