Sharing homemade gifts for Christmas with family and friends is the best! It's one time of year when you can unabashedly give things to the people you love. I've put together a list of some of my favorite homemade gift ideas and edible holiday gifts!
Have you discovered this post after Christmas has come and gone? Well, guess what? These are perfect homemade gifts for Valentines' Day!
Gifts for the Baker
Brad's Mocha Mix - This homemade chocolate mocha mix is an excellent option for the coffee lovers in your tribe. Not only is the homemade mocha mix perfect for making morning mochas, it makes the best hot chocolate. Gourmet cocoa powder and raw brown sugar take this mix to the next level, worthy of a DIY Christmas gift!
Brownies In a Jar - Brownies In a Jar remind me of a throwback gift dating to the late '80s. I remember my mom getting gifts of layered waffle or pancake mix or even cookies. It's like a boxed brownie mix, only way, WAY better.
The flour, sugar, and chocolate chips look so sweet and festive set off in their own layers. Best of all, this gift comes all ready to store in its own airtight container!
For The Candy Lover
Dairy-Free Rocky Road Fudge - This amazing rocky road fudge literally takes 5 minutes to make! No candy thermometer needed! Plus, it's dairy free, so it's perfect for all the vegans on your list. If you want to get extra fancy, cut these into Christmas trees, or heart shapes for Valentine's Day.
Butter Toffee - A holiday classic worthy of being used as a hostess gift. Make it with or without the nuts. This is one of my favorite homemade Christmas gifts to bring to parties. It's a total crowd pleaser.
Rum Truffles - These gorgeous homemade chocolate truffles make a great gift, but only if you can part with these chocolaty bites of happiness! I've made these homemade truffles with rum, bourbon, and even my favorite red wine. They are divine!!!
Put these decadent truffles in a big huge candy heart and spoil your friends and family big time. Show how much you love them any time of year!
Chocolate Almond Bark - So easy and elegant. No one will ever know you made this in the microwave. This recipe is way quicker than braving the holiday lines. Look at you, you efficient holiday maven!
Gourmet Marshmallows - Homemade marshmallows are a fun and indulgent gift. They are perfect when paired with the mocha mix. You can also use them in the rocky road fudge recipe. Check out my new recipe for insanely delicious keto marshmallows, too!
Candied Citrus Rind - Couple some candied peel with a beautiful tin of tea for an elegant, inexpensive gift that looks like it came from an upscale boutique store. Both are also grain-free AND vegan! These sweet and citrusy jewels are also used in my Orange and Cranberry Scone Recipe.
Peppermint Meringues - These absolutely scream holiday treat. They are pepperminty and can be striped like candy canes. These sweet mini cookies are amazing with hot chocolate!
Meringue is not only a grain-free option, it's actually considered high protein because meringues are made with egg whites! It's basically health food... right?
Coconut Truffles — These little candies are like little bites of Mounds candy bars. They only have 3 ingredients, and they're vegan. Decorate these with some fun Christmas sprinkles, or change up the sprinkles to reflect any time of year.
If you are more of an Almond Joy kind of person, you can add a toasted almond to the top of the coconut balls. Because sometimes the holidays can make you feel a little nuts!
For the Low Carber
Sometimes, the best homemade gifts for moms go beyond making something sweet. These gifts are
Spiced Nuts - Beware... these spiced nuts are fabulously addictive! I toss these with avocado oil for incredible flavor during roasting, but coconut oil is also delicious. They make gorgeous gifts when packaged in a cute jar.
Savory Spice Mixes - Trust me, these homemade spice blends are not only delicious, they're also super handy to have around - especially if you eat our Meal Prep Bowls! For anyone on your list who cooks, these spice blends add a ton of flavor to everything.
Never settle for boring Italian seasoning or bland dry rubs again! Check out one of my favorites for a festive Christmas taco Tuesday: homemade taco seasoning, made with onion powder granules, cayenne pepper, and cumin.
Sweet Spice Mixes - This collection of spice blends includes some of your holiday favorites including Matcha Latte Mix, Golden Milk Mix, and Pumpkin Pie Spice.
Beast Bowl Nutrition: The Cookbook - Of course I have to share my low carb meal prep cookbook here!
A Few Non-Edible Gifts
Coffee Scrub - This homemade coffee scrub smells like a vanilla latte and moisturizes and tightens the skin. Bonus, if you are an avid coffee drinker like me, this recipe is one way to use up used coffee grounds.
Homemade Hand Sanitizer - Made with essential oils, this homemade hand sanitizer is easy to make and smells wonderful. Since everyone is using hand sanitizer like it's going out of style, we could always use a few extra bottles.
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