You may spend thousands of money on Christmas gifts, but what truly touches the heart of the recipients are homemade presents. Homemade gifts are extremely special as they signify that you have put effort to make the Christmas of your people special. And nothing brings more happiness to people than the food! You’ll be at least risk of displeasing people are food gifts appeal to everyone. Therefore, we’ve gathered a list of DIY edible Christmas gifts comprising of jams, cupcakes, cookies, truffles and more. So keep scrolling.

30 Edible Christmas Gifts Ideas

  1. Savory Crackers:

This trio of slice and bake crackers gets its cheesiness from Gouda, Parmesan and cheddar cheese. There’s also an easy divider wooden box, which can help you deliver the boxes to your friends. Please feel free to use your own variation in the recipe and make the cookies as palatable as possible.

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  1. Homemade Limoncello:

It won’t take more than 10 minutes to make these delicious limoncello for your friends. The blogger says that it’s a two-way process, so if you start 2 days before Christmas, you can make a large batch for you people. Bottle it up and pack it well to hand it to your friends and family.

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  1. Whiskey Caramel Sauce:

This whiskey caramel sauce is so delicious that your friends and family will always think of you whenever they pour this sauce on their coffee or cake. The blogger has also given an idea for decoration. It’s simple, yet making a strong impact.

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  1. Candy Cane Reindeer Pops:

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Instead of baking cookies, how about making these candy cane reindeer pops to gift to your friends and family. We’d strongly suggest you to send these pops to families that have children in it. These pops are made using 8 inch Wilton cookie stick, but you can use 6-inch cookie stick as well.

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  1. Golden Honey Granola:

Since brown sugar complements apricots and tangy cranberries, how about combining all these ingredients to make this addictive granola mix? While creating this recipe won’t take much of your time, decorating might take a bit of effort, only if you’re willing to beautify it. Otherwise, you can place the content in a mason jar and decorate with ribbons and tiny ornaments.

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  1. Thankful for You Apple Bread:

You can even consider whipping up a few loaves of apple friend and present it with cute cards as seen in the picture. It’s a wonderful way to let people know that you care about them. Apart from the recipe, the blogger has also included the templates for these thank you card. Cute, right?

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  1. Cookie Dough Jars:

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If there’s one thing people enjoy more than cookies is cookie dough. Isn’t it? We’ve included a cookie double recipe that eggless and edible, so you won’t have to worry about eating raw. In this recipe, the dough is roasted before making the matter.

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  1. Reindeer Cookies:

How beautiful and detailed are these reindeer shaped cookies? Don’t they look festive and Christmassy in every bit of sense? They may look a bit difficult to make, but you can easily create these beauties with reindeer shaped cookie cutters. Make 9 cookies for each friend and ensure one of those cookies are Rudolf with red nose.

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  1. Peppermint Kiss Oreo Balls:

So you thought the Oreo truffles cannot get any better? Well, then you clearly haven’t tried stuffing peppermint Kisses inside it. The punch of peppermint will definitely take the recipients by surprise. And the color is also very Christmassy so pack them in transparent boxes and wrap it colorful ribbons.

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  1. Candies Popcorn Stars:

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These popcorn stars look so impressive, just perfect for a gifting purpose. And they’re easy to make too. You just need to combine the ingredients and give them the shape of stars. Put them in pretty boxes and you’re good to go. Alternatively, you can even use them as ornaments for your Christmas tree.

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  1. Citrus-Marinated Olives:

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Apart from teaching you how to make these citrus marinated olives, the tutorial also teaches how to make these moisture proof containers. Just ensure that you drain the olives well before placing in these boxes and tie securely with a ribbon. You can even place them in containers.

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  1. Chocolate Dipped Pretzels:

These sweet and salty treats coated in chocolate and sprinkled with Christmas colors won’t just look festive, but will also bring a huge smile to the recipient’s face. And it’s very easy to make and can be whipped large batches of it in minutes.

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  1. Homemade Christmas Caramels:

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Just five ingredients are combined to make these homemade caramels. We’re sure you’ll enjoy making them and even eating them. We particularly loved the idea of placing the toffies in small buckets and topping with a ribbon bow.

