Florentines - a brilliant edible gift

From sweet to savoury, make someone’s day with one of our lovely edible gifts that can all be packaged up and sent through the post. Whether it’s to mark a special occasion or ‘just because’, these delicious goodies are sure to do the trick.

Homemade chilli jam makes a great edible gift for the chilli lover in your life. Be bold and leave in the Scotch bonnets – just don’t forget to warn them. Great with just about everything.

 

There’s no better breakfast gift than this megamix of feel-good ingredients – think nuts, oats, dried fruit and a couple of hidden extras like cocoa and coffee. So good with yoghurt and berries. They’ll thank you every morning!

 

Fun and nostalgic, these cute penny toffees are perfect for popping in the post. Wrap individually to make the ultimate chewy sweets, or set them on sticks for little lollipops.

 

For that person in your life who loves Marmite, this rich buttery popcorn makes a gorgeous savoury surprise. Rustle up a big batch and send it off to your favourite person in an airtight box, complete with movie recommendations to enjoy it with.

 

Nothing could be more fun to make than these amazing marshmallows. Get a little production line going and experiment with flavours and colours, such as rose or lemon. Cut into cubes and stack in little cellophane bags tied with a ribbon.

 

Strictly for the grown-ups, this whiskey-based tipple is just the thing if you can’t be there for the celebrations, especially if you package it up with cocktail glasses and maraschino cherries. To avoid breakages, go to town with the bubble wrap and mark the box ‘fragile’.

 

A gorgeous pick-me-up at any time of the year, these nutty, chocolate treats are a great edible gift. Make them your own by getting creative with flavours and extras, then leave them to set before packaging up.

 

A great one for the kids to make or receive, these oaty chocolate and peanut butter cookies won’t hang around long. Personalise them with icing pens and don’t hold back on the decorations. A guaranteed hit with all the family.

 

A fail-safe edible gift – keep the truffles classic by rolling in toasted nuts or chocolate, or spice things up with a pinch of chilli. They contain cream, so be sure to include a note to pop them in the fridge when they arrive.

 

With treacle, golden syrup and crystallised ginger, there’s a reason these are the ultimate gingerbread. They’re also delicious crumbled over ice cream.

 

Top tips for posting edible gifts

  • Invest in some bubble wrap to protect delicate biscuits or glass jars and make sure everything is airtight.
  • Stock up on greaseproof paper, little food bags or boxes, string and labels.
  • Consider paying for same-day/next-day delivery if items are perishable, or drop them off yourself, if possible.
  • Recycle old boxes to send your gifts. Give them a facelift by covering with wrapping paper, or get the kids to draw their own. 
  • Be sure to include a note with any storage or allergy info, plus a ‘best before’ date.

Hungry for more? You’ll find loads more edible gift ideas here.