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It’s Christmas Time! For me, that means making homemade food gifts for my coworkers, neighbors, parties, friends and family. I love to make candies and cookies to give away as presents. I really think it means more when you take the time to make something. Plus, I know how much people love to eat sweets around Christmas! If you’re like me, then you’ll love this list of food gifts that I’ve put together.

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix-this always makes the best gift and you can really get creative with the jar you put it in. You can use different ribbons and bows to make it as festive as you like!


Kentucky Bourbon Balls-It’s not Christmas in Kentucky if you haven’t been served a bourbon ball!


Microwave Peanut Brittle-you really can’t beat a candy that you can make in the microwave! This is easy and such a tradition around Christmas, your friends and family will love it.


Southern Candied Pecans-these are so good and make the perfect gift! You can get creative when it comes to putting them in Christmas bags with ribbons or in a tin.

Oreo Cookie Balls-these are so pretty and really make a great gift, plus they are easy to make!

Toffee-this makes such a pretty fit. It is such a versatile recipe. You can really personalize it by making it with ingredients that you know the person will love. You may also love this Caramel Pecan Graham Crackers too. Super easy to make!

Homemade Food Gifts for Christmas Toffee The Southern Lady Cooks

Christmas Sugar Cookies-A classic for sure. I can’t imagine a Christmas without this traditional cookie. Use your favorite cookie cutters to make them in to Christmas trees, Santa Claus or reindeer..they really are the perfect gift for this holiday season!

Easy Christmas Divinity-a family favorite for sure. This candy has been around for many generations and makes a great gift. This is a wonderful recipe because you make it in the microwave.

Peppermint Fudge-a really pretty festive fudge that is perfect for Christmas. When I give this as a gift, I put it in something clear so you can see the fudge. Just add a ribbon with a candy cane and you’re done!

Crunchy Peanut Butter Balls-people love these for the holidays and they make a great gift.

Cinnamon Popcorn-this is so easy and very addictive. Your friends and family will love it!

Homemade Food Gifts Cinnamon Popcorn The Southern Lady Cooks

I hope this list helps you when it comes time to make homemade food gifts for Christmas. Another thing that is wonderful to take to a Christmas party or to give to your coworkers and neighbors is bread. If you’re looking for some great holiday bread recipes, we’ve got you covered!

Also, if you’re planning a Christmas dinner this year, here are some wonderful side dishes that will be sure to make your family happy.

Be sure and Pin our homemade food gifts for Christmas for later: 


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  1. Cheryl Shores says:

    Does anyone have a recipe for cheese cookies…. I used to see them around Christmas time but never found the recipe… They had a pecan on top and were so good… Thanks

  2. Do you think the Crunchy Peanut Butter Balls would be OK to ship as long as weather is cool?

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