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.
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
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.
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.
Italian Chocolate Hazlenut Biscotti
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.
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.
Have a wonder, safe and happy Festive Season!
Let’s Keep Sizzling!