90 Best Food Gifts

A collage of ideas of the best food gifts

Looking for ideas of what to make for presents this year? Here are 90 of the best food gift ideas! So many tasty and creative looking options. Some of these food gifts take a little more time, but most can be made easily!

Your recipients will love these goodies. They’d be perfect to give to family members, friends, neighbors, or even co-workers. My 9 year old daughter put together mini goodie plates for her friends.

One of the nice things about food gifts is that you don’t have to worry about adding clutter to someone’s home. Instead the entire family will enjoy eating these treats!

90 of the Best Food Gifts You Can Make

Spices, Oils, and Seasonings

Collage of the best food gifts that are spices and seasonings

Homemade Chinese Chili Oil from Everyday Maven

Preserved Chilis in Oil from It’s Not Complicated

Instant Pot Hot Sauce from Simply Happy Foodie

Homemade Pizza Seasoning from Amy D Gorin

Old Bay Seasoning from Little Sunny Kitchen

DIY Finishing Salts from Beyond Mere Sustenance

Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar from Sustain My Cooking Habit

Sweet and Spicy Pepper Relish from Two Healthy Kitchens

Apple Ginger Chutney from Profusion Curry

Homemade Vanilla Extract from Easy Budget Recipes

Instant Pot Vanilla Extract from Simply Happy Foodie

Soup Mixes

4 soup mixes to use as a food gift

Easy Soup in a Jar from Country Chic Cottage

French Market Soup Mix from Super Mom Hacks

Friendship Bean Soup Mix from Freebie Finding Mom

Three Bean Chili Mix from Marathons and Motivation

Miscellaneous Kitchen Items

Pancake mix, candied ginger, and pasta sauce for food gifts

Homemade Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce from Wholesome Family Living

Candied Ginger from Went Here 8 This

Apple Cinnamon Pancake Mix from Freebie Finding Mom

Butters, Jams, and Syrups

7 different butters, syrups, and jams

Homemade Lemon Butter from She Saved

Homemade Apple Butter from Wholesome Family Living

Instant Pot Pumpkin Butter from Recipes From a Pantry

Chocolate Raspberry Jam (needs refrigerated) from Blend with Spices

Canned Raspberry Blueberry Jam from Fluxing Well

Spiced Plum Syrup from Beyond Mere Sustenance

Canned Blueberry Syrup from Fluxing Well

Beverages – Hot Cocoa and Mulling Spices

Hot cocoa bombs and wassail for food gifts

William Sonoma Mulling Spices from Savoring the Good

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix from Me and My Inklings

Hot Cocoa in a Jar from Saving Mealtime

Hot Chocolate Bombs from Tastes of Homemade

White Chocolate Mocha Hot Chocolate Balls from Saving Dollars and Sense

Hot Cocoa Bombs from The Kitchen Chalkboard

Hot Chocolate on a Stick from Vegan Huggs

Brittle and Bark

Collage of barks and brittles for homemade food gifts

Chocolate Chip Brownie Brittle from From this Kitchen Table

Pomegranate + Pistachio Dark Chocolate Bark from Maple + Mango

Peppermint Oreo Bark from The Gingerbread House

Easy Peppermint Bark Recipe from Made in a Pinch

Easy Holiday Chocolate Bark from Frugal Elegance

Dark Chocolate Pretzel Bark from From this Kitchen Table

Easy White Chocolate Peppermint Bark from On My Kids Plate


4 fudge recipes for a food gift

Best Fudge Recipe Ever from From this Kitchen Table

Rocky Road Fudge from Easy Budget Recipes

Dark Chocolate Fudge from From this Kitchen Table

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge from From this Kitchen Table

Spiced and Candied Nuts

Candied and Spiced nuts for a food gift

Spicy Rosemary Maple Roasted Nuts from Flavor the Moments

Simple Healthy Spiced Nuts from Debra Klein

Healthy Caramalised Nuts from Rhian’s Recipes

Healthy Candied Walnuts from Natalie’s Health

Pumpkin Spice Candies Pecans from Two Healthy Kitchens

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds from Natalie’s Health

Maple Candied Walnuts from Earth Food and Fire

Stovetop Candied Pecans from a Sweet Alternative (these use maple syrup!!!)

Spicy Candied Walnuts from Butter Your Biscuit

Bourbon Candies Pecans from Gastronom Blog

Candied Almonds from Mom Foodie

Truffles and Peppermint Patties

Truffles and peppermint patties for food gift ideas

Dark Chocolate Mint Truffles from Delightful Adventures

Vegan Peppermint Patties from Delightful Adventures

Homemade Peppermint Patties from Kids Activities

Raw Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles from Seven Roses

White Chocolate Lemon Truffles from Love Bakes Good Cakes

Chocolate Truffles from What a Girl Eats

Brownie Truffles from This Ole Mom

Oreo Truffles from CincyShopper

Other Sweets

Christmas treats for food gift ideas

Sea Salt Caramel Pecan Turtles from What a Girl Eats

Christmas Chocolate Pretzel Bites from A Taste of Madness

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods from Profusion Curry

3 Ingredient Pretzel Hugs from Crayons and Cravings

Chocolate Turtles from Amanda’s Cookin’

Gingerbread Caramel Corn from The Forked Spoon

Buckeye Candy from Food Folks and Fun

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Balls from The Short Order Cook

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls from A Baking Journey

Chili Chocolate Clusters from It’s Not Complicated

Crockpot Christmas Candy from Recipes From a Pantry

Puppy chow and chex mix

Puppy Chow and Chex Mix

Christmas Muddy Buddies: Reindeer Chow from She Saved

Smore Puppy Chow Recipe from Curry Trail

Sweet Salty and Spicy Chex Mix from Curry Trail

Cookie Mixes

Jars of cookie mix

Mason Jar Chocolate Chip Cookies from Saving Dollars and Sense

Cranberry Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar from Vegan Huggs

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookie Mix from Marathons and Motivation

Collage of baked goods for gifts

Baked Goods

Chocolate Pizzelles from Savoring the Good

Chewy Molasses Cookies from From this Kitchen Table

Norwegian Christmas Cookies from It’s a Keeper

Christmas Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookie Bars from The Short Order Cook

Sugar Cookies from From this Kitchen Table

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies from Savvy Honey

Snowball Cookies (aka Russian Tea Cakes) from From this Kitchen Table

Italian Sesame Cookies from Blend with Spices

Orange and Cranberry Cookies from Simply Living Recipes

Cranberry Nut Bread from Kippi at Home

Chocolate Brioche Bread Wreath from A Baking Journey

That right there is 90 great suggestions for the best food gifts! The ideas keep going from here – the options really are endless. Pick something using ingredients you have (or that you already know you like) and put together affordable presents!

You can gift these in jars, tins, plates wrapped in plastic tied with a boy, gift boxes. Get creative and use what you have! Look at Hobby Lobby and Walmart after the holidays and see what you can find on clearance for next year. Keep your eyes open at garage sales for mason jars.

Food gifts can be super affordable and fun, even with the packaging!

What are your favorite food gifts – to give and to receive?


2 thoughts on “90 Best Food Gifts

  1. Bethany

    Oh, I’m going to definitely to referencing this in the future! Sometimes it is hard to come up with the perfect gift to give someone, and there were some really good ideas on this list!!

    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      Yes! I tend to go with baked goods just because they are easy, but for people that can’t or don’t eat sugar I need other ideas. The oils and flavored salts intrigue me the most. The year I did homemade vanilla it was a huge hit too.


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