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  1. Cinnamon Roll Caramel Corn:

Your friends are sure to be thankful for this delicious jar of popcorn tossed in brown sugar and cinnamon and drizzled with chocolate sauce. This gifting option is quite pocket friendly. Whatever money you’ll require will be for collecting jars.

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  1. Ornament Cookies:

Whoever you send these ornament cookie box is sure to be elevated. Their day will totally light up receiving these boxes of edible bulbs. These are simple sugar cookies in the shape of light bulbs. The sanding sugar, sprinkles and crushed candies are adding the perfect crunchy texture to these sweet bulbs.

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  1. Polar Bear Cupcakes:

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How cute are these polar bear cupcakes? Very cute, right? They are a bit challenging to make, but the end result will definitely be worth it. And believe us, they taste even better than they look. So you can be rest assured that our recipients will definitely be happy on getting these cupcakes.

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  1. Reindeer and Snowmen Treats:

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These reindeer and snowmen treats are absolutely adorable. You’ll need just a handful of ingredients and some precious time to create these festive treats. We’d suggest you present these treats to children, especially.

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  1. Chocolate Pinecones:

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Would you believe if we say that these are chocolate pinecones and not original pinecones? Sounds unbelievable, right? Just imagine the reaction of your friends when they receive these chocolate pinecones.

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  1. Gingerbread Polar Bears And Frosted Stars Cookies:

Instead of sending the regular gingerbread man or woman cookies, you can try making this polar bear and frosted star cookies. These are extremely easy to make as you just need to cut the cookies into polar bear and star shapes, bake and coat with white icing.

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  1. Christmas Candy Cupcakes:

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How beautiful and colorful does this cupcake look to you? It’s simple, cute, but has been jazzed in the Christmassy way with icing and decoration. You can either whip up a batch of cupcakes at home or purchase from the bakery. Though we’d prefer the former idea. And keep loads of white icing handy.

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  1. Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies:

These meringue cookies will make the little guests jump with happiness. These cookies are absolutely delicious and just melt in the mouth. And the decoration is indeed making it look like Christmas trees with ornaments.

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  1. Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops:

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These look so gorgeous and appetizing. To make these marshmallow pops, stick mini candy cane into large sized marshmallows, dip the marshmallows into melted chocolate and coat in crushed candy canes.

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  1. Rolo Pretzel Reindeer:

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These cute, fun and festive pretzel reindeer will definitely set the mood for Christmas. They require just 4 ingredients and can be made even by kids. Just ensure that you wrap them in beautiful boxes.

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  1. Peppermint Lollipop Cupcakes:

Honestly, this is the first time we’re seeing holiday cupcakes and we’re incredibly excited about it. Just imagine how ecstatic your relatives will be on receiving these cupcakes.

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  1. Homemade Jams:

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Homemade jams or reduced apricot or strawberry preserves also make amazing edible Christmas gifts. Pack jams in a glass bottle as seen in the picture above and send it to your loved ones. We’ve even included the recipe for this mixed berry jam. It’s a simple, no cook recipe and comes together in just 20 minutes.

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  1. Reindeer Food:

Parents will be absolutely relieved getting this reindeer food as a gift from you. It will at least keep the kids busy while you prepare for the Christmas party.

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  1. Christmas Tree Brownies:

We’ve totally fallen in love with these Christmas tree shaped brownies and we believe it will appeal your guests too!

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  1. Peanut Butter Cup Christmas Trees:

Instead of sending readymade chocolates, you can make these peanut butter cup Christmas trees. It will make your guests feel very important.

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  1. Oreo Ornaments:

Give Oreo cookies a makeover by transforming them into edible Christmas ornaments. Surprise the recipient by presenting these cookies in an ornament box.

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  1. Homemade Vanilla Extract:

This edible Christmas gift is perfect for your baker friends. You’ll need vanilla beans and vodka for making this vanilla extract. Just to inform you, the process for making this vanilla extract takes about 8 weeks, so we’d suggest you prepare this gift when autumn is in full swing.

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All these edible Christmas gifts are easy on the pocket and will look super cute and thoughtful. So which of the edible Christmas gifts are you thinking of sending your loved ones? Let us know by commenting below!

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