Homemade Christmas gifts

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.

Homemade Christmas gifts

There are also some very grown-up recipes such as clemencello and cranberry and orange vodka.


Sweet gifts

Almond and ginger rochers

Almond and ginger rochers

Nuts, ginger and dried cherries combine to form these decadent mouthfuls.

Chocolate, coconut and pistachio log

Chocolate, coconut and pistachio log

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.

Florentine butter

Florentine butter

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.

Jewelled fruit loaf

Jewelled fruit loaf

A wonderfully fruity loaf recipe to give as a gift or keep in the bread bin and eat with the family.

Mulled cranberry and apple jelly

Mulled cranberry and apple jelly

This lightly spiced jelly is perfect with roast meats such as lamb, beef and turkey, and it’s equally delicious on toast.

Pistachio panforte

Pistachio panforte

These very easy but very impressive nutty bites are perfect to give as presents or take to a Christmas party.

Two Italian biscotti

Two Italian biscotti

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.

Sugar puff trees

Sugar puff trees

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.

Sugar bells

Sugar bells

A quick recipe for an edible decoration, or a gift for a food-lover.

Snowball cookies

Snowball cookies

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.

Peppermint candy canes

Peppermint candy canes

This kid-friendly recipe makes great sweeties to hang on the tree or to give away as gifts.

Mini cracker cakes

Mini cracker cakes

These mini cracker cakes look so beautiful you won't want to eat them - so give them away as wonderful presents.

Christmas stars

Christmas stars

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.

Chocolate baubles

Chocolate baubles

Amaze your loved ones with these brilliant baubles, which can go on the Christmas tree or be given as gifts.

Mini Caribbean Christmas cakes

Mini Caribbean Christmas cakes

By making four of these rich, moreish, mini Christmas cakes, you can give three away as home-made gifts and keep one for yourself!

 


Savoury gifts

Oatcakes

Oatcakes

Bake these easy biscuits and give as a gift with the smoked trout pâté and potted ham.

Mature cheese sables

Mature cheese sables

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.

Tapenade

Tapenade

Make this tasty tapenade recipe and give as a Christmas gift with a bag of posh pasta and a jar of home-made pesto.

Smoked trout pâté

Smoked trout pâté

Give as a gift with our oatcakes and home-made potted ham.

Pesto

Pesto

Make this easy pesto recipe and give as a gift with a packet of really good pasta and our tapenade.

 


Grownup gifts

Cranberry and orange vodka

Cranberry and orange vodka

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.

Clemencello

Clemencello

This is just like the Italian lemon liqueur limoncello, but made with Christmassy clementines

Limoncello

Limoncello

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

More home-made food gifts

More home-made food gifts

Make scrumptious, thrifty gifts for friends and family with more of our easy-to-make home-made recipes. 

Debbie Major's homemade Christmas gifts

Debbie Major's homemade Christmas gifts

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

delicious. Christmas labels

delicious. Christmas labels

You can personalise your presents and home-made food gifts with these fantastic Christmas gift labels

 

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christmashampers

December 5

There's nothing to choose,all products are equally presentable and elegant. http://www.bradfordsbakers.com

rkedgley

December 2

See my home-made Christmas thrifty gifts on my blog - http://studentchef-beyondbakedbeans.blogspot.com/

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