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Edible Christmas gifts

Some of the most appreciated gifts at Christmas can be edible - and better yet there are some really lovely and easy recipes out there you can try out.

Christmas Fudge & Sweets

Fudge is the perfect Christmas treat - rich, indulgent and easy to make in a variety of festive flavours. Our picks include Sainsbury's Christmas fudge recipe, with white chocolate and sprinkles it's sure to go down well with all the family. For a more traditional Christmas option why not try creating gingerbread fudge? We like the look of the BBC Good Food's Gingerbread Latte Fudge recipe.

If you're feeling more adventurous why not eschew the typical box of after dinner mints this year and try making your own. The Tesco's Peppermint cream recipe only has four ingredients and would make an impressive gift.


Sweet or savoury homemade biscuits make a fantastic Christmas present. Better yet baking biscuits are a great family activity.

For Christmas biscuits that can also be hung on the tree why not try Tanya Burr's Stained Glass edible decorations, as well as a recipe there is a video on This Morning's website of her demoing how to make them. 

Delia Smith's Gingerbread man recipe is a great way to involve children in preparing for Christmas - this well behaved dough is perfect for creating gingerbread men, stars or whatever other shape that may take your fancy. Decorate liberally with icing, sprinkles and sweets for some extra festive pizazz!

Fancy gifting a more savoury option? The BBC Good Food website have a fantastic selection of biscuits and crackers including seeded oatcakes and salted almond snaps.

Jams and Preserves

Homemade jams and chutneys make a lovely colourful festive gift. With tomatoes and peppers, Mary Berry's Christmas Chutney goes perfectly with cheese or leftover turkey.  If you need something a bit quicker the Hairy Biker's Last Minute Christmas Chutney is a great option for anyone short on time but in need of a lovely Christmas gift.

If sweet is more your thing why not try making Rhubarb and Vanilla jam? It makes a great change from strawberry or raspberry and will taste amazing on toast. Alternatively, try Nigel Slater's Seville Orange Marmalade recipe for a more traditional treat.