okay..this is coming at the final countdown… but I just had to share —-and technically…if you couldn’t get out your gifts before christmas, this would be a great WINTER gift…cause here in Idaho we drink hot cocoa until may…and something in may. and june..and cold july nights.
so it’s pretty much a staple.
Okay…the yummiest hot cocoa out there is Stephens. WE LOVE IT. i mean hands down the best. ever. ever. ever.
and the flavors….oh the flavors.
candycane, cherry chocolate, white chocolate, Italian Ameretto, Orange Creme, Mint chocolate, Cookies and Creme, caramel mocha, dark chocolate, sugar free, peanut butter cup, roasted hazelnut….
i think i turned into bubba gump.
(if you can’t find them around town..buy them here)
Anyways..I knew I wanted to give it out to my neighbors this year…instant crowd pleaser!
You can totally just add a tag and bow and be done..(it’s that good) (free printable tags at the bottom!)
or one step further…add some wrapping paper around the can.
or add a cute cup with the can of hot chocolate
I made personalized hot cocoa cups for each family…way easy..way cute..all with vinyl! you can see them all HERE (and get vinyl to make your own!)
Or…you can go even one step further…
I made a bunch of spoons dipped in chocolate –with candy cane pieces and m&ms sprinkled on them and wrapped them. perfect to stir your hot cocoa with!
Time out real fast. check out that awesome ribbon up there! I have the coolest new gadget!
They have different colored ribbon…and it automatically switches the ink color (don’t ask me how! magic!)
You can repeat…Add little images, change fonts..and sizes.
go vertical, or two lines!
It’s so fun to use…i’ve been using it all over my christmas crap! presents, tie little bags of candy and treats…a few bookmarks. put some on cards….seriously. You will be seeing more fun ribbon ideas on the blog so watch for that! (you can get one here…best. christmas. present. ever.)
back to the project at hand. You can fill up a fry box and fill it with some chocolate spoons, mini marshmallows, straws, candy canes, peppermint kisses..
and gift that with some hot chocolate
Or through it all in a cute wrapped up shoe box ready to hand off to your friends.
and for the ones that get mailed out…I coat the inside with wrapping paper. So the box is all plain and then they open it up to a party!!!
Um…did you know that you could mini marshmallows by the canister? yeah. i eat them plain. so good.
The hot cocoa also come in single servings! perfect for a teacher or bus driver. just add a tag…
or make a cute snowman hat.
or put one in a cup with some other sweet treats
alright! have I convinced you that hot cocoa is the thing you need to whip up a great gift for anyone!
my printables are below…but I also found this cute one
and this one