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Foodie Gift Guide- 8 Homemade Gifts for the Food Lover in Your Life

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The holidays are almost here and figuring out what to buy friends and family can be a challenge. It seems that everyone already has what they need- especially those foodies. But there still are some beautiful gifts you can give for the person who seems to have everything. There is nothing like a homemade gift, so why not whip up something delicious, food related, and made from the heart? For some inspiration for food gifts in jar, check out this stellar list! Happy wrapping!

For the Baker

1.Vanilla Extract

There’s nothing like real vanilla extract to shine through sweet treats. Why not make your own with this easy tutorial from The Kitchn. You can even infuse additional flavors to create incredible desserts!

2. Infused Sugar

Why not add some infused sugar to make a dessert really pop? Heather shares her easy fix for making infused sugar on The Pioneer Woman. From cinnamon, to lavender, to espresso- the flavor combinations are endless!


For the Chef

3. Sriracha from Scratch

Hot sauce can be a great addition to many dishes- even as a final garnish. The serious chef in your life won’t take the pre-bottled and added sugary stuff though- so why not make your own? Joshua shares his delicious sriracha recipe on Serious Eats to add a spicy bite to a variety of dishes!

4. Flavored Oils

Avocado oil and coconut oil have become the new go-to’s for cooking and baking, but what about using oil to add a new level of flavor to your cherished dishes? For the experimental foodie in your life, make them up a batch of a variety of flavored oils. From garlic to cloves, the flavor profiles are endless. Get the easy how-to from Kendra on Epicurious!


For the Barista

5. Coffee Syrup

Buying flavored syrups can mean purchasing ones with funky ingredients. For the coffee lover in your life, create some homemade coffee syrups to enjoy deliciously flavored coffee! With her easy recipes, Kaley from Cha Ching On A Shoestring makes creating different flavors super easy!

6. Irish Cream

The barista in your life love a rich coffee? Why not make them irish cream and package it in a beautiful glass bottle? This thoughtful gift will be delicious! Check out the easy how-to from Lucy of Bake Play Smile.


For the Cocktail Enthusiast

7. Cocktail Bitters

Bitters are a great way to add complex flavors to cocktails. For the mixologist in your life, make some homemade bitters with unique flavors. Check out this easy how-to from Jessica of How Sweet It Is.

8. Winter Spice Bourbon

Need something to warm you up? Try out this winter spiced bourbon infusion to make some delicious cocktails with! Alicia from Boozed and Infused has an easy step-by-step tutorial on how to make delicious infused bourbon!

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