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
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”
Love the ice cream sundae kit idea! They are all wonderful ways to show you care during the holiday season.
Isn’t that ice cream sundae kit adorable? I loved it! 🙂
These are great, Lorelai! I especially love the Dip Mix Ornaments! I always MEAN to bake homemade gifts, but it doesn’t always get done 🙁
Oh, those Dip Mix Ornaments are amazing. What a great idea… LOVE them.. 🙂
And BY THE WAY, thanks for linking up to the #homematters linky party last week! We hope to see you again this coming Friday! (hehehehehe) 🙂
No problem, I’ll see if I can make it this week… *smirk, smirk, smirk*
These are awesome! I especially love the Homemade Irish Cream! Great gift ideas! Thanks!
Mmm… I’m a fan of Irish Cream too! 😉
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! 🙂
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. 🙂
The dip mix ornaments are so cute, love the idea. Homemade salsa sound very good too. Great ideas, thank you for sharing!
I so glad you like the gift ideas, Anna. 🙂
I just saw those little “ornaments” at the store and couldn’t think of what to do with them – now I know!! I love it!!! Pinned it!
So glad I had such a timely post for you! The ornaments are adorable, and would make a wonderful gift. 🙂
I would love to have some of that Irish cream to use in my coffee and stuff. That is a great list of DIY!!!
Oh, I know… I love Irish Cream in coffee too! 🙂 It’s also great over ice cream.
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
The dip mix ornaments are probably my favorite, but the icre cream kit is so much fun. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
I’m sorry, you said something after Candy Cane Vodka? Can I have some NOW!
Seriously, I love every single one of these. Pinned!
Hahaha! Audrey, let’s get together for a Candy Cane Martini! 🙂 Thanks for the pin.
This is my kind of post. These are amazing ideas! I love giving homemade gifts. I’m pinning this.
So glad you love these gift ideas. Amanda. Thanks for pinning. 🙂
Candy cane vodka , never crossed my mind but definitely will caress my lips !!! I’m trying this and serving it to my guests !! #ibabloggers
The Candy Cane Vodka will be a special treat for holiday parties! Make enough to package it into a small bottle or jar for a take-away gift. 🙂
G’day What great ideas! Thanks for sharing!
There are some really fun and very different ideas on this list. Glad you like it. 🙂
I love gifts in jars. I love the little light bulbs and the Vanilla.
Those are great choices! I’m in love with those little Dip Mix Ornaments, and I’m always a huge Vanilla fan, so homemade vanilla… YUM! 🙂
Thank you so much for featuring my 13 Homemade Food Gift Ideas at your blog! 🙂
~Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai
I liked your ideas so much, I blogged about them. You’ve given me some inspiration to beat the gift-giving idea blues. Thanks!
Thank you, Steph! I’m so glad I puled you out of the blue with some inspiring gift ideas! 🙂
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
Thanks for stopping by! I’m glad you like the gift ideas, and I can;t wait to check out next week’s post. 🙂
Great collection of recipes! #ibabloggers
Thanks for embracing the homemade gift ideas, Teresa! 🙂
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!
I’m glad I gave you some inspiration. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
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
I know, the Peppermint Brownies are delicious, and they package up so cute! 🙂 Enjoy your homemade gift making.
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.
The sundae kit is a super fun idea, and the dip mix ornaments are very cute and clever. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
Thank you for featuring my post, 13 Homemade Food Gift Ideas on Social Media Saturday! 🙂 I can’t wait to see what’s in store this week.
Thanks for featuring me at Social Media Saturday! 🙂
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,
Those really are cool and different gifts. I love them too. Enjoy and have fun putting them together. 🙂