Homemade Food Gifts! Do You Do Homemade Gifts For Holidays?

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United States
November 11, 2015 10:13pm CST
The last 5 years or so I have made a large food gifts for my daughter-in-law and my stepdaughter and husband! I do had some bought things that I know they like. I make, candy, bread, trail mix, cookies, cocoa mix, add summer sausage,cheese, crackers, and it goes on and on! Lots of work but they always love it! Do you make food gifts?
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@Juliaacv (47907)
• Canada
12 Nov 15
Yes, I make white chocolate almond bark, dark chocolate with crushed candy cane in it, peanut brittle, and a variety of other chocolates for very close family members and a few dear friends who usually ask for it.
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@Juliaacv (47907)
• Canada
12 Nov 15
@Marilynda1225 The recipe is actually done in the microwave in under 10 minutes. And I've been making it for almost 30 years and have had so many requests both for the recipe as well as for some when I make it. I'd share some with you if I could.
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• United States
12 Nov 15
@juliaacv I wish I was on our gift giving list....gosh all that sounds delicious and I love anything with peanuts
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• United States
12 Nov 15
@juliaacv all sounds so delicious. It ges me in the mood for the holidays!
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@marguicha (213217)
• Chile
12 Nov 15
I have an apricot tree and every year I make apricot jam for everyone. Sometimes I also make cookies and other goodies.
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• United States
12 Nov 15
@marguicha I love apricot jam, I am sure everyone loves receiving your gifts!
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• United States
12 Nov 15
Apricot jam is sooooo good
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@marguicha (213217)
• Chile
12 Nov 15
@Marilynda1225 And I make them with no preservatives. It is more healthy and they will be eaten so soon that none is needed.
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@marlina (154184)
• Canada
12 Nov 15
No, I do not have the patience for making homemade gifts at all.
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• United States
12 Nov 15
@judyev it does take a lot of patience so and time to do this!
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@LadyDuck (451396)
• Switzerland
12 Nov 15
Yes, I also make food gifts, gingerbread men, chocolate truffles, and other sweets.
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• United States
12 Nov 15
It is work, but I love doing it, more personal giving of your time to make something for others!
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@TheHorse (201707)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Nov 15
Yes, I make coasters out of guitar sound holes. And I also make little Christmas trees out of scraps from the Christmas tree places. No food gifts, though. Yours look yummy!
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@TheHorse (201707)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Nov 15
@Margielynn That's the way I feel. Something hand-made is special. It's a part of why the kid pictures we get find their way to our refrigerators.
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• United States
21 Nov 15
@TheHorse I have so many precious things my grandkids have made!
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• United States
21 Nov 15
Those gifts sound so wonderful, a gift from your hands is always very special!
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@JudyEv (321623)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Nov 15
This sounds a wonderful Idea and I would be thrilled to receive such a gift. Good for you!
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@JudyEv (321623)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Nov 15
@Margielynn I was given shortbread in the shape of Christmas trees and bells once. They were in a big glass jar with a big red ribbon round it. It was a lovely gift.
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• United States
13 Nov 15
@JudyEv oh that sounds so yummy and pretty! My hubby would like that kind of gift, he adores shortbread! I have never made it, my mom always made it for him, but she is no longer with us. Gosh I miss her good cooking!
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• United States
12 Nov 15
@judyev I would be thrilled to receive food gifts too!
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@GardenGerty (156328)
• United States
12 Nov 15
I have not in a while. Maybe this year, though. I am taking a class on Friday, that is tomorrow, on "gifts from your kitchen."
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• United States
12 Nov 15
@gardengerty I wish I could go with you. You will have to tell us what you learn!
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• United States
30 Nov 15
@paigea I know, my mom and I use to go to cooking shows! We had so much fun!
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@paigea (35398)
• Canada
26 Nov 15
That would be a great class to go to
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@katsmeow1213 (28719)
• United States
13 Nov 15
No, I am not fond of being in the kitchen anymore.. but feel free to send some of those goodies my way!
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• United States
13 Nov 15
@Margielynn Wouldn't it be nice if we could scan it, have it print out somewhere else and be real food not just paper? Somebody needs to work on that invention!
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• United States
13 Nov 15
@katsmeow1213 I will certainly tell Santa you are really wanting some food goodies. Gosh I wish we could all meet and share food gifts, how neat would that be!
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• United States
13 Nov 15
@katsmeow1213 I saw on TV the Smart House can just zap food up! Hehe! I am not very inventive, so it will have to fall on someone else!
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@celticeagle (156308)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Nov 15
I sure have in the past but do not anymore. This reminds me of a funny story I will tell in a discussion.
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@celticeagle (156308)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Nov 15
@Margielynn ...Yes, it is weird how old author pops up so unexpectedly at times.
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• United States
13 Nov 15
@celticeagle I know, when we least expect him! It is hard for me to realize I am in my Golden Years! I guess it is because I haven't found the gold yet!??
