Want to try your hand at making some homemade edible gifts this year? Or maybe you’re an old hand looking for new ideas for festive fun. Look no further, here are nearly fifty sweet and savoury vegan and vegetarian recipes for Christmas and beyond. It’s an advent extravaganza.
You’ll find plenty of ideas for cookies, sweets and chocolates as well as chutneys and other preserves. But there’s also a few surprises and some lovely gift ideas you might not have thought of.
You could make one recipe a day until your trousers burst. Or maybe share the love and treat your friends and family. They are meant to be gifts after all.
You may see a bit of a chilli theme going on here. Well most of us appreciate a bit of additional warmth and colour in the depths of winter. And cheerful red chillies are just the ticket, glowing as they do with captured summer sunshine.
Homemade Edible Gifts: Christmas Cookies
You can’t have a post about homemade festive gifts without a generous selection of Christmas cookies. They’re the stalwarts of festive gifting. Everyone loves a good biscuit.
Wholemeal Clotted Cream Shortbread with Chestnut Flour and Cinnamon
Christmas Butter Biscuits
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Easy Christmas Cookies ~ Apply To Face Blog
Chilli Shortbread Biscuits
Cinnamon & Honey Christmas Stars
Vegan Christmas Cookies
It’s really exciting to see the creativity of vegan baking that’s emerged in recent years. It’s now really easy to make vegan biscuits and here are some recipes you might not have thought of.
Pine Needle Shortbread Cookies ~ A Virtual Vegan
Christmas Spiced Biscotti (vegan) ~ Peachicks’ Bakery
Jammy Vegan Biscuit Stars ~ The Veg Space
Homemade Edible Gifts: Chocolates and Sweets
When I was little, Christmas was very much about the chocolate. I didn’t get much of it the rest of the year, so we all went a bit mad during the festive season. I know I’m not the only one who loves to receive delicious homemade chocolates and fudge, so here are a few recipes to inspire you.
Chilli Chocolate Fudge
Easy Condensed Milk Fudge ~ Nourish Plate
Homemade Turkish Delight ( Lokum) ~ Only Crumbs Remain
Whisky Truffles with Dark Chocolate and Fresh Cream
Christmas Chocolate Bark
Easy Microwave Salted Caramels ~ Kavey Eats
Sparkling Chocolate Mendiants
There’s absolutely no need for vegans to miss out on Christmas chocolates and other sweet treats. Vegan chocolate is widely available these days, which means you can create all sorts of yuletide gorgeousness. Here are just a few ideas.
Chocolate Covered Caramel Brazils
Chocolate Snowman Truffles (vegan) ~ The Baking Explorer
Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls (vegan) ~ A Baking Journey
Christmas Bliss Balls
Raw Chocolate Truffles
Homemade Edible Gifts: Nuts
Snacking is all part of the festive fun. And when it comes to snacking, nuts are the go to food. They’re nutritious, tasty and you can just have a small handful without ruining your appetite. Hand them out as homemade edible gifts and have a nut cracking Christmas.
Gingerbread Candied Nuts (DIY Christmas Gift) ~ The Green Loot
Roasted Maple Rosemary Almonds ~ The Taste Space
Honey Glazed Cinnamon Pecans ~ End of the Fork
Dad’s nuts ~ Quite Good Food
Homemade Edible Gifts: Jams, Jellies & Chutneys
Preserves make excellent homemade edible gifts because you can prepare them well in advance and they generally have a long shelf life. They’re often just what you need for the Christmas table too.
Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables In Olive Oil ~ Larder Love
Piccalilli: English-style Pickles ~ Christina’s Cucina
Pineapple Chilli Jam ~ Farmersgirl Kitchen
Spiced Apple Chutney
Spicy Tomato Chutney ~ Jess Eats and Travels
Caramelised Onion Chutney ~ Curly’s Cooking
Quince Jelly with Optional Apple and Chilli
Strawberry Jam with Chillies ~ My Goodness Kitchen
Easy Cranberry Curd ~ Fab Food 4 All
Chilli Chocolate Mincemeat
Homemade Stem Ginger ~ Tales From The Kitchen Shed
Other Homemade Edible Gifts You Might Not Have Thought Of
Whether it’s something to perk up your Christmas morning breakfast, provide a warming flavoursome cuppa or some breadsticks to dip into festive starters, welcome to a Merry Miscellaneous Christmas.
Instant Porridge Pots ~ Gluten Free Alchemist
Gingerbread Gluten Free Granola ~ Veggie Inspired
Homemade Vegan Breadsticks ~ Thinly Spread
Homemade Chilli Sauce
Homemade Vanilla Extract ~ The Art of Food and Wine
Easy Homemade Cassis
Homemade Tea Masala ~ Mayuris Jikoni
Homemade Festive Tea Blend ~ Family Friends Food
Keep in Touch
Thanks for visiting Tin and Thyme. If you make any of these foodie gifts, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below. What are your favourite foodie recipes to gift? Do share photos on social media too and use the hashtag #tinandthyme, so I can spot them.
If you’d like more Christmas recipes, follow the link and you’ll find I have quite a lot of them. All delicious, of course.