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Homemade gourmet presents for every occasion.

Caramel & whisky sauce

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(3 ratings)
This thick and boozy toffee sauce can be put into jars and given as a gift, or serve a dollop with warming desserts
20 minutes
Easy

Turkish delight vodka

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(7 ratings)
Infused spirits make great homemade gifts, or store yours in the cocktail cabinet for when guests come calling
10 minutes
Easy

Pistachio & cranberry cookies

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(63 ratings)
These crunchy, fruit & nut biscuits are sure to be a family favourite - make ahead and freeze, or wrap up for the perfect homemade gift
30 minutes
Easy

Seeded oatcakes

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(9 ratings)
These quick biscuits make a great addition to a cheeseboard or gourmet homemade gift hamper
30 minutes
Easy

Spiced meat rub

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(1 ratings)
This quick and simple herb rub can be put into a mill and used to marinade or season meat and vegetables
5 minutes
Easy

Peppermint candy canes

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(0 ratings)
These sweet treats are a great last-minute gourmet addition to a homemade gift hamper and are fun to make with kids
1 hour
Easy

Pineapple chutney

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(5 ratings)
Give this tangy fruit pickle away as a gift or keep in your cupboard for a colourful household condiment
1 hour and 25 minutes
Easy

Sweet chilli jam

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(146 ratings)
This has a kick, but won’t blow your head off, and goes well with any selection of cold cuts of meat
1 hour and 20 minutes
Easy

Dried apricot jam

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(1 ratings)
A delicious preserve made from storecupboard dried fruit- serve with hot buttered toast or present as a gift
1 hour and 5 minutes
Moderately easy

Homemade chocolate drops

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(3 ratings)
Create a sophisticated chocolate box, perfect as a gift for guests at a wedding
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

Homemade marzipan thins

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(3 ratings)
Sweet treats for friends and family
25 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Fruit & nut chocolate chequers

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(2 ratings)
Kids can learn to melt chocolate with this simple recipe - a perfect homemade gift
40 minutes
Easy

Red onion marmalade

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(73 ratings)
Soft, sticky onion marmalade - great with pâtés and terrrines or a ploughman's lunch
2 hours and 15 minutes
Moderately easy
Vegetarian

Lavender sugar

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(2 ratings)
Great in shortbread, sprinkled over a sponge or stirred into berries, give jars of lavender sugar as gifts or wedding favours
10 minutes
Easy

Melting middle truffles

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(50 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

Chocolate truffles

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(26 ratings)
Chocolate truffles, beautifully wrapped in boxes, will put a smile on anyone's face
4 hours and 35 minutes
Easy

Cherry & coconut Florentines

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(30 ratings)
Cute chewy bites. Make one giant version, then stamp out the star shapes - leaving lots of bits to nibble!
50 minutes
Easy

Chilli vodka

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(6 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

Sugar-dusted wedding cookies

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(7 ratings)
An English, shortbread-based version of the classic Mexican wedding cookie - perfect for homemade wedding favours
50 minutes
Easy

Peppermint candy biscuits

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

Choc-egg lollies

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(2 ratings)
Young and old will love these glitzy egg-shaped lollipops made from chocolate sponge cake
1 hour and 5 minutes
Easy

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

Chocolate chunk pecan cookies

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(52 ratings)
You can't beat American-style cookies with big chunks of chocolate and nuts. The perfect grown-up biscuit
27 minutes
Easy

Spiced beetroot & orange chutney

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(51 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

Marbled egg

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(2 ratings)
A deluxe homemade treat for Easter. This DIY egg is as impressive as any you can buy
50 minutes
Moderately easy
Vegetarian

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