13 Homemade Gift Ideas - Food - Life With Lorelai

13 Homemade Gift Ideas – Food

13 Homemade Gift Ideas - Food - Life With Lorelai

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

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

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

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

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

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! 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

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

8. DIY: Ice Cream Sundae Kit

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

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

Give 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

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

12. Homemade Salsa

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

13. Homemade Vanilla Extract

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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52 thoughts on “13 Homemade Gift Ideas – Food”

  1. Another awesome post of Homemade Gift ideas! I usually make a bunch of different cookies; sugar, chocolate chip n peanut butter n put in a Christmas tin/box to give as a gift or for attending a Christmas party/gathering! I thought the Ice Cream Sundae Kit is pretty cool and would be fun to make! I have never seen until today the Dip Mix Ornaments- wow! They are neat looking! I love the caramel recipe too! Quite frankly, I like a lot of the recipes here! Thanks so much for sharing these Homemade Gift Ideas! 🙂

    1. I fell in love with the Dip Mix Ornaments the moment I saw them! I love Christmas tins. In fact, we have several that we’ve received from family in Germany over the many years (some were my grandmothers). Always fun to use. 🙂

  2. I’ve done the traditional cookies as a homemade gift, but these ideas are really cool. The ice cream kit it very clever, but I love the dip mix ornaments. They’re too cute! ‪#‎ibabloggers‬

  3. What cool gift ideal and non of these I’ve made. Tomorrow I’m making some fruit cake and guest what my next Saturday blog post will be. That is if all go smoothly.
    Will be glad to share…Coffee is on

  4. I saw this over at Oh My Heartsie Girl’s Wordless Wednesday. I am like you, I love to give gifts that are homemade. For me, that is usually baking, but oh have you got some great ideas here! I love the salted caramel sauce and the ice cream sundae kit! Pinning and heading out to share on G+ and FB!

  5. How I absolutely LOVE these gift ideas! My favorite are the peppermint brownies. Can’t wait to try ’em! 😉 Thanks so much for sharing them. #ibabloggers

  6. I love the sundae kit the best. The dip mix is really cool. That’s a new one to me. Thank you for sharing and linking up to Scraptastic Saturdays. This post has been shared via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Have a wonderful week.

  7. I would love to make the ice cream kit for one 2 of my grandkids and the Dip Mix spices for my oldest daughter. These would make the perfect add on presents. Thanks for the ideas!!!Have a great weekend,

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