Christmas is one week away and if you’re anything like me, you tried to get everything done on your to-do list but are missing a couple little somethings for a few people in your life. The last thing I want to do now is head out shopping with the crowds, so I’m falling back on my failsafe homemade food gifts.
The best thing about these last minute gifts – besides being super delicious – is that you can make a batch for a few gifts at a time. The trail mix, spice blends, and muesli are the easiest to whip up and you can absolutely experiment a bit with the ingredients and measurement in each. I’d recommend sticking to the recipe the first time through (especially when you only have a few days left like we do). But after that – the world is your oyster! Most of these homemade food gifts are really perfect year round too, so save these when you need a last minute DIY gift idea!!
Infused Olive Oils + Homemade Croutons
Infused olive oils are the perfect gift for a host. One recipe fills a small hermetic jar. Label them with simple kraft paper tags. Complete the gift with homemade croutons. The olive oils must be refrigerated immediately and must be eaten within one week.
These seasonings take no time to make and they are shelf-stable, so they’ll last a long time. Fill up these spice jars and give them as a set!!
One recipe makes 4 Cups – perfect in a glass carafe. You can spruce up these carafes with a cute ornament or homemade label tied around the neck. I also filled these chalkboard glass jars with 1 1/2 recipes and embellished it.
Homemade Biscotti + Tea
Homemade biscotti is an indulgence I can’t live without, but why keep it to yourself! Make a batch of biscotti and wrap it up with some tea, a mug, or some coffee for all your closest friends. They’ll think of you every time they sit down to indulge in their daily tea/coffee time!
This recipe makes a lot, so you can get many gifts out of just one batch. There are a few options for wrapping them. Fill up a small ziploc bag and tuck inside a gift bag.
This is a healthy gift option, which is always nice. Package it similarly to the sugared nuts. It’s shelf stable, so it’ll last a while. You can play around with the varieties of nuts in this recipe as well as the dried fruit. The options are endless and you really can’t mess it up!!