So with Christmas getting ever closer, we have been thinking about how we like those personal touches at this festive time of year. You’ve (hopefully) been to the Christmas market and been inspired by all those beautifully hand crafted gifts that every market seems to contain. With this inspiration in mind, we have come up with a small guide to 4 ideas that you can make this Christmas to make the most fussy of Foodie friends happy this Christmas.
These treats are very simple to make, and will go down a treat wherever you present them. You get to choose the shapes you make them into so you could have an excuse to use those Christmas Cookie Cutters that rarely make an outing from the cupboard. It’s also perfect to get children involved in making crazy shapes!
We love these jars as they are the ultimate gift of fun. It’s a perfect way to make many gifts at the same time with a low cost involved, with opportunities for each jar to have a different tweak to make it personal. Idea’s including swapping out chocolate for smarties or dried fruit pieces. You then have the fun task of dressing up the jar with a well-chosen piece of ribbon and a wooden spoon too to ensure they have the correct utensils available.
After a good meal, some Foodie people really appreciate a slightly more savoury dessert of Cheese and Crackers. For people like this, the gift of homemade chutney will be loved! It’s fairly easy to make, and we’ve chosen a classic Mary Berry Recipe which will be sure to impress any taste buds. Wrap with ribbon and a little descriptor card for that ultimate Christmassy feel.
Toffee is one of those treats that everyone enjoys, and it presents itself in a variety of ways to be gifted. You could break it up and gift it in a little plastic bag or you could even gift the baking tray that you made it in, along with a small nut cracking hammer wrapped with ribbon for a bit more a rustic feel present too. Toffee is also one of those great recipes you can play around with by adding different flavours from coffee to pumpkin spice.