I’m not an early shopper for Christmas because I like to go shopping when the feeling of the Holiday is everywhere but I do like to get things like friends and neighbor gifts done early. I wanted to share what I did last year for my friends at card club. This is a great friend, teacher or visiting teaching gift.
I know that the other housewives are big into hot chocolate and thought it would be fun to do a hot chocolate, week before Christmas count down. I actually looked on line to find them a gift of different flavors of hot chocolate (by the way I can’t believe how many different kinds there are) but the gift sets were pretty expensive and I wanted something a little more affordable because I had several I wanted to do.
I was at Sam’s Club one day and came across this Land O Lakes hot chocolate set for $13. There are 7 different flavors and six packets of each. They were perfect for what I had in mind. These are a seasonal item and noticed last week they have them again.
If you wanted to do a more expensive brand of hot chocolate or even a longer count down I also noticed that Wal-Mart carries single packets in many different brands and several more flavors. They averaged about $1 a packet. I think it would a great family gift with several in a decorated box or basket.
I printed these free printable countdown tags from pinterest. Since it was last year I didn’t save the site but there are several options if you search. I used a hole punch to create a hole in the tag, decoration paper and hot chocolate packet and tied them together with ribbon. Then I put them on a ring to keep each of the days together and once you connect the ring the ribbons together look so cute.
The last day wishes them a Merry Christmas. I plan on making these again this year because it is such an easy but unique gift that I enjoy giving.
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