4 Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas
Looking for easy, economical and pretty homemade gifts this season? Try these dairy favorites!
I believe there’s something special about receiving a homemade gift over the holidays – especially when it’s tasty! Each year I choose a few simple gifts to make for colleagues, large family gatherings and the surprise celebration that is bound to pop up.
Below you’ll find some of my favorite DIY ideas to ensure you have the perfect gifts this season. I’ve even provided some adorable, free printables to help make your gifts – and the giving – all the more special.
This two-step sauce makes a wonderful topping for ice cream, bread pudding and French toast, or as a dip for fruit. The recipe can create three sweet 4-oz gifts when bottled in small glass jars.
Cookies are a classic crowd-pleaser, and with a short ingredient list, these cookies are simple to make, beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. Stack them gently in a tin or divvy among cellophane bags tied with festive string and gift tags.
Peppermint Shortbread Cookies Gift Tags
Spice Mix for Dips
A homemade spice mix comes together quickly and turns into tasty dips when blended with 1 cup of either sour cream, Geek yogurt or cream cheese. I like to mix a batch of the dry ingredients, divide into 12 small containers, and include a tag with serving instructions. Here are my favorite crowd-pleasers, but feel free to get creative with the spices in your kitchen!
Dill Dip Mix Circle Labels (Avery 94506) • Dill Dip Mix Gift Tags
Tuscan Dip Mix Circle Labels (Avery 94506) • Tuscan Dip Mix Gift Tags
Gingerbread Dip Mix Circle Labels (Avery 94506) • Gingerbread Dip Mix Gift Tags
Dill Dip Mix
- 3 ¼ tablespoons dill weed
- ¾ tablespoons kosher salt
- 1 ½ tablespoons garlic powder
- 3 ¼ tablespoons onion flakes
- 3 ¼ tablespoons parsley flakes
Tuscan Dip Mix
- ¼ cup dried basil
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons dried thyme
- 2 tablespoons dried rosemary
Gingerbread Dip Mix
- 1 ½ cup dark brown sugar
- 1 ½ cup powdered sugar, sifted
- 2 tablespoons ground ginger
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
If you don’t have time to cook, but want a unique gift, arrange three or four different cheeses (wrapped) on a chalkboard from a craft store. Write out the names of the cheeses in chalk and… Voila! A perfect hostess gift.