38 Best DIY Food Gifts

Maybe it’s not a flat-screen TV, but everyone’s gotta eat. These make great party favors or a nice gift for a party host.

1. Cupcake Baking Kit

Be sure to include pretty baking cups, every kind of sprinkle imaginable, a tiny booklet of recipes, a squeezable icing bottle, and a frosting spatula. Stuff it all into the cutest lunch box you can find.

ID: 708166

3. Ice Cream Sundae Kit

Include waffle cones, waffle bowls, jars of caramel and chocolate sauce, tiny bags of chocolate chips, nuts, and loads of sprinkles.

ID: 714409

4. The S’Mores Kit

ID: 714433

5. A Jar of Homemade Bacon Salt

Get the recipe here.

ID: 724285

7. Chai Tea Mix

Be sure to include a mesh tea ball! Make the mix with this ingredient list. You can reuse many of the ingredients for mulled wine.

ID: 714636

8. Mulled Wine Kit

Fill a 7”x7” square of cheesecloth with ground ginger, cinnamon sticks, fresh nutmeg, and cardamom pods and tie with twine. Include a bottle of wine and an orange pegged with cloves.

ID: 714434

9. Toffee Blondie Mix

Get the ingredients here.

ID: 714637

10. Set of Homemade Seasonings

Try this recipe for a spicy dry rub. Reuse some of the same ingredients to make taco seasoning. This ranch seasoning recipe is undoubtedly more garden-y fresh than the store-bought kind.

ID: 715527

11. Christmas Macaroon Mix

Get the full recipe here.

ID: 714638

12. Homemade Vanilla Extract

“Simply slit two vanilla beans down the middle, drop them into 375ml of vodka (I used the red Smirnoff) and within a few weeks you will have infused pure vanilla extract that someone can use in all sorts of recipes.” From 100 Days of Real Food.

ID: 715530

13. Red Velvet Cupcake in a Jar

Get the full instructions here.

ID: 715078

14. Christmas Chex Mix

Get the recipe here. Include sprinkles!

ID: 715597

15. Box of Hot Chocolate Truffles

Drop in a mug of hot milk. Get the recipes here.

ID: 715606

16. A Jar of Cinnamon Honey Butter

Get the recipe here.

ID: 715675

17. Christmas Cookie Dough

Get the recipe here.

ID: 715714

18. Adult Hot Chocolate Kit

ID: 707929

19. Mirthful Christmas Party Kit

Create your own by including a set of craft beers, handmade coasters, and vials of glitter and confetti.

ID: 725275

20. Home-Baked Cookies in a Revamped Pringles Can

ID: 715774

21. A Bottle of Cranberry Lime Vodka

Get the recipe here.

ID: 725279

22. Homemade Dog Treats

Get the recipe here.

ID: 715780

23. Candy-Flavored Vodka

You could use candy canes or Red Hots, too. Just soak the candy of your choice in a mason jar of vodka for two days.

ID: 716024

24. Sugar Sets

Get the easy recipes here.

ID: 716036

25. The Adorable Breakfast Kit

This one includes a cast-iron skillet filled with cornbread, some homemade orange marmalade, and honey butter.

ID: 716050

26. Caramel Nougat Cheesecake in a Jar

Find the ingredients here.

ID: 716116

27. Apricot Brandy, Topped with a Christmas Ornament

Get the recipe here.

ID: 716535

28. Candy Cane Pops

Melt chocolate between two candy canes.

ID: 716697

29. Easy Cake Pops

This recipe uses refrigerated pie crust and only requires two ingredients.

ID: 722769

30. Slices of Pie, Distributed in This Printable Box

Just print out the template and fold!

ID: 722785

31. Fruit Leathers in a Rustic Wooden Box

Try this recipe for a raspberry vanilla fruit leather. Feel free to add liquor and nuts as well.

ID: 724239

32. Spice Bundles for Apple Cider

According to “Cut cheesecloth into two 6-inch rounds; layer. In center, place ½-inch cinnamon stick, 1 star anise, 2 pods cardamom, 4 black peppercorns, and ¼ teaspoon cloves. Tie with twine. Set several in tin, and tie with bow and holly sprig.”

ID: 725295

33. Cute DIY Candy Jar

Get the full directions here.

ID: 725865

34. A Grilling Kit

This recipe for bourbon whiskey BBQ sauce is undoubtedly Christmasy. Include a tin of homemade BBQ rib.

ID: 724283

35. A Large Box Filled with Maple Bacon Popcorn

Recipe from Sweet Paul.

ID: 724382

36. Compound Butters

Get the recipes for all five flavors of compound butter here.

ID: 725296

37. Pretty Bottles of Infused Vodka

America’s Test Kitchen has a great step-by-step guide on how to make your own infused vodka. Also, alcohol infusers do exist, if you plan on regularly using infused vodkas in your own cocktails.

ID: 725382

38. Homemade Dark Chocolate Nutella Baking Chips

Package ‘em up by themselves or include with other baking supplies. Get the recipe here and learn how to make your own Nutella in the process.

ID: 725446

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