16 Holiday Food Gifts


Food present and edible gifts to make for neighbors, friends and family are always a hit for gift giving.  These food present Christmas treats are pictured tutorials or recipe how to‘s for homemade vanilla, fudge, a hot chocolate gift basket, santa hat party mix, fudge sauce, Almond Roca, rudolph cake pops and more!

Holiday Food Gifts

As always, the Tip Junkie Homemade Gifts site has hundreds of pictured tutorials and Food Present recipe how to‘s so you can always search there if you’re looking for something specific. {wink}

Food Present

DIY Vanilla Extract

1.  Homemade Vanilla Extract ~ If you’re looking for an easy, affordable and rewarding homemade holiday gift for friends, family co-workers or boss, whipping up a batch of your own vanilla extract is the perfect solution! After all, with lots of holiday baking on the horizon, vanilla extract will be a welcome (and delicious) homemade gift.

2. FREE Merry Christmas Tags & Chex Recipe – Snack time!  Chex mix is such a popular snack amongst adults and children.  When delivered in a beautiful jar like this it’s that much better!  No food prep necessary because you can buy everything already prepared.

Breakfast Appetizers

3.  Christmas Morning Granola ~ As an adult, I now like to have something quick and nutritious available to feed the masses. Homemade granola packed full of seeds, nuts, and fruit makes a thoughtful gift for the holidays.

Holiday Gifts in a Jar

4.  Hot Fudge Sauce & Tags ~ A jar of homemade Hot Fudge Sauce can be a lovely gift, especially when given as a hostess gift. It does need to be refrigerated, and should be eaten within a week. So, when invited to a Christmas party this year, just whip up a batch of this sauce earlier in the day, package it up all pretty, and you have yourself a very special gift to give from your own kitchen.

Gifts in a Jar Hot Chocolate

5.  DIY Hot Cocoa and Marshmallow Labels ~ Here’s a step-by-step tutorial for making your very own hot cocoa mix and marshmallows! Recipes and photos show exactly how it’s done, plus we have printable labels to help package it all up into a great looking gift—perfect for neighbors, coworkers, and your holiday party hostess.

Recipe How To

Recipe How to
6.  Glittering Holiday Cookie Recipe ~ This cookie recipe provides cookies that are both yummy and oh so beautiful! Perfect for a holiday party or to give a small Christmas gift to friends or family! Grab your sanding sugars because your going to need lots of them to make your cookies sparkle!

Gifts for Boss

7.  Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles ~ Just like a Ferrero Rocher, but even better, you know the ingredients are pure and simple without unwanted additives and excessive bad sugars.  They are made with raw cacao powder and can be highly addictive! {snicker}

Edible Gifts

8.  Santa Hat Party Mix ~ This fun Christmas snack is the perfect mix to set out for guests during the Christmas season.  Candy coated pretzels and Santa hats mixed with other fun munchies also makes a great gift to give to neighbors this holiday season.

Candy Cane Crumble Cookies

9.  Candy Cane Crumble Cookies ~ Soft, chewy, chocolate-y and mint-y.  Sounds like the perfect holiday cookies.  Did I forget to mention that there’s Nutella in them also?  Yumm-o!

Christmas Treats

10.  Homemade Almond Roca ~ Almond Roca is a staple sweet treat for family during the holidays. It takes very little time and effort to prepare at home, and makes the perfect homemade gift idea for the toffee lover in your life. The best part about making it from scratch is that you can use any kind of chocolate or nut variety you like.

Salted Rocky Road Fudge recipe

11.  Salted Rocky Road Fudge ~ Box up a batch of this Salted Rocky Road Fudge for a delightful edible gift. The salt adds a surprisingly delicious twist on this classic favorite.

Christmas Treats

Hot Chocolate on a Stick

12.  Hot Chocolate on a Stick ~  These super cute hot chocolate sticks use homemade chocolate blocks AND marshmallows, so really, they are a win/win.  How could your child’s teacher NOT swoon over these babies?  {wink}

Christmas Cake Pops

13.  Rudolph Cake Pops {Christmas Treats} ~ Looking for a yummy treat that you can pass out to friends and family? This is a cute little rudolph the red nose rain dear cake pop in a clear bag! Great as a party favor or just to hand out around the holidays!

Christmas Edible Gifts

14.  Reindeer Nose Cookies ~ How fun are these reindeer nose cookies?!  They’re simple sugar cookies with red icing and sprinkles.

Christmas Edible Gifts

15.  Snowflake Oreo Cookies ~ A fun way to give a plain oreo some pizzazz.  How about making Snowflake Oreos! These are fun, easy and so sparkly!

16. Sugar Cookies ~ These beautiful snowflake cookies look absolutely scrumptous!  Wouldn’t these be great neighbor gifts?  Santa’s cookies?  Cookie exchange?  Don’t forget to add these to your baking list.


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Thanks Ladies. I just adore these homemade gift ideas! Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie” blog button. You earned it! {knuckle bumps}

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We’re continuing our Christmas in July with more amazing pictured tutorials for homemade gifts, DIY decorating, free printables, and recipes.

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If you love these homemade tutorials– then you’ll find a THOUSAND more just as creative over on the Tip Junkie Christmas and Homemade Gifts site!


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