IncrEDIBLE homemade holiday gifts with heart
Capture and share the magic of the holidays with DIY gifts
If you’re feeling uninspired when it comes to holiday shopping this season, ignite your imagination and lift the spirits of those you love with homemade gourmet gifts. A little effort goes a long way in making your presents extra special. Pour your heart into it and add a splash of O to surprise lucky recipients with thoughtful and tasteful holiday gifts they can truly savor. While the options are aplenty, here are some simple and sensational suggestions to spark your creativity.
Share your labor of love
Do you enjoy preparing edible presents and delivering their delicious outcomes? Make merry munchies and create celebration-worthy sauces and condiments from scratch to share. Give these gift ideas a try:
Tips: Fill portion-sized favor bags with crunchy treats and seal them with care to keep them fresh. Mason jars come in various sizes and make ideal individual containers for savory souvenirs that aren’t solid.
Gather goodness and give inspiration
If you’d rather motivate than create, select a simple recipe to share along with its ingredients and instructions. Dish out the details and give them the satisfaction of making something succulent themselves. With only a few ingredients each, these options are easy and enticing:
Tips: No need to do any prep work. Place the ingredients into a presentable gift bag or basket along with a handwritten recipe card that includes any extra pointers you recommend. Be mindful to purchase perishable items last for optimal freshness.
Think outside the (gift) box
If you prefer to give the recipient creative freedom in the kitchen, curate a collection of goodies and build a gift basket of bliss.
- Grab your favorite hand-harvested olive oils, premium vinegars, and complementary items such as a fresh baguette, crackers, cheeses, seasonal fruits, salami or summer sausage, etc. Arrange everything in a basket, and there you have it — a hand-picked gourmet snack pack that will flatter any foodie.
- Be a bit suggestive and select specialty olive oils and vinegars, pasta, parmesan, a bulb of garlic, a fresh baguette, and maybe even a bottle of wine for a Mediterranean meal to remember. O Fresh Basil Olive Oil, O Roasted Garlic Olive Oil, O Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and O Balsamics are exquisite inclusions.
Tip: Combine items in your gift basket of choice, toss in some crinkle or tissue paper as festive filler, and top it off with a bow. And again, be sure to save perishable items for last.
Don your DIY holiday gifts with decorative apparel
A touch of tinsel, holiday-themed or cuisine-inspired gift tags, beautiful bows and ribbon, and natural elements like pinecones and spruce can dress up your homemade gifts with ease. Add sentiments of good tidings and cheer to gift tags and cards to express your heartfelt holiday wishes.
Tip: Remember to include a nice note that your gift is “homemade with love.” After all, you deserve credit for your creativity.
Ultimately, have fun with it! It’s your originality that will fill your feel-good gifts with magic and meaning.
Craving even more inspiration? Check out this accompanying article from our blog archives for additional homemade holiday gift ideas.
Considering 100% fuss-free assortments of flavor instead? Check out our selection of perfectly packaged gift sets.