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25 Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas Using the Slow Cooker

These thoughtful Christmas gift ideas are all made possible thanks to your slow cooker!

By: Adam Kaplan, Editor,

'Tis the season to be jolly... and to make sure that everyone on your list gets an awesome Christmas present. However, getting gifts for everyone can be expensive. Let us help you out.

We have some amazing homemade Christmas gift ideas that not only make for amazing presents, but are also good on your wallet. This collection of spectacular gift ideas for Christmas include everything to homemade fudge and spiced nuts to DIY drink mixes and even homemade soap!

All of these recipes are either prepared in the slow cooker, or they are gifts that someone can use with their slow cooker like custom made potpourri.

Personalize this year's Christmas presents by making something from the heart with our collection of 25 Slow Cooker Gift Ideas for Christmas.

Slow Cooker Fudge Recipes

  • Slow Cooker Peppermint Chocolate Fudge

    It's the perfect fudge recipe for the holidays, as it incorporates peppermint--which makes it both pretty and Christmasy. Plus, coconut milk makes this a dairy-free recipe!

  • How to Make Perfect Fudge in the Slow Cooker

    Learn How to Make Perfect Fudge in the Slow Cooker with this easy slow cooker fudge recipe. This recipe yields 10 to 20 servings, so it's great if you're looking to make homemade holiday gifts.

  • 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge

    If you have friends and family who follow a dairy-free diet, this is the perfect recipe. Chocolate chips, honey, and coconut milk make up this simple fudge recipe.

Slow Cooker Candy and Cookie Recipes

  • Slow Cooker "Crack" Candy Cookies

    If you're a fan of the classic "crack" candy or Christmas "crack" candy, which is akin to chocolate toffee made with crackers, you'll love this creative recipe for Slow Cooker "Crack" Candy Cookies.

  • Slow Cooker Chocolate Pecan Clusters

    Both German chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate are used in this recipe, so it has incredibly rich flavor. This recipe also be made with peanuts, so feel free to substitute them in if you'd like.

  • Slow Cooker Almond Joy Candy

    This 4-ingredient candy recipe is the perfect recipe for someone who likes Almond Joy candy bars. The combination of chocolate and coconut is classic and the crunchy almonds on top make it even better!

  • Chocolate Candy Nut Clusters

    Peanuts and cashews star in this unique nut cluster recipe. The white chocolate drizzle sets this recipe apart from the crowd and makes it even more festive!

  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Buckeyes

    Buckeye candy gets its name from its resemblance to the nut from a horse chesnut. These bite-sized treats are a simple dessert that you'll want to make every year.

  • Crunchy Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy

    Those who like sweet and salty desserts, will love this recipe. You can either spoon the candy onto wax paper or into lined muffin cups. Everyone will be asking for this recipe!

  • Slow Cooker Peanut Clusters Candy

    Peanut butter chips and almond bark give these peanut clusters their unique color. This recipe is the perfect balance between sweet and salty.

  • Sweet 'N Salty Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Sticks

    These would be a great recipe to make with the kids! The secret to having multiple flavors of melted chocolate at once? Melt the chocolate inside glass jars in your slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Recipes for Nuts

  • Chili Spiced Nuts

    Mixed nuts have never tasted so delicious! A homemade spice mix made from cumin, garlic, and more will really wake up your taste buds. Plus, they would be a nice change from all the Christmas desserts.

  • Slow Cooker Candied Cinnamon Pecans

    Even those who don't normally like pecans will be eating these by the handful! Brown sugar and cinnamon definitely makes this a gift-worthy recipe.

  • Slow Cooker Cinnamon Pecans

    Lots of cinnamon and sugar turns plain pecans into something that belongs on the dessert table! In just 3 hours, you'll have a special DIY gift to give to friends and family.

  • Roasted Cinnamon Almonds

    Allspice is really what separates these cinnamon almonds from the rest of the candied nuts. Once the almonds are done cooking, spread them on baking sheets so they can get crispy.

Homemade Jam Recipes

  • Slow Cooker Bacon Onion Jam

    Christmas is a great time to make special recipes that people don't ordinarily make for themselves. This unique bacon jam would be a great addition to an appetizer table.

  • 4-Ingredient Spiced Apple Butter

    Apples, sugar, and a few warm spices are all you need to make this simple apple butter. Homemade jam is a verstile gift since it can be eaten for breakfast, on toast, or even over ice cream!

  • Slow Cooker Cranberry Butter Holiday Favors

    There's nothing more festive than cranberry recipes during the holidays! This simple fruit butter recipe would be a great gift or even a party favor and keeps in the fridge for up to a month.

  • Maple Pumpkin Butter

    Turn canned pumpkin and a handful of pantry ingredients into a special gift that anyone would appreciate. Decorate the jar lid with a square of fabric and some ribbon for a wonderfully festive gift.

DIY Drink Mix Recipes for the Slow Cooker

  • Homemade Holiday Hot Chocolate Mix

    If you're looking for a budget-friendly gift that is still cute and thoughtful, this hot chocolate mix is the perfect choice. The recipe even includes printable labels and a dairy-free version!

  • Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate in a Jar

    This is a wonderful last-minute gift idea that everyone is sure to love. It would make a great hostess gift during the holidays and is a great drink mix for anyone to keep in their pantry.

Slow Cooker Candles, Soaps, and Potpourri

  • Slow Cooker Candles

    Candles always make for amazing Christmas gifts. Make your gift even more special this year by giving someone you care about a candle you made using your own slow cooker.

  • Hot Process Slow Cooker Oatmeal and Honey Castile Soap

    Soap can also be made using your slow cooker and this soap recipe makes for the quintessential homemade gift to give this holiday season. Plus, you can customize the scents and personalize the wrapping!

  • Orange Spice Holiday Potpourri

    Make your friends and family something special this holiday season with this slow cooker potpourri. Citrus, cloves, and pine will infuse the air and put you in the holiday spirit.

  • Slow Cooker Coffee Kitchen Soap Tutorial

    Learn how to make easy homemade soap with this Slow Cooker Coffee Kitchen Soap Tutorial. Nearly all the ingredients are edible!

Which homemade gift idea will you try this year? Tell us in the comments below!

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