48 DIY Food Gifts for the Holidays

My favorite gifts to give at the holiday season are almost always homemade food gifts. I feel like taking the time to pour some love into each gift makes it so much more meaningful. If I’m really feeling on top of things, I might sew or knit a few gifts earlier in the year. But more often than not, my DIY gifts tend to be more of the food variety. Who doesn’t love a delicious homemade food or treat, though? Plus, cooking is where my talents lie – I should put them to good use, right?

Here are 48 ideas for food gifts you can make for the holiday season. Most of them can be done in under a weekend – some of them can even be finished in under 15 minutes. So set some time aside to make your family and friends some food gifts filled with love. It is always worth it!

48 DIY Food Gifts // Savvy Eats

Candy cane fudge via Recipe Girl

Cookie butter-stuffed chocolate chip cookie truffles via A Simple Pantry

DIY hot sauce via Just Putzing Around the Kitchen

Fiesta dip mix via Chocolate Moosey

Gourmet marinated olives via The Daring Gourmet

Herb + flower infused honey via Hello Natural

Homemade gum drops via The Stay At Home Chef

Orange and ginger dark chocolate bark

Spiced pumpkin bourbon via Spache the Spatula

Triple chip oatmeal cookie mix in a jar via The Law Student’s Wife

Winter trail mix via Cafe Johnsonia


For the last 37, check out my round-up from last year. I ended up using a ton of these for 2013, and some will definitely be reappearing in my 2014 gift boxes! 37 more DIY food gifts you can make this weekend. Some of my favorites: DIY cocktail kits, creamsicle marshmallows and sriracha-infused salt!

37 DIY Food Gifts You Can Make Today