10 Ideas for Delicious DIY Gifts
You don’t need an army of elves—or a sleigh full of money—to make these tasty offerings. Find recipes and ideas for tasty gifts you can whip up from the comfort of your kitchen. For gift packaging similar to that shown here, go to containerstore.com and specialtybottle.com.
Olive Oil Granola
Toss together a delicious mix of rolled oats, pumpkin seeds, honey, sugar, and olive oil and bake until golden.
Get the recipe: Olive Oil Granola
This refreshing Italian lemon drink is like sunshine in a bottle.
Get the recipe: Limoncello
A great topping for ice cream and cakes, this rich, creamy butterscotch sauce keeps for up to 1 month in the refrigerator.
Get the recipe: Butterscotch Sauce
Maple Pretzel Nuts
A crunchy concoction of pretzels, crackers, peanuts, and cashews with a spicy maple glaze makes an addictive snack.
Get the recipe: Maple Pretzel Nuts
Sweet and tangy mango chutney works well with chicken and seafood and keeps for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Get the recipe: Mango Chutney
Coconut and Pistachio Bark
With just 3 ingredients, you can create a crowd-pleasing candy that makes a beautiful gift.
Get the recipe: Coconut and Pistachio Bark
Spicy Citrus Olives
Infused with lemon and orange, these olives jazz up a martini or spice up an ordinary appetizer platter.
Get the recipe: Spicy Citrus Olives
Hot Pepper Sauce
Red jalapeños provide the heat in this fiery sauce.
Get the recipe: Hot Pepper Sauce
Cheesy crackers make a great pre-dinner nibble with a glass of something bubbly.
Get the recipe: Cheddar Crackers
Herbed Goat Cheese
Perk up mild goat cheese with parsley, thyme, and garlic.
Get the recipe: Herbed Goat Cheese