Easy Christmas Gift Ideas from the Kitchen

Looking for some Christmas Gift Ideas that you can make? Here are some ideas from the Kitchen that are sure to be a winner.

I love baking for special occasions and I especially love planning and preparing for the Festive Season.  Over the last few years, I have made gifts for my friends and neighbours.  I think that making your gifts with love are appreciated much more than store bought gifts.

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The recipient can see the time you have put into making the gift and feel special that you have made the time for them.

Here are 4 of my favourite recipes that I make each year.

I have linked each one to it’s own post which contains the detailed recipe.

I hope you enjoy making them as much as I have and they have become part of my Festive Season tradition.

Mini Chocolate Nut Truffle Puddings

Multi Flavoured Truffles

These look so impressive (even if I do say so myself).  I originally found the recipe on the Nestle website and it is one of my favourites. Place them inside a Christmas themed box with a colourful bow and they instantly look festive!  Alternatively you can wrap them in red cellophane paper with green ribbon (or reverse the colours) and keep as a last minute gift if required.

Click HERE for the recipe.

Mini Christmas Cakes

Mini Christmas Cakes

These little Christmas Cakes make the perfect gift and look effective with the almonds on top.  You can go the extra step and ice them and decorate with holly or use your imagination to make different toppers (if you have time).  For example, using Royal Icing you could use festive cookie cutters to make stars, santa, christmas trees etc.

Wrapped in red cellophane with a green curling ribbon they look very impressive.  You could also use clear cellophane with gold curling ribbon.

Click HERE for the recipe.

Italian Chocolate Hazlenut Biscotti

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My husband is Italian, so on our visits to Italy to visit his cousins, I’ve discovered much about Italian foods and traditions.  I love them all and I love the Italian way of sitting for hours savouring a meal with the family gathered together around the table – no iphones!!!

Last year, I discovered this recipe when I was making my Christmas baking gifts and I have added it to my ‘must do’ recipes for the festive season.  They are delicious, easy to make and look impressive as gifts.  They are also a different alternative to the usual truffles that I tend to make.

Click HERE for the recipe

Chocolate Truffles Three WaysMulti Flavoured Truffles

Truffles are easy to make and last year I experimented with many different flavours.  Using white, dark and milk chocolate as well as coconut I made a mixed box of truffles as gifts.  They were a big hit and provided a variety of flavours to try.

Click HERE for the recipes

 

Have a wonder, safe and happy Festive Season!

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22 thoughts on “Easy Christmas Gift Ideas from the Kitchen

  1. [email protected]

    oh Sue these all look delicious – especially the little chocolate truffles! I may try my hand at these for Christmas day nibblies!

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      They are so easy Leanne and look really cute! The problem is once they are made keeping them from being eaten 🙂

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      I know Emma sometimes I have to make double because my husband and I sneak a few! They are yummy though 🙂

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  2. [email protected]

    Sue, all those recipes sound lovely! The mini christmas cakes are fantastic! I love giving home made goodies to my neighbours each year, so your recipes would be perfect! I’d have to make a lot, because I would wanna keep some for us as well, they really look yummy!!!

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Hi Katrina! Yes I love giving homemade gifts. I started a few years ago and now people actually look forward to my gifts! They are all so yummy but of course my darling is my ‘taste tester’ which he loves I just have to make sure he doesn’t taste too many LOL:)

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  6. Grammy Dee

    These look so yummy! My favs would be the Mini Christmas Cakes and Italian Chocolate Hazlenut Biscotti! Thank you for partying with us at Blogging Grandmothers Christmas Link Party. We’ve shared your post on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Yes the Mini Christmas Cakes are so easy to make and are good to have if people drop in for a coffee or tea.

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  7. Clearissa Coward

    Oh my those mini Christmas cakes with those yummy almonds sitting on top. All of your goodies look so yummy but I will try the mini Christmas cakes first. 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing all of that goodness with #blogginggrandmothers.

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