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Gift Guide: DIY Food as Holiday Gifts

Gift Guide: DIY Food as Holiday Gifts

Words Rebecca Ulanoff

If you’re looking to save money this holiday season (really, who isn’t?) and like to give homemade food and useful gear (really, who doesn’t?) then look no further than these DIY food gift ideas.

Edible gifts appeal to the foodie in us all, and who doesn’t love getting a thoughtful and tasty treat? The holidays are the perfect time to head to the kitchen and share your best recipes with your loved ones. Just add a few festive flourishes and these food gifts will be sure to please anyone on your list.

cookie mix in a POP Container

Cookie Mix in a POP Container

It’s no secret we love cookies. So we went into our cookie recipe archives to find this super delicious S’mores Cookies from Marc Murphy for our take on cookie-mix-in-a-jar. You could just as easily substitute your go-to chocolate chip cookie or a creative take on the traditional brownie recipe instead. Just layer all the dry, perishable ingredients in a POP container, and if you want to up the ante, add a set of measuring cups and measuring spoons to round out your gift.

flavored salts in POP containers

Flavored Salts in Small POP Containers

Homemade flavored salts are the DIY holiday food gift that keeps on giving since whoever receives them will use them time and again to season eggs, avocado (or other) toast, popcorn and more. Creative mix-ins can include any number of herb pairings (like rosemary and sage salt), or use dried citrus zest for a special kick. We gift ours in a mini POP container set,You could just as easily fill up a salt shaker.

homemade pizza sauce

Pizza Tools and Tomato Sauce

We think of pizza as a great equalizer. It’s so easy to make at home, we’re surprised more people don’t do it more often. Arm a pizza lover in your life with homemade sauce in a Smart Seal glass container along with tools such as a silicone dough rolling bag,a non-stick pizza pan, and of course a pizza wheel and server.

bartender tools

Limoncello and Bartending Tools

After making homemade limoncello this summer, our first thought was: yum. Our second thought was: What an awesome gift! Make an aspiring mixologist happy with a bottle of vodka and lemons to make the summery liqueur, plus the necessary tools—a swivel peeler and strainer—to recreate the recipe.

homemade dog treats

Homemade Dog Treats and FurLifter

Technically, you could eat these dog treats, but we’d rather you give them to your pooch-obsessed pals and their fur babies. We think homemade dog treats in a POP container pair nicely with any of our FurLifters, our indispensable pet hair removers. Need a stocking stuffer for a pet lover? The FurLifter On-the-Go brush is a mainstay in many an OXOnian handbag and glove compartment.

If you have tots at home, baking with kids is a fun holiday tradition and they’ll love the chance to help create gifts for your loved ones.

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By Rebecca Ulanoff

Rebecca Ulanoff is part of OXO’s Brand Communications Team. She enjoys talking about her next meal while eating her current one. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and four-year-old daughter.

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