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7 Homemade Gifts You Can Make in Your Slow Cooker

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Is there anything a slow cooker can't help with? Cocktail parties? Check! Thanksgiving dinner? Yep! You can even make a bunch of holiday gifts in your slow cooker! It's true. You can make a big batch of presents and then package them up separately to gift to several different people.

Obviously cute packaging is very important here. Make use of tiny bags, Mason jars, and small cardboard boxes and finish with a pretty ribbon for added flair.

Check out these ideas and you'll be covered when it comes to hostess gifts, tokens for your kids' teachers, and presents for your neighbors. These easy DIY gifts can all be done in the slow cooker.

1. Candles

Candles don't have to be expensive or hard to make. This slow cooker version allows you to make multiples at once without having to pour hot wax. Finish each jar with a pretty ribbon and a sprig of greenery for a festive touch.

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2. Apple Pumpkin Butter

A taste of fall throughout the year, this delicious apple pumpkin butter is easy to whip up in a slow cooker. Separate your larger batch into smaller jars and pair it with a loaf of bread (store-bought is totally fine!) for a lovely hostess gift.

Get the recipe: Apple Pumpkin Butter from Everyday Good Thinking

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3. Granola

Your favorite outdoorsy people will appreciate the care you put into this homemade batch of granola. Pistachios, white chocolate chips, and cranberries come together to make a festive concoction that can be eaten on its own or enjoyed on top of yogurt or even ice cream.

See the recipe: Crock Pot Christmas Granola from Running in a Skirt

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4. Bacon Jam

Sweet and savory, bacon jam would make a slice of cardboard taste delicious. But we suggest using it on grilled cheese, including it in a cheese plate, or slathering it onto a piece of toast — its many uses means it might just be gone before the new year.

See more: Slow Cooker Bacon Jam from Martha Stewart

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5. Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Candied almonds are a delicious and indulgent snack. Once you prepare them, divide the haul between a few decorated Mason jars and spread the love to your favorite friends. It's the perfect snack for moms because kids probably won't touch them (they don't know what they're missing!).

See the recipe here: Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roasted Almonds from Your Everyday Family

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6. Dulce de Leche

The danger here? You'll want to keep this indulgent topping for yourself. Whether they're drizzling it over ice cream or waffles, the lucky recipients will find endless ways to use this delicacy.

See the recipe here: Easy Slow Cooker Dulce de Leche from Ebay

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7. Fudge

This white chocolate fudge, topped with bright pistachios and cranberries, is so pretty. Cut this larger bar into smaller pieces and place into decorative waxed baggies for gifting. It's so much easier (and more affordable) than running to your local candy store!

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker White Chocolate, Pistachio and Raspberry Fudge from Baking Queen 74

How do you use your slow cooker to help with holiday gifting?

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