You know that one friend who is so hard to shop for because it seems they don’t like anything that it kinda stresses you out? Well fret no more because I’ve got the perfect solution just for you: the instant pot. I’m not talking the actual instant pot (though I’m sure your friend wouldn’t mind that at all), I mean homemade gifts in the instant pot that'll have them asking for more.
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- Jars. Lots of them. Standard mason jars, half-pint jelly jars, or these ones perfect for sauces
- Chalkboard stickers as gift labels for those mason jars
- Heavy-duty, silicone oven gloves -- these are more for you since you're the one doing all the heavy lifting
Or check out this list of top recommended instant pot accessories by the best Insta-pot cooks on the web.
Instant pot gift idea 1. Instant Pot Meal Kits
Mason jar gifts are adorable, and this one’s no different. It’s a meal kit with all the ingredients. Your gift receiver would just need to add water. This post shares two easy, healthy instant pot recipes: one for pumpkin oatmeal and another for split pea soup. (via Little Blue Plates)
Homemade insta-pot gift idea 3. Instant Pot Jam
This simple strawberry jam is so easy to make. Strawberries, an orange, and sugar in the pot, then whip with an immersion blender. That’s it! Perfect for the summertime.
(via One Good Thing by Jillee)
Homemade instant pot gift idea 4. Instant Pot Pumpkin Apple Butter
Keeping along the theme of seasons, here’s an excellent gift for the fall/Thanksgiving period. Not only does this taste great with instant pot bread or ice cream, it’ll make your house smell heavenly as well. (via Pressure Cooking Today)
Instant pot gift idea 5. Instant Pot Candied Nuts
This one is also a perfect holiday treat. You can use any nuts of your choosing, from almonds to pecans to walnuts. Remember to use NONSTICK foil or a nonstick pan so your nuts don’t glue themselves to whatever surface. (via I Don't Have Time for That)
Insta-pot gift idea 6. Instant Pot Infused Honey
This one is pretty easy, and there are so many possibilities to customize this. You could try foods like blueberry, herbs like lavender, or spices like chili pepper. (via Tidbits Marci)
Homemade insta-pot gift idea 7. Instant Pot Hot Sauce
Speaking of chili peppers, what about this hot sauce? Just be extra careful not to come into contact with the high concentration of chili peppers. (via Simply Happy Foodie)
They say that it’s more fulfilling to give than to receive, and with any of these ridiculously easy recipes for homemade gifts made in the instant pot and the smiles on the faces of the lucky ones to receive these homemade gifts, I’m sure you’d totally agree.