Christmas Food Gifts are fun to cook with children. Food gifts can be inexpensive and simple and a great way to start children to enjoy cooking. Christmas food gifts are always enjoyed by teachers, friends, and family. Making DIY Christmas gifts with children also provides the opportunity to teach children the meaning of Christmas. The spirit of Christmas is about the giving and the enjoyment of the thought behind the gift.

DIY Christmas Food Gifts for Kids to Make

With the holidays officially upon us, it’s time to engage your children in Christmas gift planning with these DIY gift ideas easy enough for kids to make (and bake!) and perfect for anyone on your list from the Handstand Kids Cookbook Company.

Christmas food giftsHot chocolate mix: Get some medium sized mason jars and fill with a layer of hot chocolate mix, mini marshmallows, and crushed peppermint.

Tie with a pretty ribbon and gift tag and you’ve got the perfect present for the chocolate lover on your list: teacher, grandma or grandpa, friends, secretary, mailman, neighbors, or as a random act of kindness.

For Hot Cocoa Cones Christmas gift idea, watch this YouTube video.

Christmas food gifts Santa’s cookies: Make your favorite cookie recipe, and place the finished product in a cute basket, or some cellophane tied with a holiday-themed ribbon and the recipe – perfect for a neighbor or the postman…and teachers, too!

For Christmas cookie recipes visit the following websites: Foodnetwork’s 12 Days of Cookies , Martha Stewart’s Traditional Christmas Cookies, and Taste of Home’s 150 Best Christmas Cookies.

Christmas food gifts White chocolate pretzels: This snack is salty and sweet! Take salted pretzels and drizzle them with melted white chocolate. Add some colorful sprinkles or crushed peppermint and place in a decorative bowl or tin.

Mix it up with pretzel twists and pretzel rods in a decorative Christmas tin or bucket.

Wrap in red or green cellophane and tie with Christmas ribbon.

Christmas food gifts Marshmallow peppermint snacks: Dip the bottom half of a marshmallow in melted chocolate and crushed peppermint and let dry. Stick half of a straight candy cane out of the top for the perfect snack on a stick to make each marshmallow more festive.

Wrap in cellophane and tie with a bow. Group some together in a decorative Christmas bowl.

Here’s a poem I thought you might enjoy, Grandma’s Recipes.