Homemade Christmas gifts

What are your favourite homemade edible gifts? Try these inspirational homemade treats, including pannetone, snowflake biscuits and Christmas fig and nut cakes.

Homemade Christmas gifts
Snowflake biscuits

Snowflake biscuits

These beautiful iced biscuits look lovely hung on the Christmas tree. These will keep in an airtight tin for 3 weeks.

Chocolate baubles

Chocolate baubles

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

Individual cranberry and candied orange panettoni

Individual cranberry and candied orange panettoni

A recipe by Debbie Major for beautifully moist Italian Panettoni.

Fig and nut cakes

Fig and nut cakes

Debbie Major's recipe for pan de higos, Spanish cakes of dried figs and nuts, sweetened with honey or sugar and flavoured with brandy.

Marshmallow snowballs

Marshmallow snowballs

Debbie Major suggests presenting the marshmallow snowballs in gift boxes lined with brown paper, or slide into cellophane bags and tie with ribbons and a pretty label.

Punjabi orange pickle

Punjabi orange pickle

Debbie Major loves to serve this pickle with cold ham and turkey over the Christmas period. It also makes a nice change from mango chutney with a curry.

Clemencello

Clemencello

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

Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen

The flavour of these soft biscuits gets better with keeping.

Cheese and rosemary sablés

Cheese and rosemary sablés

Buttery, crumbly, melt-in-the-mouth biscuits that make great canapés to serve with drinks.

Cinnamon stars

Cinnamon stars

These delicious cinnamon creations are fun for all the family to make

Ricciarelli biscuits

Ricciarelli biscuits

Ricciarelli, which originate from Siena, are traditionally given as Christmas gifts in Italy. This isn’t a traditional recipe, but they taste as good as macaroons, without the fuss.

Sweet and sticky and chilli-coated nuts

Sweet and sticky and chilli-coated nuts

These delicious nibbles are perfect for serving with drinks over the Christmas period.

Seville orange marmalade

Seville orange marmalade

Also known as bitter oranges, these Spanish lovelies are perfect for making this marmalade recipe as the pectin-rich pith and pips provide ideal setting power.

Tomato chilli chutney

Tomato chilli chutney

This is a great make-ahead recipe as it's actually better if you make it around a month in advance. A great present for a foodie– make a mini hamper with this chutney, a nice cheese and some homemade oatcakes

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