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30 Edible Christmas Gifts to Give

 

By Amy Gorin, MS, RDN

Hello, DIY gifts for friends! These dessert gifts and edible Christmas gifts are the best food gifts to give. Make these DIY gifts for your girlfriend, as well as these homemade gifts for your boyfriend or significant other.

 

The season of gift giving is here! I love to give gifts as much as I love to receive them. And homemade gifts, including baking gift ideas, add another layer of love. 

 

To make homemade gift giving easy for you, I've put together a list of 30 DIY presents you can easily make from home in minutes and for just a few bucks, too. These baking gifts will truly impress everyone on your gift list.

 

These DIY healthy food gifts all come from my registered dietitian nutritionist colleagues and I, so they're on the healthier side of things. Don't worry, though, there are quite a few of easy DIY baked goods on this list that taste decadent.

 

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Homemade Gifts in a Jar

So much of homemade gifting is in the packaging. Hello, mason jars! Place homemade nuts, spice mixes, or jams in a jar, and tie with a pretty ribbon. Here are my favorite best food gifts to package up this way.

 

1. Homemade pizza spice

Talk about a useful edible gift. Simply combine the following and place in a jar: 2 Tablespoons dried oregano, 1 Tablespoon dried basil, 1 Tablespoon dried rosemary, 1 Tablespoon dried onion flakes, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes. Yum!

 

2. Chocolate Almond Cookie Mix from Liz Weiss, RD, author of The Smoothie Bowl Coloring Cookbook

 

3. 3-Ingredient Dark Hot Chocolate Mix from Rebecca Clyde, RD, nutrition blogger at Nourish Nutrition

 

4. Rosemary, Maple, and Cayenne Mixed Nuts from Stephanie Van't Zelfden, RDN, author of Make-Ahead Baby Food Cookbook

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5. Spiced Ambrosia Apple Butter from Kara Lydon, RD, author of Nourish Your Namaste

 

6. Maple Chia Roasted Pecans and Walnuts from Kelly Jones, RD, owner of Kelly Jones Nutrition

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7. Gingerbread Glazed Almonds from Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, owner of Marisa Moore Nutrition

 

8. Prune Jam from my own kitchen

 

9. Holiday Spiced Pecans from Stacie Hassing, RD, and Jessica Beacom, RD, co-authors of Simply Nourished

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10. Chocolate Hazelnut Spread from Tracee Yablon Brenner, RD, co-author of Simple Food for Busy Families

 

11. Sweet & Spicy Roasted Almonds from Jennifer Hunt, RDN, nutrition blogger at Healthy Inspiration

 

12. Spiced Roasted Chickpeas from my own kitchen

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13. All-Natural Gluten Free Homemade Taco Seasoning from Emily Kyle, MS, RDN, CLT, author of The 30-Minute Thyroid Cookbook

 

14. Chai Walnuts from Judy Barbe, RD, author of Your 6-Week Guide to LiveBest

 

15. Healthy Energy Bars from my own kitchen

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16. Dark Chocolate Energy Mix from Sharon Palmer, RD, author of Plant-Powered for Life

 

17. Cinnamon Buckwheat Granola from Judith Scharman, RD, author of Lean Body Smart Life

 

18. Sweet & Spicy Roasted Almonds from Jennifer Hunt

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Homemade Foodie Gifts You Can Wrap

Have a favorite cookie or brownie recipe? Or don't have time to bake and want to package up some tea bags for your coworkers?

 

Here are great gifting ideas, and all you really need to pull them off is a pretty bag and some ribbon. Your loved ones will love these edible Christmas gifts and DIY gifts for friends.

 

19. Ribbon Tea Bags

I recently made little goodie bags as favors at a holiday party. Each bag took just seconds to make. I combined a few calming tea bags–a combo of Lipton's Stress Less, Soothe Your Tummy, and Bedtime Bliss–a stick of honey, and some peppermint candies in a holiday bag. My friends loved the treats.

 

20. Coconut Seed Clusters from Judy Barbe

 

21. 'Tis the Season Popcorn from Colene Stoernell, RD, owner of CS Nutrition

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22. Easy Coffee Cake Muffins from my own kitchen

 

23. Candied Pistachio Ginger Cups from my own kitchen

 

24. Apricot Pecan Crisps from Judy Barbe

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25. No-Added-Sugar Fruit and Nut Quick Bread from Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD, author of Expect the Best

 

26. Cinnamon Spice Muffins from my own kitchen

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27. Peppermint Brownie Batter Truffles from Stacie Hassing and Jessica Beacom

 

28. Walnut Avocado Prune Brownies from my own kitchen

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29. Easy Chocolate-Covered Oreo Cookies from Rebecca Clyde

 

30. Almond Pistachio Cocoa Bites from my own kitchen

More Healthy Foodie Gift Ideas

 

Need more ideas for healthy gifts? If you don't have time for homemade, use this list of hand-picked, must-have kitchen tools, as well as this list of the best healthy eating cookbooks.

 

Want even more healthy gift ideas? Here are more perfect gift ideas.

This blog post was updated in October 2020.

 

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