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!
Best Fruitcake Ever
Buche de Noel
White Chocolate Christmas Cookie Gift Box
Spicy Sinterklass Cakes (Speculaas)
Never-Fail Christmas Fudge
Hot Chocolate With Marshmallows
If your kitchen’s busy, try ours! Take a peek at the cooking gifts in the Almanac.com General Store!