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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  1. We love this homemade basket idea for the holidays, and just featured it on our blog!

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

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