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25 Easy Edible Gifts For The Holidays

December 13, 2023
Amelia [Writer]

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When it comes to the holidays, these 20 Easy Edible Gifts are all about embracing the spirit of giving thoughtfully and joyfully—after all, there's nothing quite like the gift of delicious treats!

25 Easy Edible Gifts For The Holidays

'Tis the season for the best kind of gifts—homemade, heartfelt, and oh-so-edible! Skip the store shelves because homemade always wins. These 25 Easy Edible Gifts For The Holidays are all about thoughtfulness, budget-friendliness (perfect for your long list!), and loads of fun when it comes to making + giving—because let's be real, you can't go wrong with food! Gluten-free, Vegan + Travel-friendly options!

A delicious homemade food gift is the ultimate crowd-pleaser and heartfelt gesture. I've got creative ideas that will work for everyone on your list! Whether it's protein balls, festive Christmas cookies, or even homemade spice blends! Most of these treats are travel-friendly, so you can spread the joy far + wide. I hope y'all love this list! There's something delicious for everyone on your gift list.

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Sweet Edible Gifts

Let's kick off with my top favorite sweet treats—a perfect gift for the entire holiday season and beyond! If savory delights are more your style, just scroll down for a lineup of savory goodies.

#1: Vegan Caramelized Peach Cinnamon Granola 

Caramelized Peach Cinnamon Breakfast Granola

Savor these golden, peachy nut-filled clusters—ideal for a quick breakfast or snack and perfectly packable as a delightful gift for anyone on your list!

#2: Homemade Vegan Oat Milk Chocolate Bars

Chocolate bars on a brown wood plate with garnish of oats and herbs broken into pieces.

The epitome of an easy dessert or snack option. Only a few ingredients required, entirely dairy-free, and all vegan. 

#3: Baked Vegan Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Stacked donuts on a brown plate with glasses of milk.

Let's be real, can you ever go wrong with donuts? These ones are packed with delicious pumpkin spice flavors and are an absolute winner as a gift!

Edible Vegan Funfetti Cookie Dough

Calling all cookie lovers! This edible cookie dough is a dream come true! Bursting with rainbow sprinkles and rich vanilla flavor, each spoonful is a burst of sweetness and joy. The best part? It's completely safe to eat raw and is ready in just 10 minutes!

#5: Homemade Baked Eggnog Donuts

Stack of donuts with a bitten one on top.

I couldn't resist slipping in another donut recipe… Eggnog is a classic holiday flavor, after all!

#6: Homemade Pumpkin Spice Seasoning

Your secret weapon for infusing cozy, fall flavor. With just 5 simple ingredients it's perfect for everything from lattes to baked goodies + even savory dishes. Ready in 5 minutes.

Up close shot of baked cookies on baking sheet with parchment paper.

Deliciously soft, chewy, gooey in the center, and crispy, these cookies are generously studded with decadent pockets of chopped, cookie chunks. The ultimate 'cookie within a cookie' recipe!

#8: Mini Sweet Potato Pecan Pies

Mini Sweet Potato Pecan Pies

These little bites are the ultimate sweet delight for the whole family! With a nutty crust, a creamy, spice-infused sweet potato filling, and a delightful pecan topping, they're perfectly packable and ready for gifting.

#9: Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls 

Energy balls in a brown bowl with a glass of milk and jar of peanut butter.

A delightful blend of peanut buttery goodness-- A quick and tasty treat perfect for any occasion!

#10: No-Bake Cacao Date Loaded Energy Bars 

No-Bake Cacao Date Loaded Energy Bars

Packed with wholesome ingredients for a nutritious, on-the-go snack. They're a burst of natural energy in every delicious bite!

#11: Soft + Chewy Gingerbread Oatmeal Cookies

Overhead shot of Gingerbread Eggnog Cookies

These are melt-in-your-mouth festive deliciousness that tastes just like Christmas in your mouth! Super soft and chewy, these cookies are easy, bigger than your average cookie, and bursting with delicious ginger + eggnog flavors!

