60+ Homemade Edible Gift Ideas

Homemade holiday gifts are thoughtful and budget-friendly. And these edible holiday gift ideas can also be completely earth-friendly. No batteries to replace, and – as long as they’re yummy – they’ll never end up crowding a landfill!

If you’re on a budget, edible gifts are the perfect gift to save money but still show someone how much you care.

One of the hardest parts of moving away from our old Kentucky home was leaving family, friends, and our neighbor Beth’s amazing cinnamon rolls. The week of Christmas, her adorable sons would show up at the door with a pan of warm, ooey-gooey, cinnamon goodness. Within minutes I’d get texts from the other neighbors saying things like, “Is it wrong to moan when you eat them?”

If you’re on a budget, consumable gifts are the perfect way to save money but still show someone how much you care. They also make a nice solution for those people on your list who already have everything.

Baking is a fun holiday tradition you might recall as a child, and a memorable way of bonding during this special season to pass along to your children.

Here are some edible gift ideas and recipes we’ve tried – or plan to try – for holiday parties or edible gifts this year.

Gingerbread Bites

(via Green Child)

Sweet Treats & Snacks

Gingerbread Bites : Green Child

Chocolate Turmeric Caramel Cups : Food Babe

Allergy Friendly Holiday Buckeyes : Super Healthy Kids

Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows : Bakerita

Coconut Praline Gluten-Free Caramel Corn : Against All Grain

Spiced Rosemary Roasted Nuts : Veggie Inspired

Pistachio Brittle : The Kitchn

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles : Sally’s Baking Addiction

Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti : Tasty Kitchen

Homemade Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Sticks : Profusion Curry

Alton Brown’s Candied Ginger : Food Network

Candied Orange Peels : A Spicy Perspective

Vegan Mini Mint Cookies : Green Child

Paleo Dark Chocolate Macadamia Bark Sprinkled with Sea Salt : Mark’s Daily Apple

Paleo Gingerbread Cookies : The Iron You

Christmas Bark : The Kitchn

Snowball Cookies : Susan Lucci and her daughter Liza Huber

Vegan / Paleo Raw Fudge : Detoxinista

Homemade Healthy Kit Kat Bars : Bake it Paleo

Peppermint Brownies : Tastes Better from Scratch

Lemon Cookies : Culinary Hill

christmas edible gifts

(via Vegan Richa)

Breads & Baked Goods

Gluten Free Apple Spice Coffee Cake : Against All Grain

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls : Vegan Richa

Clone of a Cinnabon : All Recipes (this is the recipe my neighbor makes)

Sticky Pecan Mini Buns : The Pioneer Woman

Almond Twists: Love, Cake

Gluten Free Granola : Well Plated

North Pole Cupcakes : Green Child

Cranberry Orange Bread : Feel Good Foodie

Flourless Banana Bread (with optional chocolate chips!) : Green Child

Honey-Nut Baklava : Dr. Weil’s Healthy Kitchen

Scottish Oat Scones : Simple Bites

Chai-Spiced Tea Loaves : Delish

Snickerdoodle Bread : Lil’ Luna

vegetarian five bean soup mix via Back to Her Roots

(via Back to Her Roots)

Gifts in a Jar

Sourdough Starter : The Frugal Girls

Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar : Thrifty Northwest Mom

Homemade Fajita Seasoning : Wellness Mama

Vegetarian 5 Bean Soup Mix : Back to Her Roots

Ina Garten’s Chipotle & Rosemary Spiced Nuts : The Kitchn

Homemade Pancake Mix Jar: Good Life Eats

Sweet & Smoky Popcorn & Nut Mix : Whole Foods

Cherry Pistachio Granola Clusters : The Kitchn

Alton Brown’s Hot Cocoa : Food Network

Grapefruit & Pomegranate Marmalade: Simple Bites

Homemade Vanilla Extract : It’s a Love/Love Thing

Chocolate Raspberry Sauce : Epicurious

Orange Marmalade : Culinary Hill

Homemade Cornbread Mix : A Few Shortcuts

Marisa’s Apple Butter : Simple Bites

Whiskey Caramel Sauce : Food 52

Homemade Brownie Mix Jar : Food Babe

Chocolate Coconut Cashew Butter : The Healthy Apple

For more holiday baking and homemade food gift ideas, check our Edible Gift Ideas Pinterest board. If you have a favorite holiday recipe or baking tradition, we’d love to hear about it!


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  1. Sweets in the City says:

    These recipes are delicious!! Great job!