Monday, December 20, 2010

easy gift ideas

Since it's the week of Christmas...
I wanted to share some quick, easy and inexpensive ideas for gifts.  

Today's gift is an oldie but a goodie.  
Hot Chocolate!

Now..I know there are hot chocolate recipes.
Pam from Party Starters - posted a FAB one.  
I definitely considered making it all from scratch.  
BUT I already had a few boxes of Swiss Miss in the pantry.  
(I picked them up when they were bogo at our grocery store) 

I used 'prezel bags' that I picked up from Joanns 
(I wanted the cone shaped bags but I improvised) and began filling them.  
One pack of hot chocolate mix..a teaspoon or so of mini chocolate chips 
and a small handful of mini marshmallows. 

I added a candy cane

a chocolate peppermint dipped pretzel
(I melted some chocolate chips and crushed a few candy canes..then dipped)

and a handful of an inexpensive glass mug
(I've seen mugs at Dollar Tree and Walmart)
   Finish it with a cute tag (I used this one from The Celebration Shoppe).  

 I think this is a sweet gift..especially now that it's cold here in Florida.
*I also love that you can make 1 or 20 of these..they are super simple*

linking up:

The Girl Creative


JC's Loft said...

What kind of marshmellows did you use??? They almost look like they are toasted?

Love this idea!


Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Great ideas, Staci! That pretzel stick looks delicious.

IPOHC said...

Yummy! That pretzel is right up my ally! Peppermint and chocolate! Perfect combo in my book! What a great simple sweet gift idea!


Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

That is a great idea!

He & Me + 3 said...

a gift that everyone would love!

Melissa C said...

Great idea!! Love it!!

Jodee Leader said...

That turned out soooo cute!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

So cute! I love that you gave it in a mug...very smart!

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