Are you looking for homemade Christmas gifts for your friends? Well, you have come to the right place.
The best homemade Christmas gifts for friends are the ones they will actually use and enjoy.
I have a large group of friends that I do a Christmas gift exchange with every year. I typically buy everyone a small gift and then I make something for them.
This post is all about homemade Christmas gifts for friends. Be sure to read to the end, and see which gift is the most delicious and absolutely the easiest.
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The Best Homemade Christmas Gifts for Friends
- Homemade Toffee Recipe
- Homemade Vanilla Recipe
- Caramel Recipe
- Homemade Limoncello Recipe
- Homemade Oatmeal Cookies
- Sweet Spiced Pecan Recipe
- Spicy Chex Mix
- Homemade Marshmallows
Homemade Limoncello Recipe from The Life of Stacy
This homemade Limoncello is actually what I am giving everyone this year. This might be the best deal on the list. Once you buy your vodka and lemons, all you need t is a cute bottle and you have a delicious homemade gift. I can’t wait to see their faces when I give it to them. I’m sure it will be a hit.
Homemade Marshmallows from The Life of Stacy
Homemade marshmallows make great gifts. Not only are they delicious on their own, but they are also perfect for adding to hot chocolate.
They are super easy to make and have a lengthy shelf life. I used to buy these from William Sonoma every year until I realized how easy they were to make.
Homemade Oatmeal Cookies from The Life of Stacy
Who doesn’t love homemade cookies any time of the year? But they are especially appreciated at Christmas time.
And let’s be honest, we aren’t picky. We are always happy to get any kind of homemade cookie.
These homemade oatmeal cookies will definitely brighten the day for all of your friends.
See also: 50+ Christmas Cookie Recipes
Spicy Chex Mix from The Life of Stacy
Spicy Chex Mix is a great snack for any time of the year but it really makes the perfect gift at Christmas. It’s super easy to make, makes enough for gifts for a lot of people, and everyone loves it.
See Also: Ornamentini Christmas Cocktail Recipe
See also: Make Ahead Christmas Breakfast Recipes
Homemade Toffee Recipe from The Life of Stacy
I’m starting with toffee because it’s actually one of my favorite homemade Christmas gifts to receive as well as give. There’s just something about opening a Christmas tin and finding that delicious buttery toffee inside that makes me feel like a kid again.
This toffee stores very well in the refrigerator without getting sticky or degrading in any way.
You’ll definitely want to make a double or triple batch of this toffee recipe so you’ll have plenty for yourself too.
See Also: 50+ Best Winter Salad Recipes
Customizable Homemade Granola from The Life of Stacy
Who doesn’t love homemade granola filled will all their favorite healthy snacks? This Customizable Granola makes the perfect gift. Super easy to make a large amount and it’s always a hit. Everyone is always asking for this recipe.
Sweet Spiced Pecan Recipe from The Life of Stacy
These warm spiced pecans with rum glaze are so incredibly easy to make. The perfect gift to make when the holidays get hectic. Not only are they super easy to make, but they are also incredibly delicious.
You will want to make a double batch of these or you may find that you don’t have enough left over to share with friends once you finish snacking on them.
Christmas Caramel Pecan Turtles from Saving Talents
Homemade Vanilla Recipe from The Life of Stacy
I gave everyone this homemade vanilla last year and it was a hit. It really is the gift that keeps on giving. Just add more vodka to the bottle as you use it and you never run out of delicious homemade vanilla.
I made my labels on my Cricut. If you don’t have a Cricut, you can buy customized labels on Etsy.
Homemade Christmas Caramels from Saving Talents
Caramel Recipe Homemade Christmas Gifts for Friends from The Life of Stacy
This homemade caramel recipe is perfect for topping your ice cream, dipping your fruit, or just eating with your finger. Yes, it’s that yummy.
And once you see how incredibly easy it is, you’ll never buy store-bought caramel again.
Pistachio White Chocolate Bark from Quiet Baking Day
Give the gift of chocolate with this colorful pistachio and strawberry white chocolate bark. While it looks impressive, it’s a snap to make!
Hot Cocoa Mix from The Anthony Kitchen
Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix is a 3-ingredient winter staple that’s ready in an instant! Chocolatey and sweet, this simple mix will allow you to whip up single-serve Hot Cocoa on a whim!
