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!
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
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!