Christmas Food Gift Ideas

Homemade Christmas Food Gifts to Give Ahead

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Put your hands and handiwork into your gifts. Make holiday food gifts from the kitchen—from shortbread cookies to Christmas stollen to sugarplums!

Ever wondered how the custom of giving Christmas presents originated? The ancient Romans gave each other gifts on the calends (first day) of January, and the practice spread throughout the Roman Empire. Eventually, Christians moved the custom to December 25, although many Christians still give gifts on January 6, the feast of the Epiphany, commemorating the manifestation of Jesus’ divine nature to the Magi.

Here is a list of our favorite holiday food gifts from the Almanac archives. Wishing you and yours joy this Christmas season!

Christmas Stollen
Best Fruitcake Ever
Buche de Noel
Christmas Granola
Lemon Curd
Cranberry-Pistachio Biscotti
Chocolate-Peppermint Bars
Cherry-Pistachio Cookies
Shortbread Cookies
White Chocolate Christmas Cookie Gift Box
Spicy Sinterklass Cakes (Speculaas)
Gingerbread Boys
Never-Fail Christmas Fudge
Chocolate Truffles
Spiced Nuts
Hot Chocolate With Marshmallows
Cranberry Chutney
Seven-Spice Blend

If your kitchen’s busy, try ours! Take a peek at the cooking gifts in the General Store!

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