Homemade food gifts are always appreciated. People say that "the best way to a man's heart is through his stomach"...from my experience it is the best way to any person's heart...there are a lot of women out there who love to eat nicely made food too!
The great thing about giving a food gift is that you know it will be enjoyed. Food gifts are not left to gather dust in a cupboard, but are usually eagerly consumed within days (or minutes) of being received!
On this page I have started to collate a list of easy-to-make, tasty homemade food gift ideas. Delicious cake and biscuit recipes, preserves, homemade gifts in a jar, romantic chocolate dipped strawberry recipes, and more.
All recipes have been thoroughly tried and tested by me and my many willing family members!
Mulled Wine Sachets: Mulled wine spice sachets together with a bottle of red wine make a lovely and easy to make Christmas gift. Perfect for those "hard to buy for" people. Almost everyone I know loves mulled wine - the warming flavours of organge, cinammon, and cloves are delicious!
Christmas Mince Pie Recipe: Fruit mince pies are one of my favourite treats at Christmas time! This is a super easy recipe perfect for those short on time, and they taste delicious :-)
Gingerbread Men Cookies: My recipe for gingerbread men cookies is quick and easy, and the result is delicious! A wonderful homemade Christmas food gift to make, or a fun kid-friendly holiday project.
Easy Chocolate Brittle Recipe: Make a batch of delicious gifts in a flash! Chocolate brittle is such a quick and easy gift idea and perfect for the Christmas season, especially for popping in a homemade Christmas gift basket!
Apple Chutney Recipe: This traditional apple chutney recipe tastes delicious and is straightforward to make. It goes really well with hams and cheeses and makes a lovely Christmas present.
Orange Marmalade Recipe: Delicious and easy orange marmalade recipe. This homemade jam recipe uses your microwave and can be made in small batches, so it's great for one-off homemade gifts in a jar.
Grapefruit Marmalade Recipe: A quick and delicious grapefruit marmalade recipe.
Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe: The easiest homemade strawberry jam recipe in the world, and it's lip-smackingly delicious.
Dried Apricot Jam Recipe: A wonderful recipe with a subtle spiced flavor, and the best thing is that you can make all year 'round.
Lemon Curd Recipe: Delicious lemon curd recipe (or lemon butter recipe) that is quick and easy to make in the microwave. An ideal last minute gift idea!
Chewy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe: Simple chewy oatmeal cookie recipe - ANZAC biscuit recipe. This recipe is quick and easy to bake, perfect for baking with kids, and tastes delicious!
Gingerbread Cookies: I just love the warming flavours of gingerbread on a cold winter day. As well as homemade Christmas gifts, they make wonderful Valentine's day presents. Have fun cutting out your cookies as gingerbread men, stars, hearts...
Choc Chip Bliss Cookies:One of the most guaranteed-to-please cookie recipes! Its certainly a real winner with my family. Make sure you cook a batch up for yourself too. They are nice and crunchy at the edges, and soft in the middle - yum!
Oatmeal Holiday Cookies: Of all the cookie recipes, this oatmeal cookie recipe is one of my favourites. The spices add a real holiday flavour, and the cookies are a nice mix of chewy and crunchy.
Decadent Chocolate Brownie Recipe: This quick and simple brownie recipe is so easy to follow, and makes a batch of deliciously moist, chocolatey brownies. A wonderful homemade food gift idea, if you don't eat all of them first!
Easy Scone Recipe: Learn how to make scones with this fool-proof, easy scone recipe. It's one of the best scone recipes I have tried, and I am sure you will love it too.
Moist Carrot Cake Recipe: A world best moist carrot cake recipe that works every time! People always ask for my recipe, so here it is. Can be used for baking healthy carrot cake cupcakes too!
No Bake Lemon Cheesecake Recipe: This easy-to-make no bake lemon cheesecake recipe is light and smooth in texture, and tastes lemonicious! A quick, simple cheesecake recipe perfect for all occasions.
Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe: This easy-to-make, no bake strawberry cheesecake recipe is light and fluffy in texture, and tastes divine! Served with fresh strawberries, it really is the ultimate in quick desserts.
Friands Mini Muffin Recipe: Moist, soft, and delicious mini muffins made with berries and almond-meal. A classic French recipe that's super easy to make. (These are also enormously popular in Australia.)
Recipes for Chocolate Dipped Strawberries: Chocolate dipped strawberries are quick and easy to make, and delicious! My recipes for chocolate dipped strawberries are a perfect romantic gift idea, or add a touch of glam to a girl's night in!
Yummy Chocolate Truffle Recipe: Smooth, dark, creamy and delicious... and really easy to make. A gourmet homemade food gift that's sure to please :-)
Recipe for Rum Balls: A delicious family recipe passed down through the generations, these rum balls are also really easy to make - no baking required! This homemade food gift is courtesy of my friend Renate (it's her mom's recipe) who runs Dream Home Decorating
Cordial Recipes: Looking for cordial recipes? This lemon cordial recipe is delicious, and makes a refreshing summer homemade food gift idea. Plus you get some yummy candied lemon peel in the process!
Easy Casserole Recipes: Casseroles make a perfect gift for mothers with new babies, friends/neighbors who are sick but have a family to feed, funerals, moving/new house, remodeling, and sweetest of all, just because.
This link will take you to my friend Tiffany's wonderful site full of easy & delicious recipes, including a huge range of chicken casserole recipes.
Jacobs Ladder Toy: A classic children's toy, now with a twist - I'll show you how to make it out of chocolate bars instead of wooden blocks!
Candy Bouquet: Candy bouquets make wonderful homemade gifts. See this link for step-by-step instructions by Lana at Incredible Edible Crafts - she has some really clever ways of styling candies into flowers!
I hope you have enjoyed browsing my homemade food gifts page!
If you're baking someone a cake, why not take a peek at my friend Debbie's website to learn cake decorating tips & tricks.
Also, if you have any favourite easy homemade food gift ideas that you would like to share then contact me using this handy form, it is always a pleasure to hear from you.