*Special DIY food gifts are always welcome during the holidays. Here is a list of DIY ideas from around the web. Plus, enter for a chance to win some beautiful Harry and David pears.*

When it comes to DIY holiday gifts, I typically fall on my face in an embarrassing way, unless we’re talking about food gifts. Chocolate, crushed candy canes, sprinkles…Christmas is the time for putting those extra-special touches on gifts for family, friends and neighbors. I hopped around Pinterest and some of my favorite blogs for some wonderful DIY ideas, and am sharing them here.

You can wrap everything up and adorn the gifts with these beautiful mountain-themed holiday gift tags (free printables) by Family Fresh Cooking.

And while you’re here, don’t forget to scroll down to enter for a chance to win a box of Harry and David’s beautiful Royal Riviera pears. They’re perfect for the holidays and can be used to make the Pear Infused Vodka listed below.

If you’re looking for non-DIY options to fulfill the rest of your Christmas list, check out my Holiday Gift Guide for Food Lovers.

## DIY Food Gifts:

Chocolate Marshmallow Pops Three Ways: Candy Cane, Heath Bar & Coconut

Just Putzing Around the Kitchen’s DIY Infused Olive Oils

Family Bites’ Ice Cream Sundae Kit

Bubbly Nature Creations’ Dip Mix Ornaments

Add a Pinch’s Simple Cajun Spice Mix

TidyMom’s Cinnamon Honey Butter

Chocolate Nutella Fudge with Sea Salt

Wives with Knives’ Spiced Nuts & Pretzel Mix

Girlichef’s Flavored Sea Salts

Half Baked Harvest’s Vanilla Bean Salt + Vanilla Bean Sugar

Always Order Dessert’s DIY Coffee, Sugar & Spice Grinders

Sweet Paul Magazine’s Simple Gourmet Olive Tapenade

Emotions Everyday’s Parsley Pesto

## DIY Drink Gifts:

Food for My Family’s Grapefruit-Spiked Limoncello

Dine and Dish’s Homemade Creamy Limoncello

A Beautiful Mess’ Hot Chocolate Spoons

Food on Fifth’s Pear Infused Vodka

Fields of Cake’s Double Berry Cordial and Double Berry Syrup

Fancy Napkin’s Cranberry Lime Vodka

## The giveaway:

Harry and David’s Organic Royal Riviera Pears are included in just about every Harry and David gift basket. It is Harry and David’s 80th anniversary next year, and they still use natural grafting methods, instead of genetically modifying the seeds. And, of course, the taste is wonderful. They’re sweet and juicy – every thing a great pear should be.

This giveaway is open to residents of the United States, aged 18 years and older.

*Disclaimer: The giveaway item was provided by Harry & David. In addition, they provided me with a box of pears. There was no further compensation. All opinions are my own.*

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Christmas Tree Ornaments

I love these DIY holiday gift ideas! Christmas can get a little pricey, and these help that whole situation! Plus, home made gifts always mean just that much more

Always cookies, homemade.

Great holiday gift ideas!

I always make a variety of cookies for the neighbors.

Such great ideas!! Thanks for including my vanilla sugar + salt!

I usually make tins of cookies for everyone.

an assortment of cookies, candies and bread

I love to give homemade granola.

Homemade cookies!

Cookies and brownies!

Homemade cookies and breads.

I love the DIY gifts, especially the marshmallow pops! Very creative.

I love to share homemade goodies with family and friends. In the past I have always baked treats to share, but this year we moved into a new house that had a giant peach tree and I had tons of peaches. I made jam for the first time in my life and it turned out great. So this year, my friends and family are getting a jar of homemade peach jam and a loaf of fresh-baked bread.

I’ve been told that it’s not Christmas till my homemade Scotch Shortbread arrives. It’s a special recipe and I use cookie stamps that have been in the family for over 40 years. Love, tradition and memories all wrapped in a tin!

I like to share platters of homemade cookies and cinnamon roasted pecans-thanks for the chance!

Homemade ornaments for the tree.

i like to give them cookies that i’ve baked.

Homemade cookies

I like to find specific gifts for each person throughout the year. This summer I spotted a wind chime made of antique silverware and cups which is perfect for my best friends deco style

It is a little sampler of Christmas baking from me!

I love to give them homemade cookies and candies!

I love all of your clever ideas!

I love to give tree ornaments or homemade cookies.

That fudge with Nutella looks so delicious! One question though, how do you make enough that there’s some left over to give as a gift?!?! I think I’d eat the entire batch!

I always love to give baked goods around Christmas time!

homemade cookies & treats – fun and always appreciated!

You have just inspired me to make some gifts!!

I love giving fruit baskets, because they are healthy and you can never have too much fruit, and if you do, you make pie!

Usually some kind of hand made craft that I’ve done with my sisters!

Depending on the recipient, I enjoy putting together baskets of Christmas goodies, wines and cheeses, fruits and dried fruits and nuts, or just things to pamper you…like bath salts or lotions, etc. Cover them all over with cellophane or even different types or scraps or material. Great fun.

