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Simple Christmas Gift: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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If you are new to homemade DIY gift giving then today’s simple Christmas gift might be just what you need for the inspiration to try it out. These adorable Hot Cocoa Kits are easy to make, require very little crafting skill and could be made with the kids for all their teachers. In fact, I think that’s exactly what we’ll be doing over here!

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Hot Chocolate Kit

You can find all the products you need to create your own Hot Cocoa Kits —


Find the instructions to the Hot Cocoa Kits by clicking the link below…

Hot Cocoa Kit Instructions

Simple Christmas Gift

Hot Cocoa Kit Supplies

  • Glue or Glue Dots – I like using glue dots when working with small items, like attaching the ribbon, because then I don’t burn my fingers with the hot glue gun, but you can certainly use that if you like.
  • Ribbon or Twine – anything you like, any size you like
  • Rubber Bands – you don’t have to have these, but it did make it easier to hold the bottles together

Hot Cocoa Kit Ingredients

Now it’s time to fill the bottles. As noted in the comments, be sure to wash the bottles first, the dish washer is best so they are sterilized.  You can find the supplies here…

Make this simple Christmas gift and WOW your friends and family this holiday season! This is sure to be one of the most creative homemade gifts they get.

These are just perfect! And they could be paired nicely with the a holiday mug. Give these out this holiday season or even on into January as a middle of winter pick-me-up!



Original idea and photo credit above from Megan at Not Martha

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  2. catherine says:

    Hi i cant seem to find where you buy the tubes for the hot choc

  3. Hi, if you do not intend to make your own hot chocolate, how many packets per say would you put inside the tube? Thanks, Skylar

    1. Skylar I checked that out for you and 2 packets fill the tubes.


      1. Thank you so much! One more question, though ( 🙂 !), how big/small should the cut candy canes be? Thanks!


        1. Hi Skylar, the size of the candy canes will depend on the size of the bottle or tube. You can crush them or leave them whole. The candy cane sticks we used were about 3 inches long.

  4. Where can I find the bottles????

  5. Hi! I think I’ve found a site where I can order the original tubes you used initially. Could you tell me the height and diameter of the tubes you used with the gold screw top lids? Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Jenn, I did not use the tubes with gold screw top lids. I was not able to find them at a local store, only online for higher than what I wanted to pay. You can find the details of what I used by clicking the link where it says “click here for more information.” Here is the link >> http://hoosierhomemade.com/creative-gift-ideas-for-christmas/

  6. Trish Woolsey says:

    hoq can I get the instructions for the hot cocoa mix in the bottles. I looked on Facebook and I couldn’t find out the exact instructions. Help please!

  7. I absolutely love this idea! I’m definitely going to use it this year–thanks!

  8. Hello Liz, 11/17/14
    Where can you buy the tubes at?


  9. Hi there-I’m not seeing the details of where to buy or anything…just that you’d changed the post so people would know it? Am I missing a link to the details?

  10. Michelle Moores says:


    Love this blog

      1. I can’t find where you listed the source to find the tubes for the Hot Chocolate Kits. They are just so cute!!

          1. Were to get the tubes

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