How To Make Your Loved Ones Happy This Christmas: Give The Gift Of Food
Everyone loves to eat. Not everyone loves getting gifted new socks or another tie they won't wear. Take the fret out of gift-giving and go with a sure thing. Cookies, candies, and spices are a budget-friendly and fail-free way to please your friends and family this year.
Go for your loved ones' sweet tooth and package some homemade candy to enjoy Christmas morning.
For packaging, purchase some festive containers from your local party supply or craft store, line with red and green tissue paper, and nestle your treats inside. You can also wrap with cellophane, or fill a clear plastic treat bag, and fasten with pretty ribbon.
Not sure what candy to make? Try one of these simple recipes.
Butterscotch Haystacks(the nuts aren't necessary if there's an allergy concern)
You can't have Christmas without Christmas cookies. Bake up your favorite batch and package just like you would the candy.
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What cookies should you make? Try one of these:
3. Snack Mix
Give them something to nibble on while they're watching the Christmas morning mayhem. Snack mixes are super easy to make in huge batches and divvy into smaller portions.
For packaging, try a cute mason jar wrapped with some twine or pretty ribbon!
Want to give a sweet snack mix? Try these Holiday Muddy Buddies
Prefer savory/spicy? Sriracha Chex Mix definitely delivers a kick!
Sweet and salty more your thing? Try this delicious mix.
4. Hot Chocolate Mix
Picture it: Christmas Eve. Sitting by the Christmas tree. Sipping hot chocolate. It literally doesn't get more perfect. Make a big batch of hot chocolate mix that will be wayyy more scrumptious than the store bought stuff. Your loved ones will thank you for providing the perfect Christmas moment.
Gift your mix in a mason jar or even a cute Christmas mug. Don't forget to include some marshmallows!
Try this decadent recipe from Smitten Kitchen.
5. Spice mix
Spice mixes are so easy to put together and are something your friends and family can use easily at home.
Not sure where to start? Check out these mixes for some inspiration:
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