Being foodies, we’re always drawn to appetizing, tasty, and all around delicious gifts. Hence, this is why homemade Christmas food gifts were right up our alley. Nothing says “I’m thinking of you” like a homemade gift item made with love and concocted with that special person in mind. Taking the time to personally make a gift – or piece it together – truly embodies the spirit of the holiday.
The options for these special homemade treats are endless and span from appetizers to desserts. It can be quite overwhelming. So, we’ve done the research for you. We’ve scoured the internet and completed our own taste testing resulting in our top ten homemade Christmas Food Gifts – as decided on by us!
- Let’s be honest, a slow cooker is a busy mom’s best friend! Especially during the busy holiday season. Is there anything you can’t cook in one? The answer is simple – NO! This Slow Cooker Dulce De Leche from Midwest Living proves this is true! Once done, decorate with a ribbon or bow and voila – the perfect gift for the foodie on your list!
- We’re all pressed for time and finding quick and easy ways to provide a healthy dinner for our families can sometimes be a bit difficult. But with this Fresh Tomato Sauce recipe from Country Living you can give just that. Put the sauce in a cute jar and pair with your favorite pasta to become the dinner time hero!
- Did someone say bacon?!?! Combining bacon with bourbon makes the perfect gift for your hard to shop for brother or that coworker who has bacon every morning. The Mind Blowing Bacon Jam from Martha Stewart isn’t only easy to make, but it’s delicious too!
- When snuggled up watching Miracle on 34th Street on a cold winter night we all want a warm cup of cocoa in our hands tocomplete the Christmas card moment. Give them a twist on a holiday favorite with this Hazelnut Hot Cocoa Recipe from HGTV. It’s simple and will warm their hearts, just like a visit from you always does!
- Who says fruit cake has to be boring? These little beauties are guaranteed to delight and surprise even the most discerning palate. Simply place these Little Brandied Fruitcakes from Woman’s Day in a cute box, wrap with ribbon and prepare for outbursts of deliciousness! Long live fruit cake!
- Nothing says Christmas quite like ruby red. Food & Wine presents a Ruby Red Cranberry Syrup gift that recipients can pour over a slice of cheesecake or a bowl of ice cream to bring the spirit of Christmas to the dessert table with them!
- When it’s in a jar, the wrapping is already done for you. Jars offer such a cute and festive way to present your gift – add a gift tag and a recipe card and voila, you’re done! This Ginger Snap recipe from The Frugal Girls provides not only a cute wrapping but also a fantastic dessert. Make sure to drop a few hints about how you’d love to taste the final product and this just may be the gift that gives back!
- We’ve talked about the gift of hot chocolate and how great it can be. But how about something for them to stir their chocolatey treat? Spoons are so boring and, usually, inedible. So why not save them the hassle of having to wash yet another spoon and let them eat it instead! These Hot Chocolate Stirrers from BBC Good Food are the perfect accompaniment.
- Let’s face it, people are busy and it’s cold outside. So give them the gift that warms their soul and practically does the cooking for them! Hearty soups are a healthy and quick option to feed the family on the go! Thanks to My Recipes, giving this Nine Bean Soup Mix is quick and easy and is the perfect gift for the busy mom on your list!
- No Christmas Food Gift list is complete without a chocolate cookie recipe – and this recipe is made even better by the cute mason jar presentation. Midwest Living does it again with this Gift in a Jar: Chocolate NutCookies. This gift is the perfect combination of tasty and cute! Enjoy!
We hope this list will help in your gift giving endeavors and get those creative juices flowing. The gifts we give can be such a wonderful way to let others know we’re thinking about them and we love the sentiment homemade gifts bring.
Have you received a homemade food gift as a present this holiday season? Is there anything we left off this list? Let us know in the comments below!