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Last-Minute Homemade Christmas Food Gifts

Jars wrapped for gifts of nuts and mustard.


I thought I would share some of my ideas for those of you who literally waited for the last minute! These are also wonderful recipes for any time you need a gift for that hard to buy for person. Everyone appreciates something homemade!

Each recipe can be found at the individual link. I haven’t tried them all so I can’t vouch for some but these are some of the best I use and could find.

Bon Appetit and happy gift-giving!



Spice Blends and Rubs

BBQ Spice Rub

Rosemary Salt

Ranch Dressing Mix

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Cajun Spice Mix


Whipped Buttersvanilla bean whipped honey butter

Cinnamon Honey Butter

Vanilla Bean Whipped Honey Butter

Pumpkin Honey Whipped Butter

Cranberry Cinnamon Honey Butter

Whipped Honey-Maple Cinnamon Butter (paired up with pumpkin cornbread muffins – wow!)




Something a little different…

Vanilla Extract

Peach BBQ Sauce

Homemade Maraschino Cherries

Homemade Christmas Coffee Blend

Homemade Pancake Mix



Vinegars, Oils & Mustardsvinegars

Cranberry Vinegar

Apple Spice Vinegar

English Brown Mustard

Chili Oil





Rosemary Infused Vodka


Holiday Sangria

Irish Cream

Apricot Brandy

Cranberry Orange Liqueur

Lavender Rosehip Liqueur


Sweet Somethingsbutter toffee

Candied Lemon Zest

Peppermint Bark

Butter Toffee


The Best Granola

Cinnamon Rolls (From the Pioneer Woman)


Natural BeautySpa recipes

Lavender Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Lemon Salt Scrub

Coconut Body Whip



peppermint hot fudge


Jams, Preserves & Sauces

Cranberry Orange Marmalade


Dulce de Leche

Peppermint Hot Fudge Sauce



Be sure to add your favorites in the comments below! I’d love to hear what your favorite food gifts are to give!

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