Looking for nomtastic DIY holiday edible gifts to make and give to your friends, family, colleagues, teachers, neighbors, and all the other people in your life? These homemade gifts are easy to make, paleo-friendly, gluten-free, and super tasty!

A collage of six homemade edible holiday gifts from Nom Nom Paleo.

If you’re starved for holiday inspiration, I’ve created a roundup of my classic giftable edible holiday treats. All of them are a cinch to make together and you can drop them off or ship them to all of your pals!

Gluten-free cookies!

Chocolate-Dipped Pistachio Cookies

These chocolate-dipped pistachio cookies are so dang good! They’re a favorite from our green cookbook and I had to share the chocolate version here!

A hand is dunking a pistachio cookie into a bowl filled with melted chocolate.
A closeup of a plate of chocolate dipped pistachio cookies.

Chocolate-Dipped Pistachio Cookies (Gluten Free, Paleo)

4.85 from 13 votes
My chocolate-dipped pistachio cookies are crunchy, tender, salty, nutty, and perfectly spiced with cardamom and lime zest. These delightful gluten-free cookies are perfect for homemade holiday gifts!
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Thumbprint Cookies

These paleo thumbprint cookies are the jam-filled treats from your childhood!

Paleo thumbprint cookies cooling on a wire rack
A blue plate is piled with paleo and gluten free thumbprint cookies filled with apricot and strawberry jam.

Thumbprint Cookies (Gluten Free, Paleo, Grain Free)

4.80 from 29 votes
These paleo thumbprint cookies are the jam-filled treats from your childhood, remade to be gluten-free and grain-free! 
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These paleo cookies have the perfect texture, with delightfully crispy edges and a chewy center. But of course, what really matters is how they taste—and these cookies passed with flying colors!

A stack of paleo and gluten free snickerdoodle cookie on a white plate.
An overhead shot of paleo and gluten free snickerdoodles on a wire cooling rack.

Gluten-Free Snickerdoodles: Crispy, Chewy, and Paleo!

4.69 from 16 votes
Who’s craving some grain-free and gluten-free snickerdoodles that are crispy, chewy, tangy, and perfectly sweet? These paleo cookies are made with natural ingredients like almond flour, coconut sugar, and cinnamon, and are an absolute cinch to make!
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Pumpkin Cookies

My mom doesn’t like pumpkin or cookies, but she loves these cake-y paleo pumpkin cookies!

A hand holding a frosted paleo pumpkin cookie with a bite in it to show the cake-like texture of the cookie.
An overhead shot of a plate filled with paleo and gluten free pumpkin cookies, some frosted and some with no frosting on top.

Pumpkin Cookies (Paleo, Gluten Free, Grain Free)

4.62 from 13 votes
These soft, cakey pumpkin cookies perfectly balance the comforting spices of fall and just the right amount of sweetness! No one will notice that they're also paleo, refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and grain-free!
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Raspberry Financiers

Financiers aren’t technically cookies, but no one will complain about these adorably delicious mini almond flour cakes crowned with a tangy berry.

Removing a paleo raspberry financier from a muffin pan.
A close up of paleo and gluten free raspberry financiers on a cooling rack

Raspberry Financiers (Paleo, Gluten Free, Grain Free)

4.89 from 27 votes
These adorably delicious raspberry financiers are mini almond flour cakes crowned with a tangy berry. They’re simple, elegant, and a crowd-pleasing paleo and gluten-free dessert!
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The World’s Easiest Cookies

Yes, these delicious crunchy almond flour cookies are the world’s easiest cookies to make and they happen to be paleo, vegan, gluten-free, and grain-free!

The World's Easiest Cookies from Elizabeth Barbone by Michelle Tam https://nomnompaleo.com
The World's Easiest Cookies from Elizabeth Barbone by Michelle Tam https://nomnompaleo.com

The World’s Easiest Cookies from Elizabeth Barbone

4.79 from 19 votes
These delicious and simple grain-free Paleo cookies will please your whole family! They’re also gluten-free, egg-free, and vegan!
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Paleo chocolate treats!

Nom Nom Chocolate Truffles

These paleo and dairy-free chocolate truffles are a cinch to make, yet look extra fancy! If your kids are looking for a cooking assignment, this fab recipe is it!

