Hand-Crafted Edible Gifts

By Lauren Murphy & Amy Armstrong / Photography By Amy Robb | Last Updated December 02, 2015
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Meyer lemon curd in a jar with a lemon on a wood table

Thirteen hand-crafted edible gifts made from local ingredients for the loved ones on your list this holiday season. 

Beef Jerky

Beef Jerky in a gift bag with red bow
Beef Jerky is a protein-rich food to grab as a snack on the go. For a sweet and spicy twist, you can mix it up by substituting the black pepper and cayenne powder with brown sugar and red pepper...

All-Purpose Meat Rub

Jar of cajun blackened meat rub
Include this with a set of bbq tools - it's a perfect gift for that friend who loves to grill.

Grapefruit Bitters

Jar of Grapefruit Bitters with tincture bottle and dropper
With a season that begins in November and ends in May, what could be better to give during the chill of the holidays than the flavor of grapefruit in this vibrant and sunny citrus beverage ingredient...

Vanilla Extract

Vanilla extract with a wood slatted background and pinecone
While vodka is commonly used for vanilla extract, try another spirit for a unique twist on this kitchen staple. Your baking friends will be delighted!

Lemon-Herb Seasoned Salt

Jar of lemon herb rub on grill
This easy-to-make salt is a great way to use lemons during citrus season.

Cozy Calming Tea

Bowl of tea blend with bag of tea on the side
Is there anything better than a warm cuppa tea on a chilly autumn or winter day? We don’t think so! Give the gift of a hand-blended cozy cup of tea that will not only warm you up, it’ll chill you...

Cocoa & Cayenne Pecans

Cocoa and cayenne Spiced pecans
These sweet and spicy cocoa and cayenne pecans are the perfect seasonal ready-made gift or party snack. Make this treat more local by purchasing pecans that have been grown no farther away than...

Cajun Blackened Meat Rub

Jar of cajun blackened meat rub
This spicy flavoring adds a taste of Louisiana to any meal.

Datil Pepper Hot Sauce

Jar of datil pepper sauce
Living in Northeast Florida, you probably know someone with a recipe for datil pepper sauce. But this is Pat Hamilton's Datil Pepper Sauce! The majority of datil peppers grown in the U.S. are produced...

Goat Cheese

goat cheese on blue plate with toast and olive oil
Check your farmers' market for a local source of fresh goat milk. Top finished goat cheese with a splash of olive oil and a pinch of thyme, or make it spicy with a savory blend of herbs and salt.

Nora's Granola

bowl of granola with spoon on wooden table and blue napkin
Vary the flavor of this by using different combinations of nuts, seeds and dried fruit. This will remain fresh for several weeks, if you don’t eat it all before then.

Rosemary Syrup

bottle of rosemary syrup on wood plank with rosemary sprigs
As early as the Middle Ages, rosemary, the herb of love and remembrance, has been used for celebrations, decorations and traditions—making it a perfect herb to use when flavoring an edible gift. or...

Lemon Curd

Jar of lemon curd
Here's a tangy topping for gingerbread or scones at teatime.

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