I love to give gifts! It is kind of my thing. For special occasions, birthdays, just because and of course for Christmas! I love spending time putting together something thoughtful for someone else. It brings me so much joy to give! We could all use some extra Christmas cheer, especially during the holidays. I have some simple gift and care package ideas to share with you!
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Holiday Care Package Ideas
Pick a theme: I always stick with a theme when gift giving. Pick a theme and include any items that go along with it. A few of my favorite holiday themes are a cozy cocoa night, christmas movie night, and game night!
Decorate the box: I love to add some extra magic to the boxes too! You can wrap the inside, or glues wrapping paper or even craft paper and write fun messages on it. People love to open a care package and see how festive and creative it looks!
Add a few special/personal touches: Take a few moments to make it personal. Add that hand written card, or maybe hand letter the address and include stamps or stickers.
Simple Gift Ideas
Peppermint Candy Bowl: This is such a fun and creative gift that is sure to please. All you need are some peppermints, parchment, and a baking tray. My kids love making these and filling them up with candy. It can even mold to the shape of a bowl, or stay a round platter.
Peppermint Serving Tray
1 bag peppermints
Unwrap the peppermints and place them close together on the parchment in a round shape.
Bake at 400°F for about 5 minutes, or until the peppermints are melted and run into one another. Be sure to keep a close eye on them.
Gifts In a Jar
These gifts in a jar are perfect for neighbors or sending in care packages. You can get creative with ingredients and make in bulk too! All you need are mason jars, dry ingredients to the recipe you are gifting, decor for the jar and a print out of the full recipe to tie to the jar. Gift Jar Ideas include pancake mix, brownie mix, hot cocoa mix, and cookie mix. Pair with a cute towel or spatula.
Cup of Cheer
“I don’t know if there’ll be snow but have a cup of cheer” We all could use a cup of cheer! This is so easy to assemble. Grab some cute and festive to go cups, or a reusable mug and include ingredients for the perfect cup of cocoa. I like to add cocoa packets, candy canes, marshmallows and sprinkles, Place all ingredients in a clear bag, tie with a ribbon and place inside the cup. Easy, festive and fun!