Christmas gifts

The best Christmas gifts, homemade hampers and festive projects for kids.

Nothing says Christmas like the sweet aroma of sugar and spice and a stack of homemade gifts. Making your own presents is fun and can save you money, plus you're bound to pick up extra brownie points. Happy cooking!

Easiest-ever chocolate truffles


Try our homemade sweet treats, from simple coconut snowballs to a cocktail truffle selection.

Christmas gift recipes


We've got gift ideas to suit every taste, from savoury sensations to delicious sweet treats.

How to make a last minute Christmas hamper


Have you left your present buying until the last minute? Try our simple homemade edible treats.

Video: How to ice a cake


Now that your cake is nicely matured, marzipan and ice it to perfection with our video tutorial.

Top Tip

Crepe paper and shredded paper work well to line the bottom of a hamper - you can find these materials from most art shops - or if you have a shredder try processing a few sheets of coloured paper to make your own. Add some glamour by mixing in sequins and glitter for a festive feel - or why not try experimenting with different materials like uncoated popcorn.