Cocktail truffle selection

Christmas gifts recipes

63 Recipes

Gourmet gifts your foodie friends will love.

Gingerbread syrup

4.6875

(4 ratings)

This simple syrup makes a lovely homemade gift and adds a festive flavour to drinks and desserts - stir into hot chocolate, warm apple juice or Prosecco, or drizzle over ice cream
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Quick pickled onions

0

(0 ratings)

These colourful, spiced sweet and sour onions add piquancy to a ploughman’s, or a sharp finish to Mexican food - an ideal edible gift to make ahead and pop in a homemade hamper
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Marinated goat’s cheese

0

(0 ratings)

A refreshing alternative to a full cheeseboard, this zesty thyme and chilli treat can be made ahead and given as a gift - just wrap up and add a box of good-quality crackers and chutney
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Apple pie cookie kit

2.5

(2 ratings)

This jar of cookie ingredients makes an original gift for a favourite teacher - simply pop in a jar and add a label with the cooking instructions to transform into deliciously fruity, spiced biscuits
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Salted fruit ’n’ nut bark

5

(1 rating)

This super-simple slab of swirled dark and white chocolate is studded with chopped mixed nuts and dried fruit - break into chunky shards and pop in a homemade hamper as an edible gift
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Cocktail truffle selection

3.75

(1 rating)

These homemade chocolates are filled with boozy flavours such as Pisco sour, espresso Martini and Cosmopolitan - an irresistible homemade gift
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Hot chocolate set

5

(1 rating)

Present this chocolate and cinnamon stirrer in a festive mug and give as an edible Christmas gift to be enjoyed during a cosy night in
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Lasagne recipe kit

0

(0 ratings)

Package up a homemade lasagne kit to give as a gift to those who need a culinary confidence boost or keen cooks who need a break from the kitchen
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • More effort

Gingerbread wreath

0

(0 ratings)

Turn delicately spiced, iced biscuits into an edible Christmas decoration - a gorgeous gift to give to someone special over the festive season
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Snow globe hot chocolate

4

(10 ratings)

Marshmallows and strawberry laces transform into a snowman in this cute edible gift idea - a hot chocolate kit in a jam jar - perfect family fun
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Crunchy peanut & toffee bonbons

4.375

(2 ratings)

Serve these gorgeous peanut butter and milk chocolate balls as a party buffet sweet treat, or wrap up as an edible gift
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Coconut bauble truffles

3.75

(1 rating)

Make these colourful truffles from leftover Madeira cake, dried apricots and desiccated coconut - perfect as an edible gift to make with kids
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Snowball dippers

0

(0 ratings)

Make a batch of these to dip in warm milk or hot chocolate for a festive party or gathering, or wrap up and give as Christmas gifts
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Glitz & glam bauble fancies

0

(0 ratings)

Easily turn a classic fruitcake into cute personalised gifts or place markers for Christmas lunch with fondant icing and cocktail
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Cashew caramels

3.75

(1 rating)

These delicious homemade sweets, with toasted cashews and vanilla bean paste, make a great party nibble or edible gift
  • 35 mins
  • More effort

Christmas tree pops

5

(2 ratings)

Decorate wedges of chocolate sponge with green icing and Smarties to make festive cake pops on sticks - perfect for baking with kids
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Candy cane lollipops

3.75

(1 rating)

These pretty sweet treats take just 15 minutes to make from just three ingredients - perfect as a last-minute edible gift or stocking filler
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Funky fudge

4.166665

(3 ratings)

Don't stick to standard flavours for homemade fudge - try these combinations of sweet with salty and zesty with fiery black pepper
  • 50 mins
  • A challenge

Chorizo jam

5

(1 rating)

This moreish savoury jam would make a great edible gift in a hamper - spread on toast or crackers, or serve with runny egg yolks
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Chestnuts in Cointreau & orange syrup

0

(0 ratings)

These chestnuts in scented syrup are delicious spooned over ice cream or whipped cream and mascarpone for a seasonal treat
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Bitter chocolate truffles

0

(0 ratings)

These bitesize chocolate treats are an impressive way to end a meal and also make a great gift
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Nutty chocolate crunch

4.708335

(18 ratings)

Turn all those nuts, biscuits and chocolate from Christmas into these delicious tiffin bites, great for gifts
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Sugar-dusted snowflake cake

0

(0 ratings)

Give your Christmas cake a stylish and professional finish this year with this sparkling decoration idea
  • 50 mins
  • More effort

Reindeer cupcakes

0

(0 ratings)

Kids will love making these cute Christmas cupcakes from Planet Cake
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

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