17 delicious homemade gifts

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17 delicious homemade gifts | Mum's Grapevine

Struggling with gift ideas for family and friends? Don’t fret. Making homemade gifts in the kitchen will soon relieve some of that stress and have you smiling in no time (just think of all the taste testing!). We’ve rustled through a collection of drool-worthy recipes to bring you a whole host of gifts ready to be devoured.

Here are 17 delicious gifts for you to make at home.

Homemade butter

Homemade cinnamon honey butter

Is there anything more mouth-watering than a velvety spread of butter on freshly baked bread? Well, yes, there is. And this cinnamon honey butter is it! A perfect homemade gift for those who love a little decadence. (via The Food Charlatan)

Heavenly nougat

Homemade gifts: Pistachio and hazelnut nougat

Chewy, nutty, tasty and in our belly. Nougat definitely ticks all the right boxes. Make a large slab of this pistachio and hazelnut nougat then slice and wrap for friends and family. (via My Name is Yeh)

Marinated olives

Homemade marinates olives make a great gift for friends and family

Dinner parties and nibbles or perhaps a lazy Friday evening in front of the box – olives are always a welcomed addition to the table and when you marinate them yourself they’re even more wonderful. (via Alexandra Cooks)

Hot chocolate

DIY Gifts: Homemade hot chocolate in a jar

Silky hot chocolate will be an instant hit with anyone in the family. Put together your own magical mix in a jar with special extras like mini marshmallows and chopped candy canes. You’ll take your homemade gifts to the next level. (via Love Grows Wild)

Holiday spice jar

DIY Gifts: Homemade spice jar

There’s something about the combination of orange, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg that immediately makes our tummies feel warm and fuzzy inside. These mulling spices are great for cider, wine and even adding to stewing stock. Bunch together in a jar and tie with pretty twine. (via Lil Luna)

Marinated cheese

Homemade Gifts: Marinated Goats Cheese

Infusing cheese with herbs and spices will give it an extra kick to leave cheese fans drooling. These simple jars of marinated goat cheese not only look incredible but they’ll be a future fridge staple for your foodie friend. (via Style Me Pretty)

Peppermint patties

Chocolate peppermint patties

Coated in a delectable layer of chocolate and sprinkled with crushed peppermint lollies, these peppermint patties are the ultimate homemade gift for people mad for mint-chic-chip! (via The Gunny Sack)

Get saucy

Homemade Gifts: Jar of salted caramel

SALTED. CARAMEL. Easy to make and even easier to eat, it’s the sauce of all sauces. We suggest making an extra jar for yourself, ya’ know, just in case. (via Table for Two)

Beautiful breakfast

Homemade gifts: Gingerbread granola

Know someone who’s a sucker for a good granola? Making your own is easy. Combine nuts, oats and a few tasty spices then bake in the oven for the perfect crunch. (via Spoonie Sophia)

Nuts for Nutella

Homemade gifts: Nutella jars

Pass the spoon! Kids big and small will go cray-cray for a tub of this stuff. Free from dairy and grains this homemade hazelnut spread is packed with yum.  (via Deliciously Organic)

Infused honey

Infused honey recipe

Oh, honey! Get a little creative in the kitchen and whip up a jar of personalised honey for a loved one. Know their favourite spices? Get sprinkling. How about herbs? Trust us – they work. Flowers can go in too! (via Hello Natural)

Hot for harissa

Homemade harissa sauce

If you know someone who’s a fan of the hot stuff then this homemade harissa is sure to please. It’s packed with intense flavour and heat so maybe go easy on the tasting when you’re done! (via Half Baked Harvest)

Bacon salt

DIY Gifts: Bacon Salt

Bacon – It’s the be all and end all of breakfast, brunch and lunch. Gift your bacon lover a jar of bacon salt and you’ll be their favourite forever. (via Not Quite Nigella)

Healthy jam

Homemade Chia Strawberry Jam

Chia seed jam is a healthier version of the traditional spread, with no refined sugar in sight. A great gift for those who like to live a little lighter. Simply rustle up a batch using any fruit in season and spoon into pretty jars. (via Oh My Veggies)

Chocolate bars

Homemade chocolate bars make a great edible gift

Impress loved ones with bars of homemade chocolate. You don’t have to be Willy Wonka to get this one right – it’s super simple! Use dark, milk or white chocolate for your base then add nuts or dried fruit and seeds for added texture. (via Flourishing Foodie)

Ridiculously good fudge

Easy homemade chocolate fudge

Fudge has a reputation for being a little tedious when it comes to the making. Constantly stirring every minute? Ain’t nobody got time for that! Instead, bring out the slow cooker and use this recipe. All you need to concentrate on is licking the bowl. (via Le Creme De La Crumb)

Cinnamon cookies

Cinnamon-Sugar Cookies

These cookies are brimming with festive flavours. A buttery cookie dough combines with cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar for a taste of Christmas in every bite. Bake and pack into boxes for a wonderfully sweet homemade gift. (via Country Living)


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