Christmas week is here! Can you believe it? It’s a week of last minute scrambling, cleaning and preparation to go visit family for us. While Christmas is about so much more than presents – gift buying, wrapping and giving is in full swing this week. I love thoughtful little gifts! Who doesn’t? It’s quite special to receive a gift that’s been handmade just for you! That’s why I love putting together baskets and these DIY mason jar gifts. They are perfect as stocking fillers, for co-workers, secret Santa gift giving and even as last-minute gifts for the unexpected visitor (we’ve all been there!).
At this time of the year you may already have some or all of the ingredients for hot chocolate jars in your home depending on how sweet your tooth is. For me, this is not an issue. ALL of the candy at this time of the year! This particular jar has an added dose of chocolate in the form of chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli white chips for a richer flavor) and a candy cane for stirring! You could also get your peppermint flavor from a layer of crushed peppermints as a topping in the jar or by adding peppermint marshmallows instead of the regular kind.
You will need:
- Ball Mason Jar or similar
- Decorative ribbon or bakers twine
If you are super organized you could have some pre-printed labels for the lid (I was not super organized!).
Candy Cane Hot Chocolate
- Hot Chocolate Mix
- Mini White Chocolate Chips
- Mini Marshmallows
- Candy Cane
Add hot water or milk with two tablespoons from your jar and enjoy!
Why not try some other hot chocolate flavors such as salted caramel, spiced white hot chocolate or even gingerbread!
Jar gifts can be absolutely anything you wish so be creative.
More Jar Gift Ideas
Manicure – Nail polish remover, nail scissors, file, buffer and a festive shade of polish.
21+ – Mini soda can, mini liquor bottle, decorative drink stirrer.
Coffee Lovers – Gourmet espresso sachet, espresso mug and mini dark chocolates.
The possibilities are endless and the results so personal and cute!