Beyond Jam: 10 Delicious Homemade Gifts

Today it's as easy as a click of a button to purchase a holiday gift for friends or family. But, we might argue, not nearly as special as if you made them something yourself.

Most of us probably have moments where we plan on making everyone a little something for the holidays. Maybe you're going to make jars of apple butter or crochet coasters or bag up your famous granola with pretty twine. And then all of a sudden you're staring down December and realizing it may not happen just the way you wanted. Well we have an intervention. We've gathered a few of our favorite simple recipes for edible DIY gifts this year that you can do in a day. Purchase your ingredients, put on some good tunes, make a few batches of your chosen treat, and mail them off the next day. We even included a few of our favorite packaging ideas. So here's to special, homemade gifts for everyone this year.

10 Gift Ideas:
Herb Salts - Spinning Spoons
Herbs De Provence - Saveur
Homemade Nutella - Beyond the Plate
Homemade Tea Bags - Bonzai Aprhodite
Mulling Sachets - Martha Stewart
Sugar and Spice Candy Nuts - Smitten Kitchen
Candied Orange Peels - Use Real Butter
Best Homemade Granola - Kiss My Spatula
Homemade Kosher Dill Pickles - David Lebovitz
Caramel Popcorn - Savory Sweet Life

Cute Packaging Ideas:
Weck Jars
Burlap Sacks
Scallop Edge Boxes

Images: Martha Stewart, Smitten Kitchen, Beyond the Plate)

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