The joys of gifting

8 Christmas gift ideas to prepare with the kids

The official season of Thermomix® gift giving has begun!

Invite the little ones into the kitchen and prepare the best homemade (and edible!) Christmas gifts! Try one or all of the suggested activities… The important thing is that everyone has FUN!

1. Cookies for friends

Prepare cookies for friends at school. Choose a biscuit dough that you can easily cut out into shapes, like the Sweet Shortcrust Pastry. Simply make the first letter of your friends name, or if you're up for it, spell out their full name! After decorating the cookies, wrap them in cute homemade packaging that the kids can decorate with drawings, stickers or ribbons!

2. Chocolate bars for your siblings or cousins

Since Christmas only happens once a year, there’s nothing wrong with being extravagant! Make a giant chocolate bar and choose some fun toppings! Wrap it in fun, colourful paper and put a smile on your family's face. Try the Peppermint Chocolate Bark or the Caramelised White Chocolate Bark.

3. Chocolate truffles for teachers

Whose heart doesn’t melt for chocolate? Roll the Chocolate Truffles in coconut, crushed nuts or cocoa powder. Make a small handwritten note to go along with these homemade treats – and don’t forget to try one yourself too!

4. A tin of biscuits for your grandparents

Prepare a traditional tin box with various types of biscuits and cookies. Wrap it in personalised brown paper and festive ribbons!

Perfect Christmas Cookies

5. A jar that goes far!

Next time your aunt and uncle are craving something sweet, you will have them covered! Prepare the dry ingredients for a cake or cookies and place them in a personally decorated jar!

6. A savoury snack for mom or dad

Whether it's homemade chutney, crackers or hot sauce, your parents will love the homemade touch. Decorate the jar and write a homemade card signed by Santa’s little helper!

7. Gifts to donate

Give back this Christmas and make several extra special recipes to offer to charities. You can even pick some toys, books and clothes to donate as well!

8. Edible Christmas tree decorations

To make the countdown to Christmas more fun, make edible Christmas cookie ornaments or even link together multiple cookies with a ribbon to make a beautiful cookie garland! Not only fun to make, but also fun to eat!