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Ten Homemade Food Gifts to Make your Holiday Gifting Easier

apple butterWhen I was young, our Decembers were often spent making gifts for others – whether it was ornaments for the church trees or treats for teachers. In fact, one of my all-time fondest memories was of loading up homemade jars of chocolate peanut butter sauce that we pulled on a sleigh, through the snow, to all of our neighbors on Christmas morning. Giving a homemade gift really does embody the spirit of the season, for both the receiver and the giver.

And, Stockbox is here to help you deliver on your diy dreams this holiday. Check out these great options that you can pull together easily and affordably, using ingredients from our store:

  1. Salt Dough Ornaments : OK, these aren’t food but they are made with food and you probably don’t even need to leave your home for the ingredients. Salt dough ornaments are great for kids and grown-ups. They also make beautiful gift wrap decoration.
  1. Sugar Scrubs : The best part is that you can get creative with the scents, to personalize the gift.
  1. Slow cooker apple sauce: This comes together easily and affordably. Just place into a jar and decorate.
  1. Cinnamon sugar pecans Who doesn’t love spiced nuts? Or maybe I’m the only one who hits up the nut stand at Century Link, over the tacos.
  1. Caramels Caramels are definitely the new cookies.
  1. Natural Room Scents Because these are natural and not overpowering, these make a good office/cubicle gift as well.
  1. Roasted Garlic and Lemon Mustard This one requires a few more steps and ingredients than the other ideas on the lists but it’s worth the extra effort.
  1. Salty Olive Oil Granola We love granola in our house – it’s a hearty breakfast and an easy at-the-desk-snack. This recipe will definitely inspire.
  1. Mulled Wine Kit One of our favorite things to do at the holidays is to make mulled wine and go on a family walk to see Christmas lights. Prep this for yourself or your friends!

10. Anything in a jar! Grab a mason jar (or a Stockbox mason jar) and fill it with your favorite snacks – m&m’s, nuts, mints, or coffee.