How to Make Homemade Traditional Foods Christmas Gifts
Here are some wonderful healthy homemade Christmas gift ideas, and you can easily make many of these recipes as last-minute DIY Christmas gifts!
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Levels of Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas
Based on their time and preparation, I’ve divided my gift making ideas into the following categories:
- Simple to Make Christmas Gifts
- Medium to Make Christmas Gifts
- Advanced to Make Christmas Gifts (The gifts in this category are not difficult, but just take a bit more preparation and time on your part.)
- Bonus Gifts (Just a few more homemade gifts that may surprise and delight your loved ones)
Simple to Make Christmas Gifts
You can literally make these homemade Christmas gifts in minutes. Each recipe creates a Make-Ahead Mix that your lucky gift recipient can easily turn into a tasty beverage or edible treat, including hot chocolate, brownies, cookies, muffins, and more!
To make these gifts:
- Click or touch one of the recipe links below to watch the tutorial video and print out the recipe.
- Make the recipe with the mason jar or storage container of your choice.
- From the printable recipe, cut out the instructions for making the beverage or treat and tape or glue it to the side of your container. This will make it easy for your gift recipient to make the recipe.
- Tie a colorful ribbon around the top and attach a personalized gift card.
- Give your gift full of goodness to the ones that you love.
UPDATE: Added more simple to make Christmas gifts:
Medium Level Christmas Gifts
Some of these medium-level Christmas gifts involve a bit of cooking since they include making jams, but not to worry! I walk you through the whole process step-by-step and show you how to water bath can your jams to make it shelf-stable. Your canned jams will be perfect for gift-giving!
As an alternative to making jam, I also share an easy recipe for making vegetable bouillon, which involves no cooking but makes an excellent base for soups and stews. Your lucky recipient can also add the vegetable bouillon to water to make a tasty sipping broth or when cooking rice or grains for a wonderful boost of flavor!
And if you want to go a step further, you can also dehydrate your vegetable bouillon to make it shelf-stable for even easier gift-giving.
Slightly More Advanced Christmas Gifts
The gifts in this category may take a bit more time to make, but they will be SO appreciated by anyone who receives them! Marmalade and Bone Broth Bouillon make the best Christmas gifts for those making the transition from a processed foods kitchen to a Traditional Foods kitchen.
Bonus Christmas Gift Ideas
If you have a real Traditional Foods devotee on your Christmas gift list, they will love these two bonus treats. These luscious homemade creams—one for the face and body and the other specifically for the feet—are both made with beef tallow! These creams are completely natural with very few ingredients and are perfect for anyone who likes natural beauty products.
More Holiday Resources
We may be thinking ahead to Christmas gifts, but with Thanksgiving just around the corner, be sure to check out the video below where I walk you through all the recipes you’ll need for a Smaller 2020 Thanksgiving Dinner.
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Favorite Christmas Gift Ingredients
- Organic Whole Milk Powder
- Organic Non-Fat Milk Powder
- Heavy Cream Powder
- Organic Coconut Milk Powder
- Organic Cocoa Powder
- Ceylon Cinnamon
- Organic Sucanat
- Arrowroot Flour
Favorite Christmas Gift Storage Supplies
- Wide Mouth Quart Size Jars
- Wide Mouth 64-Ounce Jars
- 12-Ounce Jelly Jars
- 8-Ounce Jelly Jars
- 4-Ounce Jelly Jars
- Air-Tight Jar
- White Storage Lids
- Leak Proof/Airtight Storage Lids
- Food Grade Silica Gel Packs
Favorite Christmas Gift Making Supplies
Favorite Apron Christmas Gifts
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