As joyful as the holiday season is, it can be pretty stressful when it comes to getting gifts for family and friends. Even after Black Friday, malls and stores are packed with eager people trying to get their shopping out of the way before Santa Claus comes to town.
But why enter crazy crowds to only stress yourself out? Also, why spend buy super expensive? I feel as if stressing over holiday shopping just takes away the Christmas spirit, and that's a waste of time since Christmas only comes once a month every year. Now I am learning how to make my own DIY holiday gifts that my family and friends might enjoy, and one of my biggest ideas is the holiday mason jar gift!
I originally saw this idea on Pinterest and in a YouTube tutorial, and it made me want to give it a shot. I first tried this idea last year for my best friend Natalie and she loved it, so of course I have to do it again this year! It's a super perfect Christmas gift, especially for anyone who loves hot chocolate and is a Christmas fanatic. The tips are pretty simple on how to make one. Once you have it ready, Santa might not even have to make a trip to down your friend or family member's chimney!
What You Need:
1 mason jar
3 packs of hot cocoa mix
Handful of mini marshmallows
3 cookies (any flavor)
1 Christmas ribbon
1 gift bow
Pour three packs of hot cocoa mix into the mason jar (if you have a smaller pack, one pack should be enough). Then, take a handful of mini marshmallows and place them on top of the mix. Finally, take two to three cookies and place them on top of the marshmallows.
Put the lid back onto the jar tightly. Then, use any kind of Christmas ribbon and tie it the top of the jar right under the lid. Finally, place a gift bow on top of the lid. If you can find a candy cane or Christmas tag to go with the jar, that would be perfect!
Give your specially made present to a loved one and wish them a very merry Christmas!