15 Homemade Edible Gifts for the Holidays

Last Updated November 28, 2017
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Is there anything more charming than a delicious, homemade gift? Here are 15 ideas, sure to impress anyone on your list.

Red Onion Jam

Red onions
BuzzCatz Coffee & Sweets in Orange Beach, Ala., makes red onion jam every Saturday and Sunday. Manager Juanita Hendrix and Kimberly Asbury, the main cook and pastry chef at BuzzCatz, shared...

Crab Apple Syrup

Crab apple
Crab apple syrup is one of Upstate New York's easiest-to-make, frequently overlooked indigenous treasures. Beautifully bottled, it also makes a great holiday gift. 

Warming Spice Bitters

A few dashes of these bitters can be used to balance cocktails, but they are also a wonderful addition to beer, tea, coffee, sauces, baked goods, sorbets and whipped cream. When creating your own...

Panch Puran (Five Spice) Ginger Cranberry Chutney

This recipe by Chef Maneet Chauhan of Chauhan Ale & Masala House will give an Indian flavor to your festivities.

Bay Leaf and Rosemary Liqueur

Bay leaf and Rosemary Liqueur
This fragrant liqueur is inspired by some of the herbs of the Mediterranean scrub that you can find growing rampant along the Maremman coastline: bay laurel and a hint of rosemary.

Salted Caramel Sauce

The addition of this addictive sauce will make any dessert that much more special. Tie a spoon to the jar with a holiday ribbon for quick access. Makes about 4 cups

Molly Weasley's Rock Cake Popcorn

This delicious recipe was inspired by one of Harry Potter’s favorite treats: Mrs. Weasley’s Rock Cakes. A traditional tea time treat now in popcorn form, just in time for the cold brisk air...

Pickled Garlic

Recipe by Chef Aaron Cozadd, Union Joints, Clarkston

Persimmon Jam

Persimmon jam
While you might want to just eat ripe persimmons fresh, try this recipe for jam and you will have the sweet taste of this local fruit all year long.

Sugared Cranberries

Recipe by Pam Aughe, R.D. and Whole Foods Market, Detroit 

Sunflower Seed Brittle

Recipe by Emily Eckhart, Co Owner of Nourish Eatery in Chebyogan

Filoli Gentlemen’s Orchard Switchel

Switchel is an American drink from the early 1700s. Cider vinegars have been used for centuries to kill off bacteria in drinking water, but it was the addition of sweeteners like ginger, honey, maple...
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