Homemade Christmas gifts

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.

Biscuits

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

Chocolate

Winter bark

This perfect food gift for a chocoholic will keep, covered and refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks.

Truffles

Truffles

Chocolate and hazelnut truffles

This recipe is a new take on truffles; not only are they easier to make, we think they taste nicer, too.

Baubles

Baubles

Chocolate baubles

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

Chilli jam

Chilli jam

Chilli jam with ginger and lemongrass

This brilliant condiment captures the flavours of the East, and will keep for up to a year.

Candy canes

Candy canes

Peppermint candy canes

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

Decorate gifts

Decorate gifts

How to make candy canes, poinsettias, and a gingerbread house

Decorate your Christmas treats with poinsettia flowers and your Christmas tree with home-made candy canes. Here's how.

Make your own crackers

Make your own crackers

Poppy and sesame seed crackers

Do you have a cheese fiend in your life? Then how about making a parcel up of these crackers, our Pear chutney and some top-notch cheese? You'll have a friend for life. Can be frozen.

Edible crackers

Edible crackers

Mini cracker cakes

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

...and chutney

...and chutney

Pear chutney

This is a deliciously wintry pear chutney that goes well with our Poppy and sesame seed crackers. Why not give both, with some artisan cheese, as a Christmas present?

Cheese sables

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.

Gingerbread house

Gingerbread house

Gingerbread house recipe

Gingerbread houses are deceptively simple to make and are so creative. Make one as a centrepiece on a cake or on the festive table.

Fruit loaf

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.

Stars

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.

Oatcakes

Oatcakes

Oatcakes

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

Piccalilli

Piccalilli

Spicy piccalilli

This spicy picallili recipe will keep in a cool, dark place for up to a year and makes a great homemade gift. Serve with Cheddar or a pork pie.

Florentine butter

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.

Tapenade

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.

Chocolate log

Chocolate 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.

Pâté

 Pâté

Smoked trout pâté

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

Biscotti

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.

Christmas cakes

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!

Snowballs

Snowballs

Chocolate snowballs

A fabulous Christmas gift to give someone, and a good one to wrap up with our Jam drops. These cookies will keep for 1 week in an airtight container.

Sugar-puff-trees

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.

Cranberry & apple jelly

Cranberry & 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.

Edible wreaths

Edible wreaths

Toffee crispy wreaths

Rice Krispies are at the heart of these beautiful toffee crispy wreaths for Christmas - serve them at a party or give as a gift.

Panforte

Panforte

Pistachio panforte

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

Chocolate-dipped fruit

Chocolate-dipped fruit

Chocolate-dipped plums with Armagnac marzipan

Turn the humble plum into something special with this decadent recipe.

Limoncello

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.

Madeira cakes

Madeira cakes

Mini orange Madeira cakes

Give yourself a treat with these delicious cakes

Cheese biscuits

Cheese biscuits

Blue cheese biscuits with poppy seeds

This blue cheese biscuit recipe is so moreish they'll have you coming back again and again to make more and more.

Sugar bells

Sugar bells

Sugar bells

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

Marinated goats cheese

Marinated goats cheese

Marinated goat's cheese with olives and herbs

Make this easy marinated goat's cheese recipe for someone special this Christmas

Festive vodka

Festive 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.

Cookies

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.

Marzipan

Marzipan

Orange chocolate marzipans

These chocolate marzipans are ideal home-made gifts to give at Christmas; why not make our Winter bark recipe too? These will keep, covered and refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks.

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