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DIY Food Gifts for the Season

Channel your inner personal chef

As the holidays draw near, it's the perfect time to take a day off work and make a few special DIY food gifts. Whether given as a hostess gift, or as a gift to a special relative, everyone appreciates the effort and uniqueness of a delicious homemade present.

There's a little something for everyone, with sweet and savory options in our roundup, from a five-bean soup mix, to peanut butter bourbon cups and candy cane hot cocoa mix.

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DIY Food Gifts for the Season

Vanilla and Pomegranate Vodka

This blend of vodka, pomegranate and vanilla is perfect for any holiday cocktail and it's incredibly easy to make. Package it with a little bit of ribbon and a homemade gift tag, and you’re well on your way to making your own Christmas gifts.

DIY Food Gifts for the Season

Sugar & Spice Holiday Nut Mix

This is a welcome treat for anyone with its blend of sugar, spice and crunchy nuts. Package in a clear glass jar and top with a raffia ribbon and tag.

DIY Food Gifts for the Season

Homemade Sriracha

Surprise your gift recipient with a bottle of homemade Sriracha. The homemade Sriracha is brighter in both color and flavor than the store-bought variety, with a heat that hits immediately and burns hotter and longer.

DIY Food Gifts for the Season

Salty Hot Fudge

If you’re giving this as a gift, put it in a Mason jar and tie it up with a pretty bow. If you’re feeling ambitious, you could give this with a package of homemade graham crackers. This hot fudge will keep in the refrigerator for up to a month.

DIY Food Gifts for the Season

Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Mix

Dark and white chocolates plus crushed candy canes make this a decadent, festive hot cocoa mix. Gift a jar with a big bundle of candy canes and maybe even a bottle of peppermint schnapps or Bailey’s Irish cream.

DIY Food Gifts for the Season

Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels

There's nothing better than salty-sweet chocolate-dipped pretzels. Dip them a day ahead and package in a box lined with waxed paper.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups with Bourbon

How about dark chocolate and whipped peanut butter spiked with bourbon in cute, mini-sized bites? They might just be your favorite discovery of the year.

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