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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.

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.

5. A Jar of Homemade Bacon Salt

Get the recipe here.

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.

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.

9. Toffee Blondie Mix

Get the ingredients here.

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.

11. Christmas Macaroon Mix

Get the full recipe here.

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.

13. Red Velvet Cupcake in a Jar

Get the full instructions here.

14. Christmas Chex Mix

Get the recipe here. Include sprinkles!

15. Box of Hot Chocolate Truffles

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

16. A Jar of Cinnamon Honey Butter

Get the recipe here.

17. Christmas Cookie Dough

Get the recipe here.

19. Mirthful Christmas Party Kit

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

20. Home-Baked Cookies in a Revamped Pringles Can

21. A Bottle of Cranberry Lime Vodka

Get the recipe here.

22. Homemade Dog Treats

Get the recipe here.

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.

24. Sugar Sets

Get the easy recipes here.

25. The Adorable Breakfast Kit

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

26. Caramel Nougat Cheesecake in a Jar

Find the ingredients here.

27. Apricot Brandy, Topped with a Christmas Ornament

Get the recipe here.

28. Candy Cane Pops

Melt chocolate between two candy canes.

29. Easy Cake Pops

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

30. Slices of Pie, Distributed in This Printable Box

Just print out the template and fold!

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.

32. Spice Bundles for Apple Cider

According to marthastewart.com: “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.”

33. Cute DIY Candy Jar

Get the full directions here.

34. A Grilling Kit

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

35. A Large Box Filled with Maple Bacon Popcorn

Recipe from Sweet Paul.

36. Compound Butters

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

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.

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.

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