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Homemade Holiday Gifts

December 9, 2019
3 min. read

Homemade Holiday Gifts - 4 versions

‘Tis the season to be jolly! And what better way to spread Christmas cheer than by handcrafting a custom holiday gift for a friend, neighbor, teacher, coworker, or loved one? Homemade gifts are a great way to express your gratitude for someone because they require time and effort to put together, and they show thoughtful consideration.

If you’re looking for holiday gift inspiration, considering designing a themed gift basket or box. First, start with a unique concept (like “baking” or “movie night”); try to pick something that you know your gift recipient would enjoy. Next, find a decorative basket or box and pick several items that fit into your chosen theme. Finally, tie it all together (literally) with a colorful ribbon or bow. It’s that simple!

Take a look at three unique concept ideas below!


Gift Idea #1: Homestyle French Toast Kit

This customized French toast starter kit is perfect gift for the amateur baker on your list. It includes all the basics they need (minus a few kitchen staples like eggs and milk) to whip up a delicious homemade brunch for their household! They’ll love the added touch of some festive Christmas plates and decorative towels to liven up their kitchen come December 25th!

Holiday Gift Basket - French Toast Kit

Our basket includes the following:

  • Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread
  • 2 Rustic Christmas Ceramic Plates
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Ground Cinnamon + Cinnamon Sticks (for decoration)
  • Pure Maple Syrup
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Decorative Mixing Bowl
  • “We Whisk You a Merry Christmas” Decorative Wooden Sign
  • Decorative Tea Towels
  • Woven Basket

Tip: Don’t leave them hanging! Include a handwritten note with a link to our recipe for Grandma’s Old-Fashioned French Toast ( or print out the recipe for them to reference on a custom 4×6 recipe card.


Gift Idea #2: Artisan Jam & Jelly Basket

If you live in a small town with local artisan shops, consider a “hometown” themed basket with small-batch jams and jellies, local honey, specialty butters, fresh fruit, or other local goodies. Want to recreate this basket with your own homemade jams? Follow our step-by-step guide to prepare and can your own fruit preserves!

Holiday Gift Basket - Artisan Jams and Jellies

Our basket includes the following:

  • Martin’s Party Potato Rolls (24 Pack)
  • Decorative Butter Dish/Tray
  • Small Decorative Butter Knife
  • Small Wooden Cutting Board
  • Medium Decorative Bowl
  • Mini Jam Jar with Local Honey
  • Mini Jam Jar with Strawberry Jelly
  • Mini Jam Jar with Grape Jelly
  • Fresh Clementines
  • Decorative Basket with Wooden Handles


Gift Idea #3: Cozy Comforts Box

Not sure of your gift recipient’s favorite hobby? Well, we think anyone would enjoy the beginnings of a cozy night in! With a nice cup of hot cocoa, some fuzzy socks or slippers, and a loaf of one of our delicious swirl breads (they’re great right out of the bag!), your guest can take refuge from the cold winter weather and bundle up as they watch their favorite Christmas movie!

Holiday Gift Basket - Cozy Comforts #1

Option 1 includes the following:

  • Martin’s Maple Brown Sugar Swirl Potato Bread
  • Large Decorative Mug
  • 3-4 Packets Hot Cocoa Mix
  • Festive Fuzzy Socks
  • “Cocoa & Cuddles” Decorative Vintage Sign
  • Medium Decorative Basket

Holiday Gift Basket - Cozy Comforts #2

Option 2 includes the following:

  • Martin’s Cinnamon-Sugar Swirl Potato Bread
  • Large Decorative Mug
  • 3-4 Packets Hot Cocoa Mix
  • Festive Fuzzy Socks
  • Seasonal Scented Candle
  • “It’s a Hot Chocolate Kind of Day” Decorative Wooden Sign
  • Medium Decorative Basket


Ready to give it a try? Share your homemade gift creations with us on social media!


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