I’m glad everyone loved my Holiday Gift Ideas. Now, as promised, are my favorite homemade, food gifts for the holidays:
The favorite holiday cookie turned healthy! No-one can resist these because they taste just like Girl Scout Thin Mints!
A new favorite of mine that combines the flavor of pumpkin pie with a creamy non-dairy frosting. Perfect for pumpkin pie lovers.
A Pecan Roll made without grains, sugar, or dairy. A great gift to bring to brunches.
Peanut Butter and Chocolate. No more needs to be said.
Just like Reese’s cups, but with no added sugar. Give this homemade version to a friend and I guarantee they will love it.
It’s a bread with no grains and no flour. Can you believe it? Wow your guests with this.
Forget the fruit cake and make this tasty bread instead. Full of whole grains, nuts, fruit, and spices.
This granola combines the favorite flavors of the season: pumpkin, cinnamon, and coffee. It also takes less than ten minutes to prepare.
Ways to Package Treats for Gifts:
- Save your leftover glass jars to pile in granola or cookies (see the pumpkin spice latte granola above for the idea). Tie a ribbon around the jar and create a homemade label with paper and colored pens.
- Buy “Chinese Takeout Cartons” (can be found at Michael’s Craft Store). They come in different colors and patterns and can be filled with tissue paper before adding the treats.
- Paper Bags can be decorated with tinsel, ribbons, and paint.
- Re-Use small decorated boxes. Fill with parchment paper to line the box.
Extra Package Decorations:
- You may wish to print off the recipe for the homemade treat you are giving, and then attach the recipe to the gift along with a card.
- Instead of making the treat, make the “Gift in a Jar.” Layer all the Dry ingredients of your recipe in a jar and attach directions on how to add the wet ingredients. Decorate the jar with ribbons.
- Make a gift basket that combines homemade treats with fresh fruit (like pears and pomegranates), nuts, coffee, tea, cute mugs, fuzzy socks, or any other stocking-stuffer you can think of.
THOUGHT-PROVOKING, MIND-PRODDING QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What are your favorite homemade treats to give? Feel free to provide recipes below!
Also, what are your favorite ways to package them?