Homemade gifts for this Holiday Season, I thought it would be a great idea to share some homemade gift ideas that you could make in your kitchen, as opposed to buying at a store or online. These are perfect for giving to the foodies in your life, your friends and family who enjoy cooking, or simply anyone that enjoys Mexican food and homemade meals.
Regardless of who you give them to, these thoughtful, homemade gifts will show your loved ones just how much you care for them.
Before you start cooking, though, consider having the proper gift-wrapping supplies ready. Things like ribbons, jute twine, mason jars, food-safe cello bags, craft paper, and gift tags or labels. Also, if you’re giving gifts in glass jars, consider some boxes or a basket to protect them.
Now, here’s the list of ideas for homemade gifts from your kitchen:
Homemade Salsas and Tortillas as a gift
You might think that homemade tortillas or salsas could not be a good thing to gift, but you will be surprised about how welcoming people are when they receive them!
You know that salsas and tortillas go hand in hand, and that nothing beats the taste and quality of a homemade tortilla or salsa. I’m sure that people receiving these as a gift will really appreciate your time and efforts in the kitchen.
- Flour Tortillas
- Corn Tortillas
- Salsa Verde
- The Restaurant Style Salsa Roja
- And spicy Salsa Taquera
- Bottle Red Hot Sauce
- Adobo Sauce
- Tortilla Chips
Treats & Baked Goodies, the homemade gifts from Your Kitchen
Christmastime is a popular season to bake and share those sweet baked goods, so here are some goodies that you can bake and give as a gift, wrapped in decorative bags, tins, or baskets decorated with ribbons, tags, or labels. These will be festive gifts for your friends and family to enjoy with a hot cup of coffee or chocolate!
- Polvorones Sevillanos
- Wedding Cookies
- Griddle Cookies (stove top cookies)
- Buñuelos de Viento
- Pineapple Pie
Pickled Peppers as a Homemade Gifts
Mexican food is very often referred to as spicy, but a lot of times the actual dish is not spicy, and instead we like to add things like salsas or picked peppers to add some spiciness to the meal. If you know of someone that loves to make their food spicy, check out the follow recipes:
- Pickled Habanero Peppers
- Bird Peppers in Vinegar
- Pickled Jalapeño Peppers
- Pickled Red Onions (they’re actually not spicy at all, but they also make a good gift)
Want to surprise your friends and family with something very special this Christmas season? Make them something that shows that you really took some time to make, like tamales!
Other Treats that Make Great Gifts:
I hope that these gift ideas help you out with your Christmas list, and that your friends, families, and neighbors enjoy them!
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