View Full Version : Ideas for homemade food items for gifts

12-12-2010, 12:46 PM
Anyone make or bake anything to send to friends or relatives as gifts? Prefer 2 day shipping but can handle ovenight if stuff doesn't weigh too much. No one wants stuff this year; just food...

12-12-2010, 12:54 PM
We send cookies.

Buster Dog BBQ
12-12-2010, 12:55 PM
Fatties, smoked salmon, cheese, small bag of pulled pork, some bread. All kinds of options. Most local grocers sell dry ice. Shipping is where it gets you.

12-12-2010, 01:02 PM
For the last few years I have smoked cheese and made sauces and wife made them into gift baskets. Now everyone wants them only.



12-12-2010, 01:11 PM
My dad, for years, used to make his "famous" spaghetti sauce and sent it to friends and family. Every couple of years he included a cookbook of his recipes he made up on the computer at home. It was always a very cool gift to receive.

12-12-2010, 01:18 PM

Any surprise there? :-D

12-12-2010, 01:50 PM
Sausage Bread


12-12-2010, 03:20 PM
Infused vinegars, oils. Candied grapefruit or orange peels...
I have said for years I was gonna start making soaps. Said it again this year...:icon_blush: Although its not food, I think its a really great idea.

12-12-2010, 03:52 PM
We did peanut brittle and chocolate truffles.
Next year I hope to be able to do smoked cheese and sausages.

12-12-2010, 04:46 PM
We do salsas and sauces. I pickle jalapenos and can them (big fav). Also we make fudge, cookies, and shortbread. As said already, it's the shipping that gets you.

12-12-2010, 08:05 PM
I smoke cheese and make some summer sausage. Also make different quick breads that are easy and tastey. Usually have some stuff we put up from our garden but had a poor year this year and did not get much canned. My family seems like they really enjoy and appreciate such gifts.

12-12-2010, 08:09 PM
Mustard - never shipped it though.

Hawg Father of Seoul
12-12-2010, 08:36 PM
+1 on the summer sausage and smoked cheese. My brothers make more money than #$@^ so buying them something is pointless. A surgeon and a Network Architect.

Every family has to have a beatnik, guess you know who that is.

Edited to add that the wife makes marshmallows and confections. They be good.