45 Homemade Gifts from The Kitchn

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We here at Kitchn believe that the very best gifts are of the edible sort, so today we’re sharing all our favorites — and we mean all! There are soft gingerbread cookies to send in the mail and rosé gummies to share with your BFF. New moms will be thankful for a big jar of DIY instant mac and cheese, and anyone would be happy to find some vanilla-scented nut clusters under the tree.

Cookies & Bars

If you’re planning on mailing sweet treats this holiday season, bar cookies and sturdy biscotti travel well and hold up beautifully.

How To Make Rosé Gummies(Image credit: Laure Volo)


The gift of something sweet has a special way of bringing a smile to anyone’s face.

Dark Chocolate Bark with Pistachios(Image credit: Kimberley Hasselbrink)

Brittle and Chocolate Bark

Whether it’s topped with chopped peppermint candies, pretty rose petals, or cookie pieces, chocolate bark is easy to make and the most excellent gift for any chocolate-lover in your life.

Citrus Sugar(Image credit: Heidi Murphy)

Other Sweet Treats

Packaged up in a nice jar with pretty ribbon, flavored sugars and sauces make a wonderful hostess gift. They’re also easy to make in big batches.

Vanilla Cashew Clusters(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

Nuts and Popcorn

You can’t go wrong with the gift of snacks, whether you go savory, sweet, or a combo of both. Nuts and popcorn are also a great choice when your list of gift recipients runs long.

Savory Bacon-Rosemary Granola(Image credit: Maria Siriano)


Granola is one of my favorite foods to gift. There are so many different variations out there that I know I can find one that’s just right for everyone on my list.

Instant Mac and Cheese Mix in a Mason Jar(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

Other Savory Gifts

For anyone who’s not really into sweets, these thoughtful items are simple yet fun and creative.

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Infusions, Cocktail Mixers, and Other Drinks

Surprise your cocktail-enthusiast friend with a fun homemade twist for her bar cart.

Your turn — what are your favorite homemade and edible holiday gifts?