Need a fun gift for friends and family that’s a bit different and comes from the heart? Here’s your ultimate guide for edible gifts, for everyone on your list!
Giving the gift of homemade gifts for the holidays, or any time you need a gift, for your family and friends, is a great way to show you care. A gift certificate can be so impersonal. But giving someone something that you made, says that you were thinking about that individual, and made this gift specifically for them! Do you have some spicy friends? Give them a jar of homemade salsa, or your own special, homemade chili powders! Have a chocoholic, on your friends list? There are plenty of chocolate treats here! How about a salt fiend? Yep, we have those too! Some truly uniques gifts like smoked cheese are included, as well! And don’t forget your furry friends!
What are edible gifts
Edible Gifts are technically anything that can be eaten or drunk, usually in festive, unique packaging. Edible gifts are both appealing to the eye and the taste buds! Read on to learn more about edible gifts, including unique packaging ideas, types of edibles and lots of different recipes to inspire you to get in your kitchen and treat your friends to a gift from your heart!
Types of edible gifts
The possiblities for edible gifts is really as endless as your imagination! Since there are so many types of edible gifts, we’ll break them down in to a few major categories!
Jams and jellies
Jams and jellies are a delicious edible gift that the recipient can enjoy for months! Every time they slather some of that jam on a piece of toast, they will think of you kindly! Not all jams and jellies need to be processed in a canning pot. Just make sure you label your jars with “Keep Refrigerated”, for food safety reasons!
Gifts in jars
You can make all sorts of things and put them in jars for gift giving! From soup mixes to drink mixes from teas to spices!
Salsas and spicy treats
Do you have a spicy friend on your gift list? This list of all things spicy are not only easy, but delicious for all of those spice lovers! Put a nice bow on top and watch them smile!
Gifts for the chocoholic
Who doesn’t have at least one friend on their list that is a chocolate freak? I bet you do!
Candies are festive and delicious! They can be packaged in so many ways!
Cookies and baked goods
A cookie platter is a great gift to give for the holidays! Buy a cheap, festive plate from your local dollar store and then wrap it up with colorful plastic wrap and a nice bow! Put a few of each variety on each person’s plate so that everyone in their family can enjoy!
Everyone needs a great snack to munch on during that 3pm slump! Here is a festive list that can be wrapped pretty!
Boozy edible gifts
Then there always those folks who enjoy a delicious cocktail or grownup treat! These are great because there are such pretty containers to put them in!
Truly unique edible gifts
For those of you who are looking for something a little bit different, here is a unique, diverse list of homemade treats that anyone can enjoy!
Edible gifts For Your furry friends
Don’t forget your very best friends in the world! They would enjoy a special treat for the holidays too! We used to wrap them in small scraps of wrapping paper and our girls would have so much fun ripping off the paper! (Makes for great video too!) 🙂 Here is fun list of treats for them too!
How to package your edible gifts
Packaging your edible gifts in a unique way adds to the fun for you and for the recipient of your gift! Let your creative juices flow and use pretty ribbons, festive boxes or wraps, gift jars and handmade, customisable tags! Following is a list of suggestions, to help you get started!
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- gift boxes
- gift tags
- carafes for liqueurs
- decorative canning jars
- syrup, vinegar and sauce cruet
- spice jars
- holiday ribbons
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I hope this list gave you some great ideas and that you treat your friends and family to some unique gifts this holiday season. They will thank you for it! Thanks for stopping by today!
Enjoy! And have fun cooking!
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