A hand is placing paleo truffles into a storage container lined with parchment paper.
A closeup of a plate filled with Nom Nom Paleo vegan chocolate truffles topped with cocoa powder or toasted shredded coconut.

Nom Nom Chocolate Truffles

5 from 12 votes
These paleo, vegan, and dairy-free chocolate truffles are perfect for homemade holiday gifts! Everyone will love them and request them year after year!
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Coco-Nutty Dark Bark

I love making Coco-Nutty Dark Bark ’cause it’s drop-dead simple and infinitely customizable. To be honest, I feel embarrassed even calling this a recipe: all you do is melt the best dark chocolate you can find, and top it with your favorite add-ins.

You can change the toppings to suit your taste, though in my humble opinion, the crowning trio consists of toasted coconut flakes, tangy dried cranberries, and salty roasted macadamia nuts. I’ve even provided some fun printable labels that’ll make your packs of chocolatey goodness look legit.

Gift bags filled with Coco-Nutty Dark Bark
Coco-Nutty Dark Bark

Coco-Nutty Dark Chocolate Bark

5 from 7 votes
Paleo Coco-Nutty Dark Chocolate Bark is perfect for DIY homemade edible holiday gifts because the recipe is drop-dead simple and infinitely customizable.
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Grain-Free Dark Chocolate Cherry Scones

The homemade scones are crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside, and dotted with dried cherries and dark chocolate. Your friends will love them!

Grain-Free Dark Chocolate Cherry Scones by Michelle Tam https://nomnompaleo.com

Grain-Free Dark Chocolate Cherry Scones

4.80 from 10 votes
These grain-free dark chocolate cherry scones are one of my favorite baked paleo treats! They’re perfect for DIY holiday gifts, too!
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Gluten-free mug cake kits!

Matcha, Chocolate, or Vanilla Mug Cake Kit

I love quick and easy paleo mug cakes and I bet your pals will, too! To make someone’s holiday a little sweeter, measure out the dry ingredients for one mug cake and package the mix in a clear cellophane bag tied shut with a pretty bow. Attach a printed recipe card and let the lucky gift recipients know that all they have to do is whisk in the wet ingredients before cooking the individual cakes. No matcha? The recipe also includes instructions for chocolate and vanilla mug cakes!

An overhead shot of white coffee mug filled with a gluten-free mug cake topped with coconut whipped cream and dusted with matcha powder.

Tuck a bag (or three) in a brand-new coffee mug and voila!

A close-up of a grain-free and gltuen-free matcha mug cake puffed over a white coffee mug and topped with dairy-free coconut whipped cream.

Matcha Mug Cake (Paleo, Gluten-free, Keto-friendly)

4.75 from 48 votes
Want to whip up a single serving of homemade gluten-free green tea flavored cake in just minutes? This paleo matcha mug cake is a delicious emerald-hued sponge cake that you can bake in your microwave or toaster oven!
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Energy balls!

Liar Balls

My Liar Balls—delicious and healthy paleo energy balls—are the perfect on-the-go snack for your friends and family! You can make these no-cook vegan treats with your kids and  customize the flavor with your favorite nuts or seeds!

A Liar Ball, a paleo no-cook healthy energy ball, in a pile of toasted shredded coconut.
An overhead shot of healthy, paleo, no-cook energy balls on a piece of parchment paper.

Liar Balls (Paleo Energy Balls)

4.65 from 14 votes
My Liar Balls are delicious and healthy paleo energy balls that are the perfect on-the-go snack! You can make these no-cook vegan treats with your kids and customize the flavor with your favorite nuts or seeds!
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“PB&J” Energy Balls

If you’re gonna roll up a bunch of Liar Balls, you may as well make some “PB&J” Energy Balls, too! These peanut-free “PB&J” Energy Balls are made with just nuts and fruit (and a pinch of salt).

Nomtastic DIY Holiday Gifts! by Michelle Tam https://nomnompaleo.com
“PB&J” Energy Balls by Michelle Tam https://nomnompaleo.com

Peanut Butter and Jelly Energy Balls

4.91 from 10 votes
These peanut-free “PB&J” Energy Balls are made with just nuts and fruit (and a pinch of salt). They’re portable no-bake Paleo and vegan healthy snacks that taste just like peanut butter and jelly!
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Nuts and granola!

