Even though you can always buy Christmas gifts for the people on your list, making them can be fun too! These homemade gift ideas are easy to put together. Everyone on your list will absolutely love them! Here are some of our favorite ideas.
Oranges are in season during the month of December, which means that homemade orange marmalade is a great gift idea. Make sure you choose only the freshest oranges, which will make the marmalade taste even better! If you want to take this gift idea one step further, create a gift basket with your homemade marmalade and other gourmet items, such as cookies, crackers, and even other types of jams and jellies.
Homemade chocolate truffles are also a great gift idea! You can either make a traditional version of this popular sweet or make a fun variation, such as these popcorn truffles. After you make them, you can place them in a pretty box lined with tissue paper or in a pretty, clear candy bag.
Does your gift recipient like to bake? If so, a baking kit for a delicious treat is a tasty idea! For instance, this chocolate chip cookie recipe can be packaged in a mason jar. All you need to do is include the instructions for how to turn the mix into a delicious batch of cookies!
Did you happen to freeze some of those delicious, in-season strawberries last spring? If so, then this is the perfect time to use them by making homemade strawberry jam! Even though you can easily find fresh strawberries in the store this time of year, nothing compares to how they taste when they’re in season locally. Your frozen strawberries will taste so much better!
Do you have a homemade cookie recipe that everyone goes nuts over? This is the perfect time to make them! People love getting freshly baked homemade treats as gifts. Make a few batches of some of your best cookies and package them in a pretty box lined with tissue paper. They’ll absolutely love them!
Making your own homemade vanilla extract is easier than it looks. All you need to do is buy a medium-sized bottle of vodka, break the seal, and place a dried vanilla pod into the bottle. Seal the bottle tightly with the original cap and seal the edges with canning wax. Place in a cool, dark place for a few weeks before using the extract. If you make it shortly before you give it away, just instruct them on how to store it and when it’s okay to use it. They can either use it in place of vanilla extract in baking or drink it like you would regular vodka!