Looking for a unique holiday gift idea? Few things carry as much love as something homemade from the kitchen. From savory croutons to homemade lemon curd, here are 10 holiday food gifts to make this year.
10 HOLIDAY FOOD GIFTS Maple Granola Photo Credit : Carl Tremblay
For a lovely holiday present, seal a batch of this maple granola in an old-fashioned jar and add a vintage ribbon or a candy cane.
Never-Fail Christmas Fudge Photo Credit : Aimee Tucker
An easy fudge recipe that takes the trouble out of homemade. Perfect for the holiday season – or any time!
Spicy Nut Brittle Photo Credit : keller+keller
This spicy nut brittle made with seasoned mixed nuts is a nice change from regular peanut brittle, and will delight more mature palates.
Carmel Corn Photo Credit : Thinkstock
Homemade caramel corn takes a bit of time, but is well worth it. It’s especially nice from Halloween through Christmas. Kids love it, too.
Rosemary-Garlic Croutons Photo Credit : Carl Tremblay
Rosemary is the herb of choice here, but sage, oregano, thyme, or a combination would also work well. For a special gift, pack these rosemary-garlic croutons in a clear plastic gift bag and tie with a colorful ribbon.
Cranberry-Pistachio Biscotti Photo Credit : Tremblay, Carl
Boasting the colors of Christmas, these festive cranberry-pistachio biscotti are the perfect edible holiday gift.
Lemon Curd Photo Credit : Tremblay, Carl
This homemade lemon curd recipe is perfect for holiday gift giving. Top jars with colorful fabric and personalized gift tags.
Retro Party Mix Photo Credit : Aimee Seavey
The ultimate snack for parties – and kid-approved. Packaged in a decorative container, Party Mix makes a great crowd-pleasing gift.
Bread-and-Butter Apple Pickles Photo Credit : Squire Fox
These quick bread-and-butter apple pickles are sweet and bright. Serve as a side salad, or on sandwiches and burgers.
Shortbread Petticoat Tails Photo Credit : Aimee Tucker
These melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies are rich, buttery, and just plain delicious.
Which holiday food gifts are your favorite to give?
This post was first published in 2016 and has been updated.