Who doesn't love a homemade treat? This February 14th, share the love with a handmade edible gift. Our DIY Valentine's gift ideas are easy to whip up in your home kitchen, and are a wonderful way to say "I love you" to the foodie in your life. Whether you are looking for something sweet or savory, home-baked or jarred, or a boozy addition for the home bar, you'll find a homemade gift idea here. Wrap them up in pretty packaging for gifting to your sweetheart, packing for the kids' school Valentine's Day, or gifting to gal pals.
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Sweetheart cherry pie pops are a fun and adorable take on the traditional cherry pie. Delightfully small and placed on a stick, they can easily be wrapped in cellophane bags for the perfect hand-held Valentine treat. Even better, you can easily slash the prep time by using store-bought pie pastry and canned pie filling, so you can make these on the fly.
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They say gentlemen prefer blondes, but we say they prefer our best-ever blondies! It's impossible not to like these unbelievable sweet, rich, and crumbly blondie bars with an ooey gooey caramel and chocolate filling, all layered over the most delicious and crunchy shortbread cookie crust.
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Amateur mixologists will love receiving homemade aromatic cocktail bitters. A key ingredient for many cocktails, from the gin martini to the old-fashioned and beyond, bitters are an essential addition to any home bar, and store well up to 1 year in a clear glass bottle. You'll find our recipe a breeze to concoct, but do allow a few weeks of hands-off time for the infusion to work its magic before gifting.
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Share your romantic intentions, and give someone special a treat as sweet as they are, with this Valentine's Day chocolate bark. Dark chocolate bark studded with gummy candy lips and cute XOXO sprinkles is an adorable gift for giving in a tin, and perfect for sharing.
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This February 14th, why not gift your favorite foodie with an Instagrammable snack? Watching the game (or working from a desk) gets so much tastier with this Italian pasta-inspired twist on a fan favorite food. Our cacio e pepe corn nuts with Parmesan and pepper are nutty, buttery, salty, and a little bit spicy, making them a completely satisfying, anytime treat.
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Delight your favorite grill master or Caribbean food lover with a gift canister of homemade Jamaican jerk seasoning. Fiery, fragrant, and smoky all at once, it makes a great dry rub for grilled meats and poultry. Better yet, you need mere minutes to mix up a big batch in your kitchen, using readily-available dried spices.
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What could be more festive for dunking into coffee than our rainbow-colored biscotti? We give the classic Italian coffeehouse cookie a razzle-dazzle makeover with the addition of colorful rainbow sprinkles, a dash of vanilla flavoring, and a drizzle of white chocolate to boot. Even newbie bakers can follow our straight-forward recipe, which makes a delightful gift, and will win you bake sales, too.
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Go to the dark side this Valentine's Day. These dark chocolate Valentine's Day truffles offer a rich mocha flavor and a good hit of salt, giving them a more grown-up taste than typical chocolate truffles. Roll them in pink and white colored sprinkles, or add charm with a few dainty heart sprinkles, and wrap them in a sweet little box for gifting.
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What do you get the Mexican food lover in your life for Valentine's Day? How about a bottle of our homemade Mexican hot sauce? This hot and spicy jalapeno sauce tastes just like the kind you get at Mexican restaurants. It is great for breathing new life into their taco Tuesday standards, drizzling on soups, and even jazzing up scrambled eggs.
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Old-fashioned peanut butter cookies are great for gifting the big kid at heart on your Valentine's Day list. We make these soft and chewy cookies with chunky peanut butter, so they deliver a fun and unexpected crunch when you bite into them. They go perfectly with a glass of cold milk (or a boozy milkshake).
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Your sweetie has your love to keep them warm... but a little hot chocolate never hurts! Gift your special someone a jar of homemade hot chocolate mix, so they can whip up a warming mugful in a flash. Our genius recipe is entirely sugar-free, and mixes up with just hot water, so it's suitable for those avoiding lactose, or following a Keto diet.
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Surprise your Valentine with a floral and herbal infused vodka concoction that will elevate any home bar. Your sweetheart will be inspired to create so many delicious and unique craft cocktails with this lavender and rosemary infused vodka on hand. The infusion process is incredibly easy and forgiving, even for kitchen newbies, and brews up hands-free in just 3 days, with 3 simple ingredients.Continue to 13 of 21 below.
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Conversation heart sugar cookies are a cute spin on the traditional candy. A delicious sugar cookie recipe topped with homemade royal icing and an easy edible decorating pen does all of the writing! You can choose your own sayings and personalize them to your heart's content.
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When you're looking for gift ideas for the elegant eater, look no further than these oh-so-special Earl Grey caramels. Infused with the smoky flavor profile of Earl Grey tea, yet sweet and buttery like a traditional caramel, they make a unique and delightful treat for gifting. Top them with a pinch of sea salt, or dip them in melted dark chocolate, for a decorative finish.
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Also called red oil, or Chinese chili sauce, chili oil is a spicy Asian restaurant staple. Our easy recipe is to whip up at home, and pour into a decorative glass bottle, for gifting on the day of love. It is pretty to look at on the kitchen counter, with its strong red color, and is ideal for spicing up weeknight stir-fries.
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Hot chocolate mini doughnuts smothered in chocolate and marshmallow creme are cute and scrumptious treats. The easy hot chocolate mix batter comes together quickly, and you bake them instead of frying, for a mess-free prep. Smothered in not one, but two outrageous frostings, they make an indulgent edible Valentine.Continue to 17 of 21 below.
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There's beef jerky, and then there is our beef brisket jerky. This blue ribbon recipe is full of amazing, savory flavor, and easily beats out store-bought brands. It is also surprisingly simple to make at home, and is a yummy, unique, protein-packed gift for that jerky lover in your life.
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Need a Valentine's gift in a hurry? Satisfy snack cravings, and whip up a food gift pronto, with these quick and easy popcorn balls. You need just 20 minutes to make these sweet, crunchy, and slightly sticky treats that deliver all the retro holiday feels. Free to add red and pink candies, colors, or sprinkles to make them more festive. Wrap in clear cellophane bags for gifting.
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In a pickle about what to get that special someone for Valentine's Day? If your giftee is a burger lover, or a fermented food enthusiast, why not treat them to jar of homemade dill pickle slices? The sliced pickles make a versatile condiment for any manner of meaty and plant-based mains and snack foods, from sandwiches to potato salads and beyond.
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Meringue Rose Pops
Meringue Rose Pops are beautiful meringue candies that look like roses! The subtly rose-scented meringues are sandwiched around rich dark chocolate, so each bite has a mix of crunchy and creamy textures, and floral and chocolatey flavors. Try giving your loved ones a bouquet of these instead of traditional roses.Continue to 21 of 21 below.
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Brewing kombucha at home is a fun project that produces a fizzy tea beverage. It's a simple process and can save kombucha fans quite a bit of money. Even better, you can experiment with it in a variety of ways, from the type of tea to the amount of carbonation, and add an array of flavors to your "vinegar tea."