9 edible gifts to make for friends and family

Nothing says love or friendship like a sweet little treat made at home. 

Bring a plate of homemade treats to work or wrap a few up with a card for a personalised touch.

Candied Citrus

Lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruit can be all be transformed into a pretty little gift for friends and family.

Cheese Christmas Tree Shortbreads

These are easy to make with a Christmas-tree cookie cutter.

Heavenly Chocolate & Coconut Raw Slice

If you love coconut and chocolate, this treat is for you.

Honey Granola

This crunchy homemade granola replaces refined sugar with delicious kamahi honey.

Homemade Ginger Beer

Ginger beer is made using a yeast ‘bug’ that you keep on the bench and feed each day. You can use it to make beer once a week. The result is then bottled for two weeks before drinking.

Jude’s Chocky Rocky Road

This gourmet version of a classic sweet makes a great Christmas present.

The Mountain Cafe’s Ginger Crunch

These buttery slices keep for five days in an airtight container at room temperature.

Tomato and Horopito Chutney

The horopito is optional, but it adds an extra kick to the chutney.

Gingerbread Kisses

These little individual cakes are VERY good — just try not to eat them all before wrapping them up.


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