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Christmas Food Gifts: Ideas for Christmas Food Gifts for Friends & Family This Holiday Season

Christmas food gifts are an easy way to please everyone on your list. It’s both a simple way to ensure your gift doesn’t get returned to the store, and it’s a delightful treat that your recipient will enjoy throughout the holiday season.

Snowman marshmallow in cup of hot cocoa

Let’s face it. Gift giving is hard. And if you’re dating someone new or you’re simply on a budget, figuring out your Christmas gift list can be crazy stressful. However, there is an easy way to both save money this holiday season and give Christmas gifts that everyone is sure to love. Following are 50 easy DIY ideas for homemade Christmas food gifts that everyone one your list — men included! – are sure to love.

Ideas for Homemade Christmas Food Gifts

Rather than spending money on pre-made Christmas food gifts, I love to make my own DIY Christmas gifts. This makes gifting quick, easy and totally budget friendly. Not only am I able to make all my DIY Christmas food gifts in bulk, but the ingredients cost a lot less than the pre-made versions. Keep reading for a collection of fifty of my favorite DIY ideas for Christmas food gifts for friends and family this holiday season. Or check out this collection of handmade food gifts to get more inspiration for your holiday gift list.

Christmas gift basket filled with food

Easy Holiday Gift Ideas for Friends & Family

DIY Christmas Food Gifts: Mason Jar Whiskey Infused Maple Syrup via Country Girl's Life

1. Mason Jar Whiskey Infused Maple Syrup via Country Girl’s Life
2. Homemade Dulce de Leche with Printable Labels via Country Hill Cottage (Gift this Christmas food gift with a recipe!)
3. Homemade Holiday Pancake Mix in a Jar via Sheri Silver
4. Classic Holiday Nut Brittle via My Baking Addiction
5. Spiced Apple Cider Gifts in a Jar via Country Girl’s Life

Creative DIY mason jar gifts for Christmas. How to make a cute DIY snowman mason jar gift filled with white chocolate covered pretzels or other winter holiday food treats to gift to friends, family, teachers and neighbors this holiday season. These easy DIY Christmas gifts also include free printable Merry Christmas gift tags for your handmade Christmas gifts for the finishing touch.

6. Snowman Mason Jar Gift with White Chocolate Covered Pretzels via Soap Deli News
7. Homemade Holiday Tea Gifts with Printable Chalkboard Labels via Soap Deli News
8. Homemade Soup Mixes in a Jar via Wholefully
9. Holiday Spice Mix Gift Ideas via Club Crafted
10. Homemade Vanilla Extract via Gimme Some Oven

Easy bourbon balls recipe with Woodford Reserve. The ultimate no bake Christmas dessert for last minute DIY holiday gifts. These easy Christmas treats not only taste delicious, they’re also gluten free. So everyone can enjoy the delectable taste of chocolate and bourbon this holiday season. A delightful no bake dessert for Christmas, this easy bourbon balls recipe can also be made with rum or customized with your favorite ingredients whether it be coconut or dried raspberries for a flavorful holiday treat!

11. Easy No Bake Bourbon Balls with Woodford Reserve via Soap Deli News
12. Hot Pepper Jelly via Skip to My Lou (This one’s easy enough for first timers!)
13. Chocolate Cake in a Jar with Printable Labels via Country Hill Cottage
14. Holiday Apple Pie Jam in a Jar via The Stripe
15. Whole Wheat Santa Sugar Cookies via Sprinkle Bakes

DIY Ideas for Christmas Food Gifts: Upcycled Baby Food Jar Hot Cocoa Snowman via Crafty Morning. Here’s a cute and cheap Christmas gift to put in a stocking or give to a friend..a hot cocoa snowman jar! You could use any small jars you find at the craft store but the baby jars are a bit bigger to hold more goods.

16. Upcycled Baby Food jar Hot Cocoa Snowman via Crafty Morning (An eco-friendly & frugal Christmas food gift.)
17. Homemade Molasses Cookies via Soap Deli News (Be sure to make extras of these food gifts for yourself!)
18. Holiday Candy Bark via Country Hill Cottage
19. Peppermint Brownie Mix in a Jar via Skip to My Lou
20. Curried Lentil Soup Mix in a Jar with Printable Labels via Happy Deal Happy Day

Easy Vegan Chai Cookies via Hello Nest (Plus a chai spice mix Christmas food gift idea.)