Ornaments and cookies, though this year I also started vanilla months ago.

Homemade cookies!

Around this time of year, my go to is assorted cookies!

My daughter has finally reached an age where she can help me make food gifts and we get a beautiful product. So it is fun for her to make these kind of gifts for grandma and grandpa, and they love getting stuff from their granddaughter. Thanks for some fun ideas.

I love giving homemade food gifts- jams and syrups, candy,and cookies

I like to make divinity and fudge and put it in a cute Christmas tin.

I’m really into giving containers of homemade soup this year!

I don’t always give physical gifts, but I lend a hand with the shoveling out when it snows, since I have a job that allows me to work from home.

Sugar cookies..:)

I love giving them homemade cookies!

I am thinking of making granola this year!

Home made cookies or fudge.

Cookies!

homemade spreads. this year its hazelnut butter and pumpkin butter.

Homemade baked goodies of many types.

I like to give neighbors decorated gingerbread men cookies. It’s fun because I have a gingerbread men and woman so I give each home a cookie for each person. Our neighbors look forward to their cookie every year

Some form of homemade baked goodies.

I like to give homemade brownies

I like to give homemade banana bread – everyone loves it, it’s not as sweet as cookies, and can be eaten for breakfast or as a snack!

I quadruple 3 cookie recipes and give them as gifts.

Last year I gave my boyfriend’s family mini loaves of pumpkin bread – they were a huge hit!

Eggnog fudge, M&M cookies, and peppermint bark!

Homemade pancake mix and real NH maple syrup

My favorite gift for friends and neighbors is homemade baked goods or fudge. Cookies, quick breads, stollen, etc.–a nice variety so I don’t get bored making it and they don’t get bored receiving it.

Christmas cookies.

home made cookies

My secret recipe meat rub in cute reusable jars.

Cookies

Anything from Harry and David!

Cookies, breads, cookies, fudge, cookies

I love to give out baked goods!

I love making homemade baked goods to give to friends and neighbors.

I usually spend a day or two making lots of cookies so that is what I give out to friends and family.

Homemade spice mix.

I love to give my neighbors homemade cookies and bread!

I love to give out a platter of Christmas cookies.

I like to give my special holiday granola and cookies and spicy sweet nuts.

I love to give homemade Christmas cookies!

My neighbors love it when I bring them freshely made cookies, still warm from the oven! cteeobrien{at}cox[dot]net

My brownies are pretty popular with my neighbors, so I give them every year.

Homemade caramels or caramel corn

I like to give cookies or freezer meals..whatever more suits the family at the time!

Baked goods are always the our favorite thing to give!

I love making candy for gifts.

I love to give cookies and fudge as Christmas gifts to friends and family.

I love giving cookies!!

I like to give tea related gifts – usually my favorite tea bags and some cookies to go with.

Mix CDs! No matter what altitude I’m at, I know I can’t screw them up. =)

Baked goods

I like to give home-made baked goodies.

I love giving homemade baked goods and candy during the holidays. It makes me said to think of all the people who don’t get homemade treats!

I make a cookie box

A box of homemade cupcakes.

I give them a tin of homemade fudge.

I love to give them homemade cookies, fudge and roasted nuts.

I usually make breads and cookies for my neighbors

I love to give handmade sugar cookies…the ones you really dress up with sprinkles, candy buttons, etc.

Usually homemade breads or cookies.

Pumpkin Bread.

an assortment of homemade cookies.

I like to give them candy.

candy or cookies

I give my friends and neighbors homemade cookies and candy

I like sending cookies to neighbors and friends.

I like giving home baked cookies and breads.

Either chocolates or baked goods.

I like to give them homemade breads/candies.

I usually give out homemade cookies.

I like to bake cookies for neighbors.

I like to give homemade cookies or fudge.

Trays of homemade goodies. I try to pick a variety, so there’s something for everyone.

I love to give food!

Home made sweet breads.

peppermint fudge

wine!

We love to make homemade candy and cookies.

Homemade bread or fudge.

A tin of Christmas cookies.

I like baking stuff to give out. This year it’s Ritz crackers w/different fillings, chex mix & seasoned pretzels.

Homemade cookies, fudge or chocolates!

homemade goodies

Usually cookies or a pumpkin roll.

Homemade treats!

Usually homemade cookies.

I like to give homemade fudge.

Usually a bottle of wine and/or a plate of cookies

cookies

I like to give out biscotti.

I like giving neighbors freshly baked cookies

We do homemade cake balls and cookies.

I like to give homemade snacks and cookies.

We like to give them homemade baked goods.

Tins of homemade cookies and candies.

Candy and cookies

Homemade cookies and fudge

7 layer cookies

Fudge and Cookies

It depends on the neighbor but this year we’re giving our favorite neighbor a coffee themed basket and making homeade chocolate spoons to go in it!

I like to give homemade cookies, fudge and brownies.

Any type of homemade treat is a great neighbor gift.

Cookies

homemade jam to friends and neigbors