The holiday season is a time for giving, and there’s nothing quite like a homemade, edible gift to show your love and appreciation for family and friends. In this article, we’ll explore a selection of seven edible Christmas gift ideas to make. While store-bought presents are always appreciated, edible Christmas gifts made with love and care are a delightful way to show your appreciation!
Why make and give edible Christmas gifts?
Christmas food gifts are a thoughtful, inclusive, and delicious way to create lasting holiday memories and spread cheer. By investing time and care into baking or creating a culinary treat, you showcase your skills and creativity, making each gift a unique expression of affection. These gifts are delightful to receive, won’t contribute to clutter, and can be customized to suit individual tastes and dietary needs.
Convinced? Great! Now, if you’re wondering, “What can I make as Christmas gifts?”, well, we’ve got you!
On to the seven ideas!
Edible Christmas Gift Ideas To Make 1: Homemade Cookies
Homemade cookies are a timeless and delightful choice as one of your choices for Christmas gift ideas. You can make different flavors and styles that will suit everyone’s taste. It doesn’t have to be holiday-themed either, like gingerbread men or cookies shaped into candy canes—classic cookie shapes and flavors like chocolate chip cookies will do.
But if you want to keep with the season, pack them in decorative tins or cellophane bags tied with festive ribbons. And there, you have an easy, DIY gift of Christmas cookies!
Thinking of what cookies to make? Choose from these classes here at The Bailiwick Academy: Gourmet Cookies by Chef Bam Piencenaves, Best Ever Cookies by Chef Joey Prats, and Unique Cookie Concepts by Chef Miko Aspiras.
Edible Christmas Gift Ideas To Make 2: Polvoron In A Jar
Polvoron traditionally is eaten molded into shapes, but why not give your loved ones something different? For this holiday season, surprise your loved ones with a creative twist on this classic delicacy by presenting the polvoron powder in mason jars. You can add a spoon so that they can eat out of the jar, but you can also attach instructions on how to mix and mold the polvoron, turning these edible gifts into a cute, delightful activity.
Looking for the best polvoron recipe possible? Check out Chef Miko Aspiras’ Madrid Fusiòn Polvoron class.
Edible Christmas Gift Ideas To Make 3: Cakes In Cans
Cakes in cans are a fun and unique edible gift idea for Christmas. Simply bake your favorite cake dessert recipes in a clean, empty can, and you’ve got a portable and delightful item great for Christmas gifting. You have the freedom to choose any cake recipe you like, from chocolate fudge to white chocolate to fruitcake.
Once baked and cooled, you can decorate the can with ribbons or stickers and add a little note to make it personal. This DIY gift is not only tasty but also shows your creative side.
Edible Christmas Gift Ideas To Make 4: Pie
Homemade pie is a heartwarming gift that brings comfort and joy during the holiday season. Whether it’s a classic apple pie or every Pinoy’s favorite pasalubong, buko pie, it’s sure to be a hit. Bake it in a disposable pie tin, let it cool, and then wrap it up with some festive wrapping or place it in a pie box.
Add a little tag with a sweet message or the recipe, and your delicious, thoughtful food gifts are ready to go!
Edible Christmas Gift Ideas To Make 5: Savory Treats In Jars
Not everyone has a sweet tooth, and that’s where savory treats in jars come in handy. You can layer ingredients for a soup mix, create a homemade spice blend, or even jar up some chili oil, marinated olives or feta. These edible Christmas gifts in a jar are not only tasty but also show that you’ve put thought into catering to different tastes.
It’s definitely a great way to introduce friends and family to new flavors and recipes—and are great for business way after the holiday season.
To get more specific, you can:
- Enroll in Gourmet in a Bottle by Chef Chona Garcia-Laureta for some long-lasting, gourmet fish treats;
- Get Chef Allan Mertola’s recipe for Chili Garlic Sauce in his Dimsum 101 class, which we’ve heard are best-sellers for plenty of Bailiwickers; or
- Take Chef RV Manabat’s All-Natural Meat Processing class and learn his recipe for preservative-free Garlic Atsara, which, as we all know, is enjoyed by many Pinoys!
Edible Christmas Gift Ideas To Make 6: Christmas Ham
A Christmas ham is already a popular Christmas gift idea here in the Philippines, so why not make your own for a really perfect gift? You can be sure that receivers will appreciate this homemade edible gift, especially during family dinners for the holiday season.
And if you want to make some of the best hams ever, enroll in Sir Rodney Martinez’ Delicious Glazed Hams class. Make two kinds of hams and glazes that will take your loved ones’ ham experience to the next level!
Edible Christmas Gift Ideas To Make 7: Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate truffles are luxurious and decadent homemade Christmas gifts, perfect for those who appreciate the finer things in life. You can make them at home using good quality chocolate, cream, and a bit of butter, then roll them in cocoa powder, chopped nuts, or coconut flakes. Place them in a small box or cellophane bag tied with a ribbon, and you have an elegant gift ready to go.
And believe us, when you give these as gifts for friends, they will love you for life! After all, chocolate truffles are not just a gift; they’re an experience, rich and full of flavor. When you taste your creation, this homemade gift might not make it to your loved ones—they’re that good!
Speaking Of Chocolate Truffles…
If you’re on the hunt for a treat that’s both easy to make and irresistibly delicious, you’ve hit the jackpot! Check out Chef Chona Garcia Laureta’s class: Chocolate Cookie Truffles!
Enroll in this class and get an easy recipe for no-bake Chocolate Cookie Truffles! Imagine biting into a glossy chocolate shell and finding a velvety, melt-in-your-mouth center – that’s exactly what these truffles offer. They’ll strike the perfect balance between simplicity and indulgence, and are suitable for any occasion, making them a versatile gift option, not just during the holidays.
Ready to dive in? Sign up at The Bailiwick Academy today to start making these homemade food gifts! They’re simple but decadently delicious treats that are sure to impress!
We hope you found one you want to try from this list of edible Christmas gift ideas to make! This holiday season, let your loved ones know just how much you care with thoughtful, homemade gifts. From sweet to savory, there’s a delightful option for everyone.
Get creative, personalize your gifts, and embrace the joy of giving. Happy holidays!
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