Easy Food Gifts to Make (& FREE Printable Instructions)

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Preparing gifts of food can be a thoughtful and economical way to treat your friends and neighbors at the holidays. Plates of cookies or tins full of toffee are such a treat!

One trouble with baked goods, however, is that I fear sometimes those items will go to waste. If your friends are receiving plates of goodies from five other people, plus baking their own, that can be sugar overload. And unfortunately, it doesn’t always get consumed before it goes bad.

That’s why I love to give baking and other homemade mixes as gifts. They are a DIY gift that doesn’t need to be consumed right away. Your friends can save it for a day when they really need a little sweet treat. Plus they are great gifts that the kids can easily help you assemble.

This week’s FREE printable is a Baking Mix Kit to help you put together three different kinds of mixes as gifts. Recipe cards and label tags are included. You can dress up the package any way you like. But, here I have pictured three different ways.

Pumpkin Coffeecake Baking Mix

Malted Hot Cocoa Mix
Mix and Match Muffin Mix

Choose one or choose them all. Either way, my little sis and I have laid out everything you need. Just print out the gift cards, assemble your mixes, and spread sunshine all over the place.

Download your Baking and Cocoa Mix Kit today – for FREE. And if you like it, share this post with a friend. We need to help each other celebrate a simpler season.

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About Jessica Fisher

I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

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  1. Thank you! These recipes look great. We’ll use them for gifts and for ourselves.

  2. I so needed this! Thank you!

  3. Shirlene says

    Thank you! Love to give homemade gifts.

  4. AllieZirkle says

    love it!

  5. I just pinned this! Definitely will be referencing many times!

  6. Abiga/Karen says

    Thank you!

  7. thanks for these recipes. i had a unfortunate accident that limits my ability to give generously as I have in the past but seeing your wonderful ideas makes it easier…I am relieved

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