Edible Gift Ideas for the Festive Season

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Gifting a loved one something delicious and homemade is truly a special way to show how much you appreciate them. This holiday season, instead of going out and buying something, spend some time in the kitchen baking or cooking something delicious and personalised for a friend or family member. They will be so appreciative and love that you went the extra mile. We’ve rounded up some edible gifts that would make someone very happy this festive season.

Shortbread Gift Ideas

Shortbread is a classic Christmas tradition. We’ve played around with some fun variations on the classic recipe that are easy to make and make for stunning gifts.

Turkish Delight & Olive Oil Shortbread

A pretty and sophisticated spin on a classic shortbread cookie. The addition of dried rose petals really contribute to the

Recipe for Turkish Delight & Olive Oil Shortbread

Greek Almond Shortbread

Scrumptious buttery biscuits traditionally cooked at Christmas.

Recipe for Greek Almond Shortbread

Bacon Shortbread

A quirky riff on the classic. The bacon adds a delicious umami flavour. Whoever gets gifted these will be a happy chap.

Recipe for Bacon Shortbread

Classic Shortbread

Classic for a reason — you can’t go wrong with the original.

Recipe for Classic Shortbread

Vanilla & Almond Shortbread

This shortbread is so easy to make and is a classic festive season gift.

Recipe for Vanilla & Almond Shortbread

Buttery Pistachio & Almond Biscuits

This is a LCHF take on regular shortbread. It is so rich and nutty – you only need one biscuit to curb any sweet craving.

Recipe for Buttery Pistachio & Almond Biscuits

Fruit Mince Macarons

This festive twist on a macaron is filled with cream cheese and fruit mince – it may just give the old mince pie a run for its money!

Recipe for Fruit Mince Macarons

Candy Cane Meringues

Spread the Christmas cheer with these pops of colour.

Recipe for Candy Cane Meringues

Sweet Sauces & Condiments

Boozy Blueberries

These berries get a little bit of an attitude by adding some brandy. Delicious served over ice cream or with cream and easily jarred.

Recipe for Boozy Blueberries

Salted Caramel Sauce

Make someone very happy with a jar of this molten goodness!

Recipe for Salted Caramel Sauce

Easy Lemon Curd

A zingy curd that is perfect dolloped onto fresh scones or used to fill a cake or cupcakes.

Recipe for Lemon Curd

Vodka Chilli Butterscotch Sauce

Serve warm drizzled over ice-cream, apple crumble, or char-grilled bananas.

Recipe for Vodka Chilli Butterscotch Sauce

Chocolate Surprises

There is something about receiving chocolate as a gift that truly makes you feel special. Instead of going the store bought route, why not try your hand at one of these recipes?

Chocolate Fudge

There is nothing that hits the sweet spot like a piece of fudge. This yummy dark chocolate version is to-die-for!

Recipe for Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate Cheesecake in a Jar

This is perfect as a chocolatey gift for any occasion. Make it with love!

Recipe for Chocolate Cheesecake in a Jar

Millionaire’s Gingerbread

This Millionaire gingerbread has the perfect balance of spicy ginger flavour, sweet caramel and bitter chocolate.

Recipe for Millionaire’s Gingerbread

Dipped & Dusted Chocolate Orange Gin-infused Truffles

These choc-orange gin-infused truffles are rich and decadent and make for a beautiful gift!

Recipe for Chocolate Orange Gin-infused Truffles

Chocolate Orange Dipped Madeleines

Imagine how pleased you’d be opening up a box of these on Christmas Day? They won’t last till lunch!

Recipe for Chocolate Orange Dipped Madeleines

Homemade Dark Chocolate Slab

This homemade version of a chocolate slab is rich and you can have fun with the wrapping.

Recipe for Homemade Dark Chocolate Slab

Savoury Gift Ideas

Many people don’t have a sweet tooth, so these savoury gift ideas won’t make them feel left out of the festivities.

Red Onion & Tomato Jam Jar

This savoury jam is super versatile, great for leftover roast beef sandwiches on boxing day.

Recipe for Red Onion & Tomato Jam Jar

Bacon & Beer Jam

This is such a treat and a delicious addition to a festive cheeseboard.

Recipe for Bacon & Beer Jam

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Mandarin Marmalade Relish

This savoury marmalade is a bittersweet treat that’s addictive, easy to make and tastes great on anything. Our fav is with mature cheddar.

Recipe for Mandarin Marmalade Relish

Prego Sauce

A very delectable prego sauce recipe– perfect for those burger nights.

Recipe for Prego Sauce

Lemon & Rocket Pesto

A delicious homemade pesto that is good drizzled on literally anything!

Recipe for Lemon & Rocket Pesto

Crispy Pickles Three Ways

Pretty as a picture and they last forever! The perfect gift.

Recipe for Crispy Pickles Three Ways


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