I love this time of year! Holiday traditions, shopping, decorating, and cooking! My gift list is always long, and I love scoping out the perfect gift for everyone on the list. My favorite gifts to give, though, are the homemade ones. The kids’ teachers, caretakers, and friends deserve the very best for brightening the lives of my family. There’s something extra special about giving a gift made in your own kitchen… not to mention extra delicious! This holiday season give one of these Edible Holiday Gifts and see their face light up!

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Why Edible Gifts Are The Holiday Hero

1. Heartwarming for the Holidays:

Edible treats are my secret weapon during the holidays – they’re like a warm, cozy hug in a box (or a jar!). Whether it’s crafting homemade cookies, baking up a dreamy cake, or whipping together a jar of hot cocoa mix, these goodies bring that extra sprinkle of love to your holiday gifting.

2. For Everyone, Every Occasion:

Edible gifts are my ultimate go-to because they’re like the rockstars of pleasing a crowd. They cater to everyone’s taste buds, making them my top pick for expressing gratitude – be it for teachers, postal heroes, babysitters, or anyone you want to shower with love, especially when you’re not entirely sure what to get them.

3. Last-Minute Gifting Made Easy with Edible Delights

Edible gifts are the perfect solution for those “Oops, I forgot!” moments amidst the holiday hustle. A quick trip to the kitchen, a dash of creativity, and you can assemble a delightful jar of hot cocoa mix or maybe whip up some sugar cookies. Edible gifts not only rescue you in last-minute scenarios but also convey a personal touch, showing your genuine care.

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My Favorite Edible Holiday Gifts

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Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake
I grew up making this every year with my mom and now it's one of my kids' favorite traditions too! We love gifting this one.
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Pumpkin Spice Mixed Nuts and Seeds
I don't know about you, but I'm still loving pumpkin spice during the holiday season. These Pumpkin Spiced Mixed Seeds and Nuts are super easy to make!
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Classic Spritz Cookies
These Classic Spritz Cookies are so much fun to make and look absolutely gorgeous.
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Easy Winter Chili In A Jar
I love giving this Winter Chili in a Jar for a holiday gift! It stays fresh for a long time until they're ready to make a big cozy pot of chili!
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Sugar Cookies
There's nothing like receiving a tin of classic holiday Sugar Cookies.
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Hot Cocoa in a Jar
The kids and I love making these Hot Cocoa Jars every year for their teachers. Super simple and special.
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Chocolate Reindeer Bark
Chocolate Reindeer Bark is not only visually appealing but also a delicious addition to your holiday celebrations, especially for kids!
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S’mores on a Stick
These S'mores on a stick are super cute and way less messy than regular campfire s'mores.
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Christmas Tree Brownies
Not only are these Christmas Tree Brownies delectable for the taste buds, but they are also so much fun to decorate together with your kids during the holidays!
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Fresh Gingerbread Bundt Cake
Making this cake to gift someone is something special. Its warm and cozy gingerbread flavor is unbeatable.
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Cheese Wafers
I love these Cheese Wafers because they’re the perfect homemade version of goldfish crackers and my kids LOVE them.
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Three Seed Brittle
Crispy, crunchy and sweet – this Three Seed Brittle has been a holiday favorite for our family for years!
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Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pesto
For the person who likes something savory over sweet, this Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pesto is a great gift!
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Mexican Hot Fudge Sauce
For the chocolate lover in your life. You can't go wrong with Mexican Hot Fudge Sauce!
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Persimmon Cake
This cake takes winter's freshest persimmons and makes them into something anyone would love to receive!
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Maple Roast Sunflower Seeds
For the person who has a nut allergy, try out these Maple Roast Sunflower Seeds! They're crunchy, sweet and absolutely delicious.

So, as we tie the final bows on our gifts and add those last sprinkles, let’s savor the joy that edible holiday gifts bring – the joy of creating smiles, the joy of making someone’s day a tad sweeter, and the joy of building memories that linger like the aroma of freshly baked cookies. Wishing you the sweetest of holidays, filled with laughter, love, and the magic of edible delights. Here’s to the coziest and most delicious season yet!

Let me know in the comments what edible gifts you’re giving this year, and tag me on Instagram if you make any of these.

 

About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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