Homemade gifts to make now ahead of Christmas

Homemade gifts to make now ahead of Christmas

Want to gift something homemade to your family and friends this Christmas, but don’t want the last-minute stress in the kitchen?

Then you’ll love these 7 gift ideas you can make ahead of the big day, giving you more time in December to simply get in the festive spirit. Put your homemade treats in a hamper to give to your family or wrap individual gifts to send to friends. 

Christmas Jam

This simple jam is a sweet-tart mix of strawberries and cranberries and is also super easy to make.

christmas jam

Homemade Limoncello

This Limoncello is a two-phase process, so you’ll need to plan 3 to 4 days in advance, but the work is mostly hands-off, and the recipe is incredibly simple. Homemade limoncello makes a great festive gift.


Scented Salt Scrub

Perfect to make now, these scrubs smell lovely and are a great gift for friends.

scented salt scrub

Chocolate and Raspberry Jam

This chocolate and raspberry jam, from preserver-expert Kylee Newton, is rich and decadent and a pure delight to spread on toast. This jam keeps for 8-10 months and makes a great gift. 

chocolate and raspberry jam

Fennel and orange pickle

This light and tangy fennel and orange pickle recipe from The Modern Preserver cookbook is a perfect match with fish, the natural aniseed flavour from the fennel complementing it perfectly.

fennel orange pickle

Gift bags

Personalise your gifts even further with homemade gift bags for your recipients.

gift bags

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