Edible Homemade Christmas Gift Guide

GUYS.

Where the FREAK did the time go?? How are we already at the end of 2015?! And, more importantly, HOW ARE WE ALREADY JUST A WEEK FROM CHRISTMAS?!?!

I’m craaazzzy about Christmas; it is by far my favorite time of year. I count down to the holiday season every year, often not waiting for the summer to end before I start putting on my Christmas jams…

But I really do not understand how Christmas crept up on me this year!!! Oh ma goodness. I’m not ready…

Not to worry though, because I have a bunch of homemade edible Christmas gifts that I can give to anyone I forgot to shop for or didn’t know what to get. And these homemade gifts are just as thoughtful, special, and unique as they are delicious!

Make these edible gifts for the special people in your life, but be sure to make extras for yourself!

For the pasta lover: Homemade Pesto

How to Make Nut-Free Pesto | StrictlyDelicious.com

For the novice cook: Homemade Garlic Salt

Homemade Garlic Salt | StrictlyDelicious.com

Or make a trio of homemade salts with this Homemade Garlic Salt, Homemade Rosemary Salt, and Shiitake Mushroom Salt!

For the bread and cracker lover: Roasted Garlic Spread

Roasted Garlic Spread | StrictlyDelicious.com

For the one with the sweet tooth: Easy Rum Raisin Fudge

Easy Rum Raisin Fudge | StrictlyDelicious.com

For the one who thinks you can never have too much garlic (they’re right!): Olive Oil Pickled Garlic & Herbs

How to Pickle Garlic in Olive Oil | StrictlyDelicious.com

For the liqueur lover: Earl Grey “Kahlua”

Earl Grey "Kahlua" | This dark, rich, vanilla-scented liqueur brews earl grey tea instead of coffee for a divine, unique twist on homemade kahlua! via StrictlyDelicious.com

For the carnivore: Easy Mushroom Duxelles

Easy Herbed Mushroom Duxelles | AMAZING on meat, eggs, bread, crackers, and veggies! via StrictlyDelicious.com

Make a batch of this and jar or freeze it for topping your loved ones’ favorite meats! It also goes great on bread or crackers, on eggs, or stirred into meat sauce or soup!

For the tea fanatic: Homemade Raspberry Mint Green Tea Blend

Homemade Raspberry Mint Green Tea Blend | StrictlyDelicious.com

For the one who’s naturally sweet: Infused Honey

Lavender Lemon Infused Honey | StrictlyDelicious.com

For the veggie lover: Lemon-Olive Oil Dressing

The Best Lemon-Olive Oil Dressing (or Marinade) | StrictlyDelicious.com

For the baker: Vanilla Autumn Spice

Vanilla Autumn Spice | StrictlyDelicious.com

For the home bartender (or homemade soda lover): Hibiscus Syrup

Homemade Hibiscus Syrup via StrictlyDelicious.com

Or try any of these fantastic citrus syrups!

For the coffee shop addict: Chai Concentrate

AIP Chai Tea Concentrate | StrictlyDelicious.com

For the perpetual snacker: Refrigerator Pickles

Beet & Asparagus Refrigerator Pickles via StrictlyDelicious

For the sandwich lover: Maple Vanilla Sunflower Seed Butter

Maple Vanilla Sunflower Seed Butter | StrictlyDelicious.com

For the zesty citrus lover: Spiced Preserved Lemons

How to Make Preserved Lemons | StrictlyDelicious.com

This ingredient is my new favorite thing to brighten or zest up any dish! Add a tag or sticker to this gift with a link to StrictlyDelicious and tell them to stay tuned for recipes using this delicious versatile condiment!


Bonus: other homemade gifts that aren’t edible but still sure to be appreciated

Lavender Chamomile Homemade Pillow Mist

DIY Aromatherapy Pillow Mist & 10 Ways to Sleep Better | StrictlyDelicious.com

Citrus All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

DIY Citrus All-Purpose Cleaning Spray | StrictlyDelicious.com

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