The usual homemade cookies are always a fun idea
but this year, I was thinking something a little different.
While shopping the Dollar Tree the other day picking up pretty white candles
I bumped into a couple things that inspired this years sweet treat gift.
A fun glass container filled with
a favorite cocoa mix and peppermint sticks.
Here’s what you need:
$1.00 glass lidded jar (Dollar Tree)
.69 cent chunky peppermint stick (Dollar Tree)
Cocoa either in a mix -$2.00 for 2 boxes- grocery store
(or you can mix your own if you would like using cocoa)
pretty Christmas ribbon and a tag
After cleaning the jar
Simply fill it with a favorite dark chocolate cocoa mix
I also placed a candy cane inside for a peppermint stirring stick
These candy canes are huge and chunky and about 8″ long.
Totally love them.
I decided to break them into pieces to give with the mix
but you can tie them up with a ribbon and leave them full size too.
(Before I could get a picture of an unbroken one
a little sneaky candy cane thief made off with it)
Using favorite ribbon or candy cane yarn
simply tie a greeting or gift tag to the jar and it’s done/
So simple and easy to put together in about 5 minutes
and for just $3.69
but such a sweet treat that is perfect for gift giving.
or to just to have on hand to enjoy with a friend while
chatting and making cranberry garland too.
Hope your weekend is going great!
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
Very cute idea, Courtney! I love those chunky candy canes at the dollar store and I think they make a great addition to the hot chocolate mix.
A Thrifted Market says
So beautiful and simple. Thanks for the idea. Where did you find the boxwood wreath? Its gorgeous!
Patty @ That's So Pretty says
Great gift idea.
What eye candy! Your pictures really change my mood from crazy stress to joy and Christmas. Thank you
Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique says
Sometimes the simple things really are the best Courtney and I love a handmade Christmas.
Leslie Anne Tarabella says
Such a wonderful idea, and as a former teacher, I can tell you this would be such a nice treat after a long day!
Lady of the Woods says
that is totally adorable and who would not like it! It is close to my own idea which I'm going to post about soon too, once I get proper pics taken of homemade muesli in a mason jar….love it! 😀
What a creative and fun idea, Courtney! And, I love the vignette you created with it … fabulous Christmas chalkboard, too! Happy Thanksgiving, sweet friend!
Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage says
What a sweet gift! It is just so darn pretty!!
Mom E. says
Where did you find the peppermint Lollies? I used to find them at Walmart, but I haven't found them yet this year! We LOVE to use those in hot chocolate….we love hot chocolate parties, too!
I love your idea….we do that, too!
The peppermint sticks were at the Dollar Tree for just .69 cents each! 🙂
Divine Theatre says
Your vignettes are so heartwarming!
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style says
What a great idea, Courtney and so inexpensive. Your photos are fabulous.
Faded Charm says
Thanks for the grat gift idea….sounds super easy and who wouldn't love hot chocolate on a cold winter's night:-)
[email protected] Charm says
Sweet and THRIFTY gift idea…hope you share it at my party this week. Where did you find the ribbon?
The ribbon is from our local Ben Franklin ~ love it.
Sherry at The Rusty Pearl says
I love THIS !!!! Being a new blogger myself.. I love inspiration such as yours ..Thank you ..I too love giving the neighbors a little something and this is perfect …
Darling idea! I love the dollar tree and have to get those huge pepermint sticks.
an idea so simple and cute!
I love the jars decorated, look also my blog
thanks for the inspiration
What a lovely idea! It looks fabulous as well!! No problems with getting the peppermint sticks over the pond here!!
LOVE this…thx for sharing…going to the Dollar Tree for sure!!
Great gift idea for a teacher or a hostess gift too! Thanks for sharing Courtney!
I was just talking to my sister about something to make for people we sometimes forget about! Thank you so much for the inspiration I needed!
Jil~Say It With Roses says
Great idea and a pretty gift, too!
Athena at Minerva's Garden says
This is a lovely idea–I love the Dollar Store for inspiration!
Beautiful thought, Courtney!
LOVE the chunky peppermint. 🙂
Linda at Beautiful Ideas
Oh, I love this idea! It's so simple but handmade with love! I may have to visit the Dollar Store…
Heaven's Walk says
Love this idea, Courtney! How nice to have some on hand for guests to take home with them, too! Looks like I'll be hitting the Dollar Tree soon….. 🙂
[email protected] says
Courtney, great gift idea. Love the baker's twine, it adds a nice touch. You're a genius!
Blondie's Journal says
This is a darling idea! Fun, too!
Holly Irwin Fine Art says
You're so creative! I love this idea. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring all year long!
HI I just found your lovely blog I'm now your newest follower. What a great idea just what I need to make for my sons teacher to go with her cake that I'm making her.
What a great idea. I love fat peppermint sticks!
Mr Paul says
Love it, we call it butchers twine here. Fabulous the boxwood wreath. xxx
Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR says
What a cute idea, Courtney! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Yvonne @ StoneGable says
Courtney, What a darling idea! ANd very economical! I'm borrowing this great idea!!! LOVE the little stubby peppermints. YUM!
The chunky peppermint sticks remind me of my grandfather. He always had tins of them at Christmas.
I would love to know how you made the box wood wreath. Also the source of the darling peppermint string.
Your photos are fabulous. You are a great stylist and photographer.