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• United States
13 Nov 15
@celticeagle it can be a job making all this stuff, sometime I can talk my granddaughters into helping me if there is a lot of stirring involved. You know old aurthur has come to visit my aging bod!??
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@sueznewz2 (10409)
• Alicante, Spain
12 Nov 15
I have not done so before ...but am thinking of making some fudge this year.... your ideas sound very tasty.... nice photo too....
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@sueznewz2 (10409)
• Alicante, Spain
13 Nov 15
@Margielynn it worked.... I'm inspired....
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• United States
14 Nov 15
@sueznewz2 wonderful, you won't be sorry, it will get you in the mood for the holidays! Have fun! Tell us what you make!
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• United States
13 Nov 15
@sueznewz2 I thought the image might inspire you all to get in the mood for making some delightful and yummy food gifts for someone special!
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@sherryeb (580)
• Duncan, Arizona
12 Nov 15
I do like to make, cookies, fudge, almond brittle and other treats to give at the holidays.
• United States
12 Nov 15
Yummy fudge!!!!
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• United States
12 Nov 15
@sherryeb that all sound so goo, especially the almond brittle, I have never made that, I am a lover of almonds!
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@tuttiharris (1338)
• Chattanooga, Tennessee
13 Nov 15
@Margielynn (175), I make home-made gifts every year, especially for special people. Cakes, breads, candies, cookies, etc. Sometimes I do the soup ingredients and hot chocolate ingredients in the canning jars. Everyone loves them. You just have to add water. I got a couple of cute ones.. one is called Snowman Soup, and you just had water. I will write a post on it in a minute and take a picture of the one I have here. I love making the gifts.
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• United States
13 Nov 15
@tuttiharris I saw your hot chocolate one, please share how you do the soup one too! I love finding new things to do. These would be awesome for my hubby's co-workers! Thank yo sweet lady!
@HazySue (39269)
• Gouverneur, New York
17 Dec 15
@tuttiharris I will be sure to visit your post.
@Bella128 (2471)
• United States
17 Nov 15
I used to always make food gifts for the holidays but in recent years I haven't been so successful because of the oven that's in my house. It's unfortunate but it takes my oven 20 minutes to cook something that should be done in 10 and it says it's at the right temperature and everything. I don't know if it's because I'm a little higher up in elevation but I can't tell you how many cookies that have been ruined because it's nearly impossible finding out what temperature and for how long I should be cooking them. It's made me make no-bake treats now because I just can't trust my oven anymore.
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• United States
17 Nov 15
Oh sorry about your oven, I could not get along without my, I enjoy cooking too much! Hope you get it repaired soon!
@HazySue (39269)
• Gouverneur, New York
17 Dec 15
@Bellatricks then the gifts in a jar would be a perfect gift for you to make.
@norcal (4890)
• Franklinton, North Carolina
13 Nov 15
I make cookies and banana nut bread to give out to friends.
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• United States
13 Nov 15
@norcal two of my favorite ones! I love to take banana bread and slather it with cream cheese, oh my gosh I can taste it right now. My mom made the best sugar cookie, I like mine soft instead of crispy!
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@HazySue (39269)
• Gouverneur, New York
17 Dec 15
@norcal be sure to send some of them my way.
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@irishmist (3816)
• United States
12 Nov 15
Wow sounds like you go all out! I used to do things like that, but I don't really have time like that anymore.I do however like to try and make one homemade gift in addition to store bought ones.
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• United States
12 Nov 15
@irishmist yes it does take lots of time! But the have everything they need and I have the time!
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@salonga (27775)
• Philippines
12 Nov 15
Yes I do. I make various delicacies and put them in boxes for my close friends.
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@salonga (27775)
• Philippines
13 Nov 15
@Margielynn yes I will do that one time.
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• United States
12 Nov 15
@salonga share some of the delicacies you make with us please!
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@srisahara (4508)
• Indonesia
12 Nov 15
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@srisahara (4508)
• Indonesia
12 Nov 15
@Margielynn Agree with you...Not all woman enjoys for cooking...included me...
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• United States
12 Nov 15
@srisahara I understand not everyone enjoys cooking!
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@gudheart (12659)
13 Nov 15
It is fun when families get together and make food for xmas :D enjoy.
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• United States
13 Nov 15
Yes and so darn yummy, and can put a few pounds on you too! Thanksgiving and Christmas so close together and so much eating, but the fellowship is the best!
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• United States
12 Nov 15
I've made homemade gifts but not food related. Everything you mentioned does sound good and I wouldn't mind getting a food gift from you
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15 Nov 15
food is a good idea. i mean, like even meals. just thinking of my sister & her family. they can always sue something like that.
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• United States
15 Nov 15
So many people do not have time to cook, we live in such a fast pace world! So most folks would love a yummy food gift! Especially over the holidays when many have guest!
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