Add a special touch to your holiday season by giving the gift of homemade treats! 5 gift ideas for homemade food that will be the perfect addition to a holiday gift basket. All these recipes are easy, delicious, and will be loved by the lucky recipients!
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We're here friends! It's the holidays! And one of the most favorite things I love to give this year is a Homemade Food Gift! I usually make a basket filled with little sweet and savory treats, customized to my recipients' tastes! Below I've compiled a list of my most favorite homemade food gifts to give loved ones.
They're easy to make, made with common pantry ingredients, and your recipients will 100% love them!
Homemade Food Gift Idea #1:
Spicy Pineapple Pepper Jam
Pineapple Pepper Jam is the perfect jar of sweet and spice and it makes a great gift for the adventurous snacker! It's full of sweet pineapple, red peppers, and spicy jalapenos. You can control the heat by adding as little or as many peppers and seeds as you'd like!
This jam is great over a block of softened cream cheese and served with crackers, or as a condiment for chicken or pork, and even tacos!
Pineapple Pepper Jam can be preserved, frozen or just given fresh. When stored in the fridge it'll last for a month!
Get the full recipe and tips here: Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Pepper Jam
Homemade Food Gift Idea #2:
All Purpose Mexican Spice Blend
DIY spice blends are a FANTASTIC homemade food gift to give someone. They are so easy to whip up and they last for a long time.
DIY spice blends also turn an ordinary dish into something a little more special.
This All Purpose Mexican Seasoning Blend is full of Mexican inspired spices like cumin, paprika, chili powder, and coriander. This seasoning is perfect for flavoring taco meat, fajitas, enchilada sauce, or heck, put it on roasted veggies!
Make a taco inspired gift basket including this Mexican seasoning blend, some fresh tortillas, salsa, and Pineapple Pepper Jam!
Here's the recipe: All Purpose Mexican Spice Blend
Homemade Food Gift Idea #3:
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix is a perfect (and sweetest) homemade food gift to give anyone when the weather gets cold. It's so easy to make and fills (literally and figuratively) your loved one's cup with cheer. This hot cocoa mix is made without dry milk, and all the ingredients can be found in the pantry. This mix makes enough hot cocoa to keep you warm and cozy all winter.
Make sure to pack this treat into sweet little mason jars and add a cute homemade label. You can use these!
Get the recipe here: Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
Homemade Food Gift Idea #4:
Chocolate Covered Popcorn
Chocolate Covered Popcorn makes a wonderful homemade food gift! It's sweet, salty, and can easily be customized to any occasion that requires a gift!
For this recipe, stovetop popcorn is coated in vanilla candy melts, drizzled with melted chocolate chips, and topped with peanuts, peanut butter candy, and pretzels.
It's a fun treat that adults and kids will love!
Package into cute cellophane bags or takeout boxes for the perfect sweet addition to a holiday gift basket.
Get the recipe for Chocolate Covered Popcorn
Homemade Food Gift Idea #5:
Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers
Ok, I know I've said all of these homemade food gifts were the easiest, but this one really is!
You literally only need two ingredients for these Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers and you can decorate them as much or as little as you'd like!
The core components for this "recipe" are melted semisweet chocolate and graham cracker squares. From there you can decorate simply with sea salt, or go all out with chocolate chips, white chocolate, or bits of candy cane. Just go wherever your heart leads!
After these guys have set overnight, package them in cute little cellophane bags, and give out to your lucky recipients.
Get the recipe and topping suggestions here: Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers
Tools You May Need To Include With Your Homemade Food Gift!
Free Printable Labels for Hot Chocolate Mix (fits a pint sized wide mouth jar)