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8 Edible Christmas Gifts You Can Make at Home

Save money and have a lot of fun by making homemade treats to give as gifts this Christmas.

8 Homemade Christmas Food Gifts
Handyman Magazine

These gifts work perfectly as party favours, add-ons to other presents and as additions to gift hampers.

One idea is to make all the items of this list and add them all to a festive food-filled gift hamper.​

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1. Christmas Tree Cookie Stack
1. Christmas Tree Cookie Stack
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How cute is this Christmas tree cookie stack? Make the cookies, ice them, stack them up and voila, the job is done! To give this cookie stack as a gift, place it on a saucer and cover it with cellophane and ribbon. Add some chocolates, lollies and even ornaments to the plate for an added touch.
2. Chocolate Reindeer Cookies
2. Chocolate Reindeer Cookies
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These chocolate reindeer cookies are guaranteed to be a hit with kids and adults alike. This recipe yields about 48 cookies, making it a great recipe to make for Christmas food gifts. You can divide the batch up for separate people, or arrange all 48 cookies on a platter and use it as a single gift.
3. Cookie Tree Centrepiece
3. Cookie Tree Centrepiece
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This cookie tree centrepiece is both stunning and delicious. It'll add festive flair to any tabletop and will surely be appreciated as a gift. As well as food ingredients, an ornament tree and ribbon are needed for this project.
4. Amaretto Peach Preserves
4. Amaretto Peach Preserves
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Preserves are a traditional addition to gift hampers, and with good reason. They are delicious and highly versatile. Our Amaretto peach preserves can be added to toast, ice cream, yogurt, meringue and so much more.
5. Orange Spice Wafers
5. Orange Spice Wafers
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These orange spice wafers go wonderfully with a cup of tea. To give them as an inexpensive gift, place the wafers in a cellophane bag and tie with a bow. Set inside a tea cup. Look for unique cups and saucers at garage sales, charity stores and markets.
6. DIY Rum Ball Christmas Crackers
6. DIY Rum Ball Christmas Crackers
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These adult-friendly Christmas crackers are bound to be a crowd pleaser. They are also time-friendly. The rum balls require no cooking, and making the crackers requires packing three rum balls in a tube of paper inside a square of cellophane and then twisting the ends to make a cracker shape.
7. Lemony Potpourri
7. Lemony Potpourri
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While not a food, this beautifully-scented lemony potpourri is made in the kitchen using dried flowers and essential oils. Package the finished product in a decorative jar or pouch.
8. Blueberry Jam
8. Blueberry Jam
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Homemade blueberry jam makes a lovely gift, not to mention a delicious topping on toast. Make it when blueberries are in season and store. The recipe can be doubled or tripled.


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