Sweet Homemade Christmas Gifts

If you enjoy making your own gifts to give, here is a sweet gift idea perfect for teachers, co-workers, hostesses, or friends. I created a small crate “basket” filled with mocha coffee mixture (see recipe below), a mini pie, and special holiday mug…

You can use any attractive container that can be re-used by the recipient, add a block of craft foam to give height to the gift items, add shredded paper, the gifts, and you’re all set.  I used a flip top jar to hold the mocha coffee mixture and a printable tag from Love the Day to top it off.  The pie is placed in a cute bakers box from the craft store, and wrapped with twine.  The presentation is as sweet as the edible treats inside! Here is the Mocha Coffee Recipe:

Mocha Coffee Mix

  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
  • 2 Tblsp instant coffee granules
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Combine all ingredients together and mix well. Place in a resealable container for gift giving.

To drink: Spoon 1/4 cup mixture into coffee mug and stir in 1 cup of hot water. Enjoy!

Makes 10 servings.

You can also add in some DIY chocolate stirrers if you like. Just follow the link for the tutorial. Cheers!


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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to Homes.com, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. I love this idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. great ideas, love homemade christmas gifts!

  3. Darling!!

  4. So super cute! Thanks for using my tags. You are the sweetest.

  5. Very cute ideas especially for co-workers. Who doesn’t enjoy getting mocha coffee for Christmas?! I love it :) -Dani

  6. This is really a Nice sharing & collection.

  7. Pam Williams says:

    What size jars did you use?

  8. We love this homemade basket idea for the holidays, and just featured it on our blog! Check it out: http://bit.ly/18jZ6jW


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