Five Homemade Gift Ideas

Here are some ideas for homemade holiday gifts that you still have time to make before Christmas.

Hot Cocoa Mix – Nothing beats a great mug of hot cocoa!

Peppermint Marshmallows – These marshmallows go perfectly with a mug of hot cocoa

Peanut Butter Caramel Corn – Caramel corn makes a great gift. This stuff has just a hint of peanut butter flavor

Spiced Meat Rub – You can rub this on any kind of meat for delicious results

Salted Caramel Sauce – Salted caramel makes everything taste better. You can make it at home and any who gets a jar will thank you for years to come

One Year Ago: Peppermint Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake and Cranberry Avocado Salsa
Two Years Ago: Hot Cocoa Mix
Three Years Ago: Green Bean Casserole
Four Years Ago: Snickerdoodles and Candy Cane and Mint Kiss Cookies
Five Years Ago: Spinach Tomato Chicken Pasta and Peanut Butter Chocolate Biscotti

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3 Responses to “Five Homemade Gift Ideas”

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    steph — December 17, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Loving all of these!

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    Sarah C — December 17, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I used Ghirardelli hot cocoa mix as a gift for co-workers last year, and gifted the homemade marshmallows along with it. Everyone loved them and was impressed that the marshmallows were made from scratch! It was a really great gift and one batch made enough marshmallows for us to have leftovers. This year I have a 10-month-old and didn’t plan my homemade gifts very well in advance, but am still going to attempt the Salted Caramel Sauce for a friend. I bought a big bottle of vodka and plan to start some homemade vanilla extract for birthday gifts next year! I’m also hoping to make the meat rub and BBQ sauce as Father’s Day gifts next year. Thanks for all the great ideas Jen!

    • beantownbaker — December 17th, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

      I know what you mean about not being on the ball this year. I don’t have a kid and I didn’t get any gifts made in time. I might still whip up some of these though!

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