Homemade Food Gifts for the Holidays

Homemade cookies, mini cakes and loaves, or chocolate candy…there’s nothing like making something from scratch and giving it to those you love.

Collage of holiday food gifts like popcorn, cocoa, cookies, and nuts.

One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is make food gifts for family and friends. In fact, my love language has always been cooking for others.

I put a lot of thought into what I make, sometimes spending weeks researching and planning.

Well, I wanted to save you that trouble by compiling a list of some great food gift ideas, both sweet and savory!

I’ve also included non-food gifts that are perfect for someone who loves food, is a budding chef or baker, or is an all around foodie!

I plan to update this list regularly and so keep an eye out!

I hope you try out the suggestions below, especially the food ones!

Not only do they make great gifts, you can also serve them as appetizers at your next holiday gathering. Or, simply keep them for yourself to enjoy!


Savory Foods

Sweet Foods

  • Hot Cocoa Mix
  • Gingerbread  Cookies
  • Flavored Ground Coffee
  • Flavored Syrups for Coffee
  • Fudge or Chocolate Candy
  • Chocolate Bark
  • Sugar Cookies
  • Muffins or Mini Loaves
  • Homemade Jams or Jellies

Non-Food Gift Ideas for a Food Lover

  • Favorite Cookbook
  • Decorative Aprons or Kitchen Towels
  • Colorful Cloth Napkins
  • Beautiful Set of Mixing Bowls
  • Nice bottle of Wine for Cooking
  • Set of Cast Iron Pans
  • Wooden Cheese Board
  • Set of Cute Mugs
  • Elegant Casserole Dish
  • Vintage Cake Stand
  • Fun Set of Cookie Cutters
  • Kitchen Scale
  • Measuring Spoons and Cups