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 homemade food gifts.

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 prepare.

Oreo Balls - The Southern Lady Cooks

Toffee-this makes such a pretty present. It’s a very 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!

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.

Five Minute Fudge– This fudge is so easy, anyone can make it. Plus, it’s delicious! You may also like our peppermint fudge. It’s very festive this time of year.

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


If you still need a gift, don’t forget about Front Porch Life Magazine! It makes a wonderful gift. Our 2021 Bundle is full of wonderful recipes that aren’t on our website, plus inspiring stories, DIY tips and much more. Select gift at checkout, add recipients email, delivery date and personal message. 

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.

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