My favorite kind of gift to give (and also receive) is the homemade kind — especially when it's edible. Not only are these gifts totally thoughtful and delicious, but there are also so many wonderful options that are easy to pull together in a pinch. Here are 10 of my favorites.
I was gifted a jar of these sprinkles last year, and they are sweet and salty with a little bit of crunch (and utterly divine). It's a pour-and-stir recipe that makes a shelf-stable, shippable gift that will be loved by your gluten-free neighbors, your vegan bestie, and your no-sweet-tooth coworker.
Mac and cheese in a jar is about more than sharing an irresistible comfort food with those you love; it's about giving the gift of convenience. It's easy to assemble, and there's no cooking required for the gift giver. Just make sure you leave yourself some time to pick up the cheese!
This is what I'm gifting my friends and family this year. I first made these irresistibly sweet, spiced clusters after Sheela shared the recipe, and I was hooked after the first bite.
Flavored salts are such a fun and simple last-minute gift. The fresh citrus brightens up everything from poultry to hummus — and even fresh fruit.
Candied popcorn is always a classic for gifting, and this version adds a savory twist with a blend of smoky spices.
This cornbread mix is just as convenient as the boxed stuff, but with all the benefits of being homemade. It comes together with a handful of pantry staples, a glass jar, and a recipe card with cooking instructions. Add a ribbon for a final special touch.
When it comes to cookies, shortbread are my favorite choice for gifting. These buttery cookies are classic and elegant, sturdy enough to get boxed up, and couldn't be easier to make.
This is another item I'll gifting this year (and making some extra for myself). We love grapefruit essential oil for this scrub, although any scent will work.
You can't go wrong with giving the gift of breakfast. Use ribbon or twine to attach a recipe card with cooking instructions. While you're at it, tuck a bottle of maple syrup in the bag too!