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33 Easy Yet Impressive Homemade Food Gifts

This holiday season, why not stand out from the crowd and give some homemade food gifts to family and friends? First of all, a gift you make yourself will be unique, and secondly it’s one of the only gifts the recipient won’t want to return.

Homemade Food Gifts are terrific because they will be consumed, so you can skip all the worrying about whether you’ve chosen someone’s correct size or favorite color. Not applicable! Plus you’ll probably save money making something yourself as opposed to buying a gift at the store. Bonus for the budget!

We’ve gathered a list of 33 amazing DIY Homemade Food Gifts to make and give this year, from some creative and talented bloggers all across the Internet. Your gift recipients will be very happy you made them, and they’ll think you’re super creative, thoughtful, and smart. Which you are.

If you’re looking for a more meaningful gift than something purchased at the Mall, this is the way to go. Homemade gifts are thoughtful, and the ones who are lucky enough to receive them will know you cared enough to DIY. We’re planning to make some for sure. And don’t forget to make some for yourself!

DIY Food Gifts to Make and Give — Both Savory and Sweet

These Homemade Food Gifts are both easy — and yet, still impressive. Whether you’re looking for sweet treats, savory gifts, gluten-free, or extra gluten, this list is filled with easy recipes. Any one of them can be made fancier if you like, and packaging can always be upgraded, but none of that is required for them to be welcome as delicious gifts. Enjoy!

Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Covered Pretzels (Allergy-Free, Vegan)
From Strength & Sunshine

These pretzels will satisfy anyone’s salty yet sweet cravings while still being gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-free. Plus, they’re easy to make and only take two ingredients.

Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Covered Pretzels (Allergy-Free, Vegan)
Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Covered Pretzels (Allergy-Free, Vegan

3-Ingredient DIY Vegan Instant Hot Chocolate Mix (Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo)
From Strength & Sunshine

This recipe is easy and it only takes three ingredients. It’s also sugar-free, gluten-free, Paleo, Keto, and allergy-free. Make this healthy hot cocoa mix for holiday gifts or stocking stuffers. Or, drink it yourself when you’re craving something warm and delicious!

3-Ingredient DIY Vegan Instant Hot Chocolate Mix (Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo)
3-Ingredient DIY Vegan Instant Hot Chocolate Mix (Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo)

Almond Butter Chocolates
From A Sweet Alternative

If you’re looking for a snack or gift that’s chocolatey but also healthy, check out these Almond Butter Chocolates. They’re easy to make and you can choose whatever type of chocolate you want!

Almond Butter Chocolates
Almond Butter Chocolates

Fudgy Chocolate Mug Cake
From In the Kitch

What could be better than chocolate cake to satisfy someone who loves chocolate? This simple recipe makes a great gift for someone who’s single and just about anyone else. If you’re feeling generous, include the recipe so the mug can be used to make a single serving of cake again and again.

Fudgy Chocolate Mug Cake
Fudgy Chocolate Mug Cake

Hot Chocolate Spoons
From In the Kitch

No need to buy a powdered cocoa mix when you have these hot chocolate spoons on hand. You can make them for yourself or as gifts and add your favorite festive sprinkles or toppings.

Hot Chocolate Spoons
Hot Chocolate Spoons

French Chocolate Truffles
From A Baking Journey

Truffles are a fudgy, yummy treat that are perfect for the holidays or as a gift for a friend, loved one, or coworker. This recipe uses only four ingredients and can be made ahead of time and refrigerated.

French Chocolate Truffles
French Chocolate Truffles

Pistachio Butter
From Baking Capture

Making your own pistachio butter is a snap! And it makes a great holiday gift that’s cheaper than the store-bought versions.

Pistachio Butter
Pistachio Butter

Christmas Marshmallow Pops
From Trop Rockin

Christmas Marshmallow Pops are a quick, easy snack to make for Christmas. They can be decorated with holiday sprinkles to make them even more festive for your holiday gatherings — or to give to someone as an edible present.

