The season of giving is upon us, and that means it’s time for Christmas shopping! Instead of facing the hustle and bustle of overcrowded malls on the hunt for suitable presents, food-related gifts offer a great alternative to show your festive love and appreciation. Here are some food gift ideas you can explore to leave your guests feeling warm and fuzzy inside.
Homemade jams can be a simple yet memorable Christmas gift. From cranberry to strawberry, pomegranate and marmalade, there’s a great spread of flavours you could use as the base of your jam. Your guests can enjoy these festive jams paired with their favourite pastries and breads. To add even more of a personal touch, you can adorn the jars with tasteful Christmas accessories and decorations.
Gingerbread cookies are a delightful Christmas staple that can be used to wow guests and capture their imagination. Mould your gingerbread batter into any shape and size you desire – from jingle bells to snowmen, mistletoe, log cabins, Christmas trees and more. Add a touch of chocolate sauce, melted marshmallow, or colourful sprinkles to create a wonderland of flavours for your guests.
Get into the Christmas spirit with a food gift that’s all fun and games, cookie jigsaws! You can create different jigsaw shapes and if you’re feeling even more adventurous, explore a variety of cookie dough flavours for each piece such as chocolate, ginger, oatmeal, vanilla and red velvet. Pair them with assorted dips like honey, cranberry sauce or even cream cheese to send your guests tastebuds on a merry Christmas adventure.
Snow Globe Cookie Jar
Snow globes and cookies are common Christmas gifts. Combine these two and you’ll be able to create a truly unique present: a snow globe cookie jar! Bake a variety of different flavours and match each flavour with their own winter wonderland scenarios. After the cookies are finished, the jar can be reused or displayed as a Christmas memento.
Appeal to the sweet tooth in us all with a traditional Christmas favourite, the candy cane. But, you don’t have to take sweet too literally. Other than the normal minty-fresh flavours, feel free to explore interesting ones such as nutty gingerbread, sour plum and chocolate. It tastes great after a delicious meal and looks even better as festive decorations in your guests’ home.