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Gourmet gifts your foodie friends will love.

Macadamia & cranberry American cookies

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(29 ratings)
These freezable biscuits are completely irresistible and make a great gift for kids to give to teachers or grandparents
35 minutes
Easy

Peppermint candy biscuits

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(1 ratings)
These heart-shaped cookies with a crunchy mint filling are fun for children to make and give as a present
37 minutes
Easy

Fruity biscotti

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(117 ratings)
The perfect make-ahead gift, these will keep for up to a month after baking and look really impressive
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

Chilli vodka

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(7 ratings)
This fun gift takes just a few minutes to prepare, perfect for adding some kick to a Bloody Mary, or just enjoying over ice
5 minutes
Easy

Apple & cranberry chutney

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(65 ratings)
Chutneys are fantastic presents because they really improve with age and go brilliantly with Christmas cheeses and cold meats
1 hour and 30 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Spiced arancello

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(23 ratings)
If you're a fan of the Italian liqueur, limoncello, try this Christmassy version made with oranges and spices
15 minutes
Easy

Sugar-dusted vanilla thins

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(18 ratings)
Great for keeping the biscuit tin topped up over Christmas, these sweet thins make a perfect treat
40 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Snow-topped holly cakes

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(15 ratings)
This square Christmas cake is cut into two loaf-shaped cakes, so you can give one to a friend
2 hours and 30 minutes
Easy

Spiced beetroot & orange chutney

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(59 ratings)

Serve this vividly coloured chutney with cheeses and cold meats - great to give as a gift, too

1 hour and 20 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Festive jammie dodgers

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(16 ratings)
Another great gift idea from Tana Ramsay. These jammie dodgers get the nostalgia flowing and are great for the kids to help out with too
50 minutes
Easy

Little frosty Christmas cakes

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(9 ratings)
These delightful mini fruitcakes make perfect gifts for friends and neighbours
45 minutes
Easy

Chunky chocolate nut bars

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(5 ratings)
Adding cinnamon to basic vanilla shortbread lends these bars an extra Christmassy fragrance
1 hour
Easy

Pickled pears

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(10 ratings)
A stylish and gorgeous treat, spooned out of the jar with a little of the syrup
45 minutes
Easy

Lemon star biscuits

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(1 ratings)
Gorgeous, edible decorations for the Christmas tree which will delight your children
55 minutes
Easy

Snowball truffles

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(26 ratings)
Festive fun for the kids, these snowy truffles are great to give as gifts and fun to make in school holidays
35 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Caramelised nuts

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(13 ratings)
A moreish treat that can be a little addictive. These nuts are so yummy you'll need to make double
15 minutes
Easy

Mulled wine kit

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(11 ratings)
A lovely homemade gift for wine lovers
30 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Fragrant mango & apple chutney

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(61 ratings)
The perfect gift or an essential Boxing Day condiment. You won't want your turkey leftovers to ever run out while this is in the fridge
2 hours
Easy
Vegetarian

Christmas muffin mix

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(41 ratings)
A festive treat to give or receive
35 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Apricot stilton pots

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(2 ratings)
Treat your guests to an extra special cheese course or give these away as little gifts
15 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Melting middle truffles

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(53 ratings)
Get these made and in the freezer up to a month ahead, then simply pull them out when you’re ready
50 minutes
Easy

White chocolate pretzel bites

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(7 ratings)
Combine salty crushed pretzels with sweet chocolate and raisins to create bite-sized sweets ideal for a gift hamper
15 minutes
Easy

Vintage vanilla fudge

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(20 ratings)
Box up these melt-in-the-mouth sweet, buttery cubes - they make a fabulous gift for any occasion
50 minutes
For the keen cook

Smoky paprika peppers

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(3 ratings)
A great gift for a dinner party host, or just a tasty snack on their own
40 minutes
Moderately easy
Vegetarian

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