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Homemade Food Gift Ideas

These easy to make homemade food gift ideas make holiday giving a snap!

With the turbulence in our world right now, I am finding reassurance in the simple and thoughtful. Sharing homemade gifts from my kitchen is an easy and thoughtful way to spread a little holiday cheer.

It will be a simpler holiday season this year, without the parties and large gatherings. Regardless, I have begun planning Thanksgiving and Christmas. (Pop over here for the Ultimate 2020 Holiday Planner to help you have a more organized and less stressful Thanksgiving and Christmas. Heaven knows…we could all do with less stress!)

Start planning your food gifts now for a less stressful holiday.

Right now, I am noodling what homemade food gifts I want to make and give this year. At the top of the list are jars of these Rosemary Walnuts. I made so many of these walnuts last year, but before I had the opportunity to actually give them to friends and family, my husband would devour them…a sure sign that they are tasty morsels!

a jar of rosemary walnuts is just one homemade food gift idea shared in this post

I have gathered more for Homemade Food Gift Ideas for your perusal and consideration. Some of these recipes are mine and others are recipes from some of very my talented friends.

Package your homemade food gift into a simple canvas bag adorned with a festive iron-on label

And no matter what food gifts you decide to make, make sure to pop over to this post showing how to make these gift bags. With several designs (more than are shown here), there will probably be at least one to suit your needs. Tuck your homemade food gift into one of these easy-to-make gift bags; it is a lovely way to package the gift.

Canvas bags with the logo 'from my kitchen to yours'

So, take a few minutes to gander through these food gift ideas. I hope you find some recipes that appeal to you so that you can get your food gift-making underway.

Spiced Winter Cranberry Conserve Recipe
Spiced Winter Cranberry Conserve Recipe
A Spiced Winter Cranberry Conserve Recipe with warming Brandy, Cinnamon, Ginger, and Cardamom. When thinking about cranberry conserve, think cranberry jam recipe with a thicker, chunkier texture….either way, a perfect excuse for canning cranberries and a wonderful winter jam recipe or to enjoy year-round!
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Roasted Walnuts with Rosemary in a bowl and in jars with tags
Toasted Walnuts with Rosemary
If you are looking for an easy snack or food gift, this recipe for Toasted Walnuts with Rosemary is it! These very snackable nuts are quick and easy to make. And, they make a great food gift! A downloadable PDF with gift tags is included in the post.
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3 Easy to Make DIY Gifts for Cooks
Make these 3 DIY gifts for cooks in just a few hours. Vanilla Fleur de Sel, Rosemary Fleur de Sel & Peppermint Sprinkles make great gifts for cooks & foodies
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Mulling Spices in Jars
Mulling Spices Recipe
This Mulling Spices Recipe is filled with warming and aromatic spices. Homemade Mulling Spices makes an easy and welcome gift, especially when paired with the included label and a mulling ball.
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Carrabba’s Grill Seasoning
A slam dunk grill seasoning that works on chicken, fish, beef, and pork! This Copycat Carrabba’s Grill Seasoning is the best one ever!
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Maple Bourbon Candied Pecans
Candied pecans are amazing and these no-refined sugar Maple Bourbon Pecans are even better! Sweet maple syrup, smoky bourbon, rich cinnamon, and a little spicy heat make these roasted pecans outrageously addictive! A delicious sweet-salty mix.
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Jar of jelly.
Mulled Wine Jelly Recipe
If you are new to canning, this is a great first recipe to try. This jelly makes a great holiday gift and to that end, printable tags are available for free download. It is perfect on your Holiday Charcuterie Board or tucked into your next grilled cheese sandwich. Serve it alongside your pork, turkey or chicken, tuck it into crepes or top a panna cotta for a festive holiday dessert.
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Pickled Cranberries from overhead.
Spiced Pickled Cranberries Recipe
This recipe for Spiced Pickled Cranberries can be water bath canned or made for more immediate serving. Serve it alongside your Turkey for a unique twist on Cranberry Sauce. This is also a great recipe for a novice canner.
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Rosemary Cashews
Add the woodsy flavor of rosemary, a teensy bit of brown sugary sweetness and a little cayenne kick and these cashews take you to a whole new level.
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Heart shaped dog treats.
3 Ingredient Dog Treats Recipe
Don't forget your 4-legged friends! Pups love presents too. These 3-Ingredient Dog Treats are easy to make with ingredients you most likely have in your kitchen. The ingredients are easily substituted and suggestions for substitutions are included.
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To refer back to these easy-to-make homemade food gift suggestions in the future, bookmark this page or pin the following image.

pin showing 3 homemade food gift ideas, nuts, cranberries and bread mix
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  1. So many great gift ideas for Christmas. I always love homemade gifts the most, so I’m ready to get started

    1. You and me both, Barbara.

      Fun to give and receive! One of my friends makes these delicious sweet and spicy nuts that I look forward to every year! They have become a part of our holiday celebrations.

      Wishing you a wonderful day, my friend.



  2. Just a quick note to say that I made the Rosemary Walnuts last night! What a hit! I’m glad I purchased a big bag of walnuts at Costco, so I can make more batches. Thanks for such a winner!

    1. Hi Jennie,

      You made my day! I am so glad to hear that! It’s so dicey when you love something and think everyone else will love it, but then you always worry! We do love those Walnuts! Thank you so very much for taking the time to write in. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate hearing your feedback.


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