Festive food gifts

Article by: Allrecipes staff  |  Picture by: chibi chef
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Everyone loves a heartfelt, homemade gift. Lucky for you, food gifts are not only fun to make, but easy on the pocket to boot! Read on for loads of edible gift ideas that are easy to make at home.

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Truffles and fudge

Chocolate works year-round - whether it's Christmas, Valentine's Day or a birthday. A box of hand-made truffles or fudge is much easier to make than it looks. Get creative with different flavours and additions.

Chocolate orange truffles
Irish cream fudge
One-bowl chocolate fudge
Dark chocolate truffles
Chocolate walnut rum balls
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Jams and chutney

Round Christmas, local and in-season fruit is hard to come by, but there's still an array of seasonal jams and chutney recipes to choose from.

Cranberry apple chutney
Onion, raisin and red wine chutney
Spicy chilli jam
Lemon curd
Chestnut jam
Wine jam
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There are few who wouldn't be ecstatic to receive a tin of homemade biscuits.

Lemon poppy seed biscotti
Shortbread biscuits
Cranberry pistachio biscotti
Christmas crescent biscuits
Italian wine biscuits
Date and walnut sugar cookies
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Speciality nuts

For something truly different, roast or caramelise your own nuts. They'll look fantastically festive wrapped in cellophane with a pretty ribbon!

Sugar coated pecans
Roasted herbed almonds
Cinnamon roasted almonds
Glazed spiced nuts
Roast spiced nuts
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Homemade liqueurs

A bottle of your own liqueur will make anyone merry!

Amaretto vodka
Irish cream
Blackcurrant liqueur
Portuguese licoro
Apricot brandy
Don't forget to check out our entire Food gift collection for loads more inspiration!
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