Saturday, December 8, 2018

21 Homemade Holiday Gifts for Everyone on your list!

How is your Christmas shopping so far?  Are you almost done?  Besides merchandise that you can purchase, sometimes, homemade ones are just as wonderful.  I personally love homemade gifts.  Here are some easy ones that you can make for someone who has everything!

Homemade Granola

I usually pack these up in mason jars for a nicer presentation.  You can also add a tag and write down the ingredients at the back so the recipients know exactly what are in it.  They make a great homemade gifts and are healthier than cookies for sure!

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Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread:

This Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread is nothing but delicious and stunning!  It makes a wonderful hostess gift if you're attending any holiday parties.

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Cinnamon Pull-Apart Star Bread (Tang Zhong Method 湯種法)

Winter Wonderland Shortbread Cookies:

These Winter Wonderland Cookies are buttery and delicious!  If you are hosting a holiday party, make some cookies (without decorations) and frostings.  Let the guests and kiddos decorate the cookies themselves.  These will keep the kiddos entertained and the cookies double duties as take home gifts!  You are very welcome!

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How to create a 3D Winter Wonderland -  Classic Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

DIY Homemade Lavender and Rose Bath Bombs 

The holiday can be stressful for some people.  These DIY bath bombs will make a wonderful destressing gifts!  Be sure to make some extra for yourself too.  They are easier to make than you think.  Check out my video tutorial below. 

DIY Homemade Lavender and Rose Bath Bombs

Homemade Cocoa Mix:

Who doesn't love a cup of hot cocoa in the winter, right?  This is a no-brainer and everyone will love you to pieces if you make these for them!

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Home Made Cocoa Mix and Frozen Hot Chocolate

Candied Pecans:

This is one of the must-make recipe every year.  Pack them in treat bags or mason jars and they are good to go!

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Chocolate Sablés

These cookies look fancy but super easy to prepare.  Perfect for chocolate lovers.


Lemon Curd:

This is one of the yummiest curd you'll ever made!  Forget about the store bought ones!

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Fruity Pork Jerky:

Who knew pork jerky is so easy to make?!  Try these out and I know you'll love them.

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Fruity Pork Jerky 自家製果汁豬肉乾 for Chinese New Year

Lemon Scented Thumbprint Cookies:

Remember the lemon curd up there?  Use that to fill these thumbprint cookies too!

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These snowball cookies has a melt-in-your-mouth kind of texture.  Once you've tried them, you'll make them more often than just the holidays.


Mendiant with Fleur de Sel:

Look at how festive these are?  Don't think I need to explain any thing here.


Orange Marmalade:

This orange marmalade is my family's favorite!  I have them in my fridge all year round.

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This will be the only chocolate chip cookies you'll ever needed.  Well, at least that is true for me.

Check out How to Make the Best Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip/chunk Cookies from scratch.  A must have recipe for everyone, especially around the holidays!!!

Another easy gift that is a cinch to make.  I love "spa" type homemade gifts. 

Homemade Lavender Bath Salts

Apricot and Pistachio Biscotti

These biscotti cookies keep well and travel well.  If you're shipping cookies for loved ones, these will be perfect.  Not to mention, they are very festive.  You can swap the apricot with dried cranberries as well.

Apricot and Pistachio Biscotti

Bourbon Maple Bacon Jam

This is a gift for the meat lovers.  How doesn't like bacon, right?

Bourbon Maple Bacon Jam

These peppermint meringue cookies are delicious on their own and also wonderful in hot cocoa and coffee!

Peppermint Meringue Christmas Trees

These are one of my favorite holiday cookies to make.  Festive and beautiful!

Classic Shortbread Cookies – Christmas Wreath and Christmas Tree

Chocolate Yule Log (Bûche de Noël au chocolat)

Bring this cake to a party and you'll be invited back every year for sure!

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Snowflakes Chocolate Peppermint Bark

These peppermint barks are easy to prepare and super gorgeous.  You'll want to make extras for yourself too.

Check out how to make these festive Snowflakes Chocolate Peppermint Barks with video tutorial.

I hope you enjoy my holiday homemade gift idea round up.  If you're looking for a particular recipe that are not listed here, feel free to leave a comment below.  Do you have any homemade gift ideas to share?  Please leave a comment below or link to your recipe.  Thank you for stopping by today!  Until next time....