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34 best edible Christmas gift ideas

Edible Christmas gift ideas

Keep the holidays sweet with decadent treats perfect for host gifts and spoiling loved ones

Need some gifting ideas that won’t break the bank? We’ve selected the best food gifts for the sweet tooth and savoury lover on your list. There’s a mix of both store-bought products and homemade treats — most of which can be made in one easy batch by increasing the number of servings on the recipe page.

Expert Tam

 

 

 

“You could even make a thoughtful (and delicious) edible gift hamper. Fill it with treats of different textures, colours and tastes. Think gourmet crackers with homemade pickles or a gingerbread house with a few bags of lollies so your loved ones can decorate it themselves.”

- Tamara

Chocolate Salami

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Chocolate salami

Spread holiday cheer with this chocolate salami brimming with pistachios, cranberries, coconut and Biscoff. Dust with icing sugar and tie up in  string to create a sweet surprise.

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Homemade Crunchy Spiced Biscuit Butter

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Homemade Crunchy Spiced Biscuit Butter

Creamy and indulgent, friends and family will love this homemade cookie spiced butter. Whip up a batch and present in pretty jars with ribbon and personalised cards. Make sure you add a note to store in the fridge after opening.

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Pfeffernusse

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Pfeffernusse

Translated as ‘peppernuts’ these German biscuits spiced with cinnamon and allspice and topped with a sweet icing are the perfect whimsical pressie for loved ones. Wrap in clear cellophane and place in an airtight container before gifting.

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Summer Sangria Jar

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Sangria Jar

Put your leftover fruit to good use with this Summer Sangria Jar. Simply pop your dried fruit into jars, tie with ribbon and twine with a gift tag and serving instructions. You can even make a non-alcoholic version with apple juice instead of wine.

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Christmas Rocky Road Fudge

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Rocky Road

Got too many opened packets of uneaten treats lying around? Use up leftover lollies and chocolate with this easy-to-make rocky road. Packed with goodies, friends and family will love this traditional festive treat. Slice into bars and wrap in foil and ribbon for a budget-friendly gift.

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Classic White Christmas Slice

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Classic white Christmas slice

Indulge in a yuletide tradition with this nutritionally approved classic white Christmas slice. Crunchy, sweet, and adorned with festive fruits, it’s perfect for sharing during the holidays. Wrap in decorative foil for a cute handmade gift or serve alongside your Christmas desserts for a nostalgic touch.

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Christmas Cookies

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Christmas cookies

It's not Christmas without cookies! This speedy recipe is as magical a gift as it is if you're stocking up Santa's cookie jar. Gift idea: box them up in decorative tins with their name on top for a personalised touch.

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Chocolate Truffles

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Chocolate truffles

Savour the decadence of the season with these no-fuss Chocolate truffles, using just five ingredients. The velvety centre makes for a moreish and memorable treat. Present them in elegant boxes for the perfect festive gift, or serve as a show-stopping finale to your Christmas feast.

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Reindeer Munch

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Reindeer munch

Take advantage of your creativity and make a fun (and simple!) reindeer munch with pretzels, M&M’s, Crispix honey cereal and popcorn.  The perfect edible gift for festive movie nights or snack duty. Chock full of goodies, this sweet-and-salty mix is the ultimate festive treat

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Three-ingredient Candy-cane Hearts

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Three-ingredient candy cane hearts

Delight friends and family with these easy-to-make treats. Simply mix and set white chocolate, mini candy canes and 100's and 1000's. Gift, sorted.

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Hot-chocolate Stir Sticks

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Hot-chocolate stir sticks

Fun and festive, decadent hot-chocolate stir sticks will certainly delight family and friends this holiday season; just add a single-serve stick to a mug of warmed milk, gently stir and enjoy. All that's left to do is press play on your fave Christmas movie.

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No-Cook Gingerbread Rum Balls

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No-cook gingerbread rum balls

Christmas and homemade rum balls go hand in hand, so why not give this seasonal variation for the grown-ups on your list ? This easy no-cook recipe made with gingerbread shortbread, desiccated coconut and dark rum only takes 30 minutes to prepare. The result? 30 bite-sized treats – more than enough for surprise guests.

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Melted Snowman Chocolate Bark

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Melted snowman chocolate bark

Amp up the festive cheer with snow-themed chocolate bark. It’s fun to make and wallet-friendly, complete with candy eyeballs, an orange jube nose and arms made of chocolate Pocky sticks. If you’re short on time, you can pick up  Woolworths ready-made desserts and still impress. Super affordable, these indulgent treats will help spread the festive cheer.

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