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Food gifts are a lot of fun to make and receive. They can be made to a specific plan or just a last minute idea when you're stumped for what to present. There are lots of fabulously yummy food gifts for all tastes and all occasions and all ages.

1. Dipped Pretzels

Via Southern Weddings

One for the holidays or just snacks any time. Jazz up some pretzels in a suitable color theme for the occasion.DIY food gifts are easy when you have a starting product.

2. DIY Curiously Strong Mints

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Make them in all sorts of flavors.

3. Chocolate Spoons

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You can go to town on these.

4. Layered Cookie Ingredients in a Jar

Via Delightful Christmas Cookie Gifts

Any favorite cookie recipe can be layered in a jar and finished off prettily.

5. Meat Rubs

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Ideal for the man who loves to grill.

6. Homemade Vanilla Extract

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So much flavor. Make for yourself and more to share.

7. Candied Pecans

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Great for Father's Day, thanksgiving or Christmas.

8. Brownie Treasure Box

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Perfect for Valentine's Day or an anniversary.

9. Do It Yourself Brownie

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Of course, a brownie mix is ideal for a recipe jar gift.

10. Giant Gummy Bears

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I never imagined you could make gummy bears at home. Follow the link to the recipe.

11. 10 Minute Hot Fudge Sauce -

Via Hot Fudge Sauce

Come rain, come shine, it's always a good time to lavish hot fudge sauce on your ice cream.

12. Flavored Sugars

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Bakers in your life will love these.

13. Chocolate Truffles

Via 38 Best DIY Food Gifts

So easy and such fun to make and there's so many ways to dress and package them as gifts.

14. Pomegranate Syrup

Via Luscious Homemade Food Gifts

I have been drinking grenadine all summer so far so I will have to try this as a present to myself.

15. DIY Infused Olive Oils

Via DIY Infused Olive Oils

Pretty, practical and perfectly delicious.

16. Homemade Coffee Syrups!

Via Gift Idea: Coffee Syrups

Now your gift recipient doesn't have to go to Starbucks for their favorite coffee.

17. Homemade Jam

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Homemade jams and jellies always taste better than store bought.

18. Lemon Ginger Syrup

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Always a great combo and always much welcomed when gifted.

19. Painted Desert Chili Mix in a Jar

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Not all jar recipes are for cookies and cakes.

20. Home-Baked Cookies


I know home baked cookies are pretty standard food gifts, but not when you present them in an upcycled Pringles can.

21. Spice Tea Mix

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Tea for two, or three, or four ...

22. Last-Minute Gift

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23. DIY Pancake Mixes

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I would make plain mixes and add little tidbits and flavorings separately unless I was sure my giftee loved a particular flavor.

24. Homemade Limoncello

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Limoncello is a lemon flavored liqueur from Southern Italy.

25. Sweet and Savory Butters

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So many butters. So little time.

26. Chocolate Fruit Bark -

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If you can melt chocolate, you can make chocolate bark.

27. Homemade Marshmallows

Via Luscious Homemade Food Gifts

Lovely fluffy, scrummily soft marshmallows. Make tiny one for putting in cocoa and chocolate.

28. Herb Infused Vinegars

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Flavored vinegars make making home vinaigrettes a cinch.

29. Home-made Sweet and Sour Pickles with Dill

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Hand these over with a card extolling the benefits of fermented foods.

30. Marinated Cheese and Olives ~

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A marvelous marinated Mediterranean favorite to munch on.

31. DIY Beer Caramels

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Great male gift - anytime.

32. Apple with Caramel Cream Cheese Dip

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Some food gifts are a little healthy - just a bit.

33. Homemade Bacon Salt

Via 38 Best DIY Food Gifts

And some food gifts are not so healthy.

34. Homemade Popcorn Gift

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Assemble your gift recipient’s favorite flavors.

35. Banana Bread in-a-Jar

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Great house warming gift.

36. Crimson Cranberry Chutney

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There's always value in homemade chutney gifts.

37. Grilling Kit with Homemade BBQ Sauce and a Homemade Rub

Via 38 Best DIY Food Gifts

Food gifts don't just have to be ingredients or food.

38. Steamer Basket Cheesecake

Via Luscious Homemade Food Gifts

A steamer basket isn't a very exciting gift but pair it with a homemade cheesecake (or shop bought one) and it's a whole new ball game.

39. Hot Chocolate Cones

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Just a different way to present one of the most popular food gifts of all time.

40. Candy-Flavored Vodka-

Via 38 Best DIY Food Gifts

Have some fun with different candy flavors.

41. Homemade Salsa

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Another food product that always goes down well.

42. Sea Shell Soup in a Jar

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Now that's one impressive meal in a jar.

43. Homemade Lemon Curd

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A change from jam or jelly. A taste from down on the farm.

44. Homemade Caramel and Chocolate Sauce

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Always a gift that will be gratefully received.

45. Pretzel Pencils for Teacher

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Your kids will go to the top of the class when they present teacher with these.

46. Homemade Cookie Dough

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Thinking of the busy mum who doesn't have time to bake, but has time to put dough on a tray to cook? Perfect pressie then,

47. Sweet Bouquet

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All made from yummy fruit!

48. Homemade Rice Mix

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Who doesn't love an easy dinner?

49. Homemade Flavored Salt

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Right on trend for your gourmet friends.

50. Raw Honey Flavored with Essential Oils

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These are best given in sample sizes.

51. Snacks in a Jar

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No bake. No Cook.

52. Seasonal Seasonings

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This selection is of seasonal spices, but they don' have to be.

53. Salty Olive Oil Granola

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Granola is always good in a jar.

54. Infused Vodka

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There are lots of recipes online for flavored vodka.

55. Boozy Fruits

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Fruits in alcohol work well. Try cherries in bourbon and peaches in amaretto.

56. Mulled Wine Kit

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One of the classic food gifts.

57. Fruit Extracts

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There are all sorts of fruit extracts to make.

58. Espresso-Flavored Sugar Cubes

Via 30 Homemade Food Gifts

Coffee lovers will be queuing up to receive these from you.

59. Fruit Messages

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Everyday gifts. Pop one in your kid's lunch box or your lover's brown bag.

60. Fried Chicken in a Jar Kit

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Who doesn't love fried chicken?

61. Oreo Cookies & Cream Spread

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A great way to dole out an Oreo fix.

62. S'mores Kit

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It actually looks kinda classy considering it's s'mores.

63. Sundae Gift Box

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Cute for kids or a summer barbecue or pool party.

64. Bacon Bouquet

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When's it ok to give a man flowers? When the roses are made of bacon, of course!

65. Chocolate-Dipped Apricots

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They don't have to be apricots. Any dried fruits would be brilliant.

66. Honey, Walnut, and Dried-Fruit Topping

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Yummy topping for oats or yogurt.

67. DIY Sugar Cubes

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How sweet. How cute.

68. Baked Camembert Kit

Via Baked Camembert kit

Cheese fanciers will love you forever.

The simplest food products, ingredients and recipes can make great food gifts - especailly if you invest some time and thought into their presentation.

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