While there are tons of recipes out there for phenomenal holiday cookies (we’ve offered up plenty of our own), we went beyond the butter and sugar and tracked down 14 spectacularly cool and yet fairly easy homemade food gifts. From sweet to savory to everything in between, we’d happily indulge in any one of these, any season at all. And if you do make one, you’d be darn well Instagram them and share them with us so we can ooh and ahh over your culinary mastery!
(recipe at Handmade Charlotte)
(recipe at Simple Bites)
Around our homes, we can never have enough honey. This gift would be so welcome.
(recipe at Food52)
They had us at fig.
(recipe at My Baking Addiction)
Fun gift for a new mom who can finally experience a little holiday cheer after those dry 40 weeks.
($44 kit, Provisions by Food 52)
Grab this DIY deluxe hot sauce kit by Grow & Make and you have everything you need for 6 bottles. Including the bottles.
(recipe at Deliciously Organic)
And if you want to do more with it than package it up, check out our roundup of delicious nutella recipes.
(recipe at White on Rice Couple)
Marshmallows are the new cake pops. Thank goodness, because you can’t really mess these up.
(recipe at Table for Two)
Isn’t your mouth already watering?
(recipe at Half Baked Harvest)
Savory homemade food gifts can stand out, when everyone else is baking cookies.
(recipe at Dine & Dish)
When the kids are nestled all snug in their beds.
(recipe at bell’alimento)
Always a go-to gift, and really really easy. Just invest in some nice bottles.
(recipe at Jelly Toast)
A great food gift when you have a whole gaggle of kids to shop for.
(recipe at The Clever Carrot)
We don’t even care if bacon is so 2013. Wrap with wax paper and throw into a box for the way to our hearts.
(tutorial at Buzzfeed, $7+ for marshmallows at Cereal Marshmallows)
Okay this might win everything.
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