Disneyland Churro Toffee (A Copycat Recipe) from In Fine Taste
Christmas Crack (Saltine Toffee) from Little Sunny Kitchen
Christmas Pretzel Hugs from Sunny Little Kitchen
Oreo Reindeer from Recipes from a Pantry
These 4 ingredient Oreo Reindeer Cookies are a fun holiday dessert that you can make with your kids! Make an extra batch, as they make a great edible holiday gift for the whole family.
Rosemary Salt from Aubrey’s Kitchen
7 Layer Bars from Saving Talents
Homemade Christmas Fudge from Saving Talents
Christmas Crack from Recipes Worth Repeating
It’s never been so easy to make candy at home, especially during the holidays! This Christmas crack is made with only 4 ingredients and is almost impossible to stop eating. Sweet and salty with a light crunch, this is a classic holiday recipe that everyone loves!
Pumpkin Cake Balls (Cake Truffles) from In Fine Taste
Christmas Crunch Recipe from Eating on a Dime
Old Fashioned Fudge from Recipes Worth Repeating
If you’re looking to make a homemade fudge recipe like your grandmother used to make, then look no further. This traditional fudge recipe from Hershey’s originated in the 1960s and is still one of the most popular and requested recipes around. It’s rich, full of chocolaty flavor, and perfect for the holiday season!
5 Fruit Infused Vodka Recipes from Attachment Mummy
Key Lime Pie Truffles from In Fine Taste
Mason Jar Hot Chocolate from The Littlest Crumb
3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Blossoms from Savor the Spoonful
Thumbprint Cookies with Icing from Savor the Spoonful
Cranberry Orange Zucchini Bread from Zucchini Zone
Make a tender loaf of cranberry orange zucchini bread this winter. It’s filled with dried cranberries, walnuts, cozy spices, and orange zest.
Dehydrated Cinnamon Apples from Recipes Worth Repeating
Gingerbread Biscotti from Emma Duckworth Bakes
The Best Chocolate Fudge Recipe from Happy Kitchen
Wonderfully sweet, and delightfully gooey, this is without question the best chocolate fudge recipe made without condensed milk (and sugar!) you’re ever going to have! Feel free to indulge yourself with this vegan fudge without any guilt or second guessing.
Homemade Italian Seasoning from The Honest Spoonful
Whiskey Maple Syrup from A Country Girl’s Life
Make a thoughtful, edible gift for the hard-to-shop-for guys on your list with this whiskey-infused maple syrup gift in a jar. It comes together in an evening over the store and looks professional with included FREE printable labels and some simple embellishments.
Salted Caramel Candied Walnuts with Rosemary from Happy Kitchen
These Salted Caramel Candied Walnuts with Rosemary are a delicious, flavorful and healthy snack made in just 10 minutes with 5 simple ingredients. It makes an easy and fancy Christmas gift for your family and friends!
Spices for Hot Cider from Today’s Creative Life
These simmering hot cider bags make the cutest gifts from the kitchen. Printable instruction tags available.
Holiday Spiced Apple Cider Mix from A Country Girl’s Life
Whip up a batch of spiced apple cider mix for an easy, homemade gift! This recipe is easy to make in bulk and distributed among small mason jars for stocking stuffers, neighbor gifts, or teacher gifts. I like to include a jug of apple juice so it’s ready to make. When heated up over the stove it fills the home with that sweet, holiday scent! A FREE printable label is included so that your gift looks professionally made!
Merry Christmas Jam from Masala Herb
Oatmeal Cookie Mix in a Jar from Today’s Creative Life
Cookie Mix in a Jar makes a great holiday gift for friends and neighbors. This mix comes complete with an instruction gift tag.
Loaded Chocolate Pretzel Rods from Art of Natural Living
Loaded Chocolate Pretzel Rods are salty, crunchy & sweet–great for holiday giving or keeping! Pecan turtle or peppermint bark flavors for holiday snacking or gifts.
Flavored Finishing Salts from Delicious Table
Flavored Finishing Sea Salt Recipes; Sriracha, Pinto Noir, Mustard, Celery, and House Seasoning. This Savvy Kitchen Tip includes step-by-step instructions, recipes, and ideas on how to use your finishing salts.
They will take your cooking to a new level, and make a great homemade food gift. So easy, and so pretty.
Friendship Soup: DIY Gifts in a Jar from Love These Recipes
Giving homemade gifts is perfect for the holidays. It shows your friends that you thought about them and took the time to actually make something for them.
Around our house, it can get pretty busy during the holidays. I might not always have time to make all the Christmas treats that my family loves.
It always makes me happy when someone drops off a batch of cookies or delicious Christmas candy.
Depending on what you make, it can also be a great way to save money while doing something nice for your friends.