#12: Vegan Chai Ginger Bread

Loaf of Chai Ginger Bread with one end sliced off

A dairy-free twist on a classic treat. It's a cozy indulgence that's both comforting and delicious!

#13: Vegan Fudge Zucchini Brownies

#14: Christmas Monster Cookies

Closeup of Christmas Monster Cookies

Is it even the Holidays without devouring a whole batch of these Christmas Monster Cookies? I think not! Trust me your friends and family will thank you!

#15: Vegan Orange Cranberry Breakfast Muffins

Overhead shot of Vegan Orange Cranberry Breakfast Muffins

These are moist + tender, with a great burst of sweet + tart flavors with chunks of cranberries in every bite.

#16: Vegan Chia Seed Maple Banana Bread

Vegan Chia Seed Maple Banana Bread near some forks

Nobody's ever said no to banana bread, y'all! It's a tried-and-true recipe that anyone is sure to love!

#17: Grandma's Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies 

Any cookie that has the word grandma in it is code for super delicious and baked with a whole lotta love!

#18: No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls 

Protein balls stacked on each other in a white bowl on a white wood table with herbs and a light blue napkin.

This has to be one of my favorite gifts—super transportable, loaded with protein, and, of course, brimming with chocolate and peanut butter goodness!

#18: Homemade Blueberry Vegan Pop-Tarts

Homemade Blueberry Vegan Pop Tarts

An absolute family favorite that's incredibly easy to make and doubles as a delightful baking experience with your little ones, especially if you want to involve them in the gifting fun!

Savory Bliss

Alright, taking a turn from the sweet treats! Here are some easily packable and travel-friendly savory goodies—perfect for homemade holiday gifting.

#19: Candied Bacon

Bacon chopped into medium chunks on a white plate with two forks.

Candied Bacon—technically still a little sweet, but honestly, who wouldn't be thrilled to get this as a present?

#20: Homemade Croutons

Sheet pan of Homemade Croutons

These croutons are incredibly versatile—they're a delightful addition to salads, soups, stuffing, or anything else you fancy! Plus, there's a gluten-free option available, making them the ultimate crispy, crunchy gift.

#21: Homemade Pesto Sauce

Pesto sauce in a brown wood bowl with a spoon on a black wood table with walnuts and basil leaves.

Bursting with vibrant flavors and nutty goodness-- Super versatile as a gift. Add it to pasta, use it as a dip, or even put it on pizza the options are endless!

#22: Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning

Lemon pepper seasoning in a bowl with measuring spoons and lemons.

Seasonings make the best gifts—they last forever, and the customization options are endless! Don't forget to pop it in a cute jar or bottle!

#23: Spicy Restaurant Style Salsa

Up close shot of salsa and chips with lime, tomatoes, and garnish.

If you've got a friend or family member who adores spice, this is the ultimate gift! Just pop it in a jar, and you're good to go.

#24: Roasted Garlic Olive Oil Dip

Dip in a bowl with a spoon, side of bread, and garnish.

It's truly the perfect, simple, and easy appetizer—ideal for dipping crusty bread or drizzling over salads. Plus, it's make-ahead friendly and offers a vegan option. Just pop it into a jar or bottle, and it makes a fantastic homemade gift! (I HIGHLY recommend using my favorite olive oil by Brightland)

#25:  Festive Holiday Simmer Pot

Holiday simmer pot with red string and garnish on a brown wood table.

Technically, it's not food, but trust me, creating a simmer pot as a gift is amazing. Include the ingredients—it's super versatile, allowing you to add whatever you have on hand. Try dehydrating your citrus for an extra special touch!

Check Out My 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

This 2023 Holiday Gift Guide is the ultimate list of best gift ideas that'll work for almost everyone in your life! This list is compiled of our hand-picked favorite things for this year and covers everything from Self-care + Wellness, Black-Owned Faves, Appliances + Tools for the Foodie, Home, Amazing things for the Men in your life, and Books for the mind.

More Holiday Baking Ideas

If you're in the mood for more festive holiday baking after my 25 Easy Edible Gifts For The Holidays give these delicious recipes a try next!

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