Christmas is coming ... but that doesn't necessarily mean a last minute dash to the shops for last-minute gift purchases. Not when you can have fun getting covered in flour at home conjuring up some homemade edible Christmas gifts instead.
Why not try baking, shaping and wrapping your own homemade edible Christmas gifts in the comfort of your own home, instead. After all, food is always a welcome gift, especially when it's made by your fair own hands ... even if you aren't the best cook in the world ... it's the thought that counts!
Here's a selection of recipes that'll cook you into the good books of loved ones, from mini panettone to wild mushroom terrine. Be sure to package your food parcels beautifully with our holiday packaging ideas.
Homemade Edible Christmas Gifts
Cinnamon Star Biscuits
These cinnamon biscuits are a star gift for sweet-toothed friends and family and can be personalised with your own icing. Find the cinnamon biscuit recipes here.
For Italian food lovers, give them the gift of a mini panettone, for one! Discover the perfect mini panettone recipe here.
If you know a French pastry buff, try out this modern matcha recipe on them. Check the recipe here.
Edible Chocolate Truffles
For the sophisticated chocolate lover in your life try whipping up these chocolate truffles. Discover the recipes for chocolate truffles here.
Release your cookie cutter set and get to work on these elegant spritz flavoured cookies topped off with a colourful glaze.
Bake up a batch of these dinky Christmas cupcakes and present them in a festive box for full effect! Discover the ultimate Christmas cupcake recipe here
Peanut Butter Fudge
For bite-sized treats, try out this peanut butter fudge recipe - easy to bag and as handy sized edible gifts - and just as good for going in stockings.
Mini Christmas Cakes
This mini Christmas cakes are a labour of love and a great way to show you care those extra special people that you care. Get the Christmas cake recipe here.
Gingerbread Men Cookies
Try tackling this Chistmas classic, and you'll be loved for it. Find the gingerbread men recipe here.
Another one for the chocoholics in your life. Here's how to make chocolate candy!
Homemade Chocolate Sauce
Gift a jar of chocolate sauce and watch smiles light up expectant faces. Discover how to make chocolate sauce here.
Lemon and ginger marmalade
Give the gift that lasts year-round with this festive jar of lemon and ginger marmalade. Find the recipe you need for lemon and ginger marmalade here.
Apple Pie in a jar
Everyone loves apple pie, and this is just the recipe to capture all those flavours in a jar. Discover this recipe along with more seasonal spicy recipes here.
A roasted ham
Going all out? Why not bake up a family sized ham for young and old to enjoy. Find the ham recipe here.
Wild Mushroom Terrine
For a savoury treat try making a terrine! This umami-rich recipe comes packed with wild mushrooms. Discover the perfect terrine recipe here.