Incredible edible Christmas gift ideas
Stuck on ideas for Christmas gifts? There's no need to resort to vouchers, socks and soap when you have these options.
This Christmas we’ve decided to make our gifts for friends and family. Far more personal than the usual fare, handmade gifts speak from the heart and let your recipient know they're worth the time it takes to make something special. Naturally, as we’re food lovers, we think edible Christmas gifts are the best choice!
Food makes a perfect Christmas gift for many reasons. Who doesn’t love a Christmas treat at this time of year? Edible gifts are also perfect for sharing, and your friend will be thanking you when guests pop in for a Christmas drink and they’re looking for nibbles to serve.
We’ve rounded up our best ideas for perfect edible Christmas gifts. We think you’ll really enjoy making these moreish morsels. Just make sure not to give in to temptation and keep them all for yourself!
Fun Festive Cookies
Stop spending your dough and start making some (cookie dough, that is!).
All of you bakers out there – now is your chance to show your friends and family what you’re really made of. Go on, show off!
Shortbread and cookies are a classic choice which always go down a treat. For something different, we love this idea from The Dairy Kitchen to give a Christmas Cookie Gift Jar. Simply layer the dry ingredients in a pretty jar, and when your friends are ready to bake it’s simply a matter of adding some milk, eggs and butter. Try these other cookie ideas too:
Silly Season Savouries
Who says Christmas treats need to be sweet? These goodies go perfectly with a beautiful cheese board at the start or end of a Christmas feast.
Make a mini hamper with one of the following ideas, plus some cheese wine for an indulgent gift:
Delightful Christmas Cupcakes
Who can resist a cupcake (or two)! That sweet, moist cake topped with a dome of creamy icing, beautifully packaged into a little gift box – oh how our mouths water!
When making cupcakes for gifts, half the effort really is in the decorating. A little extra effort will go a long way, as your cupcakes will present as a gorgeous gift. Sprinkling edible silver balls adds festive sparkle, especially when combined with metallic paper cups. Or top with Christmas themed decorations like reindeer, candy canes or holly. Try the following Christmassy cupcake recipes:
We wish you all a delicious Christmas – happy cooking!
Get the recipe: White Crackle Snowmen
If you're looking for a slightly different idea, these little snowmen are totally adorable. They take a bit more effort, but the result is worth it. If you have kids it could be a nice little festive project, too.
Get the recipe: White Christmas Minty Treats
The flavour of these white Christmas treats are inspired by minty candy canes and shaped like little puddings with chocolate drizzle on top. Great for sharing!