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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

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
Gluten-free
12 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This moreish savoury jam would make a great edible gift in a hamper. It's wonderful spread on toast or crackers and goes well with softly cooked eggs

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
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1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These chestnuts in scented syrup are delicious spooned over ice cream or whipped cream and mascarpone for a seasonal treat

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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These bitesize chocolate treats are an impressive way to end a meal and also make a great gift

20 mins
Easy
18 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
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Give your Christmas cake a stylish and professional finish this year with this sparkling decoration idea

50 mins
More effort
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Kids will love making these cute Christmas cupcakes from Planet Cake

45 mins
Easy
36 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

These freezable biscuits are completely irresistible and make a great gift for kids to give to teachers or grandparents

35 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These heart-shaped cookies with a crunchy mint filling are fun for children to make and give as a present

37 mins
Easy
148 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

The perfect make-ahead gift, these will keep for up to a month after baking and look really impressive

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 mins
Easy
78 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Chutneys are fantastic presents because they really improve with age and go brilliantly with Christmas cheeses and cold meats

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
27 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

If you're a fan of the Italian liqueur, limoncello, try this Christmassy version made with oranges and spices

15 mins
Easy
45 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Great for keeping the biscuit tin topped up over Christmas, these sweet shortbread thins make a perfect treat

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
19 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This square Christmas cake is cut into two loaf-shaped cakes, so you can give one to a friend

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
69 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Serve this vividly coloured chutney with cheeses and cold meats - great to give as a gift, too

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
19 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

These delightful mini fruitcakes make perfect gifts for friends and neighbours

45 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Adding cinnamon to basic vanilla shortbread lends these bars an extra Christmassy fragrance

1 hr
Easy
17 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A stylish and gorgeous treat, spooned out of the jar with a little of the syrup

45 mins
Easy
28 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Kids will love to make these magical Christmas biscuits and hang them with pretty ribbon

35 mins
Easy
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Gorgeous, edible decorations for the Christmas tree which will delight your children

55 mins
Easy
27 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Festive fun for the kids, these snowy truffles are great to give as gifts and fun to make in school holidays

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

A moreish treat that can be a little addictive. These nuts are so yummy you'll need to make double

15 mins
Easy
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