We always love giving and receiving edible gifts for Christmas — they have a personal touch that shop-bought gifts just can’t beat. This year, budgets will be tighter for many of us than usual, making homemade gifts an even more appealing option. If you’re looking for inspiration for some of the food-lovers in your life, read on…
For the sweet tooth
Christmas biscuits are always a winner. Try these pistachio, cranberry and white chocolate biccies, or go gluten-free with this clever mint chocolate chip cookie recipe. If you know someone who’s addicted to eating cookie dough, make them this version that’s designed to be munched on without baking!
For the baking enthusiast
This gingerbread cookie mix is a cute gift for the baker in your life. Add handwritten instructions, and a ribbon or bow if you’re feeling fancy!
Flavoured sugars make a good gift for bakers, too — a fun way to add extra ‘oomph’ to their favourite recipes.
For the little ones
Kids will be delighted with the sweet-meets-salty flavour of this homemade toffee popcorn!
For the home cook
Looking for something for the passionate cook in your life? Try these infused oils — perfect for drizzling over focaccia, dipping bread or jazzing up any salad dressings. Lovers of spicy food will adore this homemade hot sauce.
For the fancy pants
Have a friend with a sophisticated palate? Why not make a batch of this almond liqueur, ideal for an after-dinner drink, or keep things simple and tasty with these sweet spiced cashews. Alternatively, go all out with this marinated goat’s cheese, complete with homemade crackers — the lucky recipients are bound to be impressed.
Wrap it up right
Presentation is half the impact of any present. Click here for our top tips on making your edible gifts look as gorgeous as possible.
For even more ideas, pick up the 2020 Christmas Annual of Easy Food, where our team shares the edible gifts they’ll be crafting this year; the list includes homemade chocolate bars, toffee pennies, ginger and grapefruit vodka and posh granola. Find your copy in shops now!