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Holiday Food Gifts Round Up

When it comes to holiday gift giving, food is always a great option! This is a collection of recipes that make great gifts for family and friends.

One of my favorite traditions growing up was when we would get together and make boxes of treats for our family and friends. We’d spend all day in the kitchen making cookies and candies and then we boxed them up in pretty boxes and delivered them. Such great memories!

There is just something about making a gift for something that makes it so special. If you’re looking for gifts to make for your family and friends this year, I’ve got a collection for you today that you’re sure to love!

SWEET TREATS AS GIFTS:

Now who doesn’t love a box of sweet treats? A box of sweet treats was always our go-to for friends and neighbors. They were loaded with cookies, brownies, fudge. You name it! Here are some of my favorites to include:

3 Ingredient Chocolate Fudge

This has been a family favorite for generations. And it is so easy to make!

This super easy 3 ingredient chocolate fudge is pure chocolate decadence and a Christmas staple in our home.

Peppermint Brownie Cookies

The use of brownie mix makes these festive cookies crazy easy to make!

Hand holding fudgy brownie cookies.

Candied Pecans

For a sweet n’ salty snack addition to your holiday treat box, why not try these Candied Pecans? They are always a huge hit!

Candied pecans in white bowl.

Mint M&M Cookie Bars

Cookie bars are ALWAYS a treat. These festive bars happen to be loaded with chocolate chips and Mint M&Ms. They are perfectly gooey and chewy!

Chewy Molasses Cookies

When it comes to Christmas cookies, Chewy Molasses Cookies are always my favorite. It’s just not Christmas without them!

Stack of chewy molasses cookies on a white plate.

SAVORY GIFT IDEAS:

Maybe sweets aren’t your thing! Or you’d prefer to give gifts that may last a little bit longer. That is where these gifts come into play. A collection of spice blends will have your family and friends thinking whenever they spice up their meal. Put them in cute little spice jars and place them in a pretty basket.

Homemade Steak Seasoning

This Homemade Steak Seasoning is great on not just on steak but burgers, veggies and fries too!

DIY Cajun Seasoning

Your family and friends can spice things up with this DIY Cajun Seasoning! I love to use it in pastas, on tater tots and so much more.

Spoonful of Cajun Seasoning

Homemade Curry Powder

Curry is a big hit in our home. We make something “Curried” about once a week. Whether it’s chicken curry, curried chickpeas or curried chicken salad.

Taco Seasoning

Every night can be taco night with this easy to make taco seasoning! It’s great to have on hand for Taco Tuesday or any other time you’re looking to add that savory taco flavor to dishes.

All Purpose Seasoning Blend

I use this on so many things. True to it’s name it is great on just about anything from vegetables and french fries to chicken and steak. Wherever you might use a seasoned salt, this blend is perfect.

All purpose seasoning blend in a white bowl on cookie sheet with white and red stripped towel.

And finally! If you’ve got a person in on your gift list that just loves spicy food, make them a bottle of my super spicy Habanero Hot Sauce. It constantly gets fabulous reviews. And it keeps in the refrigerator, no canning required!

Making your own habanero hot sauce is very easy!

So there you have it some of my favorite sweet and savory holiday food gifts to give to family and friends. Putting a handmade gift like this together really often is the highlight of my holiday gift giving. I hope you find something here for you as well!

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Des

Hey! I'm Des!

Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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