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14 Cute Food Gifts You Can Make Yourself

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When it comes to food gifts, sometimes the best way to show your loved ones how much you care is by cooking up a special treat yourself. Not only will they appreciate the effort, but they’ll also get to enjoy delicious food.

So if you’re looking for some inspiration, check out these 14 cute and easy food gift ideas that anyone can make. From sweet treats to savory meals, there’s something for everyone!

14 Cute Food Gifts You Can Make Yourself

1) Soup Mix in a Jar

A hearty bowl of soup is a great comfort on a cold day or when you’re under the weather. A soup mix jar is a lovely gift that shows how much you care. The key to making it shelf stable is to choose dry ingredients.

You can even layer the ingredients so the jar has an interesting pattern from the outside. Chicken broth powder, dehydrated vegetables, and egg noodles are a few simple ingredients that would make a delicious pot of soup when added to boiling water.

2) Homemade Hot Cocoa

Hot cocoa mix is easy to make – simply combine 1 part cocoa with 2 parts milk powder and powdered sugar. Mini marshmallows are a nice touch, too. You can gift it in any cute jar or airtight container that will keep moisture out.

Making a cup of cocoa is simple – you just add 2-3 teaspoons of this hot cocoa mix to hot water or milk.

3)  Hot Sauce Collection

Everyone has their favorite hot sauce, but it’s always fun to try new ones. Whether you make your own hot sauce or simply gather up your own favorites, a nice box of assorted hot sauces is a hot gift. Try to include sauces with different flavors and levels of heat.

4) Breakfast Basket

A breakfast basket is a thoughtful gift for a new parent, a busy friend, or anyone who could use a little extra TLC for their morning. You can put together an easy basket with homemade muffins, fruit, and juice packed in small glass bottles. Coffee is a nice addition, too!

5) Cheese & Wine Pairing Basket

Your foodie friends will love receiving a wine and cheese basket.  Buy a couple rounds of hard cheese – one mild and the other sharp. Add in some crackers, dried fruit, nuts, olives, dried sausage, or even gourmet jam. Include a nice bottle of wine and you have a luxurious gift for your friend who enjoys the finer things in life!

6) Trail Mix Pouch

If you’re thinking of a gift for your outdoorsy friends, some homemade trail mix is a fun idea.  Create a mix of different nuts, dried fruits, and small crackers or cereals. You can season it up with spices or leave it raw depending on what you think your friend will like. Package it up in a reusable zip pouch that’s convenient to bring on the trail.

7) DIY Tea Blends

Making your own tea blends is pretty easy and it’s amazing how many different flavor profiles you can create. All you need are dried herbs and loose leaf tea – just combine them to make your own custom blends.

Try mint, rose, orange peel, green tea, lemon and lavender in different combinations to see what you like best. You can package them in small tins or wax-lined paper bags. Gift it in a cute mug with a tea infuser.

8) BBQ Basket

Know someone who loves to grill? Make them a BBQ Basket! Include things like  rubs, marinades and sauces. You can make the products yourself or gather your favorites to include. You can even put a nice set of grill utensils in there, too.

9) Movie Night in a Box

Everyone loves movie night in, so why not make it even better by making some of the snacks yourself? Different flavored popcorn, candy, and trail mix are all some ideas. Put everything in a basket with a DVD or a gift card to your favorite streaming service.

10) Homemade Kombucha

If you brew your own kombucha, try bottling some up in fancy bottles with pretty labels to create a nice gift item. Flavor your kombucha with herbs and fruits to make it even more personalized.

Who doesn’t love cookies? They make an excellent gift, especially when you package them in a cute box or tin. Try classic favorites like chocolate chip and sugar cookies or make fancy decorative cookies if you want an extra special touch.

12) Chips and Salsa Bowl

Do you make your own salsa? Gift it with some chips and a nice serving bowl and it’s sure to be a hit! This is an awesome gift for anyone who loves to entertain. If you want to upgrade this idea, add a nice block of cheddar and some hot sauce so your gift recipient has the option to make queso.

13) Coffee Lovers

We all know someone who is nuts about their coffee.  A nice collection of different coffee beans with different flavors and roasts is a wonderful gift idea. It’s always fun to collect different coffee beans from local roasters when you travel, but any good coffee is perfect. You can also include flavor syrups and a nice mug if you really want to go all out.

14) Herb Infused Oils and Vinegars

If you know someone who enjoys cooking, they would love homemade herb-infused oils and vinegars that they can use in their recipes. Find some pretty bottles and add whole herbs like rosemary, thyme, garlic, and peppercorns. Then fill the bottles with high quality olive oil or vinegar. After they infuse for 3-4 weeks, they are ready to use! They work well in sauces and stews.

Food gifts are a great way to show your loved ones how much you care, and with these 14 cute food gift ideas, it’s easy to find something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a sweet treat or a savory meal, there’s sure to be an idea here that will inspire you. So why not get started cooking up some deliciousness today?

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Kris I.

Tuesday 8th of November 2022

I am going to make some of these this Christmas season!

Amy D

Tuesday 8th of November 2022

I love making little gifts like this. I also love receiving them. I am a big fan of the hot chocolate in a jar. I also love the idea here of the hot sauce, coffee and movie night in a box.


Sunday 6th of November 2022

These are some amazing ideas and some I had not thought of before. I am so saving this one.


Saturday 5th of November 2022

These gift ideas are so fun! I know several of my relatives would love Movie Night in a Box.

Molli Taylor

Saturday 5th of November 2022

i have been looking for a list like this ! thank you!

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