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    15 Affordable But Thoughtful DIY Food Gifts For Everyone On Your List

    The best gifts come from the heart...and feed the stomach.

    Great gifts don't have to cost a lot of money. To prove it, here are 15 thoughtful and edible gifts you can make in your own kitchen and give to everyone on your list.

    1. Slow Cooker Apple Butter

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    You can make a big batch of this seasonal apple butter made with brown sugar and cinnamon in your slow cooker, then spoon it into small mason jars for everyone on your holiday list. Get the recipe for slow cooker apple butter here.

    2. Slow Cooker Spiced Nuts

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    You can use whatever nuts you like best for this recipe, which is spiced with sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. It's a sweet and savory snack everyone will love. Get the recipe for slow cooker spiced nuts here.

    3. DIY Infused Olive OIls

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    You can infuse olive oil with any of your favorite ingredients from lemon and sage to lavender and pomegranate. It makes for a thoughtful gift for any home cook. Learn how to make DIY infused olive oil here.

    4. Edible Cookie Dough Jars

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    Everyone knows raw cookie dough is better than any baked desserts. This recipe contains no eggs, so it's safe to eat by the spoonful. Get the recipe for edible cookie dough jars here.

    5. Candy Cane Bark

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    One large sheet of this layered chocolate, white chocolate, and peppermint bark gets broken up into dozens of delicious little pieces, which can be packaged into lots of holiday gifts. Get the recipe for candy cane bark here.

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    Cheesy, crunchy, and super savory, these homemade crackers are seriously addictive. Get the recipe for homemade seasoned ranch cheese crackers here.

    7. Banana Bread Mini Loaves

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    If you don't have a mini loaf pan, you can always use a muffin tin and make individually sized mini banana bread muffins. Get the recipe for banana bread mini loaves here.

    8. Gingerbread Marshmallows

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    Put a few marshmallows in a little baggie and tie it with something festive. Then pair it with hot cocoa mix for the coziest gift ever. Get the recipe for gingerbread marshmallows here.

    9. White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies

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    The holly leaf decoration is optional, but with or without it, these sweet and spicy cookies are a great way to say happy holidays. Get the recipe for white chocolate dipped ginger cookies here.

    10. Holiday Puppy Chow Snack Mix

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    This snack mix is made with Chex cereal, chocolate covered pretzels, M&Ms, Biscoff spread, and butter. Wrap it into gift baggies or spoon it into mini holiday tins. Get the recipe for holiday puppy chow snack mix here.

    11. Homemade Hot Apple Cider Cinnamon Spice Mix

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    Give the gift of homemade spiced apple cider on cold winter nights. What could be more thoughtful? Learn how to make hot apple cider cinnamon spice mix here.

    12. Peppermint Bark Pretzels

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    Have extra candy canes lying around from your holiday festivities? Turn them into these chocolate covered pretzels with a seasonal twist. Get the recipe for peppermint bark pretzels here.

    13. Homemade Salted Caramels

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    Making candy from scratch takes a little bit of patience and precision, but handing out these homemade salted caramels to all your friends is worth going the extra mile. Get the recipe for homemade salted caramels here.

    14. Gingerbread Granola Gift Jars

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    Give the gift of delicious homemade breakfast. This granola is made with spiced pepita seeds, walnuts, pecans and rolled oats, and it tastes delicious in overnight oats, in milk, or in yogurt. Get the recipe for gingerbread granola gift jars here.

    15. S'mores in a Jar

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    We're envisioning a night of indoor s'mores, board games, and red wine next to a crackling fire. Get the recipe for s'mores in a jar here.