Giving gifts from the kitchen for the holidays adds a personal touch to the season. Homemade treats, like baked goods carry a heartfelt sentiment. They showcase care, effort, and a dash of culinary magic, making them cherished tokens of love and warmth during this festive time. Here are 5 Gifts from the Kitchen made with love for someone you love.

1- Granola

Homemade granola is a thoughtful gift for the breakfast enthusiast, yogurt efiiciando or the lover of crunchy, sweet & salty goodness. Granola is a fun project that makes a big batch – it’s customizable and packs tons of nutrition. Pack it in cello bags, Chinese takeout containers or jars. A fun gift filled with flavor and care. Try these completely giftable granola recipes:
Cherry Chia Granola
Cinnamon Pecan Granola

2- Shortbread

Sturdy and packable, we love shortbread cookies! Simplicity and decadence – tied with a ribbon! Their rich, buttery flavor. The snap and crunch. The melt-in-your-mouth quality. It’s all there and they make for a delightful treat and ever better gift! From Sugar Studded Shortbread to Pecan Shortbread with Chocolate Drizzle – we’ve covered lots of shortbread possibilities. Read about them here in our Shortbread Roundup!

3- A Quick Pickle

On Smidgen Podcast, we call it the quick pickle drinking game – take a shot every time Anne says “Quick Pickled Onions.” That’s because she says it often and on repeat: park some quick pickles in the fridge. Whether it’s red onions, cucumbers, carrots, shallots or sweet peppers, quick pickles are a good idea. And a good gift! Make big batches and divide into jars. Drop off these tasty vessels of fridge pickles to friends and neighbors. Perfect for tacos, sandwiches and salads. They also make the perfect Bloody Mary accoutrement. Read about them all in our Quick Pickle Roundup.

4- Dessert Sauces

Homemade Hot Fudge? Salted Butterscotch? Those sound so good, it may be hard to gift them! Dessert sauces are a splendid holiday gift from the kitchen. Add in a quart of ice cream, a pound cake or cookies for dipping, and you’ve got yourself a thoughtful (and delectable) gift. Perfect with the friend with sweet tooth or a household with kids. Whip up batch and jar them up. What sweet tidings!
Salted Butterscotch Salt
Salted Mocha Drizzling Sauce

5- Quick Bread

Easy and fast, portable and totable – oh, and giftable! Quick breads are the ideal holiday gift from the kitchen. From classic banana to spicy Crawfish Cornbread. Wrapped with care, a quick bread is a thoughtful, homemade token. Wrap in parchment and tie with twine or purchase holiday loaf pans and gift the pan and bread – so sweet! Check out our Quickbread Roundup for inspiration!


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