Cake mixes, infused booze, baked goods, and more. Check out this mega-roundup of vegan DIY food gifts!
Food gifts are the best gifts! A holiday gift that I can eat or drink is basically my favorite thing. Food gifts don't take up a lot of space in our already-packed-with-stuff house, and I know from the moment I open them that I'm 100 percent going to use them. I love busting out a cake mix or infused booze for special occasions and thinking about the kind person who gave it to us.
Of course, you can buy food gifts, but I feel like DIY food gifts are even more special. And they don't have to take a ton of time to make. The list below includes a huge array of DIY food gifts. There's sure to be something for pretty much anyone on your list!
Cooking & Baking Mixes
Cooking mixes are a lovely DIY food gift for folks who are busy. They can stash your mix in the pantry and bust it out when they need a quick meal or special treat. Just include a gift tag with cooking instructions, and you're good to go.
5. Mojito Green Tea
10. 5-Bean Soup Mix
Baked Goods & Unbaked Goods
These are lovely hostess gifts, teacher gifts, or stocking stuffers. Many of the gifts here (like cookies) will spoil, so make them as close to giving time as possible.
12. Better Buckeyes
16. Nut-Free Granola
Infused liquors, oils, and vinegars are as fun to make as they are to give. Including a recipe idea or two on the tag is a good idea, since someone may not know what to do with something like minted rum.
25. Citrus Gin
26. Minted Rum
28. Infused Oils and Vinegars
These are fridge and pantry items like simple syrups, spice mixes, snacks, and spreads. Perfect for the entertainers that you know. Make sure you check the recipe to see how long each item keeps, so you'll know how far in advance you can cook.
29. Pumpkin Butter
32. Alcohol-Free Vanilla Extract
33. Vanilla Extract
34. Almond Extract
35. Mint Extract
36. Quick Balsamic Strawberry Preserves
37. Sweet Orange Rosemary Shrub
38. Lavender Simple Syrup
42. Vanilla Sugar
Bonus recipe! Get my sister's recipe for homemade ginger syrup, plus a free printable recipe card to go with it.