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Gifts from the Kitchen: Homemade Christmas Gifts

Gifts from the Kitchen: 11+ Homemade Christmas Gifts that you can make for your family and friends this holiday season! Nothing more personal and delicious than a homemade gift!

I love the idea of giving gifts that have been made by hand, with care and love, especially DIY Christmas gifts from the kitchen. I picture the gift recipient at their kitchen counter, or dinner table, with something I made by hand, with them in mind, and that is an amazing thing.  It’s also wonderful to give a gift that someone can enjoy even after the holidays are over. So today I’m sharing 11+ Homemade Christmas Gifts that are made in your kitchen. Make one or make many and put together a festive holiday gift basket.

11+ Homemade Christmas Gifts

Cinnamon Sugar Scrub

This Cinnamon Sugar Scrub is made with 3 simple ingredients, and leaves hands feeling softer (and smelling more delicious) than ever! Wrap it in little jars and give it as gifts that your friends and family can use all year round! GET THE RECIPE HERE

Homemade Christmas Gifts of small jars filled with cinnamon sugar scrub. the jar sits on branches of cedar. next to the jar are cinnamon sticks tied with a velvet ribbon

Christmas Crack

This Easy 5-Ingredient Christmas Crack Recipe is always a holiday favourite!  It’s sweet, salty, caramel-y and so chocolate-y.  Perfect for cookie exchanges and gift giving. GET THE RECIPE HERE

Homemade Christmas Gifts of a box filled with pieces of Christmas Crack treats

Easy Nuts and Bolts

Give the gift of snack food! Wrap up a batch of these Easy Nuts and Bolts for family and friends…my Mom always gifts us a big bag of these and I look forward to it every year! This is a delicious salty and garlicky mixture of cereal, pretzels, nuts and chips, and makes a big batch. GET THE RECIPE HERE

a bowl filled with nuts and bolts

Christmas Gumdrop Nougat Candy

This Christmas Gumdrop Nougat Candy is an easy no-bake treat that is perfect for the holiday season and especially delicious as a homemade gift. Trust me, your friends and family will LOVE this Christmas treat…the only problem is that you might get asked to make it every year! GET THE RECIPE HERE

Homemade Christmas Gifts: a bowl filled with squares of red and green gumdrop nougat candy

Christmas Cookies

Cookies always make the best Homemade Christmas Gifts! Here is my collection of holiday cookie recipes to make. There are so many delicious options to make, wrap and give as gifts.

a top down view of a table filled with different plates of Christmas cookies for Homemade Christmas Gifts

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Make this Peppermint Hot Chocolate mix (in chocolate or white chocolate) and give it as a gift to friends and family this holiday season! Package these hot cocoa mixes in little or big jars, and embellish with festive ribbon. Just imagine the receiver of your gift enjoying mugs of your homemade cocoa on a cold wintery night. GET THE RECIPE HERE

a woman holds a jar of peppermint hot chocolate powder in her hands as Homemade Christmas Gifts

Caramel Crunch Popcorn

This Caramel Crunch Popcorn is a family favourite! It’s chewy, rich, creamy and so full of delicious caramel flavour. Package it up in a festive Christmas tin and give it as a gift! GET THE RECIPE HERE

a white bowl of caramel crunch popcorn

Coconut Sugar Scrub

Coconut Sugar Scrub is made with 2 simple ingredients, and will leave hands feeling softer than ever. A great (and easy) gift idea! I often give little jars as teacher gifts during the holiday season so they can use it all year round! GET THE RECIPE HERE

a jar of coconut sugar scrub sits on a white wooden table. next to the jar are little pink flowers

Cranberry Balsamic Chutney

This Cranberry Balsamic Chutney is sweet, tangy and SO delicious and is wonderful served with Brie and bread. Makes a lovely holiday hostess gift…I like to put it in little mason jars with sequin fabric covered lids. As a complete gift why not give a small jar with a small wheel of Brie and a box of crackers! GET THE RECIPE HERE

Lemon Sugar Scrub

This Lemon Sugar Scrub is another great scrub gift idea!  Made with 3 simple ingredients. Another idea is to make all 3 scrubs (cinnamon, coconut and lemon) and give one small jar of each! GET THE RECIPE HERE

Very Merry Cupcake Kits

These Very Merry Cupcake Kits are a fun make-your-own cupcake kit that you can give to friends and family, so they can make cupcakes when they want them. So festive and fun! SEE HOW TO MAKE THEM HERE

Chocolate Caramel Clusters

These Chocolate Caramel Nut Clusters are made up of 3 parts:  a toasted nut layer, a creamy caramel layer, and a rich and smooth chocolate layer. The most delicious gift idea everrrrr. GET THE RECIPE HERE

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Balls

These Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Balls are rich, chocolatey and full of peanut butter flavour! Make a big batch and package them up in pretty take out food boxes and give them as a gift! GET THE RECIPE HERE

Peppermint Bark

This Peppermint Bark is made with only 3 simple ingredients, and it’s so easy to make! This pretty treat is a delicious gift for friends and family. GET THE RECIPE HERE

Peppermint Bark Recipe

Vanilla Bean Sugar

Vanilla bean pods and granulated sugar makes the most delicious Vanilla Bean Sugar that is delicious in tea, baking and more! A delicious homemade holiday gift. GET THE RECIPE HERE

Gingerbread Salt Dough Ornaments

Now you can’t eat these, but I wanted to include them because you’re still making them in your kitchen! They make a great addition to holiday wrapping, and your friends and family can hang them on their Christmas tree! This fun homemade craft is easy enough for the kids to make too. SEE HOW TO MAKE THEM HERE

a top down view of a tray of gingerbread salt dough ornaments

Pretty Packaging for Edible Gifts

Use wax paper, some pretty paper cut outs and an iron, to make this pretty AND practical wrapping paper for your edible treats…perfect for wrapping up your Homemade Christmas Gifts! GET STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS HERE

three packages of Homemade Christmas Gifts cookies wrapped in wax paper packages

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I hope you found some inspiration to make some homemade Christmas Gifts…DIY gifts are the best! If you’re looking for more DIY gift ideas, make sure to follow my Gift Pinterest Board here!

Happy Holidays!

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