We love edible Christmas gifts! Who wouldn’t want to receive a unique Christmas present that’s handmade, and delicious? And the best thing about DIY Christmas gifts? They’re cheap and easy to make, so you’ll save money and you won’t have to brave the chaos that is the shops. Get inspired by our list of the best handmade Christmas gift ideas and make this festive season a DIY dream.
Savoury gift ideas
Although Christmas is definitely the time to indulge, there are some people out there who prefer savoury to sweet (shocking, we know). If you’d rather give DIY Christmas gifts that are savoury, we’ve got you covered with a selection of pestos, chutneys and even gourmet salt.
Jam always makes edible Christmas gifts that everyone loves to get — versatile and tasty, plus you can keep it in the fridge and enjoy it long after the festive season is over. We’ve got three easy jam recipes, plus a chocolate and hazelnut spread recipe that you just have to try!
Sweet treats are a classic handmade gift to give, and we’ve got 6 delicious ideas to try. If you plan ahead and start making some of these unique Christmas gifts now, you’ll be stress-free with nothing to do but relax come Christmas Day.
Cakes, biscuits and other treats
Whether you’re looking for the perfect secret Santa present or a hostess gift that’ll ensure you’re always invited back, biscuits, rusks and homemade granola should do the trick!
Mixes in jars
None of these DIY Christmas gift ideas quite what you’re looking for? We the love the idea of giving jars of baking mixes. Just layer the dry ingredients from your favourite biscuit recipe in a jar, then attach the recipe for whipping up a batch. Voila! Easy, cheap, unique Christmas gifts! What more could you ask for?
Plus we’ve got free Christmas gift tags for you to download and print and 10 handmade gifts to give to teachers — Christmas, sorted!
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