10 Easy Homemade Food Gifts

If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping, and are at a loss as to what to get some of your friends and family (like I am!), you might want to try making homemade goodies. My husband is a youth pastor, and while I don’t want to break the bank getting the other staff families gifts, I like to whip up a little something for them at Christmastime.

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My girls adore shortbread cookies. They don’t last long at our house! Now the only question is, which of these four shortbread cookie recipes to make?!

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This Peppermint Bark from My Blessed Life is so fun and festive, and would make a beautiful (and yummy!) Christmas gift.

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These Double Chip Cookies from Stolen Moments Cooking are a favorite with our students. They go crazy over them, and I can never make enough! Everyone I know would not mind receiving these goodies for Christmas!

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I love biscotti, and this Candy Cane Biscotti looks divine. Now… should I go dipped or undipped?!

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This is an easy, healthy gift. Mix walnuts and dried fruit with raw, local honey and you have a delicious topping for yogurt or oatmeal. I love how it is “wrapped up” with a spoon and simple label.

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One of my husband’s favorite desserts is fudge. I’m not a fudge-making kind of gal (mainly because I always mess it up!), but even I might be able to manage this Peanut Butter Cocoa Fudge. Amy says it is “No Fail,” so hopefully that applies to me!

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These Andes Mint Cookies look decadent… and I’m sure any recipient of them would think the same thing!

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I am definitely putting these No-Bake Snowball Cookies on my must-bake list! They can even be made gluten-free. Yum.

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Chex Mix is one of my guilty pleasures, and I love how Myra has mixed it up by adding craisins and M&M’s. This would make one tasty and beautiful Christmas gift… if I don’t eat it all myself!

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I would be remiss if I did not mention a gingerbread recipe. Gingerbread is a Christmastime staple, after all. Shaina has put together a lovely cookie mixture to make any gingerbread lover swoon.

Hopefully some of these tasty goods will inspire you… and help you cross off a few people on your list! You can also check out my Homemade Foodie Gifts board on Pinterest if you need more yummy ideas.

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  1. Oh, this looks good…I LOVE all the food in jar gifts and the chocolate chip cookies ;) :) Yum yum :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)
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  2. Oh my. All of these look delicious. And great for gifts! Thanks for sharing!
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  3. Love these ideas! I just saw some S’mores holiday chex mix on Pinterest – yours looks festive as well!
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  4. Darlene 'Dee' Bishop @Frugal Fancy says:

    We’re doing this, too, with Martha Washington Candy and two kinds of fudge. Those No-Bake Snowball Cookies…. are a modernized version of the Unbaked Oatmeal Cookies, or Cow Patties as some Texans call them, that I’ve been making since I was a young girl! LOL! I love the idea of rolling them in balls and dipping in powdered sugar.
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  5. Super great round-up! Forget gifts, I’d like to make some of these just for me!

    Thanks for the shortbread nod. I need to make another batch….
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  6. Nice chocolate cookie. looks pretty easy to make.
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  7. @Tricia, Oooh, S’mores Chex Mix! Yum!

  8. @Darlene ‘Dee’ Bishop @Frugal Fancy, It has been a long time since I had Martha Washingtons! Yummy! I made the no-bake cookies with my mom years ago… and you are right, they looked a lot more like patties than the one pictured here :) This is the first time I have seen them rolled in powdered sugar, though. I made them the other night and they are delish! Thanks for sharing! -Amy

  9. @Aimee @ Simple Bites, Your shortbread cookies are on my must-bake list… but they won’t be gifts. My girls will be lucky if I share with them ;)

  10. Those look dangerous! Good but dangerous. Pretty easy, too. Sounds like a really good diet “cheat day” marathon! :)
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  11. Darlene 'Dee' Bishop @Frugal Fancy says:


    I LOVE Martha Washingtons! That’s why I don’t make them too often. ;)
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  12. A lot of these would be great for anytime of year…everyone loves an edible gift! :)


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