One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is the homemade handmade treats! Handmade gifts are budget friendly and thoughtful – bonus if they are edible, too!
My family is big on hand made gifts. This has been true since I was a child, when even amongst store bought things there were always precious hand sewn skirts and dolls from my mom. I was a lucky kid.
One Christmas she made me a singing heart. It was a necklace that sang a song every time I pressed the center of a puffy red heart. I loved that necklace (not to mention it came with a matching skirt – win!).
As I got older and started earning money, it became easier to purchase gifts, wrap them and place them under the tree. While presents are always fun, there is still a little more excitement in making something for someone else or for yourself. Plus, it’s often more budget friendly.
In the last few years I’ve made lots of gifts: hand knit head warmers, rose bud cuticle salve and a Winter chest rub. I usually make a gift in one of three main categories: wear-ables, use-ables and eat-ables (edibles?).
These are the edible gifts I’d love to give (or receive) this season:
Brown Butter Cardamom Cookies via Food, Pleasure and Health
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies via The Blissful Balance
Thumbprint Cookies via Emily Weir
Homemade Gingersnap Granola (plus adorable tags!) via Fit Living Blog
Double Chocolate Coconut Fudge Bars via Healthy Helper Blog
A Jar of Homemade Nut Butter via Fit Mitten Kitchen
Homemade Dark Chocolate Bark via Dani California Cooks
Candy Cane Croissants via A Cup of Kellen
Peppermint Sugar Cookie Balls via Balance with B
Festive Pecan Granola via Strength and Sunshine
Mexican Hot Chocolate Almonds via Physical Kitchness
Your turn: what is on your wish list this holiday season? Do you make or buy gifts?