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Edible DIY Gift Ideas

These 25 edible DIY gift ideas are welcome treats and lend a feeling of love and extra care. Taking the time to make a gift for family and friends shows that you have thought about them and spent the time to produce a gift especially for them!

This list of 25 Edible DIY gift ideas is sure to have something for everyone on your list! Check out these unique gift ideas that you can make for your family and friends for any occassion!

These Edible DIY gift ideas are perfect for Christmas, birthdays, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, or just to show that you care!

The next time that you hear of someone that needs a pick-me-up, choose one of these ideas and brighten their day instantly!

These edible DIY gifts are also great ideas to sell at bake sales, craft fairs and farmers’ markets!

Preserved Lemons

These Preserved Lemons are not only beautiful in a jar but they are so useful as well! They can be used in Tagines, Moroccan chicken, and salads to name a few. They are a little tart and intensely lemony!

Get the recipe and downloadable gift tags plus recipe ideas to include with your homemade preserved lemons!

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Roasted nuts are amazing as snacks on their own, sprinkles on top of salads or oatmeal or added to baked goods. Plus, they are easy to make in large batches! Mix up these Cinnamon Roasted Almonds when you need a pretty gift for several people. It’s easy to wrap into a pretty package as well!

Bacon Jam

Ummm, BACON JAM???? Yes, you read that right. You can make bacon jam at home that makes a delicious addition to any burger or sandwich!

Add a little liquid smoke, cayenne or even booze to personalize the flavor! You will want to keep a jar for yourself, trust me!

Edible Cookie Dough

Eating Cookie Dough is one of those guilty pleasures of most people. But eating raw ingredients is not necessarily recommended.

Enter this Edible Cookie Dough in adorable jars! This is one gift that I would LOVE to receive!

Classic Shortbread

Everyone loves cookies and Classic Shortbread is the perfect cookie to make for gifts!

Shortbread is easy to customize by mixing in chocolate chips, spices, or dried fruit and nuts. Classic Shortbread stays fresh in an airtight container for ages, making it perfect for a basket or box of baked goods for any occasion!

Homemade Marshmallows

Once you eat a homemade marshmallow, you will never want to eat store-bought again!

Marshmallows are easy to make at home! They can be flavored any way you like and they look so pretty in a gift bag with a festive ribbon on top!

Try this famous recipe from Butter!

Herbal Tea

Making your own Tea Blend may not be the first thing people think of when they want to make a gift for some one. But it is the PERFECT way to customize a gift for someone!

Spices, dried herbs and fruits and peels can be added to create a distinctive flavor that is personalized to the person receiving this beautiful gift.

And how pretty is this jar of special tea blend in a nice glass jar??

Rum Truffles

Truffles are delicious bites of heaven and can be made in so many different flavors!

These Rum Truffles are an elegant and grown up dessert. You only need four simple ingredients to make this impressive gift. Display these Rum Truffles in a pretty box or on a collectible tray!

Hot Pepper Jelly

This Hot Pepper Jelly Recipe has so many uses. From appetizer, to marinade to salad dressing, this quick and easy jelly makes a beautiful gift!

Pepper Jelly is a classic, usually Southern, condiment that is somewhere between a relish and a jam. It is sweet with some spice from the hot peppers. The heat can be adjusted according to your taste.

Plus, it just looks so pretty!

Infused Olive Oil

Everyone uses olive oil for cooking. Why not add some flavor to the oil and package it in a beautiful jar as a gift?

You can use herbs from your garden to make this even more special! You can easily customize and print labels at home for this gift!

Peanut Butter Truffles

Peanut Butter Truffles, aka Buckeyes, are essentially homemade Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups in the shape of a ball.

Peanut Butter Cups are one of my favorite candies of all time! I rarely buy them to protect my waistline but I do make these Truffles every year for the holidays.

These are the number one > #1 < requested item around the holidays!

Place them in a cute gift box and your shopping is done! You can leave out the M&M’s but….why would you??

DIY Cookie Kit

A DIY Cookie Decorating Kit is a genius gift idea for kids or anyone that loves to do activities at home!

The theme is totally up you and is easy to customize. These would great for the holidays, birthday parties or sleepovers to keep kids busy!

Gingerbread Gift Box

Why not make your own gift box?? You can easily create a template for a simple box or go more elegant and make a custom design.

Fill your edible and delicious box with more edible treats and make every one over-the-moon happy!

Homemade Jams

One of the most popular homemade edible DIY gift ideas is jam and there are great reasons for that!

Homemade jam can be made with fresh or frozen fruit, the sugar levels can be adjusted and you can use whatever type of fruit that you have on hand.

