Friday Favorites: Holiday Food Gifts under $25

Happy Friday! Today I’m excited to share my favorite gifting ideas for neighbors, coworkers, teachers, etc. I think food gifts are so great, because they’re easy, practical, and fun.

I like to give food gifts to our neighbors and my coworkers, because it’s a thoughtful gift for someone you may not know super well. I’ve come up with a list of my favorites, several of which we’re using this year!

I thought it’d be fun to use the same box, but pack it five different ways, to show you exactly how I gift these items. I picked up a Sugar Paper LA box from Target – I chose white, so it’d be neutral and let the gift items be the stars. I filled the box with white crinkle, and it was ready to be dressed up.


My first favorite is a pack of gingerbread mix, a loaf pan, and spatula. I added a gingerbread man cookie to complete the gift, and it is ready to go. I got everything on sale, so this gift total was $22. The recipient will be ready for holiday baking!

My next favorite is a Christmas Breakfast gift box. I picked up a pack of pancake/waffle mix, some maple syrup, and a whisk. I got a mini bottle of maple syrup from Canada, and the mix and whisk were from Target. This gift total was $15, and the recipient now has a head start on a yummy Christmas breakfast!

Another favorite is a Hot Chocolate kit. I shared my favorite hot chocolate recipes yesterday, and now I need to make sure my friends have everything they need to enjoy yummy hot chocolate this season. This kit could be made for one person, a couple, or a family. I got two personalized mugs, four packets of hot chocolate, marshmallows, and candy canes. Thanks to a sale, the mugs were $4 each and the other items totaled $10 total, so this gift box is $18.

I love baking sugar cookies during the holiday season, so I thought it’d be fun to put together a sugar cookie kit as a holiday gift. We have an amazing grocery store that sells unfrosted sugar cookies, and packs of frosting, so I bought those. Then, I got some festive sprinkles and filled a plastic ornament with those. The total for this gift is $15, and it’s a favorite for sure.

My final favorite is a festive gift that could be given after Christmas if you find you’re simply running out of time this season. This is a New Year’s Eve toasting kit. I got two champagne glasses, a couple mini bottles of champagne (you could also sub in mini bottles of sparkling cider), some festive napkins, and confetti, and this gift box came in right at $25. The perfect way to spread some New Year cheer!

I hope you found a gift idea or two that you can use, so you can check off that list on your next shopping trip.

I have three parties on the calendar, so it’s sure to be a festive and fun weekend!

Party on!

On Fridays, I link up with Friday Favorites and Five on Friday.

4 thoughts on “Friday Favorites: Holiday Food Gifts under $25

  1. K. Elizabeth says:

    I will take all five of these! I’m glad that I stumbled across this post because my siblings have been bugging me to give them a list of stuff to choose from for my Christmas and birthday gifts. I do love food and any of these would be perfect for me. Happy Holidays!

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