One of the most meaningful things we do at Christmas is give gifts to acknowledge those who bless our lives. Unfortunately, choosing, purchasing, and wrapping those gifts often adds stress at an already hectic time of year. Last week my kids and I created gift baskets featuring Cold Stone Creamery Hot Chocolate for their tutors at Classical Conversations.

Let me show you how easy it is to make beautiful and affordable gift baskets like these!

Last year we gave DaySpring mugs for tutor gifts. They are so nice and some are always on sale. This year we chose the Great Commission Christian Coffee Mug. The combination of a box of Cold Stone Creamery hot chocolate and a mug made the perfect combination and foundation for our baskets.


We purchased large, red mixing bowls at Walmart for $1.50. In each we placed a full box of hot chocolate, a mug, a small bag of marshmallows, a candy cane, assorted holiday Hershey’s kisses, and Christmas themed soap and lip gloss. Each child chose the flavor of hot chocolate they thought their teacher would like best (I voted Dark Chocolate for everyone, but the kids didn’t agree).



We also included our Christmas card—one less thing to mail!


Finally, we covered them in cello wrap sealed with a rubber band and tied with ribbon. Everything but the mugs was purchased at Walmart, and of course they sell mugs, too.


The kids enjoyed the shopping trip and loved creating the baskets. I wish I could watch each of them present their special gift.

{Disclosure: I was compensated by Collective Bias for our Cold Stone Creamery shopping trip. Opinions expressed are my own.}

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