Holiday Gifts with a Personal Touch
7 Easy and Fun Homemade Holiday Gifts
There is something heartwarming and endearing about receiving homemade holiday gifts. This holiday season, try your hand at creating your own gifts to present to family, friends and co-workers. You’ll have fun making them, and your recipients will appreciate your thoughtfulness. Of course, we’ve added a few tasty ideas too.
Old Fashioned Peanut Brittle
This classic peanut brittle is perfect holiday crowd pleaser. Make a large batch, put them in tins and hand out to hungry folks everywhere. It’s the number one request we received for homemade holiday treats. Here’s an easy-to-follow recipe from Martha Stewart.
Imagine spoons covered in rich chocolate ready to stir your favorite hot cocoa! Now, imagine making these delightful dipping spoons with the entire family. Everyone will want one of their own while you’re making them as gifts. Decadent, delicious, and fun to make.
For the kid in all of us, this mini ecosystem in a canning jar makes perfect use of Minnesota river rocks (or any stones or pebbles). Make a bunch of these and hand out to friend, colleagues and keep one for yourself!
Spicy Three-Bean Soup in a Jar
Whip up a tasty dry soup mix, layer in a glass jar, print out a recipe and you have a mouth-watering gift in a jar ready to dish out. You can make a batch of these crowd pleaser presents at once. Guaranteed to warm up cold nights ahead. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free friendly too!
Holiday Movie Basket
Fill a basket with a holiday classic film on DVD, popcorn, an assortment of candy and you’ve created a movie gift basket for a family to enjoy an evening or afternoon together. We give this idea three stars!
Do you need something for a dog lover in your life but not sure what to do? How about baking a batch of biscuits for their best friend? St. Paul baker, Klecko, has a dog recipe book with dozens of yummy treats every pup in town will be barking for. And, if you don’t feel like actually baking, the book makes a great gift idea too.
Secret Family Recipe Book
Does your family have a favorite food dish? How about your grandmother’s hotdish or Aunt Inna’s pie crust? Make a keepsake for generations to come by putting family favorites together in your own family cookbook along with tips, photos and anecdotes. Here’s a simple way to make keep traditions alive. It’s also a great gift to give a child heading off to college, or recently out on their own.
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