Food Gifts

by Heidi L

There are many special occasions coming up where a gift of food might be most welcome.  These books are full of ideas for making and packaging edible gifts.

Food gift love : more than 100 recipes to make, wrap, & share

Maggie Battista

641.5 /Battista
Cookbooks

Features one hundred simple-to-make edible gifts from flavored butters and pickles to infused salts and desserts.

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There are chapters on pantry gifts, candy and baked gifts, and "spirited gifts," and a special section on pairing items to make gift collections. -Heidi L

trEATs : delicious food gifts to make at home

April Carter

641.5 /Carter
Cookbooks

trEATs contains over 50 edible goodies for every occasion, both savoury and sweet, and will suit both the novice cook and the more experienced. From cookies to preserves, cakes to flavoured salts and even alcohol gifts, there's something to suit every palate. Whip up some oatcakes with pink peppercorns and present it with a delicious cheese; bake some salted caramel brownies or some mince pies for next Christmas; infuse some vodka with chilli. Making your own gifts doesn't have to take ages or cost you lots of money.

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The pictures with the recipes will make you want to try everything in the book. Who knew that cake pops could be elegant? -Heidi L

Vegan food gifts : more than 100 inspired recipes for homemade baked goods, preserves, and other edible gifts everyone will love

Joni-Marie Newman

641.56366 /Newman
Cookbooks, Crafts

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This book has more than 100 recipes for vegans that should tempt everyone. The first chapter is about packaging, with how-to instructions for making your own boxes and labels. Other chapters cover jams and jellies, themed food baskets, gifts of ingredients that can be assembled and baked later, and gifts ready-to-eat. There's even a recipe for dog biscuits! -Heidi L

Home-baked gifts with love : over 50 delicious recipes to bake and give.

641.86 /Home
Cookbooks

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As the title hints, these food gifts are mostly baked goods, but there also are some candy and chutney recipes. There are many ideas here for decorating cupcakes and cookies for occasions ranging from Christmas to Halloween to baby showers. Two somewhat unique items: edible gift tags, and chocolate cameos made with white and milk chocolate in a mold that the authors promise is readily available at craft stores. -Heidi L

Gifts in jars : homemade cookie mixes, soup mixes, candles, lotions, teas, and more!

Natalie Wise

745.5 /Wise
Cookbooks, Crafts

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Not just food, but also using jars for creating gifts for the kitchen, bath, kids and parties, and for the garden. Food gifts include cookie mixes, soups mixes, barbecue rub, granola, and teas. -Heidi L

100 easy recipes in jars

Bonnie Scott

641.555 /Scott
Cookbooks

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This serviceable book is all recipes and just a few black-and-white photos. It's not going to inspire you with gorgeous illustrations, but the recipes are straightforward, and each one has the text for instructions that you should attach to the jar. In addition to cookie recipes, there's seasoned oyster crackers, hot chocolate mix, soup mixes, and muffin mixes. -Heidi L

The Good Housekeeping Christmas cookbook.

641.5686 /Good
Cookbooks

Provides guidance on entertaining at Christmastime and presents over three hundred recipes, including Christmas pumpkin popovers, red velvet holiday trifle, and roast turkey with wild mushroom gravy.

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This Christmas cookbook has a chapter devoted to gifts from the kitchen. Ideas for assembling ingredients in jars, and for ready-to-eat quick breads, cheese straws, and granola are included. There are several pages of old-fashioned Christmas candies from the Good Housekeeping archives. -Heidi L

Taste of Home Christmas : [465 recipes for a merry holiday!].

641.5686 /Taste
Cookbooks

Let Taste of Home help you plan your holiday parties and menus with this idea packed cookbook. There are wonderful appetizers and beverages, company worthy entrees, delectable breads, an array of sides and best of all dazzling, divine sweets, cookies, candies, cakes, pies and more. Included is classic fare, as well as updated twists on old-time favorite

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Another Christmas cookbook that has a chapter devoted to the food gifts of the season. -Heidi L