Dec. 18. 2013
McKel Hill

McKel Hill

MS, RDN, LDN, Dietitian

Happy holidays everyone! Today I’m sharing all things gifts in my Top DIY Gifts for Foodies. If you’re like me I absolutely love giving gifts that have a personal touch such as recipe cards, cookbooks, edible treats like cookies, granolas, mixes, or teas; art or paintings (yes, I paint!), crafts, refurbished antique home goods, and more! There’s nothing better in my opinion of keeping the act of giving and sharing gifts with loved ones in a simplistic and special way like this.

Today I wanted to share with you all some super simple gift ideas that are not only adorable and special, but also affordable. This list is great for everyone, but especially the foodies (food lovers) in your life. Pictured above I include some of my personal favorites: Almond Coconut Date Globes, Maple Banana Nut Granola, Nut/seed mix, and the latest Pistachio Crusted Chewy Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies!


Homemade Gift Ideas |

Here are a few more ideas for NS edible holiday goodies. These below can be made ahead of time and packaged in a personalized and crafty way that I share below. 

These you’ll want to keep in the refridgerator before giving, keep these beauties chilled:

How to Decorate |

Jars // Container Store, Fishs Eddy

Bakers twine //


Chalkboard paint //

Tags, labels //

These Salt Dough gift tags are incredibly sweet and personal via Oleander and Palm
The Metallic Gift tags are creative and festive via Paper Crave

BONUS gift ideas for foodies | 

First up, is a product I recently came across that I adore! It’s DIY but not necessarily “homemade” by you. Still the concept is great. DIY Almond Milk Kit by Almond Milk LA } one of the CUTEST designs and packaging I’ve come across and actually this is a completely unique product I’ve never seen before. This is not only an affordable gift, but it’s also perfect for any of your dairy-free lovin’ friends and family or anyone who loves to make everything from scratch.

 [image courtesy of Almond Milk LA]

Organic Burst is another gift all foodies (especially super-foodies) will love. Organic Burst specializes in superfood powders that I often use, especially in my Stripped Green Smoothie Bowls such as Acai Berry, Spirulina, Maca, Chlorella, Wheatgrass, and a new favorite of mine Baobab. Besides, the packaging is cute!

I hope you all enjoyed these DIY gift ideas and remember, these are super simple to make and don’t require much time, so even if you’re like me and have procrastinated with shopping this year- there’s still time!

Share this blog post with your family and friends to help them out this holiday shopping season as well!

Happy holidays,

xo McKel