Homemade Edible Gifts for Christmas



During our upcoming Christmas trip to England, we are staying at mostly B&B’s and small Inns.  In the spirit of Southern Hospitality, I thought it would be a nice touch to leave a small “Hostess” gift upon our departure.   I am making about a dozen jars of 
Cinnamon-Sugared Pecans.



Here is the recipe


 I plan on putting them into small canning jars with a fringed-burlap circle, tied with a gingham ribbon, and a cute handmade tag that says “Thank you for your generous hospitality, The Garretts.”


Over the next week or so (once I recover from this icky case of bronchitis)  I am going to make several food gifts for both family and friends.  I thought I would share with you some of these gifts I have planned.



Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Sticks.  
Just think how pretty these would look in tall, plastic bags tied with curly ribbons. 





Hot Chocolate (or Coffee) Stirring Spoons
I make variations of these every year.  
Here is a great site which gives ideas and how-to’s. 




White-Chocolate Dipped Oreos with Crushed Peppermint
Simply Sinful!  
Best of all, no baking is involved.  
I plan on boxing these in simple white Chinese carry-out boxes with small red polka dot stickers, and gingham and raffia ribbons.
This site has the simple instructions.



Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge
I‘ve never made this before, but if it tastes half as good as it sounds, I think these will be a huge hit!
This awesome blog has the recipe.



Mini Cranberry-Pecan Pies
I generally make pecan pies in mini muffin pans, but I love the idea of adding cranberries.  I plan on placing a dozen or so of these delectable beauties on a small Christmas plate wrapped with clear cellophane.
Here is the recipe.

I can’t wait to get into the kitchen.  I also love the idea of creative food packaging. 

Look at the cute ideas…








The Dollar Store is a great place to find inexpensive containers, plates, candle stands and more.  Think outside of the typical box and Christmas tin.  


I hope this inspires you to give a true gift of 
Love from the Heart!





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Comments

  1. WOW now I am craving something sweet LOL!! Those pecans look yummy! Martina

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  2. Oh, I am so glad I found you, now I will follow you. These desserts look wonderful. Can’t wait to try the Oreo’s.

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  3. I love giving (and receiving) food gifts at the holidays. I think the pecans will be a hit and I’m going to do some pretzel sticks myself year. I just love the way they look!

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  4. Oooh I wished I lived closer, I would love to come over and we could do an assembly line project!! So fun, now I am hungry,Love the new header, Merry Christmas

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  5. All the little food gifts look so yummy- What lucky person wouldn’t love one of these gifts?

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  6. Oh Barb, these all look fabulous and I would eat all of them for sure, probably not have any left for gifts. lol Love the new header, looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  7. These all look wonderful!! They would make amazing gifts!! The pecans are my faves!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  8. Ok Barb, you can add my name to the list – what lucky friends you have, everything looks rich and delicious. Anyone would love these as a gifts. Thank you for the recipe, I’m going to try the pecans. Jeannie

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  9. Is there a link on how to make the coated pretzel sticks?

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  10. Hi! I love how cute your pretzel sticks are, and I would love to post a picture on my blog. With your permission, I’ll give the link to your site, redirecting viewers here. If you could please let me know how you feel about this, I would be delighted! Thank you, and Merry Christmas :)

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