41 Homemade Food Gifts For DIY Christmas Gifts

Best homemade edible gifts for Christmas

Blonde chocolate Christmas bark

Decorated with nuts, citrus fruit and salty pretzels, this blonde chocolate bark makes for a delicious edible festive gift.

A tray of chopped white chocolate bark sprinkled with nuts and dried fruit

Candied orange peel

Our cinnamon and gin-infused candied orange peel is easy to make and full of flavour. Great as an edible gift or you could chop it and bake into biscuits.

Strips of candied orange peel, some dipped in chocolate

Peanut brittle

Wrap up in pretty packaging and treat friends and family to these pre-made gifts.

Salted Caramel Nut Brittle Recipe

Salted matcha fudge

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as homemade fudge. Try this fun matcha twist.

Green fudge on a board topped with salt

Classic gingerbread

Try these traditional gingerbread squares with a crumbly, chewy texture. Perfect as a treat or homemade edible gift.

Gingerbread squares on a platter

Christmas fudge

Check out this festive gingerbread fudge that takes just a few minutes to prepare. You can easily double the recipe to make two batches, so you have plenty for gifting.

Festive gingerbread fudge cut into squares on a baking tray

Vegan gingerbread men

Enjoy some festive nostalgia with a batch of vegan gingerbread men. They’re easy to bake and fun to decorate.

A batch of vegan gingerbread men decorated with buttons and icing, resting on a cooling rack

Rum truffles

Get into the festive spirit with a batch of these homemade rum truffles decorated by hand – they make great last-minute gifts.

Homemade rum truffles on a pink plate

Stollen bites

Make these pretty stollen bites for a fun Christmas baking project – you can use any mixed dried fruit, such as cranberries, sour cherries or apricots.

A batch of stollen bites presented on a cake stand alongside a sieve

Marron glacé

Set some time aside to make these candied chestnuts, they’re well worth the effort. Plus, they work perfectly as a stocking filler.

A batch of marron glacé on a white plate

Christmas jam

Decant this festive jam – packed with cranberries, orange juice and zest, spices, sugar and apples – into a pretty glass jar to gift to a loved one.

Three jars filled with Christmas jam, next to a piece of toast

Kaju katli

Cashew burfi, or kaju katli, is an Indian dessert recognisable by its diamond shape and silver leaf. This recipe for burfi, flavoured with mandarin zest and orange, a pinch of saffron and roasted pistachios, makes a brilliant festive gift.

A slate platter topped with six diamond shaped sweets, decorated with orange zest

Blackberry gin

If you’re looking for a gift to give a gin lover, why not rustle up this homemade blackberry tipple? It will last for months and celebrates the best of local ingredients.

A glass jar filled with a deep red gin and green bay leaves

Besan ladoos

Check out this salted caramel spin on classic besan burfi, a crumbly, biscuity Indian fudge that’s golden and nutty. Garnish with gold leaf and a sprinkle of sea salt flakes.

A bright pink tablecloth topped with a plate of chocolate-coated fudge balls

Easy homemade dog treats

Treat your furry friends this Christmas to these home-made dog biscuits – made with natural, easy to find ingredients.

Homemade Dog Biscuits Recipe

Hot pepper jelly

Perk up any dish with this sweet and fiery condiment. Unopened in a cool, dark place, these pretty jars will keep for six months – making them an ideal make-ahead Christmas stocking filler.

Hot Red Pepper Jelly Recipe

Chestnut truffles

Jazz up your chocolate truffles this Christmas with these chocolate and chestnut truffles – a great twist on the classic truffle. They’re nutty and indulgent. Take them along to a Christmas party for the host and you might be able to eat one yourself…

Chestnut Christmas Truffles Recipein a turquoise tin

Mocha chocolate slab

Make this indulgent chocolate slab with white chocolate, dark chocolate and coffee beans to give as a gift or serve as a smart dinner party dessert with coffee. This homemade DIY Christmas gift will look pretty wrapped up.

Chocolate Slab Recipe

Christmas gin with clementine

Instead of buying a bottle of fizz for your next party, why not make a bottle of clementine, ginger and bay gin? It’s super easy to make but it’s a great original idea. The festive clementine flavour will get everyone into the Christmas spirit. If you’re looking for gin cocktail recipes, we’ve got plenty here

Christmas Gin Recipe With Clementine, Ginger And Bay on a snow covered table with pine cones and clementine segments

Sweet miso caramels

These caramels will be loved by both children and adults. The mix of sweet and salty flavours is a fun twist on the classic caramel. Wrap them in greaseproof paper to give away as artisan-style DIY Christmas gifts for friends and family, or eat them all yourself! We have plenty of caramel cakes and bakes to try here…

Sweet Miso Caramel Recipe

Aperol and red grapefruit marmalade

Want to impress your friends with homemade Christmas gifts? Make our boozy red grapefruit marmalade, a festive twist on this classic jam. Aperol lends a lovely bitter orange note to this soft-set, festive-looking marmalade. Discover our guide to preserving here

Three jars of orange Aperol marmalade with ribbon round the top


Try our recipe for homemade pistachio nougat. This sweet treat is the perfect thing to make and give as a foodie gift, or to serve alongside coffee after dinner

Pistachio nougat

Gin and tonic dip dabs

We’ve got the best present for friends who are fans of a gin and tonic. These homemade Christmas gin and tonic dip dabs, are a fun grown-up version of a childhood favourite. You can substitute any other flavouring for the gin and tonic – orange or lemon extract also work well. Check out our easy gin and tonic cake, too

Gin and Tonic Dib Dabs

The ultimate homemade food gift! This chocolate chip cookie pizza is super easy to make and great fun to assemble with all the family. Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, this is the perfect Christmas present for a crowd. Deliver in a pizza box for a bit of fun.

