Gifting Ideas for the Holidays

Gifts that are homemade and from the heart

This holiday season, skip the long checkout lines and crowded stores. Gifts that come straight from your kitchen are simple and delicious! Check out our gifting ideas below and from our kitchen to yours, happy holidays!

Hot Chocolate Mix

Simply mix the ingredients below, pour in a mason jar, tie a ribbon around the lid and just like that you have an oh-so-chocolatey gift! Want to take your hot chocolate gift to a whole new level? Melt chocolate, dip plastic spoons in the chocolate, top with nuts, marshmallows, candy, etc. and let harden on wax paper. Now you have a sweet stirrer for your hot chocolate!




The cookie-in-a-jar is a classic Christmas favorite. Start with our basic oatmeal cookie recipe and add your favorite cookie mix-ins! Mix and match so that each one of the people on your list gets their favorite type of cookie! We’ve even taken care of gift tags for you!

cookie in a jar

Homemade Muffin Basket

Start with the basic muffin recipe below and then add your favorite mix-ins. Whether the people on your list prefer sweet or savory muffins, there are plenty of options. Whip up several different types of muffins for the ultimate muffin basket!

Basic Muffin Recipe:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons Clabber Girl baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 egg
1 cup milk
4 tablespoons oil

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease 12 muffin tins.

In a large bowl, combine flour, Clabber Girl baking powder, salt, and sugar. In a separate bowl, mix together egg, milk and oil. Add egg mixture to flour mixture and stir to combine. Fill muffin tins ¾ full; wipe off any excess batter from the tins.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until tops spring back when touched lightly with a finger. Cool slightly on a wire rack before removing from the tins. Makes 12 muffins.


However you choose to gift this year, make it homemade!