It’s that time of year again! Are you going to be making gifts for friends and family this year? I think with everything going on with the house and the baby preparations that we probably won’t have time to make things in massive quantities to give away, but I still love looking at what other people have prepared, and also have picked out a few of my own recipes from the archives that might make nice gifts. Let me know if you make any of them!
#1: Sesame brittle
Something a little different and less sweet than the usual Christmas gift ideas, this sesame brittle looks very moreish!
#2: Cranberry and pistachio chocolate bark
Yummm this looks so good!
#3: Maple glazed walnuts
My cousin gave us a version of these a year or two ago, and they were just the nicest snack to have in the cupboard. Sweet and salty and very delicious!
#4: Homemade granola
I love the idea of giving or receiving homemade granola. It’s very simple, but could be made to look really beautiful in a pretty kilner jar tied up with a bow!
#5: Yule slices
I had never even heard of these before, but saw it on Pinterest and it looked so Christmassy! Have you ever made or eaten one?
#6: Thin mints
Ahhhh these look so tasty. I pinned an almost identical image last year, but still haven’t made them. I even have the peppermint extract you need. Maybe this will be the year…
#7: Raw fig slices
This photo is just so beautiful. I have no idea if you could even wrap these up and I know my version wouldn’t look as pristine as these but wow, what a stunning gift they would make if you could!
#8: Super spicy chili sauce
My dad makes the most amazing hot sauce ever. It’s SO hot, but also really fragrant and flavourful. One day I will get him to share the recipe on here, but in the meantime, I know he loves this website, so thought their hot sauce might be a good substitute for the real thing. If you know a chili lover, this should go down a treat!
#9: Peanut butter cookies
A lovely favour for a Christmas party, I am a huge fan of these cookies (as evidenced by the fact that I baked them at the weekend and have about 2 left…)
#10: Sloe gin
It’s a bit late to make this from scratch in time for Christmas, but make sure you add it to your list of things to do next year, because this stuff is so gorgeous and such a nice Christmassy flavour.