3 Tasty Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

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My theory on holiday gifts goes a little something like this: consumables are good. I am a huge fan of homemade gifts – especially for my kids’ teachers. I prefer delicious little edibles they can confidently devour knowing three things to be true: 1) We care about them enough to make them yummy food; 2) It’s fancy enough that Mom was clearly the chef, which means 100% booger-free hands were at the helm; and 3) My children are their favorites.

Ready to jump on this train? These three simple homemade gifts will delight your child’s teacher, your co-workers, party hosts, and even your hair stylist. The best part? They’re thoughtful, delicious, and they don’t involve the chaos of a shopping mall this time of year.

1 | Garlic + Rosemary Infused Avocado Oil

avcoado oil rosemary

What You’ll Need:

Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil

2 large cloves fresh garlic

2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary


Pop the garlic cloves + rosemary into a cute little glass bottle + fill to the top with avocado oil. Boom. Done.

2 | Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Banana bread

What you’ll need:

Makes 1 standard loaf

1 1/2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1/3 cup Chosen Foods Organic Chosen Blend Oil

1 pasture-raised egg

1 tbsp vanilla extract

3 ripe bananas, mashed

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. In a small mixing bowl, sift together the flour + sea salt.

3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the coconut sugar + oil until fully combined. Whisk in the egg + vanilla until the batter is fluffy, then stir in the mashed banana, baking soda + chocolate chips.

4. Spray a standard sized loaf pan with Organic Chosen Blend Oil or Avocado Oil Spray and pour in the batter.

5. Bake for about 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean as a whistle!

3 | Strawberry-Vanilla Bean Chia Seed Jam

chia jam

What you’ll need:

makes about 3/4 cup

1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries

2 tbsp water

1 tbsp raw honey

1 tsp vanilla bean paste

1 tbsp chia seeds


1. In a small skillet over medium heat, add the water and cook the strawberries until softened, a few minutes. Mash them up with a potato masher or spatula to create a jammy consistency.

2. Remove from the heat and stir in the honey, vanilla bean paste and chia seeds and let sit several minutes, until thickened.

3. Pour into a jar, cover and store in the refrigerator.