Christmas Marshmallow Pops
Christmas Marshmallow Pops

Related: See our Annual Holiday Gift Guide

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs
From Trop Rockin

If you know someone who loves the combination of peppermint and chocolate, these hot chocolate bombs might put you in their good graces. They’re the perfect combination of peppermint and chocolate.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs
Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs

Hickory Smoked Nuts
From WhatSmoking

These hickory-smoked nuts are a wonderful combination of both sweet and spicy. If you need an inexpensive, easy-to-make gift, these nuts are a great snack that won’t disappoint.

Hickory Smoked Nuts
Hickory Smoked Nuts

Healthy Caramel Popcorn Without Corn Syrup (dairy-free & gluten-free)
From Fit As a Mama Bear

Popcorn is a popular snack most people love. But when you add the ingredients to make this caramel popcorn it becomes the perfect chewy, sweet movie night or holiday snack. As a gift, it’s sure to please and you might even get asked to make more!

Healthy Caramel Popcorn Without Corn Syrup (dairy-free & gluten-free)
Healthy Caramel Popcorn Without Corn Syrup (dairy-free & gluten-free)

Blackberry Syrup
From foodworthfeed

Fruity syrups make a great addition to serve at any holiday feast — or to give as gifts. And taking the time to make homemade gifts like this blackberry syrup always shows how much you care!

Blackberry Syrup
Blackberry Syrup

How to Make Potpourri: In the Slow Cooker or On the Stovetop
From Whole Food Bellies

Don’t you just love it when your house smells amazing? That’s what makes this potpourri the perfect gift to give to others during the holidays or at any other time of the year. Plus, this recipe is all-natural, fast and easy to make, and doesn’t require a bunch of weird ingredients you’ll never use again.

How to Make Potpourri: In the Slow Cooker or On the Stovetop
How to Make Potpourri: In the Slow Cooker or On the Stovetop

Marinated Goat Cheese Spread with Fresh Garden Herbs
From Whole Food Bellies

If you want to give someone a gift that’s as pretty as it is delicious, check out this marinated goat cheese spread with fresh garden herbs. It does take a few different herbs, but you can switch them up depending on the herbs you keep on hand or your preferences.

Marinated Goat Cheese Spread with Fresh Garden Herbs
Marinated Goat Cheese Spread with Fresh Garden Herbs

Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar
From Sustain my Cooking Habit

When you’re looking for a recipe to make that’s easy, yet something most people would like to receive as a present, homemade apple cider fits the bill. Put it in a special container with a cute gift tag and you’ve got a unique food gift for anyone and any occasion.

Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar
Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

Pomegranate & Pistachio Dark Chocolate Bark
From Maple + Mango

This recipe takes only four ingredients and is easy to make as well as healthy. It’s also delicious, crunchy, and includes the colors of the season with its red pomegranate arils and green pistachios.

Pomegranate & Pistachio Dark Chocolate Bark
Pomegranate & Pistachio Dark Chocolate Bark

Sweet and Salty Pretzels in a Jar
From Amanda’s Cookin’

For a sweet and salty snack that’s crunchy and satisfying, look no further than these sweet and salty pretzels in a jar. When you give them as a gift in a jar, the receiver will get two gifts in one!

Sweet and Salty Pretzels in a Jar
Sweet and Salty Pretzels in a Jar

Homemade Chocolate Extract
From Live to Sweet

Here’s a unique gift idea that will satisfy the chocolate lover on your gift list. It’s perfect in chocolate recipes to give the flavor of baked items a wonderful boost.

Homemade Chocolate Extract
Homemade Chocolate Extract

Quick Pickled Chillies
From Mrs Jones’s Kitchen

Pickled Chillies can be whipped up in a flash when you need a homemade food gift that’s pretty in a jar and, at the same time, yummy. They can also be a sweet and spicy addition to your own recipes.

Quick Pickled Chillies
Quick Pickled Chillies

Hot Cocoa Gift Jars
From The Magical Slow Cooker

Hot cocoa in a jar is a festive and cute gift that will serve a crowd when it’s mixed up and heated in a crock pot. Not only does it make a great present to keep on hand for last-minute gifting, but you can also keep a jar for yourself to mix up for holiday gatherings.

