Festive guide: Easy edible Christmas gifts

These delicious homemade Christmas gifts are easy to make and perfect for last minute guests

Wrapping Christmas cookies

Stuck for a quick present? Last minute guests? Look no further than these fantastic ideas for delicious home made Christmas treats.

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Here’s our handy guide on how to make easy edible Christmas gifts

Make your own Christmas cards

Candy cane lollipops

These festive lollipops use only three ingredients and take only five minutes to make. They make a beautiful and thoughtful gift when wrapped up in cellophane and Christmas ribbon.

Candy cane lollipops from BBC Good Food
These sweet festive treats take only minutes to make (Photo by: BBC Good Food)

Slow cooker mulled wine

This slow cooker mulled wine recipe is so easy – it only takes 5 minutes to prepare. Leave it to heat while you eat, drink and be merry, and transfer it into a festive glass bottle to gift it to friends and family.

Slow cooker mulled wine recipe (Photo by: Chamille White via Getty Images)
Slow cooker mulled wine is easy to make – just combine the ingredients and leave to warm (Photo by: Getty Images)

Gingerbread syrup

The gingerbread latte has become a festive favourite, and is a staple for coffee lovers everywhere. Gift them this warming syrup to add to their coffee on a frosty Christmas morning.

Gingerbread syrup
Gingerbread latte syrup is the perfect gift for a coffee lover (Photo by: BBC Good Food)

Custard and crumble mince pies

This easy recipe adds a layer of creamy custard to a Christmas classic – the mince pie. Package them in cellophane or put them in an airtight tin wrapped with brown paper and string.

Custard and crumble mince pies (Photo by: BBC Good Food)
Custard and crumble mince pies put a twist on classic Christmas baking (Photo by: BBC Good Food)

Spiced Christmas tree biscuits

Thread ribbon through these homemade spiced biscuits and they’ll make the perfect edible decoration. Gift them or hang them on your own Christmas tree, and coat them with edible glitter spray for extra Christmas sparkle.

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Spiced Christmas Tree biscuits (Photo by: Maciej Nicgorski / EyeEm via Getty Images)
Thread these biscuits with ribbon to make edible baubles (Photo by: Getty Images)

Homemade cheese straws

These cheese straws smell outrageously good when they bake, so you won’t want to wait to take a bite! They’re best eaten on the day of baking, but make a thoughtful gift if you package them up with ribbon.

Christmas baking - cheese straws recipe
Cheese lovers will adore these homemade devilled cheese straws (Photo by: Jason Ingram)