15 Minute Cocoa Bar in a Cup: Last Minute Christmas Gift


Happy Wednesday, Friends! With less than a week until Christmas, I'm squeezing in one last 15 Minute Fix for 2017--a simple last minute gift idea. I made mine for Ginger Grand, but depending on the mug and condiments you choose, this mini cocoa station could be adapted for any age...


cocoa bar in a cup last minute Christmas gift


It all started with this darling reindeer mug that I just knew my little grandson would love.  As the first and only grandchild and nephew in our family, he receives so many gifts at Christmas, with birthday gifts just weeks later at the beginning of February. Since he's in Colorado and I usually visit at Thanksgiving, I started the tradition of giving him his Christmas gifts early while I'm there to share his delight when he opens them.


cocoa bar in a cup last minute Christmas gift


Ginger Grand also loves cooking and baking, so I thought it would be an extra treat to add an assortment of garnishes for his cocoa. I found these little tin containers at the dollar store.


cocoa bar in a cup last minute Christmas gift


Simply add your choice of cocoa and condiments. I added crushed peppermint pieces, mini marshmallows and holiday sprinkles. Who knew there were Batman sprinkles? The yellow ovals are bat signals. :) 


cocoa bar in a cup last minute Christmas gift


Next, raid your craft stash and decorate the lids with Christmas stickers.


cocoa bar in a cup last minute Christmas gift


Last, wrap them up in a holiday treat bag, tuck it into the mug and tie it with a jingle bell embellished ribbon. To create a family gift, add an assortment of cocoa, condiments and special mugs to a pretty holiday gift box. That's actually what I did and I included mini gingerbread houses, too. 


cocoa bar in a cup last minute Christmas gift


While I was visiting, Ginger Grand used his special reindeer mug every chance he got. After I got home, Youngest Daughter sent me this photo of my little elf enjoying his Christmas treat.


cocoa bar in a cup last minute Christmas gift





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10 comments:

  1. Adorable and cute idea! Pinning!

    Merry Christmas, Cecilia.

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  2. Ginger grand is adorable. I am going to make Snowman Soup packets (cocoa packets, little candy canes, and marshmallows) for the grand and almost grands here! I want sprinkles on whipped cream on MY cocoa! What a good idea!

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  3. Oh what a darling idea! I love this. Merry Christmas to you dear lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  4. What a fun idea! I love that you enjoy the gifts when you visit with them!!

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  5. Aww, how wonderful that he loved his gift. I think I would love it myself. That's a darling reindeer mug! Who wouldn't love drinking cocoa out of that, especially with all those fun sprinkles?

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  6. SO cute!! It's all about that mug!!

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  7. Adorable! (Both the mug and the grand lol) My daughter would love this! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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  8. Adorable idea and that little drinker is the cutest!

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  9. First off your grandson is so cute. I can see how much he enjoyed his gift. And I think anyone would, it is such a special idea.

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