Kelsey Nixon's Holiday Handmade Gift Guide

Kelsey Nixon shares her edible gift recipes for everyone on your list.

Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted caramel sauce is great in just about everything. Give it in glass jars with recipe cards attached for caramel dip, milkshakes and more.

Get the Recipe: Salted Caramel Sauce

Gingerbread Cake Truffles

Gingerbread is anything but boring when rolled up with lemon cream cheese frosting and drenched in white-chocolate candy coating.

Get the Recipe: Gingerbread Cake Truffles

Holiday Mulling Spices

Combine the cinnamon sticks, cardamom, peppercorns, allspice, star anise, cloves and orange zest and divide into 6 sachets. Include a recipe card for Mulling Spices.

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Gingerbread Squares with Cream Cheese Frosting

Use freshly ground ginger in these cake bars, then top with homemade cream cheese frosting. Slice and store in tins to give as gifts.

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If you feel like you give cookies or candy every year, switch it up with Kelsey's recipe for honey and cinnamon baklava.

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Cranberry Honey Butter

This is a great make-ahead gift since you can refrigerate it for up to 2 weeks. For gifting, pair with homemade rolls, scones, muffins or cornbread.

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Homemade Pomegranate Soda Kit

Package homemade pomegranate syrup, seltzer and pomegranate seeds for a homemade soda kit. Include a recipe card for Homemade Pomegranate Soda.

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Use homemade Salted Caramel Sauce for these chocolate and pecan bars. Package them individually or in a tin.

Get the Recipe: Carmelitas

Vanilla Almonds

These easy almonds feature vanilla and cinnamon--great holiday flavors for gifting.

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Berry Pie Pops (Pie on a Stick)

Put a new twist on a classic dessert by turning pie into a hand-held treat.

Get the Recipe: Berry Pie Pops (Pie on a Stick)