Collage of pictures of homemade food gifts

I’m not much for big crowds. During the Christmas season my favorite time to shop for gifts is later at night or during the weekdays when most people are in bed or at work. I like to take time and look for the perfect gift for each person on my list. Other times, I prefer to make a gift for that special someone.

I know homemade gifts are some of my favorites to receive. It gives me a warm feeling to know that someone took the time to use their talents to make something for me. And when I make them I can avoid the crowded stores too.

Homemade holiday gifts don’t have to be fancy. They can be as simple as a jar of homemade spiced nuts to more involved gifts like a crocheted blanket.

I’ve put together a round-up of Healthy Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas from a group of fabulous dietitians. Below you will find a great collection of holiday gift ideas to make for that someone special on your shopping list.

Healthy Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas


Chocolate bark with nuts and candy cane pieces

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark with Almonds and Cherries

Amber of Homemade Nutrition


Dark Chocolate Almond Bark

Katie of Mom’s Kitchen Handbook


Chocolate Chai Bread on white background

Chocolate Chai Bread

Dixya of Food Pleasure & Health


Gluten Free & Dairy Free Sticky Figgy Gingerbread Loaf

Abbey of Abbey’s Kitchen


Mini Chocolate Cranberry Pumpkin Loaves – Paleo

Kelli of Hungry Hobby


Pumpkin Bread with Dark Chocolate Chips and Almonds

Bonnie of BTD Nutrition Consultants


Chocolate Almond cookie mix

Homemade Mix for Chocolate Almond Cookies

Liz of Liz’s Healthy Table


Brown Butter Cardamom Cookies

Dixya of Food Pleasure and Health


Healthy Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti Dipped in Peppermint Chocolate

Min of MJ and Hungryman


DIY Granola Holiday Gift Idea

Katie of Katie Cavuto RD


Fruit & Nut Granola

Caroline of


Gingerbread pancake mix

Gingerbread Pancakes & Gingerbread Pancake Mix

EA Stewart of The Spicy RD


Spiced Ambrosia Apple Butter

Kara of The Foodie Dietitian


Orange-Scented Spiced Nuts

Jessica of


Herb infused vinegar

Herb Infused Vinegars

Kara of The Foodie Dietitian


Rosemary Citrus Sea Salt

Dana of Dana White Nutrition


Southwest seasoning in a tablespoon on a marble background

Southwest Seasoning Mix

Marie of Healthy Ideas Place


Coconut-Lime Body Scrub

Karman of The Nutrition Adventure


DIY: 3-Ingredient Peppermint Sugar Scrub

3-Ingredient Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Whitney of Sweet Cayenne

Thank you for sharing!


  1. These are all so great!! Thank you for including my DIY granola! Can’t wait to test some of these other gift ideas out 🙂

    1. I know, there are so many good ideas. Your gingerbread pancake mix is on my list to try for sure. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. Such a great round-up, Marie! I’m going to be making a lot of gifts this year and I love to be able to give healthy alternatives. I’ve got such a craving for chocolate these days that they might not make it out the door but I’ll try, lol. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

    1. Thanks, Robyn! I hope to get some of these made as well. Just need a little more time in the day. 😉 Have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. Such a great idea to give these type of gifts! Especially when you have a boatload of people to get presents for!

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