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Homemade Gifts From Your Kitchen

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There is something truly special about receiving a homemade gift.

Creating something from scratch carries a fantastic feeling when presenting it to someone.

Taking time, something we all treasure, to make a special gift for any occasion shows how much you care.

Choosing something off a shelf is too easy and superficial, there is something extra special about giving and receiving a handmade present.

Shopping for presents can be difficult, especially when you aren’t sure what to buy.

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Head to the mall, and you will find tons of gift ideas to choose from, but if you want to show someone that you care, nothing beats homemade, especially if you make it in your kitchen.

If you want to give a thoughtful gift to a loved one, why not give one of these ideas a try?

Homemade gifts baked to perfection

Giving a baked treat is always a big hit and is sure to be appreciated.

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Baking a cake is a fantastic idea for a homemade gift, because who doesn’t like cake?

If you are stuck for recipe ideas, you will love this marble cake recipe you can bake as a gift that is sure to impress the recipient.

The gorgeous contrast between the vanilla sponge and the swirls of chocolate make this a winning recipe.

This cake is ideal as a birthday gift, house warming present, or to cheer someone up that’s been having a tough time.

Whatever your reason for gifting this cake, it is sure to be met with an enthusiastic response!

Homemade fudge is another tasty treat that is great to give as a gift.

Making fudge at home is pretty straightforward and allows you to try out your own flavor combinations to make it extra tasty.

Once the fudge is ready, cut it up into even pieces and wrap it in some greaseproof paper.

Your fudge is then ready to pop into a pretty gift box and ready for you to give.

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A homegrown gift from your garden

Do you have a green thumb?

If so, why not put it to good use and grow your own gifts?

While plants may not be homemade, they are undoubtedly homegrown, which means that the sentiment remains the same.

Putting your gardening skills to use to grow your own gifts can be a really satisfying way to pass the time.

Giving a plant as a gift is a lovely gesture, but to make it extra special for the foodie in your life, why not make it one they can use.

Nurturing your own plants allows you to grow extras to give as gifts.

There are plenty of different plants that will be appreciated by foodies and will make excellent additions to their meals.

You could gift pretty pots of herb plants, which makes an ideal gift.

For those that love to add a bit of heat to their cooking, chili pepper plants are a perfect choice.

Gift baskets for the kitchen

What if you don’t like baking and you don’t have a green thumb, what about curated a unique gift basket for that special foodie?

Make a unique spice rub blend for anyone who likes to cook.

What about a home chef who loves Mexican food, or Asian food?  Create a unique basket full of flavors from countries and drop in a recipe card for a delicious dish.

Asian flavors

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 My Asian-Mexican Fusion Chicken Recipe would be a great idea! 

The best thing about choosing to give a homemade or homegrown gift is that it is unique and personal, which means it is sure to be appreciated.

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Bonus Recipe

Going to a birthday party or cookout and you want to bring a simple dish for everyone to munch on?

My easy chicken ball will satisfy any crowd.

Make sure to take several boxes of water crackers with you!

Chicken Cheeseball

This simple three ingredient, Chicken Cheeseball appetizer can be served as a heavy snack or a game day favorite.
Course Appetizer, Appetizers/Snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheeseball, chicken, easy recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour 1 minute
Total Time 1 hour 6 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author JoAnn


  • 12.5 oz can White chunk chicken meat
  • 1 pack Dry Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
  • 8 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese Brick 8 oz


  • Allow cream cheese to sit at room temperature for about an hour to soften
  • Mix all three ingredients in a bowl. ( I just use my hands.)
  • Place cheeseball in a dish, cover, and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, more if you can allow it.
  • Refrigerate leftovers in a tightly closed storage container


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