Skip to main content

Homemade Christmas food gifts you need to try this year

For those of us who express affection, gratitude or appreciation through food, edible presents are a fantastic option. If you’re seeking inspiration for Christmas food gift ideas of the sweet variety, this selection of festive biscuits, dessert balls and specialty treats provides something for everyone. If you’re planning ahead, you can also use this list as a guide for choosing the best edible Christmas gifts to make in advance of the big day. Some of these recipes will keep for a few weeks if stored correctly. Box them up or wrap in cellophane for a dazzling and delicious delicacy for loved ones.

1. Christmas rocky road

Our playful Christmas rocky road is packed with choc-cherry goodness and festive sweets. It's a great treat for the table or wrapped up as an edible gift.

2. Shortbread Christmas trees

Whip up a forest of festive Christmas tree cookies for a sweet and crunchy treat everyone will love. You can even get the kids involved to help decorate!

3.  Pfeffernüsse

Spiced, iced and altogether nice, pfeffernüsse are the perfect cookie for the Christmas season. Make these bite sized treats part of your festive spread.

4.  Panettone

Studded with dried fruit and lemony peel, make panettone the star of your Christmas table. It’s a yuletide snack from breakfast through to after dinner.

5.  Chocolate-dipped honeycomb

For a simple yet scrumptious Christmas treat, you can’t go past this chocolate-dipped honeycomb recipe. It makes the ultimate edible gift that your friends and family will love.

6.  Chocolate truffles

These chocolate truffles are a decadent after-dinner treat. Featuring three classic flavours, they will hit the sweet spot for every chocoholic.

7.  Apricot balls

Easy-to-make apricot balls are the perfect combo of sweet fruit and moist coconut. These blissful bites are great for snacking, in lunch boxes or as gifts.

8.  Choc-cherry coconut rum balls

If you’re a fan of festive treats, this rum ball recipe is one worth having up your sleeve. Filled with chocolate, cherry and coconut, it’s hard to stop at just one of these.

9.  Gingerbread men

This gingerbread men recipe is what you need in the Christmas season. Soft and delicious, these little treats are great as an edible gift or family snack.

10.  Caramel slice

The ultimate caramel slice recipe made with three delicious layers… a crunchy base, a gooey caramel filling and a sweet chocolate topping. Yum!