Edible gifts are a great choice if you want to give a more personal gift or if you're watching the pennies. So pop on a pinny, play some Christmas music and get baking.

To make edible gifts a bit more special think about how you'll package them. Fill colourful Christmas boxes with coloured tissue and decorate jars with some nice silk ribbon or some coloured raffia. You can also tie some little Christmas decorations onto jars and boxes for a neat finishing touch.

Here are my top 10 edible gifts:

 

Chocolate Philadelphia macarons

Chocolate Philadelphia Macarons
Get the recipe here: Maison Cupcake

 

Chocolate crunchie fudge

Chocolate crunchie fudge
Get the recipe here: BabyCentre
 

Sweet basil and lemon shortbread

Sweet Basil and Lemon Shortbread
Get the recipe here: Tinned Tomatoes

 

Chocolate dipped fondant creams

Chocolate Dipped Fondant Creams
Get the recipe here: Baby Centre

 

Parmesan sable biscuits

Parmesan Sable Biscuits
Get the recipe here: Franglais Kitchen

 

Red Velvet raw brownies (dairy free)

Dairy Free Red Velvet Raw Brownies
Get the recipe here: Food to Glow

 

Mini tropical Christmas cakes

Mini Tropical Christmas Cakes
Get the recipe here: Maison Cupcake

 

Polish spiced Christmas cookies

Polish Spiced Christmas Cookies
Get the recipe here: Ren Behan

 

Pomegranate and vanilla vodka

Pomegranate and Vanilla Vodka
Get the recipe here: Ren Behan

 

Blackberry whiskey

Blackberry Whiskey

Get the recipe here: The Crafty Larder

 

Jacqueline Meldrum is a freelance food writer and recipe developer. Jacqueline blogs at Tinned Tomatoes.

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