How special is it to get handmade goodies?
I think it’s great that people take time and effort to make things with love.
You don’t have to be a cooking whizz or crafty. Just grab some pretty jars from the opshop and spend a couple of hours in the kitchen with the kids. Whip up a few treats and then jazz up your jars with a little raffia, ribbon or string and a homemade tag and there you go: gifts sorted! For a more susbstantial gift, combine a few homemade treats in a cute basket or wrap in an beautiful tea towel. Cheap, eco-friendly and made with love.
What more could you want?
Here are 25 real food (because we don’t want to feed our loved ones fake food) ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Just click on the link under the photo for the recipes. Enjoy.
(my friend Iwa from Additive Free Bites made my recipe in pretty jars)
Crio Mac (chocolate macadamia toffee)
Vanilla Essence from Cyndi at Changing Habits.
Bacon Jam from Helene at Super Kitchen Machine
Spelt and Almond Cantucci from Jo at Quirky Cooking
Choc Hazel Bliss Balls – a healthy version of Ferrero Rochers!
Honey Nougat from Jodi at Hot Pink Chilli
Preserved Lemons from Bead Recipes
Chocolate Coated Nuts – the healthy way!
Buckwheat Granola from Jo at Quirky Cooking.
Chai Tea from The Kitchn
Spiced Fig and Ginger Bread from Alexx Stuart.
Rosemary and Garlic Olive Oil from Iron and Twine
Ginger Candy from Alexx Stuart
Choc Hazelnut Spread from Jo at Quirky Cooking
Beetroot Relish from Iwa at Additive Free Bites.
Chai Spiced Honey Biscuits from Jane at Marinya Cottage Kitchen
Salted Choc and Almond Fudge from Collette at Cut out the Crap
Mango Curry Chilli Chutney from Alexx Stuart.
Whole Food Marshmallows from Eat Play Love More
Cheese Crackers from Georgia at Well Nourished
Sweet Festive Dukkah from Collette at Cut out the Crap
HOT TIP! Bec from 4 My Earth covers her homemade goodies with her extra small food cover. They are reusable and eco-friendly alternatives to plastic wrap. They make a great little extra to add on to your homemade gift. Super cute!! You can find them here.
Do you make handmade real food gifts? Share your links and recipes with us!