Got a foodie or ten in your life? Us too. And, we happen to love getting crafty in the kitchen. Here are 35 gifts you can make for fellow foodies, chefs, and budding mixologists alike. Best of all, almost all of these can be made for under $10!
Salts, Spices + Seasonings
If you’re shopping for someone who loves to cook, add a few homespun seasonings and spices to their arsenal.
1. Citrus Salt: A little lemon zest, salt, and a few seasonings are all you need to create a rub perfect for meats, veggies, and even cocktails. (via CHOW)
2. Sweet + Savory Flavored Butters: Butter it up! We created 6 compound butters using rosemary, orange, sundried tomatoes, and more. (via Brit + Co.)
3. Popcorn Seasonings Gift Box: If you’re friend is a film nut, up their popcorn game by creating a gift box of yummy seasonings. (via Savvy Eats)
4. DIY Herbes de Provence: It’s surprisingly simple to make your own jar of Herbes de Provence and also happens to be pretty! (via Saveur)
5. Salt of the Earth: For this one, head to your local natural foods store and stock up on flavored salts. Fill jars found at a thrift shop, flea market, or eBay and you’ve got cutely packaged seasonings for all. (via Make & Do Girl)
6. DIY Hot Sauce: If your friends swoon over your mix of chalula and tabasco with a touch of chipotle, make it yourself! (via CHOW)
7. Herb Terrarium Centerpiece: Keep a collection of herbs right on your table! (via Brit + Co.)
Sweet Sugars + Infusions
All about the sweet stuff? Love these additions to your typical sugars, syrups, and extracts.
8. DIY Vanilla Extract: Create your own bottled extracts. Love this one for the packaging alone. (via Tidy Mom)
9. DIY Sugar Cubes: Use silicone trays to create adorable sugar shapes. (via Nifty Thrifty Things)
10. Chai Tea Mix: You can create your own custom mix – be sure to include a cute tea infuser to go along with it! (via The Kitchn)
11. Recipes in a Bottle: Are you the resident chef in your circle of friends? Share your favorite recipes with them in a repurposed spice bottle! (via Brit + Co.)
For the Tipsy Foodie
More into mixing than baking? Make them any of tools for the ultimate at-home bartending kit.
12. Mulled Wine Sachets: Add to a big pot of wine and you’re good to go. (via Little Seed Farm)
13. Fruit Purees Bellini Kit: Puree fruits into gorgeous bellini mixes. (via Food Network)
14. Infused Vodka: Use jalapenos, oranges, and the like to create a suite of your own flavored vodka. (via Brit + Co.)
15. The Universal Party Glass: A wine glass and shot glass in one? Awesome. (via Brit + Co.)
16. Homemade Amaretto: Amaretto screams holiday cheer! (via CHOW)
Truffles, Caramels, and Chocolates, Oh My!
If you know they love sweets, just give it to ’em straight. Nothing beats home cooked candies, cookies, and cakes.
17. Cookie Cutter Fudge: Fill cookie cutters with fudge for a fun holiday treat. (via Betty Crocker)
18. Homemade Butterfinger, Snickers + Kit Kat Bars: That’s right. And each of these is made using 5 ingredients or less! (via Brit + Co.)
19. Salted Pumpkin Caramels: Got leftover pumpkin seeds still sitting in the fridge from Thanksgiving? (via Food 52)
20. Oreo Truffles: No-bake, oreos, and chocolate. What more do you need to know? (via Brit + Co.)
21. A Book of Chocolates: So cute! (via Brit + Co.)
22. Rice Krispie Eggs: Sure these are probably for easter, but they’re too cute not to include. (via The Kitchn)
23. Chocolate Cinnamon Marshmallows: Can you say… cinnamon s’mores? (via Food 52)
24. Sugar Cookie Gift Tags: So colorful and fun! (via Country Living)
25. Candied Grapefruit Zest: A great healthy alternative. (via CHOW)
Or go for the salty side of things with this trio of yumminess.
26. Pretzel Pops: Pop it like it’s hot! (via Brit + Co.)
27. Hominy Corn Nuts: You can turn dried hominy into corn nut-like treats – great for road trips. (via Turntable Kitchen)
28. Pickles! Pickles are SO hot right now. (via She Knows)
In A Jar
You know we love just about anything in a jar.
29. Confetti Bean Soup: Beans, beans, and more beans! (via Good Enough Mother)
30. Brownies in a Jar: Love this take on sand art. (via Fried Chillies)
31. Homemade Pancake Mix Jars: Make your own multigrain pancake mix for friends. (via Good Life Eats)
32. Kumquat Vanilla Marmalade: Gotta get a litte jam action in here. (via Lick My Spoon)
33. Mini Chess Pie: This one’s great for mailing as the ingredients last without being refrigerated. (via Brit + Co.)
Chocolate Love On-the-Go
And last, for the chocolate lover in your crew, two ways to take your chocolate on the go.
34. Hot Chocolate Spoons: Use ice cube trays to create these chocolatey morsels. (via La Receta de la Felicidad)
35. DIY S’mores Kits: Sign. Us. Up. (via Twig & Thistle)
What are your favorite homespun gifts to give to foodie friends and family this holiday season? Let us know in the comments below.