Spiced Nuts

These crunchy and flavor-packed spiced nuts are the addictive snack your pals won’t stop munching on!

An overhead shot of a rimmed baking sheet filled with freshly roasted paleo spiced nuts.
A hand grabbing a cashew from a tall glass jar filled with paleo spiced nuts.

Spiced Nuts (Paleo, Gluten Free, Low Carb)

4.80 from 20 votes
You’ll love these spiced nuts ’cause they're crunchy, smoky, spicy, tangy, and zesty. They're the perfect DIY holiday gift or snack—and you won't be able to stop munching on them!
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Chocolate Cherry Paleo Granola

Warning: it’s hard to refrain from munching on this fabulously crunchy, nutty, and maple-syrup sweetened gluten-free treat, so package it up and give it away before you eat it all yourself!

A closeup of a jar filled with Chocolate Cherry Paleo granola and a bowl in the background with granola on top of coconut yogurt.
An overhead shot of a tray of chocolate cherry paleo granola, a tasty homemade holiday edible gift

Chocolate Cherry Paleo Granola

5 from 10 votes
This fabulous chocolate cherry paleo granola makes an easy and crowd-pleasing DIY homemade holiday edible gift! Warning: it’s hard to stop munching on this crunchy, nutty, and maple-syrup sweetened gluten-free treat so package it up and distribute to all your pals!
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Tropical Paleo Granola

Want a not-too-sweet nutty granola with tropical flavors? Make this one!

Tropical Paleo Granola by Michelle Tam https://nomnompaleo.com

Tropical Paleo Granola

5 from 1 vote
This grain-free Paleo granola is crunchy, not too sweet, and infused with tropical flavors that remind me of my favorite fruity beachside drinks!  Just a handful of this stuff delivers a mildly-sweet, nutty, tropical crunch like nothing else.
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The best spice blend!

Magic Mushroom Powder

If you gift someone a jar of my Magic Mushroom Powder, they will be your friend of life. Sprinkle this umami-packed, Whole30-friendly seasoning salt on anything to make it delicious—it truly is the secret weapon in my kitchen arsenal.

A jar of Magic Mushroom Powder with a tag that says Happy Holidays

Too busy to make it yourself? My Magic Mushroom Powder is available for purchase online at Amazon, iHerb (worldwide shipping), and directly from The Spice Lab.

Image of the Nom Nom Paleo Magic Mushroom Powder bottle and spice blend
Magic Mushroom Powder by Michelle Tam / Nom Nom Paleo https://nomnompaleo.com

Magic Mushroom Powder

4.93 from 39 votes
Magic Mushroom Powder is my secret weapon in my kitchen! Sprinkle this umami-packed seasoning salt on anything to make it delicious!
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Don’t want to make gifts?

Check out my 2023 Holiday Gift Guide for all the things you can buy for your pals! Happy gifting and eating!

Looking for more recipe ideas? Head on over to my Recipe Index. You’ll also find exclusive recipes in my cookbooks, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2013), Ready or Not! (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2017), and Nom Nom Paleo: Let’s Go! (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2022).

About Michelle Tam

Hello! My name is Michelle Tam, and I love to eat. I think about food all the time. It borders on obsession. I’ve always loved the sights and smells of the kitchen. My mother was (and is) an excellent cook, and as a kid, I was her little shadow as she prepared supper each night. From her, I gained a deep, abiding love for magically transforming pantry items into mouth-watering family meals.

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  1. Haven’t visited this site in forever and you’re still as awesome as I remembered! Love these ideas, too. I made the truffles a few years back for a Christmas party and they were spectacular.

  2. DIY gifts are so cool. People tend to appreciate them more and they can be fun to make too. The one catch is that they have to be decent or the process isn’t worth the effort. The ideas on your list all look like they would be extremely popular.

  3. Great recipe ideas for gifting and taking to Holiday gatherings without starch, so I can eat them too. Thanks!

  4. These all look so amazing! My Christmas cookie plate will change up this year!! Thank you for the recipes 😉