How’s your Christmas shopping going? My mom and I went out on Black Friday as is our tradition… and we bought absolutely nothing. We typically come home from our adventures with my car overflowing with packages and presents, but we didn’t find much of anything worth buying on Friday. Well, that’s not completely true. I bought a latte (obviously).
I love Christmas shopping DURING the Christmas season – I don’t get super anxious about having it all done and wrapped by the beginning of November or before Thanksgiving. I love picking out or making the perfect gifts for my loved ones and it helps get me in the Christmas spirit, which I’m needing a little help with this year as our little one waits for us in the Philippines.
I love shopping and buying gifts, but I’ve also grown more aware of where and how I’m investing my money. This year my goal for Christmas is to buy as many presents as possible from small businesses that give back. I love stores like FashionABLE, Better Life Bags, Stirred by Hand, and any Etsy stores raising money for adoptions or other causes. If you’re looking for similar gift ideas, check out Jamie Ivey and Jen Hatmaker’s gift guide.
There will also be a lot of food gifts under my tree this year. It is so rewarding and FUN to spend a day in the kitchen making treats or preparing meals for people that you love. Try gifting a fun jam, cookie mix in a jar, frozen cookie dough, or a flavored olive oil this year! When you make presents like this in bulk you’ll save a good amount of money and you’ll feed the people you love – and I’m not sure there’s anything better than that.
To get us started, I asked my fellow food blog friends for their best food gift ideas and rounded them all up for us in a delicious list. Let me know which ones you’ve got your eye on and tell me in the comments about the best food gift you’ve ever received or gifted.
21 DELICIOUS FOOD GIFT IDEAS
Maple Bacon Bourbon Popcorn // Bless Her Heart Y’all
Vanilla Bean Maple Syrup // Through Her Looking Glass
5 Food-Friendly Wines // Guest Post from Platings & Pairings
Salted Caramels and Salted Caramel Sauce // Stirred by Hand (not DIY, but a deliciously crowd-pleasing food gift idea!)
Gingerbread Brownie Bites + Brownie Mix in a Jar // LeelaLicious
Homemade Chocolate Liqueur // Cooking with Mamma C
Cookie Mix in a Jar // 24 Carrot Life
Cranberry Almond Steel Cut Oatmeal in a Jar // The Pretty Bee
Vanilla Sugar // The Rising Spoon
Simple Blackberry Syrup // Food Apparel
Fig Peach Bourbon Bacon Jam // Beer Girl Cooks
Healthy Homemade Granola // Green Healthy Cooking
Fig and Cinnamon Jam // My TeaCake
Caramel Corn // Upstate Ramblings
Brown Sugar Lip Scrub // Oh, The Things We’ll Make
Peach Jam with Vanilla Rum and Thyme // Stellicious Life
Roasted Sweet Vanilla Pecan Butter // Strength and Sunshine
Infused Olive Oil // Savory Experiments
Spiced Boozy Cherries // Cooking in Stilettos
Psst. Join me on Pinterest for more food gift ideas!