Let’s think about the options for a few minutes, shall we? You could make a run to the crowded big box store and buy some generic gift pack of bath and body products to gift to them. You could grab some random gift off of that “Christmas Gifts” table that every store seems to have, yet makes no sense.
While giving gifts like this is certainly kind and generous, I’m going to guess that those gifts are going to end up in a closet somewhere until enough time has passed that they just take them to donate. Whereas, if you, someone that they know and care about brings them the gift of food, they are likely to enjoy and share it.
Plus, if you are a person who loves to cook, grill, smoke, or bake, food gifts are fun to give! You get to spend time doing what you love to do, which is awesome. Then, you get to give the gift of delicious food or treat to be enjoyed by those you care about.
We love creating gifts for those we love as much as we enjoy receiving handmade gifts from those close to us. They always mean so much!
There are countless food gifts that will be a hit. It all depends on what you enjoy preparing and what your friends and family love to get. Before you start, you need to make sure you have the right tools on hand to make these gifts!
Here are the Handi-Foil products that are a must-have for holiday food gift preparation and presentation:
Cookie Sheets - Every gift we talk about below needs to be prepared on a cookie/baking sheet. You can use the Handi-Foil sheets as is, or you can cover them with foil or parchment paper if you wish. We like to get the 2-pack Handi-Foil cookie sheets because we know we will be making more than just one sheet full of whatever is on the menu!
5 Storage Containers with Board Lids - these storage containers are awesome for gifting food gifts. They are the perfect size for almost any of these treats that we talk about here, plus with the lids, you don’t have to worry about wrapping them in foil or plastic wrap. Plus, since the board lids are white and flat, it’s easy to stick a gift tag and bow to them!
Loaf Pan - If you plan to make banana bread or even fudge for a gift, a loaf pan is ideal.
Here are some of our favorite food gifts to give:
Everyone loves cookies, right? Snickerdoodles are a classic, delicious cookie that most cookie lovers enjoy and they are easy to make. Cookies always make a great gift too.
Truffles are a classic when it comes to food gifts. We mean, they are delicious so it makes perfect sense. These Espresso Oreo Truffles are the perfect gift for your chocolate-loving, coffee craving loved ones.
There is just something so good about homemade candy, don’t you think? We don’t know about you, but for me, homemade candy always reminds me of holidays with grandparents. It seemed like everyone in that generation made homemade candy and boy was it good! We love that there are recipes like this DIY Peppermint Chocolate Bark that reminds us that these kinds of recipes are much easier to create than we think. Now everyone can have that homemade candy taste!
Just because your loved one has food allergies, doesn’t mean you can’t make them gifts too! This Gluten-Free Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel recipe is a great food gift idea for your gluten-free friends.
When talking about food gifts, we recommend gifting these to those people that you know. We know many people like to make food gifts to deliver to their local police and fire departments, teachers, etc. While appreciated, these types of gifts are often passed upon. It’s difficult for many people to feel comfortable eating food that was prepared by someone that they don’t know. Please take no offense to this.
Have an amazing holiday season and enjoying gifting all of your favorite yummy foods!