Homemade Food Gifts To Make

food gifts to make
Some of the best gifts are homemade food gifts, and you can easily create budget friendly food gifts for Christmas or any occasion.

Everyone likes food, so get your appetite ready and whip up something delicious to delight your friends and family!

Food gifts to make

  • Colorful Holiday snack mix: In a large bowl combine red and green M&Ms, raisins, butterscotch chips, mini twist pretzels, Golden Grahams cereal, and dry roasted peanuts. Mix thoroughly and put into clear jars. Cover the tops of the jars with pretty fabric and secure by tying a ribbon around the top. This is a homemade Christmas gift idea that is especially well-suited for the kids' teachers and casual acquaintances.

  • Nut bark Making homemade nut bark is easy and makes an impressive gift. Use one kind of nut, or a mixture. Mix 12 ounces of semi-sweet or white chocolate and spread it evenly on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with 2 1/2 cup of nuts and chill until firm. Break into pieces.

  • Pumpkin Bread I have won awards with this pumpkin bread! Let loaves cool before wrapping in foil; add a colorful ribbon and gift tag. If you are feeling especially generous, you can include a copy of the recipe (or you can keep it as your little secret!)

  • Biscotti: Biscotti is hard Italian cookie. When you make your own biscotti, you will have a delightfully elegant homemade present that is sure to impress even the gourmet on your list. It is also a very crisp cookie which makes it stay fresh much longer than softer varieties, so you are not rushing around as much at the last minute. Put them in a pretty jar tied with a ribbon, or in a tin or include in a homemade gift basket.

  • Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix Cocoa mix is a homemade present that is a welcome treat for kids and adults of all ages! Create a homemade gift basket with cocoa mix and a pretty mug, or simply tie a festive ribbon around the container.
    food gifts to make
    The secret ingredient in this mix is chocolate chips - they melt when combined with the boiling water and give the cocoa an extra-rich flavor!
    food gifts to make
  • Infused Vodka All you need to make your own fancy infused vodka is: a bottle of vodka; glass bottles with tight seals; and flavorings such as halved and seeded jalapenos, vanilla beans, or cherries. Divide the vodka and flavorings between the bottles and refrigerate 3 to 7 days. Remove the flavorings and keep refrigerated for up to two months.

  • Candied Nuts This sweet treat is easy to make, but so impressive looking that no one but you will know how easy they are!

  • Stuffed Fruits Delicious as candy and full of all the good nutrients of fruit and nuts AND it is quick and easy to make! Stuff dried seedless prunes with walnut halves and seeded dates with whole almonds. Arrange on a plate or in a pretty tin lined with waxed paper.

Packaging tips for homemade food gifts:
    • Over-sized coffee mugs make good reusable containers for food gifts. Fill to a bit overflowing and place the filled cup on the center of a large piece of colored cellophane, gather the ends at the top and secure with a ribbon.

    • Baskets are always a favorite, and can be decorated with paint or lined with a pretty napkin - paper or cloth.

    • Pick up orphan plates and platters at yard sales, flea markets, thrift stores, or store bargain bins to use for giving cookies and cakes. Cover them with plastic wrap, foil, or cellophane.

    • Save empty potato chip cans (such as Pringles and Stax). Wash insides and let them dry thoroughly. Use decorative contact paper or glue on gift-wrapping paper to cover the outside of the can and stack cookies or fill with spiced nuts or candies; seal and top with a fancy bow.

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