12 Days of Christmas (9): Homemade present ideas
With the silly season upon us and thoughts turning to Christmas gifts we thought a few hints from the green Christmas elf wouldn’t go astray! Over the next 12 days we will posting some Christmas gift ideas that are a little greener, useful, and perhaps more giving than what you might find on the High Street.
Of course, you will all have plenty more ideas – so please share these with us.
Rather than shop-bought jams and shortbread, why not try your hand at creating your own treats for the Christmas season.
The BBC website has plenty of ideas and while you are at it, take a look at their veggie Christmas meal recipe ideas below!
Homemade present ideas
Tomato and chilli jam by Mari Williams
Snowman biscuits (Christmas cookies) by Jayne Cross
Peanut butter fudge by Sophie Dahl
Christmas pudding vodka by The Hairy Bikers
Homemade chocolate truffles by Chantal Coady
Dark cherry and hazelnut biscotti by James Martin
Stained glass window biscuits by Annabel Karmel
Speculaas biscuits (traditional continental Christmas biscuits) by The Hairy Bikers
How to make preserved lemons by Thane Prince
Sour cherry and stem ginger florentines by The Hairy Bikers
Cranberry-studded mincemeat by Nigella Lawson
Oatcakes by James Martin
Homemade Irish cream by Mari Williams
Peppermint creams by Simon Rimmer
Homemade beer mustard by Mari Williams
Chocolate pistachio fudge by Nigella Lawson