Skip to navigation
Skip to page content
Find a recipe for every occasion
It's lovely to give home-made gifts at Christmas. Find all the inspiration you need here. Some of these recipes, such as candy canes and snowball cookies, are great to make with children.
There are also some very grown-up recipes such as clemencello and cranberry and orange vodka.
Nuts, ginger and dried cherries combine to form these decadent mouthfuls.
Nuts, Turkish delight, coconut and nuts make this a Christmas log recipe to be reckoned with. Serve over the holidays or give as a gift to someone special.
This fruit spread recipe can also be made with milk or white chocolate and is best served with shortbread biscuits, toasted brioche or as an alternative to brandy butter.
A wonderfully fruity loaf recipe to give as a gift or keep in the bread bin and eat with the family.
This lightly spiced jelly is perfect with roast meats such as lamb, beef and turkey, and it’s equally delicious on toast.
These very easy but very impressive nutty bites are perfect to give as presents or take to a Christmas party.
These biscotti make a great home-made gift, and are delicious served with a sweet dessert wine (traditionally vin santo). They keep for three weeks in a sealed tin.
This quick recipe creates festive puff pastry trees that really melt in the mouth - give as a gift or keep in the tin at home.
A quick recipe for an edible decoration, or a gift for a food-lover.
These easy cookies really are something special – they melt in the mouth and are great fun to make. Kids and adults alike will love them.
This kid-friendly recipe makes great sweeties to hang on the tree or to give away as gifts.
These mini cracker cakes look so beautiful you won't want to eat them - so give them away as wonderful presents.
These are great fun to make. You can mark a hole in them before baking, then thread ribbon through to hang on the Christmas tree, or wrap in cellophane and give as gifts.
Amaze your loved ones with these brilliant baubles, which can go on the Christmas tree or be given as gifts.
By making four of these rich, moreish, mini Christmas cakes, you can give three away as home-made gifts and keep one for yourself!
Bake these easy biscuits and give as a gift with the smoked trout pâté and potted ham.
Make up a gift box containing these easy biscuits, a chunk of good cheese, some home-made tomato chutney and a bottle of wine or port.
Make this tasty tapenade recipe and give as a Christmas gift with a bag of posh pasta and a jar of home-made pesto.
Give as a gift with our oatcakes and home-made potted ham.
Make this easy pesto recipe and give as a gift with a packet of really good pasta and our tapenade.
The cranberries give this vodka a brilliant ruby colour that looks so Christmassy. It needs two weeks before it can be bottled, and 3-4 weeks before it can be drunk. It will keep in the freezer almost indefinitely. Give as a home-made gift.
This is just like the Italian lemon liqueur limoncello, but made with Christmassy clementines
Limoncello is a wonderful liqueur from Italy. Delight a loved one by learning how to make it from scratch then give as a gift.
More homemade food gifts
Make scrumptious, thrifty gifts for friends and family with more of our easy-to-make home-made recipes.
Homemade goodies are fun to make and a joy to receive. This Christmas, show you really care by cooking Debbie Major's edible gifts for friends and family.
Download our gift labels
You can personalise your presents and home-made food gifts with these fantastic Christmas gift labels.
Please register or sign-in to leave a comment. We’d love to hear what you think.
There's nothing to choose,all products are equally presentable and elegant.
See my home-made Christmas thrifty gifts on my blog -
Don’t miss this exclusive subscription offer to receive the next 6 issues of delicious. for just £11.70. That’s a fantastic 50% SAVING on the cover price.
delicious. mag recipe index
For those loyal delicious. readers who keep their magazines each month, you may find our downloadable recipe index useful...
delicious. shopping lists
Download these handy shopping lists from everyday delicious. In every month's issue: Everything you need for delicious shortcut suppers.
Cooking conversion tables
In this handy section, you'll find oven temperatures, weights for dry ingredients, liquid measures and tablespoon conversions for the UK, US and Australia – all in one tidy place.