2012 Edible DIY Gift Guide

Are you on a tight budget this holiday season? Or at a loss of gift ideas? Well you are in luck! I’ve created a Homemade Edible Gift Guide to inspire you to get creative and give the gift of healthy eats to your friends and family. There really isn’t anything better than a homemade, edible gift!

Edible Gift Guide - Each of the 7 Edible Gifts Pictured

1. 5 Bean Soup in a Jar – Back to Her Roots

This gift is perfect for the soup lover on your list. Include the printed recipe and you’ll have the perfect, homemade gift!

2. Holiday Drink Mixers – Martha Stewart

Of course, leave it to Martha to come up with a delicious homemade mixers that will brighten up the loveliest of liquor carts. What’s even more wonderful? You can make these items healthier than store bought mixers! Way to go, Martha!

3. Homemade Apple Butter – My Baking Addiction

This apple butter is wonderful on toast, muffins, and pork chops. And you couldn’t ask for an easier gift. Peeling apples will be the only part that requires work. The slow cooker does the rest. Awesome, right? Go technology!

4. Layered Pumpkin Pie in a Jar – A Farm Girl’s Dabbles

These delightful little jars will bring a party to anyone’s mouth! They are the perfect portion of pumpkin pie for those who are health conscious, as well! Double whammy!

5. Tart Cherry and Dark Chocolate Bars – Country Living

Dark Chocolate is full of anti-oxidants and in moderation, perfectly healthy. That is why this makes the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone who loves chocolate!

6. Chocolate Dipped Nuts – Good Life Eats

A perfect gift for co-workers who stop by your candy bowl often, these healthy dipped nuts are going to go like hot cakes! Make sure to make some for everyone in your office to be truly loved.

7. Pickled Goodies – Home Made Simple

Forget pricey store-bought pickles! With just 24 hours, a few ingredients and our step-by-step instructions, you can pickle your own produce for a fraction of the cost. Adding your own herbs and spices, will make these even more “homemade.” Enjoy!

What edibles do you make as holiday gifts?

Let us know in the comments section below!

Photo credit: Martha Stewart

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Lee is the blogger behind fitfoodiefinds.com. Lee is a recipe developer, certified Yoga Sculpt Instructor, and amateur photographer. She loves the outdoors, eats a lot of peanut butter, and is up by 6AM.