It’s the season of giving, but this year, rather than buying another gift card that will go unused, why not share with your friends and neighbours a treat from this collection of 75 Homemade Gifts from Your Kitchen!? Homemade cakes, cookies, and snacks are always more appreciated anyway!
As a food blogger, I oftentimes show how much I care for someone by gifting them homemade cakes, cookies, or other baked confections. The older I get, the more I realize that something homemade is appreciated much more than something store-bought – especially when it comes to sweet treats. With that in mind, I’ve put together a list of 75 Homemade Gifts that you can easily prepare right from your kitchen, to share with your cherished family, friends, and neighbours.
Any of these treats would make a great gift! Consider whipping up a few batches of whichever recipes appeal to you the most. Wrap them up in cellophane or set them into a food-safe carton or box. Tie them up with ribbons or bows and maybe insert a sprig of fresh balsam or cedar. Gift them to whomever you like!
In our home, homemade goodies will go to family, of course. We give bags of cookies and treats to friends and neighbours too. If I’m expecting deliveries from Amazon, FedEx, UPS, etc., I’ll put bags of cookies out on the front porch so they can take a bag with them. In fact, John.e will often drop treats off in town. We love to give treats to the pharmacist, the librarian, and whomever else we might think of. It’s a great way to build a relationship with local business owners and operators.
So, if you’re reading this, and you have been the recipient of baked goods or confections from us, know that you are cared for and appreciated! Now it’s your turn! Bake some treats and gift them to your loved ones too. This holiday season, let’s make homemade gifts the norm! Who’s with me?
HOW TO GET THE RECIPES
Buying presents at Christmastime can be quite expensive, but gifting homemade baked goods can actually save you some money. I put together this list of 75 Homemade Gifts from Your Kitchen to help you out. These recipes will help to make preparing your holiday treats a little easier! And, there are just so many to choose from!
So, how do you get to the recipes? Well, it’s very easy! On the backend, I’ve done all the work for you. As soon as you see a picture of a food item that you like, just click on the green highlighted box that says “CHECK OUT THE RECIPE.” A new window will open in your browser so that you don’t lose your place on this page. No searching, no downloading, each and every recipe is just a click away. Ok, let’s take a look!
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EVERYONE’S FAVOURITE COOKIES
Lord Byron’s Annual Christmas Cookie Series
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BARS & SQUARES
CAKES AND LOAVES
JAMS & SAUCES
This next section might seem a bit odd, but hear me out. You can prepare a large batch of homemade jam and can them using a water bath canning method. You can make 8-12 jars up and label them with a nice festive label. Tie a ribbon or festive string around the ring of the mason jar. Gift the jam with scones or tea biscuits. And, consider serving the sauces with some packages of noodles or even warm appetizers!
We know everyone loves a charcuterie board! If you’re heading to a party this season, bring one or more of these items with you. They make a lovely hostess gift! Place the gift in a basket and surround it with store-bought crackers, bread, and maybe some cured meats.
CHARCUTERIE BOARD FOODS
I love the idea of sharing seasoning blends as gifts. You can buy clear Christmas tree ornaments at craft stores. Wash them well and dry them. Fill them with your favourite seasoning blend and gift them with a recipe card and the ingredients needed to make your favourite recipes!
One last thing – special treats. These are in a category all on their own. I absolutely love preparing donuts at home. It’s actually easier than you think! And, who could say no to a snack mix? You have to try these!
75 HOMEMADE GIFTS FROM YOUR KITCHEN
There you go, Dear Reader! 75 Homemade Gifts from Your Kitchen all on one page for you to peruse and drool over! I trust you will be able to find a recipe or ten in this list that fits into your holiday baking time and schedule.
I’m going to share one more of these collection type posts tomorrow, but I’ll be back on Monday with a brand new series for you! This time, I’m posting 12 back-to-back recipes in Lord Byron’s 12 Christmas Snacks and Treats series! Be sure to come back and join me!
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