Hot Cocoa {gift in a jar}

Hope you have been enjoying the Handmade Christmas series! I am l.o.v.i.n.g. it!! Did you see Christina’s wreath yesterday? Seriously – it looks like it came straight from Ballard. But it only cost her a few bucks to make! Gotta love home decor like that, right?

In my ideal world, December is cold. I don’t know what’s up with this weather recently {it was 73 degrees here yesterday!!!}, but I’m not a huge fan of wearing short sleeves in winter. I won’t complain – it’s definitely nice to spend more time outside with my kiddos!

Today’s post is a gift idea that’s best given when it’s cold outside. But really, I enjoy it even if I am wearing short sleeves in the winter!

Hot cocoa, anyone?

Hot Cocoa in a jar - easy & cheap to make, plus it's SO pretty to give!

If you’re like me, you love to give gifts at Christmas time. But sometimes the gift someone needs/you would like to give are just a leeeetle bit out of your budget. That’s where a bit of compromise and creativity come into play.

Grab yourself a canning jar:

Hot Cocoa in a jar - easy & cheap to make, plus it's SO pretty to give!
Fill it with somethin’ scrumptious:

Hot Cocoa in a jar - easy & cheap to make, plus it's SO pretty to give!

Top it off with a little extra somethin’somethin’…

Hot Cocoa in a jar - easy & cheap to make, plus it's SO pretty to give!

And voila, you have a pretty little gift:

Hot Cocoa in a jar - easy & cheap to make, plus it's SO pretty to give!

I made hot cocoa in my jars {recipe 1 and 2}, but there are a gajillion ideas for “jar gifts.” Salsa, brownie mix, jams, soup mix, spaghetti sauce, cookie mix, spices {like my homemade pumpkin pie spice or taco seasoning}, body scrubs, etc. The list is endless! If you want specific recipes, check out my pinterest board “Gifts in a Jar.”

Happy gifting!

 

 

 

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5 comments

  1. Christa says:

    hey Mary! it depends on the recipe! check out the recipes I linked to in my posts and they will tell you – I think 1 is 1/3 cup of mix per mug. 🙂

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