Want to give a gift to someone you love but don’t really know what they like? Check out these deliciously sweet dessert gifts that are sure to impress! 

It’s story time, friends! Every year growing up, my next door neighbors would always give my family a small Christmas food gift that contained either cookies, chocolate covered pretzels, or some kind of homemade dessert. These dessert gifts were my absolute favorite as a child! Personally, I think these sweet gestures are such a kind thing to give to loved ones, friends, or even acquaintances just because.

Also, I’d just like to say, who doesn’t love talking about desserts? I’ve had a waning relationship with sweets lately. Regardless of the fact that my sweet tooth is shrinking, I still definitely love to bake. And I love to give baked goods to my friends and loved ones, especially when they’re having a rough day. So, let me stop rambling and get to the point, here are a few of my favorite food gift ideas:

A Light & Fluffy Lemon Treat

Dessert Gifts Lemon Meringue Pie Bites Sugar Lemon Curd Egg Whites

Via Sweet Peas and Saffron

Yum, so let’s check out these delicious lemon meringue pie bites! This delicious treat is light, airy, and perfect for warm, summer days. The citrus-y flavor of this dessert is refreshing and will definitely put a bright smile on your face. What I love most about this amazing recipe is that it’s a lighter, smaller version of a pie. With this dessert, everybody gets their own personal bite-sized pie! How tasty, right?

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A Marble Treat

Dessert Gifts Marble Bark Chocolate Chips White Chocolate Cranberries Roasted Cashews

Via Tutti Dolci

I’ve received marble bark as a food gift before. I just have to say that my favorite rendition of this delicious recipe is with a marbled version of dark chocolate and a mix of mouthwatering salted caramel. Just thinking about this treat is making me smile. Add some pistachios or caramel crunch pieces to that bark and you’ve got yourself a delicious treat that will surely brighten someone’s day.

Peanut Butter Banana Time

Dessert Gifts Peanut Butter Banana Cups Milk Chocolate Powdered Sugar

Via Honestly Yum

These sweet cups are totally worth going bananas for! If you’re a lover of Reese’s peanut butter cups, then this delicious recipe will take that love to a whole new level. Why you ask? Because this delicious homemade dessert has banana slices mixed with the peanut butter and chocolate. How mouthwateringly delicious does that sound? Seriously, I desperately want peanut butter and bananas right now because of how great this recipe sounds!

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Classic Chocolate Chip

Desserts Gifts Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies Classic Chocolate Chip

Via Sally's Baking Addiction

Everybody loves good ol’ chocolate chip cookies! This chewy chocolate chunk cookie recipe is one of my favorite chocolate chip recipes by far! This recipe results in what I think is the perfect cookie texture. Think soft, gooey, but still crisp! I always love a good chocolate chip cookie. My roommate actually made me chocolate chip cookies yesterday just cause and it definitely put a huge smile on my face. Sometimes dessert baskets and sweet gifts like these cookies given “just because” can make people’s day. You never know the impact one sweet treat can make on someone’s day!

A Dipped Classic

Dessert Gifts Pink and Blue Chocolate Dipped Golden Oreos

Via Sprinkles for Breakfast

Alright friends, here is a simple and SUPER DUPER easy recipe you can make as a dessert gift. If you’re not quite the baker but you love a good sweet, why not get a pack of tasty Oreos and dip them in milk chocolate? You can add food coloring to the milk chocolate and sprinkles to personalize the Oreos to fit whatever color scheme suits your fancy!

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Sweet & Salty Delight

Dessert Gifts Chocolate Dipped Pretzeals with Sprinkles

Via A Sorta Fairytale

If you’re not an Oreo person, why not try this recipe with pretzels instead? I love this recipe because I love the sweet and salty mix of chocolate dipped pretzels. Plus, with this recipe, you can add sprinkles, crushed nuts, coconut, or whatever you prefer. Put this sweet treat in a jar and you have an instantly sweet and fun treat to give someone as a “thank you” gift, “I miss you” gift, or “just because I love you” gift.

The Ultimate Dessert Gift Box

Dessert Gifts Goody Box Macaroons Cookies Sweet Treats


Last but not least, friends, check out this dessert box. If you’re giving a treat to a loved one who is an absolute die-hard dessert lover, then don’t hesitate to go all out for them. In fact, I’d even suggest taking every recipe you know and compiling it in a sweet box like this lovely one here. There are tons of ideas that you can try for dessert gift baskets (or boxes!).

Well friends, it’s time to bring an end to this sweet blog post! Which one of these dessert gift ideas was your favorite? Which did you think was the best food gift of them all? Let me know in the comments below! Also, don’t hesitate to share this blog post with your friends and family. Thanks for reading!

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