For my first Christmas post-graduation I am keeping a tight budget. I’m looking for personalized gifts that come from the heart for my friends and family. Homemade food gifts are always a good go-to, especially because for those that know you as an expert in the kitchen. I’ve narrowed down the DIYs of the internet and formed a list of six gifts for six different types of people.
1 | For the trendsetter: Ginger is such a trendy flavor, whether it goes into a Moscow mule or is the pair to aged tequila. For a friend that would appreciate adding something homemade to their bar cart or who loves entertaining, you could make them homemade ginger syrup. Via: Joy the Baker
2 | For the sweet tooth: Let’s be honest about the fact that Trader Joe’s cookie butter has ruined all of our lives because it’s so dang good. For those in your life who could eat cookie butter by the spoonful–cough cough, that’s me–you can make them a homemade batch of cookie butter from their favorite cookie. Via: A Beautiful Mess
3 | For the happy hour lover: Infused vodka is the perfect gift for a someone that appreciates a good cocktail. You can make infused vodka in every flavor imaginable, but a pickle-infused vodka will elevate all the Bloody Mary’s that will be made for holiday brunches. Via: Foodie Crush
4 | For the dog whisperer: Friends will appreciate homemade doggie treats for their pups. I love that they are all natural and the cookie-cutter shape is just too cute. These would also make the perfect stocking stuffer. Via: TheKitchn
5 | For the coffee addict: Making a homemade syrup for your caffeine-fueled friends will be the perfect gift. Every time they pour their cup of joe, they will think of you. Try the vanilla, honey and lavender, or make all three for a gift combo. Via: A Beautiful Mess
6 | For the gourmet: Good salt is the secret to any meal. Your gourmet friend will appreciate the thought you put into creating a custom flavor like lemon, shiitake or roasted garlic. Package the homemade salt with a little label and cute ribbon. Via: POPSUGAR Food
Love food. Love self. Love life.