30+ Homemade Food Gifts for Christmas (Easy DIY)

These Homemade Food Gifts for Christmas are easy to make and the perfect edible Christmas gifts to give to all of your foodie friends.

Christmas is officially less than a week away. Who’s been a slacker like me, and put off things ’til the last minute?

This weekend, I was scouring the web for new, fun and creative ideas for DIY Christmas food gifts. Typically, I make vanilla extract and treat my friends each to a bottle for Christmas. It’s always been a big hit, and it’s so simple to make. But, I was wondering… what are some other edible Christmas gifts?

I want to give gifts that are appreciated and cute too! These 30+ homemade Christmas food gifts below are all on my radar…

Bonus? Most can be made in just an afternoon! Which would you choose?

Homemade Christmas Food Gifts

Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs burst open with puffy heart-shaped marshmallows and white chocolate hot cocoa that turns green! There is just something about that grumpy green grinch that I can’t resist. My kids get a kick out of watching me tear up every time his heart grows. Also, I’m in love with swee…
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Crushed up oreos mixed with softened cream cheese, rolled into a ball, and dipped in melted chocolate make up the famous oreo balls recipe!
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Help your friends add flavor to all their favorite dishes with Infused Olive Oils. Try all five flavor options: Italian, tomato basil, garlic, lemon thyme, and chili!
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Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur is a really yummy treat, I love it added to a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. It is easy to make and makes a great gift.
Get the RECIPE from Skip to My Lou
Skip the store-bought packets and instead make up a batch of better-tasting hot chocolate mix at home! This is the BEST hot cocoa mix out there, so good you’ll want to give it as a gift!
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A simple layered holiday bark made with white and semi-sweet chocolates, flavored with peppermint, and garnished with crushed candy canes. Nothing screams Christmas holiday season more than peppermint bark, don’t you agree?
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Cookie butter from any cookie! Who wouldn't love this!
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Sous Vide Vanilla Extract will be ready to use is just a few hours, versus the months it takes to make vanilla extract traditionally. It makes an amazing gift and is so much more flavorful than the store bought stuff!
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Red Wine Sea Salt is cute + festive with the prettiest red color!
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This no-bake Red Velvet Cheesecake Bites recipe is a quick and easy way to make delicious bite-sized balls using only a box of cake mix and cream cheese. These mini desserts are covered in a white chocolate coating, with a pretty red drizzle so they’re extra sweet and special.
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These easy, no bake buckeyes are a chocolate peanut butter lover’s dream! Creamy, sweet peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate for the win!
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This Homemade Bacon Salt is perfect for sprinkling on popcorn, rimming a Bloody Mary, or finishing off a steak. Plus, it makes a great DIY gift! | platingsandpairings.com
This Homemade Bacon Salt is perfect for sprinkling on popcorn, rimming a Bloody Mary, or finishing off a steak. Plus, it makes a great gift!
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Three small bowls of lime, lemon and orange salt on cutting board next to zested citrus fruits.
These Easy Citrus Salts are simple to make at home using the zest of fresh citrus and coarse kosher salt. They make amazing DIY food gifts and can be used to season lots of amazing dishes!
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This quick and easy homemade gingerbread spice mix is the perfect addition to your holiday baking and beverages!
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The best edible gift idea, a super smooth healthy chocolate spread made with only two ingredients. Surprise your loved ones with a sweet gift.
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White chocolate covered pretzels are salted pretzel rods coated in melted white chocolate and peppermint candy cane. Easy and fun to make!
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Give The Gift of Bacon Jam! Fun Printable labels included!
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Bottle of blackberry sous vide infused vodka.
Blackberry Sous Vide Infused Vodka makes the perfect base for a delicious Blackberry Lemon Drop Martini. Gift a bottle with all the fixings for this delicious cocktail.
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This recipe for Grenadine Syrup allows you to make this fresh and flavorful cocktail syrup right at home. Gift it with the fixings for a Roy Rogers or Shirley Temple.
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Bottle of homemade sous vide limoncello next to strainer with lemon peels.
This Sous Vide Limoncello recipe creates delicious limoncello in just 2 hours instead of the 3 weeks it would normally take. Make quick limoncello using this amazing recipe.
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Salted caramel sauce in small weck jar.
This 15 Minute Easy Salted Caramel Sauce makes it easy to create the most amazingly delicious, rich salted caramel topping in a hurry!
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The best gifts come from the heart. With that in mind, this Christmas season why not make a simple, homemade gift for that special foodie in your life!
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Overhead shot of bottle of salsa taquera next to dried chiles and spoon with sauce.
Gift your spicy-food loving friends with a bottle of this ​​Salsa Taquera! It’s a smoky and vibrant condiment that’s perfect for tacos, carnitas, grilled meats, and more. The ingredients are simple, but the flavor is extravagant!
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Delicious Candy Cane Vodka that is ready in less than an hour! The pretty red color makes it so festive and it makes an amazing gift for cocktail lovers!
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Healthy Biscotti Recipe
Everyone will love this Biscotti! Perfect with a morning coffee or as an afternoon snack perfect for dipping milk-and-cookies style.
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Layers of red, green, and white, make this Christmas fudge so festive! Perfect for any holiday dessert tray.
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Overhead shot of cranberry bliss bars arranged on platter.
Cranberry Bliss Bars are a Starbucks copycat recipe of your favorite holiday treat. White chocolate and cranberries combine in these blondie-based bars topped with cream cheese frosting.
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A delicous homemade almond toffee that makes the most indulgent sweet meets salty dessert. Rich, buttery toffee topped with dark chocolate and sprinkled toasted almonds.
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A sweet, salty, and herby treat that’s perfect for the holiday season!
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This BBQ spice rub is fantastic for wings, but it’s also great on pork chops, ribs, pork loin, and pork shoulder! You can even add it to your favorite BBQ sauce for an extra kick.
Chicken Wing Rub

Happy Holidays!!!

30+ Homemade Christmas Food Gifts

These Homemade Christmas Food Gifts are easy to make and the perfect Christmas gifts to give to all of your foodie friends. These Easy Citrus Salts are simple to make at home using the zest of fresh citrus and coarse kosher salt. They make amazing DIY food gifts and can be used to season lots of amazing dishes!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 people



  • To the citrus zest, add an equal amount of kosher salt.
  • Mix together using your fingertips until all of the zest is coated in salt.
  • Allow to dry in open air and then store in a covered container.
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This post on Christmas food gifts was originally published in 2022. It was updated in 2023.

16 thoughts on “30+ Homemade Food Gifts for Christmas (Easy DIY)”

  1. These are all adorable!! The flavored salts sound so good, and of course people love bacon anything. Your caramel sauce looks to die for, too! Pinned this graphic for next time I need a great food gift idea!

  2. I love food gifts… every year I make holiday candies to share and I am SO behind this year! I think perhaps those microwave caramels may have to be made this week!


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