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5 Homemade Edible Christmas Gifts for An Eco-Friendly Christmas
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Make Homemade Edible Christmas Gifts & Spread the Christmas Cheer!
Written by Charlie Gill
As the festive season approaches, it's time to think about giving thoughtful, sustainable gifts to your loved ones. That's where the magic of homemade edible Christmas gifts comes in.
An edible gift is exactly what it sounds like – a present that you can eat! These gifts are perfect for sharing with loved ones as they represent the effort you put into making them. Homemade edible Christmas gifts are crafted with love and care, making them the ideal choice for showing appreciation to friends and family.
In this blog, we'll explore the world of edible gifts, and share some fantastic treats that make perfect presents. So, grab your apron and let's get cooking!
Which Foods Make Good Christmas Gifts?
When it comes to choosing foods to give for Christmas, there are so many different ideas for what to make. You can make homemade traditional biscuits, home roasted nuts or hot chocolate mixes. There are so many ways to make something your friends and family can appreciate when eating them.
How Do You Package Edible Christmas Gifts?
Edible Christmas gifts packaged in jars are not only eco-friendly but can be the perfect gift too, but they aren’t the only option. Other eco ideas include upcycling old tins or cardboard boxes and adding a seasonal decor with some twine and dried orange peels. If you do decide to go with a glass jar, upcycle one from home or try hunting for one at your local second hand shop, you can make them even fancier with a beautiful reusable fabric wrap that will double as an additional present.
What is the 5-Gift Rule for Christmas?
Let’s be honest, we live in a world where there’s over consumption. One way to combat buying too many gifts at Christmas is the 5-Gift rule, a practical way to give presents. The 5 gift rules are as follows: Something they want and have been looking at for a while, something they need that will be practical for them to have, something to wear that they will find useful, something to read like a book or magazine they will enjoy, and something to eat like the homemade Christmas gifts in this article.
Now, let's get cooking! Below, you'll find five fantastic recipes for homemade edible Christmas gifts including recipes that you can prepare in advance. Happy gifting!
Vegan Mince Pies
You have to give these vegan mince pies a go, even if they’re just for you and your family. Made using vegan mincemeat, these will be a firm favourite. In my family, we use these reusable silicon cupcake moulds that help reduce the amount of disposable paper cups we had been using.
Stamp them with these decorative Christmas mince pie stamps for a special extra Christmassy detail.
Christmas Tree Stacked Biscuits
A unique twist on traditional Christmas biscuits, make an edible gift that won’t be forgotten by making a stacked biscuit shaped like a Christmas tree. Using these Christmas tree biscuit cutters, cut out the biscuit shape into layers of stars and build them up into a Christmas tree shape. Genius!
Homemade Chocolate Coins
An absolute MUST for all The Snowman fans are these DIY chocolate coins. The chocolate coin pack comes with silicon moulds ready for you to pour chocolate into, and some special pouches to give the coins in.
What’s great about these moulds is that they’re simple to make and you can make them every year, a lovely way to start a new Christmas tradition in your family.
Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge
Being vegan doesn’t mean that any of your loved ones need to miss out on delicious peanut butter fudge, with this tasty recipe sorting them out over the festive period. We use unbleached, compostable baking paper when making these, as it reduces the amount of waste that comes from baking.
What’s even better is that you can freeze this fudge, meaning that you can make it in advance, saving you valuable time in the run up to Christmas.
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
Homemade hot chocolate mix is a simple gift to make that your family can enjoy long into the new year. It’s simple to dress up your glass jar with some twine, a handwritten gift note and instructions, or even pair it with a mug ready to fill with hot cocoa.
Homemade edible Christmas gifts are a wonderful way to show your appreciation for your eco-conscious friends and loved ones. As you prepare to celebrate the festive season, remember that the true magic of Christmas is in the joy of giving, sharing, and spreading love. So, whether you're whipping up a batch of biscuits or making mince pies, take pride in the delicious edible Christmas gifts you’re making for your loved ones!