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8 edible gift ideas for the holidays

Make your gift-giving smarter with these beautiful homemade (and budget-friendly!) treats. There's a delicious recipe and pretty package for everyone on your list.
8 edible gift ideas for the holidays

Photo, Erik Putz.

Holiday Gift Guide – Edible Gifts

Ginger-chocolate cookies

This soft, gingery cookie is packed with gooey chocolate chunks and chewy candied ginger. The mix is a fun gift for friends and neighbours with kids. Get the recipe.

8 edible gift ideas for the holidays

Italian fig and apricot preserve

Package this rich chutney with a wheel of soft cheese and a pretty cutting board. Add a finishing touch to the jam jars with a fabric square tied with twine and a stamped tag embellished with washi tape. Get the recipe.

Italian fig and apricot preserve
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Chocolate-hazelnut salami

Make this heavenly chocolate indulgence the centrepiece of a dessert ”charcuterie” board made up of fruit and sweet biscuits. (Use our template to create this stunning wrapper.) Get the recipe.

Chocolate-hazelnut salami

Za'atar spice blend and crackers

This fragrant Middle Eastern spice blend is a delicious seasoning for chicken, fish and hummus. Give a jar on its own or bake up a pan of crisp crackers to accompany it (and print out a pretty card featuring our recipe).

Za'atar spice blend and crackers.

Crunchy Maple-Nut Granola

Make the most important meal of the day extra special with the world’s best breakfast. Dress up paper bags with foraged festive boughs and decorative washi tape. Get our crunchy maple-nut granola recipe.

a bag of crunchy maple-nut granola on birch log next to a wood spoon serving the granola and a tag reading "Merry merry" (Photo: Sian Richards)
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Vanilla bean syrup

It’s a simple recipe, but latte lovers will swoon over this flavoured syrup. Repurpose glass bottles, seal them with fresh corks from a craft store and add a keepsake tag. Get the recipe.

Vanilla bean syrup

Flavoured salts

Share the gift of mouth-watering meals with these salts. Top each small glass jar with a printed sticker (using our template) and some ribbon. Get the recipes: Lemon salt
Smoked chili salt
Herbes de Provence salt

Lemon, smoked chili, and Herbes de Provence salts

Gingerbread cookie mix in a jar

Pretty layers of gingerbread fixings presented in a jar are a beautiful host gift—then all that's needed is the egg, butter and molasses, and you’re in cookie heaven. Get the recipe.

8 edible gift ideas for the holidays

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