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25 Last Minute Edible Holiday Gifts


Going to a holiday party and need a gift? Here are 25 last minute edible holiday gifts sure to please anyone. 25 Last Minute Edible Holiday Gifts | Carrie's Experimental Kitchen #christmas #gifts #diy

Christmas is just a few short days away and if you’re a last minute shopper or would like to bring your host a thoughtful, homemade hostess gift; then check out these 25 Last Minute Holiday Edible Gifts. Whip up your favorite recipe, get a decorative jar or bottle and tie it with a festive bow. Many of these recipes can be made in under 1 hour and you’re gift will definitely leave a lasting impression.

And if you still insist on slaving away baking cookies and other festive treats, I’ve got you covered too. 😉 Simply check out my Christmas Cookies & Holiday Baking board on Pinterest where there are over 200 creative ideas.  Whatever type of gift you decide to bring, remember it’s always the thought that counts and a gift from the heart go a long way.

I’ll be taking the next few days off to spend time with family. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas! ~Enjoy!

25 Last Minute Edible Holiday Gifts


Tomato Rhubarb Ketchup from Savory Simple

No Sugar Homemade Jam from The Fountain Avenue Kitchen

Lemon Ginger Marmalade from My Catholic Kitchen

Homemade Sriracha Sauce from My Whole Food Life

Corona Lime BBQ Sauce from The Black Peppercorn

Tomato Garlic BBQ Sauce from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen


Salts and Seasonings

DIY Oregano Lemon Salt

Homemade Taco Seasoning from Bon Appetit

DIY Oregano-Lemon Salt from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

Red Wine Sea Salt from PopSugar

Homemade Ranch Seasoning from Snappy Gourmet

Homemade Taco Seasoning from The Complete Savorist

DIY Chai Spice Mix from Fit Foodie Finds


Vinegar, Syrups & Dressings

DIY Blackberry VInegar

Homemade Blackberry Vinegar from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

Homemade Coffee Syrups  from  A Few Short Cuts

Natural Fruit & Herb Honey Syrups from The Yummy Life

Homemade Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Syrup from My Frugal Adventures

Applebee’s Oriental Dressing from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

Rustic Roasted Tomato Salsa from Tide and Thyme

SSemi-HomemadeGreen Goddess Dip from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen



How to Make Your Own Low Fat Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Homemade Kahlua from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

French Vanilla Coffee Creamer from Shugary Sweets

Old Fashioned Eggnog from Spicie Foodie

Homemade Irish Cream from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

Hot Cocoa Kit from Hoosier Homemade

Homemade Limoncello from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

DIY Vanilla Coffee Creamer from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen


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What is your favorite edible food item to bring as a gift?



  1. Ann
    December 22, 2014 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    What a delightful assortment of gift ideas, Carrie. Thank you for including one of mine!

  2. Sonali- The Foodie Physician
    December 23, 2014 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    I love giving edible gifts and you’ve chosen such a great selection of suggestions! Happy holidays Carrie!

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