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Christmas gift recipes

Why go shopping when you can make Christmas presents at home? We have lots of ideas for gourmet gifts that your foodie friends will love.

3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Bake these pretty gingerbread biscuits with a stained glass centre as treats at Christmas time with the kids. They make great presents for friends and family

46 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Treat your nearest and dearest to these homemade salted caramels. The perfect edible gift, wrap them up in a gift box for a deliciously decadent treat

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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2 ratings 2.6 out of 5 star rating

Fill teabags with spices and tea leaves for a gorgeous bespoke gift. They're a lovely present at Christmas 

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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Make your own mincemeat this Christmas – and not just for mince pies. Try it in Chelsea buns or sweet samosas. You could also give jars of it away as gifts

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Give these truffles for a Christmas or birthday present. With white and dark chocolate plus a marsala and espresso centre, they taste just like a slice of tiramisu 

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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Make these to give as an edible Christmas gift. Made with chocolate, dulce de leche and banana chips, they're all the taste of banoffee pie in one small bite

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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Create your own bespoke Christmas gin with our easy recipe, full of fruity flavours and aromatic spices. Give as a homemade gift or try a festive G&T

5 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make these chocolates to give as gifts or for a fun weekend project. Split the ganache into a few bowls and add a couple of different flavourings, if you like

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Treat family and friends to these gorgeous white-chocolate-coated pretzel snowflakes. Package them up to give as edible Christmas gifts

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Pop these homemade Christmas truffles in a pretty box if you want to give them as a gift. Kids will love giving them to family and friends

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this potted cheddar as a Christmas gift, or serve with drinks, crackers and crusty bread after dinner. Ideal for using up cheeseboard leftovers

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Bake a batch of these moreish manchego and chorizo biscuits to serve as part of a cheeseboard. They make a lovely edible gift at Christmas, too

45 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Get the kids involved in making some tasty Christmas treats like our fabulously festive chocolate bark. Great to give as a gift as well

25 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Roll balls of dough in icing sugar to give these chocolate biscuits their ‘crackle’ effect. They make perfect presents for kids to make at Christmas time

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 3.2 out of 5 star rating

Make this moreish chocolate fudge as a sweet treat or homemade gift. Be sure to use a sugar thermometer to achieve the perfect melt-in-your-mouth consistency

35 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
9 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Learn how to make fluffy vanilla marshmallows, perfect for a homemade gift, sandwiching in a s'more, or popping into a mug of hot chocolate

30 mins
More effort
Gluten-free
11 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

These savoury biscuits are deliciously cheesy, and are so easy to make. They make a lovely gift. Leave out the rosemary, if you prefer

39 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Put together a mixology kit as a Christmas gift with everything needed to make the perfect martini, including juniper berries, spices and olives to garnish

Easy
13 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Get little ones to help decorate these festive snowman biscuits. You can bake and freeze the biscuits ahead, then bring them out for a winter’s day activity

1 hr and 14 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
16 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Add some colour to classic bourbon biscuits using pink food colouring. Kids will love piping the filling – and eating them afterwards of course!

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Give an edible present this Christmas like these moreish frosted nuts with chilli. Present them in gift bags, or serve them with drinks at a festive party

15 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
4 ratings 2.0 out of 5 star rating

Make nougat as an edible gift, or as a sweet treat to enjoy with family and friends. It's worth investing in a sugar thermometer for making confectionary

35 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

We all know a few die hard chocolate fans - make them one of these hot choc stirrers as a gift and they'll never want to use powdered cocoa again

13 mins
Easy
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

For the keen baker, why not give the gift of a sourdough recipe kit? Fill a jar with everything they need and add the final flourishes to make it Christmas ready

Easy
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