21. Easy Vegan Chai Cookies via Hello Nest (Plus a chai spice mix Christmas food gift idea.)
22. Peppermint Bark Christmas Gift Idea with “In Case of Emergency Break Chocolate” Printable Gift Tag via Polkdot Chair
23. Vanilla Chai Tea Mix Gift via Soap Deli News
24. Whiskey Infused Vanilla Peach Jam via Everything Pretty
25. Herb & Spice Infused Honey Gifts via Lovely Greens

Marzipan Pine Cone Treats with Printable Gift Boxes via Country Hill Cottage for seasonal winter food gifts.

26. Marzipan Pine Cone Treats with Printable Winter Gift Boxes via Country Hill Cottage (This is such a unique Christmas food gift idea!)
27. Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies with Pecan Streusel via Soap Deli News
28. Lavender Hot Chocolate Mix with Printable Labels via Country Hill Cottage
29. Double Chocolate Snack Cake Mix in a Jar via Homan at Home
30. Easy Dark Chocolate Truffles via Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Pick Me Up in a Cup Coffee Christmas Food Gift Idea via Stampington & Company. This project is a simple way to grab a cup of coffee with someone, near or far this holiday season. These test tubes have all of the fixings for your favorite cup of joe or cup of tea and makes an excellent gift for your coffee-drinking friend.

31. Pick-Me-Up in a Cup Test Tube Coffee Gift via Stampington & Company
32. Organic Chai Tea Mix via Soap Deli News
33. Boston Cream Pie Fudge via Sweet ReciPEAs
34. Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe via Soap Deli News
35. Digestive Cocktail Bitters for the Foodie via Soap Deli News

Hot Apple Cider Cinnamon Spice Mix in a Jar via Savory Nothings: Easy Christmas Gifts in a Jar

36. Hot Apple Cider Cinnamon Spice Mix in a Jar via Savory Nothings
37.Gingerbread Pear Loaf Cake via Country Living
38. Mini Sherry Christmas Bundt Cakes via Two Sisters
39. Oven Baked Christmas Candied Pecans via Salty Side Dish
40. White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies with Holly Leaves via Evermine

Make these hot chocolate bombs with Corgi marshmallows as a homemade holiday food gift for dog lovers or a warm winter treat for friends and family this holiday season. Need a homemade holiday gift idea? These DIY hot cocoa bombs bombs with Corgi marshmallows are a delight for any dog lover in your life. Discover how to make DIY hot chocolate bombs with marshmallows, how to temper and melt chocolate, the best molds for making hot cocoa bombs, a step-by-step photo tutorial of the process.

41. Hot Chocolate Bombs with Marshmallows Recipe via Soap Deli News
42. Giant Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows via Modern Parents Messy Kids (Kids love these Christmas food gifts!)
43. Homemade Gingerbread Flavored Granola via Savor + Savvy
44. DIY Hot Chocolate Ornaments via Smart School House
45. Sugar Cookie Sack Gifts via Celebrate Creativity

DIY Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix in a Jar via Evermine

46. DIY Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix in a Jar via Evermine
47. Santa Clause Rice Krispie Treats via Two Sisters (Another kid approved Christmas food gift favorite.)
48. Chocolate Dipped Snowflake Oreos via I Heart Naptime
49. Red Wine Infused Sea Salt for Foodies via Two Loves Studio
50. Festive Vegan Meringue Kisses via Lauren Caris Cooks

Holiday gifts and snowman marshmallows in hot chocolate

If you love these ideas for homemade Christmas food gifts, then be sure to check out my DIY Food Gifts Pinterest Board. Or explore more homemade holiday gift ideas here.

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  • Cari

    December 9, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Thank you! These are great to keep in the closet for unexpected visitors during the holidays.

  • Heidi | The Frugal Girls

    December 15, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    What a great list… so many tasty gift ideas!!

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      December 16, 2019 at 8:32 am


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