Homemade edible gifts are personal, thoughtful, and work for any occasion. Here are 5 easy gourmet presents to prepare for your friends and family!
Nothing can beat a homemade gourmet present, prepared with care and love. Homemade gifts are personal, thoughtful, original, and work for various occasions: Christmas, Mother/Father’s Day, Birthday, etc. More personal than flowers, edible gifts are to me the best way to show how much you care about someone.
I gathered for you 5 beautiful gourmet gifts you can prepare at home with almost no equipment at all. All of them are existing recipes from the blog so you can easily access to each of them individually. As you can see in this little video, all of the recipes are super quick and easy, prepared with natural ingredients, and naturally delicious. From savory to sweet options, you have got a lot to choose from. And don’t forget to check my Holiday and Edible Gifts, where you can find even more ideas.
1. Mango Chutney
Mango Chutney – Probably one of my favorite edible gift because it’s different, sweet and savory at the same time, yet extremely quick and easy to prepare. Mango chutney pairs beautifully with cheese, foie gras, or any kind of Indian food.
2. Easy Savory Granola
Easy Savory Granola – Warning: this savory granola is very addictive! Nutty, crunchy and slightly spicy, it makes a wonderful snack in itself and can be served as a topping for your salads or soups. If you are more on the classic side, you can prepare sweet granolas too, such as this Easy Chocolate Granola or this Coffee Chocolate Hazelnut Granola.
3. Chocolate Hazelnut Spread Newtella
Chocolate Hazelnut Spread Newtella – Forget the World’s famous brand chocolate spread. This one is prepared with natural, wholesome and high quality ingredients (no palm oil!), and is ready in minutes. The perfect edible gift to all chocolate lovers out there!
4. Swedish Multiseed Crispbread
Swedish Multiseed Crispbread – Who would have thought you could make your own crackers? These multiseed crispbread crackers inspired from a Swedish recipes are thin, crispy, and loaded with good ingredients. Watch the video to see how simple they are to prepare. Your guests will be impressed though, and delighted too. Enjoy with butter, cheese, hummus, tapenade or any other savory spread you fancy!
5. Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar
Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar – Cookies are always a great idea! This cookie mix in a jar will take you minutes to prepare and will have the best effect on your guests. It comes with a printable label (check the recipe) with the baking instructions. Stick it at the back of the jar or write it down yourself on a label to make it even more homemade. Note that this cookie mix can be adapted a little bit, using white chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet ones, or using haf nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts…) and half chocolate chips. One last thing: if your brown sugar goes lumpy with time, place a little piece of white bread overnight and it will be thin again.
And there you are: 5 incredibly easy, fun and delicious edible gifts to prepare for your friends or family. Store in a Mason jar, add a lovely ribbon on it, a cute label, flowers or a few Christmas tree branches depending on the occasion and the season, and voilà! Involve your kids, they will love the idea of creating these gifts from scratch and will probably lick the spoon of newtella too. Happy Holidays, everyone!
A few additional edible gift ideas to consider:
- Healthy Oat Peanut Butter Cups
- Foolproof Dulce de Leche
- Chocolate Dipped Madeleines
- Easy Chocolate Granola
- French Almond Tuiles
- No-Bake Coconut Snowballs