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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.

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This slightly spiced, fruity marmalade kit is the perfect gift for a keen baker and you can make it at home with a handful of hamper essentials

Easy
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With everything they’ll need to cure their own salmon Scandi-style, this homemade Christmas kit will make an inspired gift for any keen cook

Easy
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We've given the classic Florentine a chocolate covered biscuity base so they're perfect for dunking. Enjoy yourself or give as a homemade gift

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
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Add tamarind to this chutney for a lovely lip-puckering sourness. Fill a couple of jars and give away to your favourite cheese lovers at Christmas

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
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We're in love with these cute minty treats that the kids can get involved in making. If you want a more classic cream, coat pieces in melted dark chocolate

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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Enjoy making these colourful funfetti biscuits with little ones. They make brilliant homemade presents at Christmas time and are great fun to make too

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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Homemade fudge makes a fabulous gift wrapped up for Christmas or any special occasion. Our recipe for these buttery sweets is well worth the effort

50 mins
A challenge
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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
Gluten-free
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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
Gluten-free
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Enjoy this honeyed Tuscan dessert with candied peel at the end of a meal with sweet wine or coffee, or wrap up and give as a homemade Christmas gift

1 hr
Easy
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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
Gluten-free
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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
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These homemade chocolates are filled with boozy flavours such as Pisco sour, espresso martini and Cosmopolitan – an irresistible homemade gift

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
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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
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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 hr and 35 mins
More effort
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Turn delicately spiced, iced biscuits into an edible Christmas decoration - a gorgeous gift to give to someone special over the festive season

1 hr
More effort
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Easily turn a classic fruitcake into cute personalised gifts or place markers for Christmas lunch with fondant icing and cocktail

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
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These delicious homemade sweets, with toasted cashews and vanilla bean paste, make a great party nibble or edible gift

35 mins
More effort
Gluten-free
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Decorate wedges of chocolate sponge with green icing and Smarties to make festive cake pops on sticks - perfect for baking with kids

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
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These little triple chocolate bites make a great addition to a sweet party buffet, or an attractive edible gift

15 mins
Easy
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