Bake off: Last minute Christmas gifts you can make this week

If you're trying to have a less consumer Christmas perhaps you want to make a few gifts? Don't worry it's not too late to get started. Here are 9 delicious - and simple - ideas for sweet and savoury lovers.

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Ho, ho, how’s the present buying going? If you don’t want to give to big corporations or are feeling the pinch, how about making something edible to give as a gift?

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite makes – from fudge and biscotti, vinegars and chutneys – even Rudolph could master some of these.

9 last minute edible Christmas gifts to make at home

Carrot, Tomato and Cardamom Chutney

Vegetarian and vegan food blogger over at Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey has this delicious, spicy and sweet, homemade chutney recipe.

Find the recipe here.

Sweet and Spicy Candied Pecans

Who doesn’t love homemade Christmas gifts when they taste this good? These pecans covered with festive spices over at Delicious Table will win you friends everywhere.

Find the recipe here

White Chocolate Fudge with Pistachio and Cranberry

How pretty does this fudge from Lil Cookie look? White chocolate fudge is studded through with pistachios and cranberries – it’s easy to make and even easier to eat.

Find the recipe here.

Dark Chocolate Almond and Cranberry Clusters

If you don’t think you’re particularly talented (or patient) in the kitchen, these clusters are for you. Top them with nuts, fruit, a sprinkling of salt and you’re away. They’re easy to make vegan-friendly too.

Find the recipe here.

Homemade Vinegar Infused With Herbs

It doesn’t all have to be sweet when it comes to food gifts at Christmas. We’re loving these homemade vinegars infused with everything from thyme to raspberries. Best of all you can use old wine bottles to do it in.

Find the recipe here.

Chocolate Covered Candied Orange Peel

Easy and quick to make and visually stunning, the Chocolate Covered Candied Orange Peel, is a classic food gift at Christmas. But it’s a classic for a reason – delicious and delightful.

Find the recipe here.

Salted Chocolate Honeycomb

Salted chocolate honeycomb looks stunning but it’s super simple to make and it’s vegan-friendly. All the wins. Plus it only needs four ingredients.

Find the recipe here.

Microwave caramels

Cooking Classy has this simple recipe for whipping up festive caramels which you can then put into a tin or basket as a gift. You can add in some sea salt to give them the sweet-sour kick too.

Find the recipe here.

Chocolate biscotti

What’s more Christmassy than biscotti? Forget the supermarket stuff and make your own to give away in jars or bundles. Alexandra Cooks has this recipe – just remember to use good cocoa.

Find recipe here.