Sharing my best DIY Edible Christmas Gifts today, and a big shout out and thanks to Case App for sponsoring a wonderful giveaway and discount today on their great custom i-phone cases and custom laptop skins exclusively for Through Her Looking Glass readers. Be sure to read to the end of today’s post for details about entering to win a free code value of $40 from caseapp.com so you can design your own. Great gift! Also a 20% discount code on any order placed with Case App.
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I’ve received so much joy through the years making and giving edible gifts. Today I’m sharing some of my best DIY Edible Christmas Gifts! Christmas time is definitely the season for giving. I love spending a whole Saturday in December, baking and packaging treats, just one after the other. All day long. There are so many special people to remember: teachers, friends, family, bus drivers, neighbors, mailmen, etc. I crank up the Christmas music and get to baking!
Following are some of my favorite DIY Edible Christmas Gifts, and some from blogger friends. Hope you’ll get some great ideas and inspiration to make and bake for those you love this season.
But first: a very simple way to cut packaging costs. I save wooden clementine crates all year long for gift “baskets”. More details here: DIY Clementine Gift Boxes. That’s my big money saving tip of the day! (Don’t spend it all in one place.)
Easy Peppermint Bark by Through Her Looking Glass. By far my most requested and loved edible Christmas gift. Simple recipe and directions! Whipping cream in the chocolate means bye-bye dry peppermint bark. (Be sure to refrigerate.)
Gingerbread Biscotti from Amy at She Wears Many Hats: the perfect edible gift to send. Pair with specialty tea or cocoa mix for delicious dunking!
Here’s a fun and healthy twist: a pretty DIY Clementine Wreath from Through Her Looking Glass. Simple to make, a joy to receive! Who doesn’t love citrus fruit at Christmas?
Chicken Spinach Lasagna Rollups from Jessica at the JessicaNWood blog. My mom always gave mouthwatering homemade frozen dinners to my grandparents as Christmas gifts, their favorite gift! Wonderful to receive a homemade meal to thaw and eat anytime. These rollups freeze and gift beautifully, a truly thoughtful gift.
Look at the decadence in these Chocolate Truffles from Cynthia at What a Girl Eats! Roll chocolate ganache in nuts or dust with cocoa powder for an elegant holiday treat. I’d love to receive these pretty truffles as a gift and they’re not hard to make!
And lastly, how about a beautiful plate of Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies from Through Her Looking Glass? Step by step instructions for making these light, crunchy and buttery cookies. These are my favorite Christmas cookies of all time, also some of the prettiest!
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Friends, have a happy baking weekend and hope you win!
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Jessica Wood says
Allie, thank you so much for including my lasagna rollups in your roundup! These edible gifts all look delicious and I love your tip of saving crates throughout the year. I’m always stumped when it comes to packaging food gifts. I wish we could spend a Saturday baking Christmas treats together! xo, Jess
Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life says
Awesome collection of gifts…I’d be thrilled to get any of them! Edible Christmas gifts are the best!
I’m gonna be brave…and try making a plate of those beautiful tree cookies!! Wish me luck!
Tina Sneed says
So thankful that I’ve been a recipient of many of your edible gifts!
[email protected] Faith Fitness says
Such a great gift guide! Yum!!
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
I love baking and giving DIY edible gifts for Christmas too, Allie; but (I hate to admit this) I am not as sweet as you are as I LOVE receiving edible gifts more! Horrible aren’t I?! And looking at all that you have here, I wish I could get some of EACH!
Happy Friday my sweet friend – hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend.
Aunt Pinkie says
They all look great! Thanks, Allie!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
I love these ideas for gifts! That clementine wreath is so fun!
What awesome ideas! They are all great but I have to admit I too love the idea of saving clementine boxes to use as gift baskets. You are so clever!
Cynthia | what a girl eats says
Thanks so much for including my chocolate truffle in this great collection of edible holiday gifts!
Ok, I’m officially hungry now. Thanks, honey…
Sherri @ Watch Learn Eat says
Such an awesome (and delicious) list Allie! Love it! 🙂
Dear Allie, what a beautiful gift basket! It makes the holidays a lot easier when you craft your own gifts, I find. I never know what to buy anyone, but everyone loves some cookies or mini cakes. This is such a beautiful post with lots of wonderful ideas. xo, Catherine
Allie–how nice to have these tantalizing treats at the mere tap of my fingertips (well, I DO have to make them!) Your blog post saved me from having to traipse through multiple recipe locations for our documented family “secrets.” Glad to have a quick source to “grind out” something festive and delicious for Christmas get togethers!! You’re a great creative inspirational site for this ole’ “has-been-baker”!
Time with family.
Spending time in the kitchen with my daughter making cookies and candies
Jen @nutcaseinpoint says
I love spending time with my family!
My favorite thing about Christmas is cooking and baking for family and friends.
Christina @ Christina's Cucina says
My favorite thing about Christmas is the fact that we celebrate Jesus’ birth with family and friends (although now it’s gotten so commercialized, it’s rather sad)! I have a macbook, so I’d love to win this prize!
I must say, I’m big on the edible Christmas gifts too, and you’ve got a great list of recipes here! Thanks for more inspiration!
Lidia Conte says
My favorite thing about Christmas is spending it with family!
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