Edible Gift Ideas for the Festive Season

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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.

Festive Sweet Treats

Spread some Christmas cheer with these edible gift ideas.

Christmas Cupcakes

Nothing says ‘Merry Christmas’ better than these festive-themed cupcakes.

Recipe for Christmas Cupcakes

Celebration Chocolate Wreath Cake

Christmas personified – this Celebration Chocolate Wreath Cake is enough to get anyone in the festive mood.

Recipe for Celebration Chocolate Wreath Cake

Cranberry Loaf with White Choc Cream Cheese Drizzle

Cranberry and white chocolate goodness in a delicious festive loaf.

Recipe for Cranberry Loaf with White Choc Cream Cheese Drizzle

Turkish Delight & Olive Oil Shortbread

A pretty and sophisticated spin on a classic shortbread cookie. The addition of dried rose petals make this gift extra special.

Recipe for Turkish Delight & Olive Oil Shortbread

Cherry Crumble Bars

Cherry lovers will adore these fruity and delicious Cherry Crumble Bars.

Recipe for Cherry Crumble Bars

Red Velvet Petit Fours

Boxed and ready to eat. Look no further for the perfect edible gift idea.

Recipe for Red Velvet Petit Fours

Moerkoffie Cookies

We have something for coffee addicts and biscuit lovers – the ideal treat to dunk in your morning cuppa.

Recipe for Moerkoffie Cookies

Cumin & Cinnamon Spiced Dark Chocolate Truffles

These chocolaty delights are the ideal gift for friends that love a bit of spice.

Recipe for Cumin & Cinnamon Spiced Dark Chocolate Truffles

Shortbread Gift Ideas

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

Bacon Shortbread

A quirky riff on the classic – whomever 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

It’s candy cane time, but make it meringues. Spread the cheer with these pops of colour.

Recipe for Candy Cane Meringues

Sweet Sauces & Condiments

Bakers will love these sweet sauces and condiments. Perfect for drizzling over baked goodies or eating straight out the jar.

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

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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 over ice-cream, apple crumble, or a spongy pud.

Recipe for Vodka Chilli Butterscotch Sauce

Chocolate Surprises

There is something about receiving chocolate as a gift that truly makes one feel special.

Vegan Chocolate Bundt Cake

The perfect gift for vegan friends – who doesn’t love a decadent chocolate cake? The addition of avocado oil makes it decidedly moist.

Recipe for Vegan Chocolate Bundt Cake

Billionaire Bars

Shortbread topped with caramel and dark chocolate ganache. Add a bottle of Krone to take this chocolaty gift idea over the top.

Recipe for Billionaire Bars

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 chocolaty gift for any occasion. Make it with love!

Recipe for Chocolate Cheesecake in a Jar

Millionaire’s Gingerbread

This Millionaire’s 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 citrus and gin-infused truffles are rich, 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? Warning: they won’t last ’til 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.

Cherry Chutney

This is such a treat and a delicious addition to a festive cheeseboard. Add some Camembert and savoury biscuits to the gift box if you like.

Recipe for Cherry Chutney

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

Mandarin Marmalade Relish

This savoury marmalade is a bittersweet treat that’s addictive, easy to make and tastes great on anything. Our fave 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 festive gift idea.

Recipe for Crispy Pickles Three Ways

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