Homemade Holiday Gifts 2013

Hubby and I are working our way through our holiday gift list. I like to make homemade gifts for friends. I’m going to ruin the surprise by telling you guys my plans for gifts this year. Sorry to everyone who is getting these gifts. They’ll be just as tasty even if it’s not a surprise.

Spicy Guinness Mustard – this mustard is so simple to make and the flavor is just right for the mustard lover on your list.

Spiced Tomato Jam – Hubby and I could not get enough of this chunky fancy ketchup this year. It goes great on anything from a breakfast sandwich to grilled chicken.

Candied Vanilla Pecans – the smell that comes from your oven while baking these pecans is worth the effort alone. They’re salty and sweet with enough vanilla to taste it.

I’ll probably bake up some cookies too, but I haven’t decided which ones yet. For other holiday gift ideas, check out my Gift Ideas Tag.

Do you make homemade holiday gifts? What’s on your list this year?

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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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