20 Food and Craft Gift Ideas


Food and Craft Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Finding unique gifts for the holiday season can be a challenge. But it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of crafty, handmade and food items that are sure to please even those who are traditionally difficult to shop for. Here are 20 unique craft and food gift ideas for the 2016 holiday season.

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Hot Chocolate Spoons

Food and Craft Gift Ideas for the Holidays - Hot Chocolate Spoons

If you have anyone on your list who loves hot chocolate or just wants an alternative to coffee, hot chocolate spoons can be a fun and unique way to give hot chocolate in different styles and flavors.



Dessert of the Month Club

Food and Craft Gift Ideas for the Holidays - Dessert of the Month Club

For any sweet tooths on your gift list, a dessert of the month club like this one from Harry and David can provide plenty of sweets to your gift recipients throughout the whole next year.

Holiday Grab Bags

Food and Craft Gift Ideas for the Holidays - Holiday Grab Bags

If you have anyone on your list who is a big fan of handmade products in general, you can purchase a Holiday Grab Bag from Umba Box for $89. The box contains an assortment of handmade products that vary from box to box, so you can be sure to get something new and different.

Yarn Bowl

Food and Craft Gift Ideas for the Holidays - Yarn Bowl

Knitting and crocheting require a lot of different supplies. So if you have any knitters on your list, a yarn bowl like this one can really help them keep their yarn in order and easily accessible for all of their different projects.

FlourishBox

Food and Craft Gift Ideas for the Holidays - FlourishBox

For any handmade fashionistas on your gift list, a monthly subscription box like FlourishBox can provide them with gifts continuously throughout the year. FlourishBox sends out handmade scarves that are handmade and sourced ethically.

NatureBox

Food and Craft Gift Ideas for the Holidays - NatureBox

You can also get a subscription box for your clients or colleagues that provides food items month after month. NatureBox offers healthy snack options like nuts, granola, dried fruits and more.

Adult Coloring Book

Food and Craft Gift Ideas for the Holidays - Adult Coloring BookColoring books can be a great way for people to express their creativity and relieve stress. You can get coloring books specifically for adults with different patterns and themes at bookstores and online.

Soap Making Kit

Food and Craft Gift Ideas for the Holidays - Soap Making Kit

Soap making can be a fun and practical hobby for any crafters on your list. And a soap making kit like this one from Bramble Berry can make it a much more attainable achievement.

Handmade Candles

Food and Craft Gift Ideas for the Holidays - Handmade Candles

Candles can make great affordable gifts for clients or colleagues. And you can get handmade candles in a variety of scents from local stores or online shops like Hemlock + Key.

Craft Tutorial Book

Food and Craft Gift Ideas for the Holidays - Craft Tutorial Book

There are also a variety of books you can buy for the people on your list that include craft tutorials and tips within different niches and subject areas. This book, Paper to Petal, includes different handcrafted flower tutorials.

Holiday Iced Cookies

Food and Craft Gift Ideas for the Holidays - Holiday Iced Cookies

For a festive gift, you can give out sets of mini holiday cookies with holiday themes like these from Williams-Sonoma.

Artist Journal

Food and Craft Gift Ideas for the Holidays - Artist Journal

Every creative person needs a journal or sketchbook for all their ideas. You can get journals and sketchbooks in a variety of colors, sizes and styles.

Pencil Set

Food and Craft Gift Ideas for the Holidays - Pencil Set

If you have any writers, illustrators or just anyone who could use a good set of pencils on your list, then you could consider getting them a fun pencil set with quotes or idioms on them like this one from Kate Spade.

Pantone Garland

Food and Craft Gift Ideas for the Holidays - Pantone Garland

For any designers on your list, this Pantone garland can be a fun gift that they can use to decorate their home, office or studio space. It’s also a DIY kit, so the recipient can even customize it to their exact specification.

Make: Magazine Subscription

Food and Craft Gift Ideas for the Holidays - Make: Magazine Subscription

A magazine subscription can be an affordable way to give a gift that your clients and colleagues can enjoy throughout the year. Make: is a magazine that includes information about DIY projects, tech and more. So it can be a great option for any makers on your list.

Holiday Meal Sampler

Food and Craft Gift Ideas for the Holidays - Holiday Meal Sampler

The holidays are a time where many people enjoy intricate meals. But those meals don’t have to take long to prepare for your partners or clients if you give them as gifts. Boxes like The Exquisite Sampler from Omaha Steaks provide various food products that can add to any festive holiday dinner.

Project Life Kit

Food and Craft Gift Ideas for the Holidays - Project Life Kit

Scrapbooking can be a fun creative outlet as well as a way to preserve daily memories. Project Life is a brand that provides books, kits and more products that can make great gifts for anyone on your list who is interested in scrapbooking.

Beer Jelly

Food and Craft Gift Ideas for the Holidays - Beer Jelly

If you have any craft beer enthusiasts on your list, but if getting them actual beer seems a bit impractical, you can instead opt for beer flavored food items, like this beer jelly set infused with craft beers.

Calligraphy Set

Food and Craft Gift Ideas for the Holidays - Calligraphy Set

Calligraphy is also a popular creative outlet that doesn’t take a lot of investment. You can buy a calligraphy set with pens and other essential supplies for anyone on your list who you think would enjoy the hobby.

Chemist’s Spice Rack

Food and Craft Gift Ideas for the Holidays - Chemist’s Spice Rack

Spices are essential for any foodie. So you can buy a spice rack as a unique gift for any food enthusiast on your list. And this chemistry themed one can also work for any science lovers as well.

Editor’s note: Check the previous list of food and craft gift ideas by looking at Food and Craft Gift Ideas for Business.

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Annie Pilon Annie Pilon is a Senior Staff Writer for Small Business Trends, covering entrepreneur profiles, interviews, feature stories, community news and in-depth, expert-based guides. When she’s not writing she can be found on her personal blog Wattlebird, and exploring all that her home state of Michigan has to offer.

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  1. Aira Bongco

    I find these kinds of gifts touching for it is made personally by the giver. Plus, it is not considered as clutter. So win-win.

  2. Really interesting gift ideas you have here. My friend would always bake cookies every year and we would always look forward to them for they taste really good.

  3. Like in marketing, anything impersonal doesn’t work anymore. The same is true with gifts. This is true especially if you are planning to give gifts to other business owners.

  4. Martin Lindeskog

    Annie: You gave me a gift idea for a tea craft product, with this post! 😉

  5. The hot chocolate spoons are a brilliant idea. I’ll definitely be looking out for them. I also agree with Ivan that personalisation makes a huge difference when it comes to gifts. People are always looking for the unique aspect.

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