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Christmas gifts

Thoughtful & festive homemade gift ideas.

Nothing says Christmas like the bubbling aroma of sugar and spice and a stack of homemade gifts. Making your own is fun and creative and will save you money too, plus you are bound to pick up extra brownie points. Happy cooking!

How to make a Christmas hamper


A luxury hamper under the Christmas tree really does give you that magical feeling.

How to make Christmas decorations


Don't settle for balding tinsel. Have a go at making your own foodie decorations.

Christmas projects for kids


Edible gifts and festive projects for children to get stuck into.

Our top Advent calendars for 2014


Our pick of the best calendars, from traditional chocolate advent sweets to gin-based versions...

Top Tip

Coloured cellophane gives a beautiful, polished look to homemade hampers. For a really professional finish you can use a hairdryer to blow-dry the shrink wrap on to the basket - it is generally best to start from the bottom and work your way up to the top.

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