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Edible gift recipes

Homemade gourmet presents for every occasion, from sweets, biscuits, jams and chutneys, to homemade booze and cooking kits.

3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Create a sophisticated chocolate box, perfect as a gift for guests at a wedding

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Sweet treats for friends and family

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Kids can learn to melt chocolate with this simple recipe - a perfect homemade gift

40 mins
Easy
89 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Soft, sticky onion marmalade - great with pâtés and terrrines or a ploughman's lunch

2 hrs and 15 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Great in shortbread, sprinkled over a sponge or stirred into berries, give jars of lavender sugar as gifts or wedding favours

10 mins
Easy
49 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Chocolate truffles, beautifully wrapped in boxes, will put a smile on anyone's face – and they're so easy to make

4 hrs and 35 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
8 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

An English, shortbread-based version of the classic Mexican wedding cookie - perfect for homemade wedding favours

50 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
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Young and old will love these glitzy egg-shaped lollipops made from chocolate sponge cake

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
68 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

You can't beat American-style cookies with big chunks of chocolate and nuts. The perfect grown-up biscuit

27 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
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Prettily packaged spice mix can double up as place-names for wedding guests

5 mins
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
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A great gift for a dinner party host, or just a tasty snack on their own

40 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Delicious served with triangles of toasted pitta bread, hummus and fresh mint

1 hr
More effort
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Great as a dinner party starter and bursting with summer flavours

4 hrs and 15 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
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Try this tangy artichoke recipe - the oil will keep them for a week in the fridge

1 hr and 20 mins
A challenge
Vegetarian
165 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This simple recipe for cookie dough can be adapted to suit your tastes – experiment with different shapes and flavours

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
41 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

What's in a name? Pop these in the oven, forget about them overnight, and you'll have crumbly cookies in the morning

8 hrs
Easy
Vegetarian
31 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Hidden inside these crumbly biscuits lies a heart of lemon curd, giving an unexpected burst of flavour

30 mins
Easy
25 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Coeliac sufferers need not miss out on sweet treats with this gluten-free melt-in-the-mouth shortbread recipe

35 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A festive version of Pan de Higo, a dried fig cake that the Spanish traditionally eat with cheese and a drizzle of honey

20 mins
Easy
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