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13 Homemade Gift Ideas – Food

for your holiday gift giving…

We celebrate Christmas, but whatever winter holiday you enjoy, none of them are truly about receiving gifts. Granted, gifts are a fun and loving part of the holidays, and I love giving gifts. So, I have put together 13 Homemade Gift Ideas for Food.

Let’s face it, it doesn’t take nearly as much to give a store-bought gift as it does to give something of your time and talents. In these economically difficult times, homemade gifts can be a great way to save on money while expounding on love and thoughtfulness.

These gifts would be great for family, friends, and neighbors. They make excellent hostess gifts, or even guest take-away gifts from one of your own holiday celebrations. You can find all of these homemade gift ideas and more on my Food – Gifts Pinterest Board!

I’ve pulled together some new and creative food stuffs for homemade gift ideas and joined them with a few more traditional ideas. Enjoy!

Homemade Gift Ideas

1. Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel Sauce - 13 Homemade Gift Ideas - Food

I love caramel more than I do chocolate! So this yummy gift would have me in heaven! This Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe and photo comes from Kelsey’s Essentials on the Cooking Channel website.

2. Dip Mix Ornaments

Dip Mix Ornaments - 13 Homemade Gift Ideas - Food

Look at this fun idea. Who doesn’t need a quick dip for a holiday party? And after the holidays use it for watching Sunday football or that Superbowl party. These adorable Dip Mix Ornaments Recipe and photo come from Bubbly Nature Creations.

3. Candy Cane Vodka

Candy Cane Vodka - 13 Homemade Gift Ideas - Food

How festive! Make some Candy Cane Martinis for your holiday parties. Check out my post on the Candy Cane Legend for FREE PRINTABLES to add to your gift tags for an adult twist on a special Christmas story. The Candy Cane Vodka Recipe and photo come from Scary Mommy.

4. Cookies in a Jar

Cookies in a Jar - 13 Homemade Gift Ideas - Food

Put whatever cookies you are baking this holiday season into a cute jar wrapped with brown paper and tied with string. What a sweet and warmhearted old-fashioned gift. This idea and photo came from The Southern Institute.

5. Fruit-Infused Vinegar

Fruit-Infused Vinegar - 13 Homemade Gift Ideas - Food

What a lovely way to add wonderful flavors to your cooking. This would be great with salads, chicken dishes and more. Maybe even add a recipe to the gift tag. This Fruit-Infused Vinegar Recipe and photo comes from The Ktichn.

6. Homemade BBQ Sauce

Barbecue Sauce - 13 Homemade Gift Ideas - Food

Barbecue Sauce! What a great idea–a little zip, a little tang, and a whole lot of wow. This Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe and photo are from The Stone Soup.

7. Hot Fudge Sauce

Hot Fudge Sauce - 13 Homemade Gift Ideas - Food

Delicious, chocolatey, luscious… Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe and photo from The Brown Eyed Baker.

8. DIY: Ice Cream Sundae Kit

Ice Cream Sundae Kit - 13 Homemade Gift Ideas - Food

I love clever and fun gifts! Ice cream is good anytime of the year, so put a little summer in someone’s winter with this DIY: Ice Cream Sundae Kit idea and photo from Family Bites. Make your own Salted Caramel or Hot Fudge Sauces to go inside the kit.

9. Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar

Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar - 13 Homemade Gift Ideas - Food

This would be fabulous drizzled over strawberries, raspberries, or ice cream. Use on salad or with pork tenderloin. Yum. Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar Recipe and photo from The Kitchn.

10. Peppermint Brownies Mix

Peppermint Brownies - 13 Homemade Gift Ideas - FoodGive somebody the joy of baking with this Peppermint Brownies Mix in a Jar. Recipe and photo from i heart naptime.

11. Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream

Homemade Bailey's Irish Cream - 13 Homemade Gift Ideas - Food

Add a little something special to the holidays–Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream. Recipe and photo from Good Ideas For You.

12. Homemade Salsa

Homemade Salsa - 13 Homemade Gift Ideas - Food

Spice up the holidays with this amazing gift! Homemade Salsa Recipe and photo from Call Her Blessed.

13. Homemade Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Extract - 13 Homemade Gift Ideas - Food

Fresh homemade ingredients are always the best! So give the best this holiday season with Homemade Vanilla Extract. Recipe and photo from Whipperberry.

I had a great time collecting all of these amazing homemade gift ideas. I hope you enjoy them too. Be sure to stop by and let me know if you use any of these ideas for your holiday gift giving!

Have you given homemade food gifts before?

What are some of your favorite homemade food gift ideas?

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