Whether you are welcoming a new neighbor, treating your coworkers or bringing a hostess gift, making something special from your kitchen is a delicious idea.
While many think the holidays are the only time for giving food gifts, really anytime of year is perfect. When you make something special for a friend, coworkers or your family it’s sure to make their day. A homemade gift doesn’t have to be difficult or too involved and many times you may just have everything you need in your pantry. These ideas are fun, delicious, practical and even economical.
Homemade marshmallows are perfect to accompany a homemade hot chocolate mix. Tina’s Cookings adds various flavors to hers to make them even more special. Customize them to a friends taste and wrap in cellophane bags tied with some colorful bakers twine.
Hot cocoa mix makes a delicious hostess gift. Who doesn’t want to snuggle up with a cup of steaming cocoa? This mix from Sugar, Spice and Family Life is easy enough that kids can help put it together. Grab some mason jars from a thrift store, fill with the mix and tie with pretty ribbon for gift giving. Pair this with homemade marshmallows for a complete gift. Perfect for kids too.
Grown-ups will enjoy homemade apple pie vodka from The Cookie Rookie. Perfect to make martinis, spritzers or mix into just about any cocktail.
If you know someone who regularly has family movie nights, consider a gift of baked caramel corn from Cooking with Carlee. Perfectly crunchy and buttery it’s easily made ahead. Package individually or family style in a cute gift tin.
For those you know who are always on the go, whole wheat cranberry orange muffin mix from Back to Her Roots is a perfect mix gift. The recipient can make up a batch for an on-the-go breakfast. The dry ingredients are already measured out streamlining prep time.
When giving the muffin mix, include a small jar of cranberry butter from Family Around the Table. Easy to make and delicious on muffins, pancakes, waffles, scones, toast and biscuits, just to name a few. Another homemade gift that kids can help make.
Homemade hot fudge sauce is will be a welcomed gift for ice cream lovers. This version from Tikkido is made with seven ingredients and can top ice cream or use in making milkshakes.
For those who prefer a caramel sauce, this absolute best salted caramel sauce from Happy Mothering will certainly bring a smile to their face. You can not only drizzle on ice cream but just about any dessert. Salted caramel lovers will be in heaven.
Sometimes you want to present your hostess with a homemade gift rather than a mix. Easy 3-ingredient peanut butter fudge takes just minutes to pull together. Crayons and Cravings says the hardest part is waiting for it to set.
Make Taco Tuesday even better with homemade taco seasoning from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. Tacos are an easy meal that almost every family makes and homemade seasoning makes them even more flavorful and saves money.
So festive for a holiday food gift, these holiday white chocolate popcorn balls would look pretty in a cellophane bag tied with holiday ribbon. You can either pop the popcorn yourself or purchase it already made to make the recipe a bit easier and less time consuming.