Saturday, November 17, 2007

The Perfect Christmas Gift For All The Other People.

Like most people, half my Christmas list is for relatives that I'm not extremely close to, but see often enough that I can't exclude. Especially since I know they will get me at least a little something for Christmas. This year, I have already bought books (on clearance) for the little tykes. My mother explicitly stated she didn't want a gift. What to get for her and all the aunts/uncles/cousins/coworkers/bosses that are left over?

While browsing through Craftster, I came across the most amazing idea. I'm going to make coffee mugs filled with home made treats. These include chocolate dipped pretzel sticks with different sprinkles/colored sugar, chocolate dipped spoons (I made these one year actually), and single-serve hot cocoa with marshmellow bags. These will be tossed in cheapie dollar store coffee mugs. I'm hoping to buy as many of these items as possible at the dollar store to really cut down on expenses. If you look at the bottom of the thread, the woman who came up with the idea had even gave an itemized list of her costs. What works out even better is that I can wait to make these until after the quarter ends (early December), when I have plenty of free time.

This has to be one of the most perfect gift ideas for someone with twenty people on their list that they need inexpensive gifts for.


Alison said...

I love the coffee mug idea!! It's great for gifting at work :)

Escape Brooklyn said...

Great idea! I love it.

gildedbutterfly said...

What a fabulous idea! I love that!I usually buy something small to give away at the office--chocolate-covered pretzels, etc--but decided a while ago that I'm going to focus instead on making something this year.

Great idea! You'll post pictures when you make them, I hope?

VixenOnABudget said...

Thanks ladies!

@GildedButterfly: I suppose I'll have to post photos now!

mapgirl said...

Sounds like a tasty and fun idea for the holidays. I see it's been 30 days since your last post. I hope all is well and not too crazy. :-)