This is also a great gift to save you time. Make dozens of jars when fruit is in season (and cheaper!) and you will have them on hand whenever you need a homemade gift!

Perfect for teachers’ gifts, birthdays, holidays, housewarming and more!

Flavored Vodka

Flavored Vodka is a perfect personalized gift that can be made with fresh fruits, herbs, and spices from your garden or the farmers’ market.

Flavored Vodka looks gorgeous in a reused jar or in a vintage jar that you can find at secondhand stores or on etsy.

Just look at these gorgeous bottles on Etsy!


Homemade biscotti is easy to make and can be made in so many diffent flavors!

You can wrap Biscotti individually and mix and match the flavors in a gift bag or basket.

Biscotti is the perfect cookie for coffee lovers because it so amazing when dunked. It also stays fresh for ages so it is the perfect edible DIY gift idea!

Skillet S’mores

This idea is multiple gifts in one!

These cute mini cast iron pans can be used over and over again for s’mores if you include the recipe. They can also be used for mini pies, crumbles, and other treats!

Preparing these s’mores in the mini skillets is quick and easy and an oh-so-yummy gift!

I found this set of 8 mini cast iron skillets on amazon and I used them to gift some mini pies!

Compound Butters

Compound butters are so simple to make and so welcome by anyone who loves to cook or bake.

Flavored with fresh herbs and spices and then wrapped up in a pretty and simple package, this is the gift that keeps on giving!

Compound butter is perfect to keep in the freezer and can be used a little at a time to flavor baked goods as well as quickly add flavor to a simple pasta dish or rub on meat to flavor and tenderize it!

Hot Fudge Sauce

I took one for the team here and made this just to make sure that it would be a great gift.

I may or may not have eaten it straight from the jar.

Hot Fudge Sauce is a quick and easy edible DIY gift idea that will be treasured by all!

It is rich and creamy and delicious on ice cream.

Most people don’t know how easy it is to make at home. You can include the recipe so they can make it on their own. Or, you can let them think that you have mad, magic culinary skills and not tell them how simple it is!

I have used this Jar Set with Labels several times for homemade edible DIY food gifts!

Theme Basket

Any item on this list would be a great place to start to create a Theme Basket gift for someone. I have included this link because she creates theme baskets in such a beautiful way!

Create an ice cream basket with the Hot Fudge Sauce, some cute bowls, an ice cream scoop and toppings (banana split anyone??)

A Pasta Basket would please anyone with some Compound Butter (above), fresh pasta and herbs or mushrooms.

Or how about a coffee basket with some cute mugs, gourmet coffee and teas and homemade Biscotti (above)?

If you make any of these, please add me to your Christmas list!!

Baking Tools Kit

My goal is o inpsire people to get into the kitchen. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an advanced cook or baker!

Share the joy with a cute kit made up of essential tools! Pick your favorite items that you use daily and items that everyone needs to begin their baking journey!

Or you could include a recipe and all of the tools needed to make that specific recipe!

Dog Treats

Pamper the pups! People are spending millions on treats and toys for their pets! Why not help them pamper them with some homemade treats?

Fill a bowl or treat bag with these Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats or these Cheddar, Apple and Bacon Dog Treats. Add a toy or two, package them all up in a dog bowl and make your friends and their pets happy!

These dog toys on amazon are the favorites with my three pups! And I looooove this pretty dog bowl set!

Cinnamon Rolls

Nothing beats a pan of freshly baked homemade cinnamon rolls!

Imagine waking to find a basket of these delightful breakfast rolls on your doorstep. They just need to grab a cup of coffee, tea or milk, and breakfast is served!

These Cinnamon rolls are a great edible DIY gift idea for a sick friend, a new neighbor or just to show you care to anyone that needs a pick-me-up!

Mini Pies

When you need to make an impressive gift or A LOT of impressive gifts, these mini pies are perfect!

You can make your own pie crust or you can save time and buy pre-made crusts that you fill with your own fillings.

Wrap them up in a clear gift bag and add a bow, ribbon, a card with the recipe or well wishes and your gift is ready to go!

Mini Bundt Cakes

Cake! Everyone loves it and it makes an impressive edible DIY gift idea!

Making a full-size cake for multiple people is time-consuming and labor-intensive.

Mini Bundt Cakes are the answer!

You can use most cake recipes in a mini bundt pan but my favorite is this Ginger, Honey, and Orange Mini Bundt Cake. It is so pretty and tastes delicious!

I love using this Nordic Ware pan that I found on Amazon because it non-stick and creates pretty little perfect mini bundt cake!

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