In the age of smartphones, Netflix-ready flat screen TVs, virtual reality headsets, and technology-heavy kids’ toys, the price of your Christmas shopping list can add up fast. After spending hundreds (and possibly thousands) of dollars on big-ticket items, there is one incredibly simple way to save money elsewhere this holiday season: Make some of your gifts at home.
Though you can produce pretty much anything at home these days with the right tools and supplies, the easiest way to DIY through your Christmas list is to head to the kitchen and whip up a few edible gifts. But making food for the holidays quickly raises another problem: How do you know people will actually eat what you spent so much time creating?
We’ve put together a list of 10 edible homemade Christmas gifts that no one on your gift list will be able to resist. From decadent pumpkin rolls to crispy biscotti to a perfectly minty peppermint bark, these gifts are just as delicious as they are easy to make. And they always say you eat with your eyes first, so you can easily decorate your quick and easy jam, candied almonds, or chocolate hazelnut macarons so they are just as festive as the Christmas tree.
So what are you waiting for? Head to the kitchen and start making your Christmas gifts now!