Edible Christmas gifts are such a pleasure to make and receive, so why not show someone you really care this Christmas by giving them some delicious treats you've made yourself.
There's nothing better than a handmade foodie gift to make someone feel really special. Start preparing for Christmas by making edible gifts to share with family and friends, from jams, chutneys and homemade liqueurs that are best to make ahead, to Christmas cookies and velvety chocolate truffles, made nearer the time. These edible Christmas gifts are all the more delicious (and thoughtful) when homemade.
It's easy to transform these edible Christmas gift recipes into beautifully wrapped presents if you start collecting glass jars and bottles, cellophane, pretty ribbon and tissue paper to package your gifts.Our German cinnamon star biscuits
(pictured) make a lovely gift, especially when you put them in a pretty seasonal box, or wrap them beautifully in cellophane and a nice ribbon. They don't take too long to make, so you can make plenty for all your friends and loved ones and yet they look so delicate, they will really impress. They have all the flavours of Christmas and will keep in a tin for two weeks if you need to make them ahead.
Chutneys, biscuits, fudge, mini Florentines, flavoured gin, truffles, brownies and shortbread all make wonderful gifts and a lot of the time, many of these can be made in advance so you don't have to worry too much about being short on time. There's also something very personal about receiving a gift that's homemade, as it shows you've really put the time and effort into making something you know they will enjoy.
Click through to find all the foodie Christmas gift recipes you'll need to make your friends and family really happy during the festive period...