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Chilli-infused oil

Infused oils are best made in small amounts as they go off quicker. This simple oil is the perfect gift to give friends this Christmas.

Chilli-Infused Olive Oil Recipe

Baileys fudge

Fudge is a sweet treat that keeps well and the addition of Baileys makes it great for the festive season. If you want to get ahead with gifts, it can be made in advance and keeps for a month.

Baileys and White Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Vegan fudge

Decorate this vegan fudge with some pretty ribbon for gifting – you can make it ahead as it’ll keep in the fridge for up to a month.

Squares of chocolate vegan fudge with topped with salt flakes on a white chopping board

Baileys chocolate tiffin

Looking for an easy edible gift to give friends over the festive season? Check out these indulgent chocolate tiffins with our favourite Christmas drink in solid chocolate form. You don’t have to include the edible glitter but it does give added bling. Try our other Baileys Irish cream recipes here, from Baileys cheesecake to Baileys fudge…

Baileys Chocolate Tiffin Recipe for Christmas

Christmas plum chutney

A jar of chutney is the ideal homemade food gift for hosts over the festive season. It can keep for ages, so your host can enjoy it at their leisure. Try making a big batch so that you can keep a few jars for yourself!

Homemade Spiced Plum Chutney Recipe

Pistachio and cherry cantuccini

Need an easy homemade Christmas gift for friends and family? Wrapped in a cellophane bag, these pistachio and cherry cantuccini keep well so can be made in advance and go great with a cup of coffee. More pistachio recipes here

Homemade Cantuccini Recipe

Homemade sriracha

If you’re friends with people who can handle heat, a bottle of homemade sriracha would go down a treat. Buy some empty bottles and fill with hot sauce for a spicy gift for the festive season.

Homemade Sriracha Sauce Recipe

Sour cherry stollen bars

Jazz up your stollen this Christmas with our easy bars that make great handmade Christmas gifts. The ingredients list may look lengthy but it’s all about building up the textures and flavours to make this the most moreish bar ever – way better than regular stollen. Check out our best cherry recipes here

Christmas Stollen Recipe

Vanilla fudge

Try our super crumbly fudge recipe with muscovado sugar for an impressive handmade Christmas gift. Our fudge may take a little effort but makes for a sweet gift to give your foodie friends and family for Christmas.

Easy Vanilla Fudge Recipe

Christmas biscuits

Looking for a foodie festive activity to do with children? Our spiced Christmas biscuits make perfect edible decorations to hang from your tree or mantle. You can leave them out for Santa or wrap them up as a gift, the possibilities are endless!

Iced Christmas biscuits tied onto a tree with ribbon

Blackberry whisky

Looking for homemade Christmas gifts to take to a Christmas party? We’ve got the the perfect homemade gift for whisky lovers. The subtle spiciness of blackberries is a great match for whisky. Use an affordable blended scotch, which you can tweak by adding in whole, toasted spices (such as cardamom) to infuse.

A glass bottle filled with blackberry whisky next to a full glass

Salted cashew nut brittle

Why not make a hamper full of edible treats for friends this year? This salted cashew nut brittle will be fun to make, but your friends will love eating it even more. It’s really simple to make, too!

Salted Cashew Brittle Recipe

Chocolate truffles

Homemade chocolate truffles are an easy and original gift. You can add whatever flavours you fancy and have as much fun with them as you like. Try popping them in a box lined with greaseproof paper to give away to your family. More chocolate recipes here

Chocolate truffles recipe

Chocolate-dipped honeycomb

Need inspiration for easy edible gifts? Ready in 20 minutes, our quick and fun honeycomb recipe is dipped in dark, milk and white chocolate, the perfect Christmas treat for someone with a sweet tooth. Discover more of our best Christmas baking recipe here

Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Recipe

Cranberry and ginger tiffin

Make this simple, indulgent tiffin to treat someone you love this Christmas. You can swap the white chocolate for dark or milk – whichever you fancy. The cranberry and ginger flavours really lift the buttery biscuit. It’s ready in just 30 minutes, so a great last-minute gift. We’ve got plenty more ginger recipes here too

Squares of white chocolate and cranberry tiffin, in a gift formation

Peanut butter pretzel truffles

These truffles are rich, nutty and very chocolatey. Covered in pretzels, they’ve got a crunchy outside and smooth centre. Make a big batch and give them out to lots of different friends this Christmas, you’ll be everyone’s favourite!

Peanut Butter Truffles Recipe Peanut Butter Truffles Recipe boxed up and ready to be gifted


Florentines are sweet, nutty and easy to make. Try dipping them in different types of chocolate to mix it up a bit. Place in a box lined with greaseproof paper for a fancy yet fun homemade Christmas present for friends and family to enjoy with a comforting cup of tea over the festive season.

Dark chocolate florentines hanging on ribbons

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