Hot Cocoa Gift Jars
Hot Cocoa Gift Jars

Thai Style Tomato Chili Jam
From Cooking Gorgeous

Tomato Chili Jam is popular in Asia, but there are lots of different ways to use it. And if you’re making it as a gift, you can choose ingredients that will make it as mild or spicy as you think the recipient will like.

Thai Style Tomato Chili Jam
Thai Style Tomato Chili Jam

Homemade Italian Limoncello
From Your Guardian Chef

Limoncello is citrusy, sweet, and flavorful, and a great way to complete a holiday meal. Make it for friends and family as a unique gift using this simple recipe. Just make sure to start the recipe several days ahead of when you’ll need it.

Homemade Italian Limoncello
Homemade Italian Limoncello

Air Fryer Roasted Pecans
From Sungow Kitchen

If you need a food gift you can make in a jiffy, these air fryer roasted pecans are a great choice. They’re a healthy alternative that’s perfect for lots of recipes and for snacking by themselves.

Air Fryer Roasted Pecans
Air Fryer Roasted Pecans

Whiskey Infused Maple Syrup Gift in a Jar + Free Printable Labels
From A Country Girl’s Life

If you’re short on time and budget, this recipe is a terrific DIY food option that can help to cross names off your Christmas gift list. You can make the whiskey flavor as strong or subtle as you like.

Whiskey Infused Maple Syrup Gift in a Jar + Free Printable Labels
Whiskey Infused Maple Syrup Gift in a Jar + Free Printable Labels

Best Dang Creole Seasoning
From Recipes from a Pantry

Do you have 5 minutes? Then you can make this Creole seasoning. Gift it to others for the holidays or keep it for yourself. We’ll never tell!

Best Dang Creole Seasoning
Best Dang Creole Seasoning

Peppermint Bark Cups
From What a Girl Eats

While peppermint bark is a treat many enjoy during the holidays, there’s no need to pay through the nose to get it. Instead, you can make your own to enjoy, share as gifts, or serve at a party.

Peppermint Bark Cups
Peppermint Bark Cups

Lavender Simple Syrup
From Desert Naturals

Lots of people like the scent of lavender in soaps, lotions, and oils, but it can be added to edible recipes too. Lavender Simple Syrup is one recipe you can easily make and share with others to use in tea, coffee, and other foods.

Lavender Simple Syrup
Lavender Simple Syrup

Rum Balls
From Dinner at the Zoo

You can add these Rum Balls to a selection of other Christmas goodies and share them with others as a holiday gift. Or, gift a tin of just Rum Balls that have a variety of different toppings. Either way, we think they would make a wonderful edible gift this holiday season.

Rum Balls
Rum Balls

How to Make Lavender Sugar
From Herb Gardening Ideas

How to Make Lavender Sugar
How to Make Lavender Sugar

Christmas Pretzel Sticks
From 3 Boys and a Dog

Candy-coated pretzel sticks are a great addition to any holiday party. You can also make and wrap them up as gifts.

Christmas Pretzel Sticks
Christmas Pretzel Sticks

Reindeer Pretzels
From Budget Delicious

When you need to make a snack that’s crunchy, salty, sweet, and easy, look no further than this recipe for Reindeer Pretzels. They’re almost too cute to eat!

Reindeer Pretzels
Reindeer Pretzels

Roasted Chickpeas
From HealthyGreenSavvy

Healthy and holiday snacking don’t always go together, but these roasted chickpeas can fit both descriptions. They’re easy and affordable to make and packed with protein.

Roasted Chickpeas
Roasted Chickpeas

Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans
From Reuse Grow Enjoy

These chocolate-covered coffee beans are a holiday treat that are sure to provide a little pep in the step of anyone who receives them as a gift. They’re easy to make, inexpensive, and different than simply giving someone holiday cookies or other baked treats.

chocolate-covered coffee beans sprinkled with salt
chocolate-covered coffee beans sprinkled with salt

Rosemary Salt
From Aubrey’s Kitchen

Salt infused with herbs can bring out the flavor of any dish you use it in, and making the salt really isn’t hard. If you don’t have your own herb garden you can usually buy herbs from the grocery store.

Rosemary Salt
Rosemary Salt

Happy Gifting and Happy Holidays!

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