Warm & Cozy Chocolate Gift Basket
I love making my own gift baskets. They cost less than a store-bought version. Plus, they don’t need to be wrapped! (Call me lazy, but I prefer a pretty gift basket to a wrapped gift any day. And I’ve been known to pop a gift in a gift bag for an even easier “wrapping.” But, today I want to show you how to create this super simple and quick Warm & Cozy Chocolate Gift Basket.
If I ever quit blogging, I need to find a job where I can make gift baskets for a living ;-). Or maybe a job where I can sniff sawdust and drink coffee all day. Do you know of a job with those perks?
My last trip to the grocery store had me wandering down the seasonal aisle where I spotted warm fuzzy scarves for $6.99! (If you have a Kroger near you, look for them!) I thought they’d make great teacher gifts, but by themselves they seemed a little…errr meek? But, add some chocolate, gourmet hot cocoa mix and a mug and the recipient might just exclaim…Eeeeeek!
Chocolate Gift Basket Materials:
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- Dollar Tree bin (or empty plant pot, basket, bucket or any other containers you might have on hand.)
- Candy Cane
- Hot cocoa mixes
- Tissue paper
- Hershey kisses
- Ghirardelli holiday chocolate squares
- Snowflake ornament (got mine at two for $1 at Dollar Tree)
- Mug (also from Dollar Tree)
- Basket filler
- Sharpie marker or paint pen
Non-Candy Warm & Cozy Gift Basket Fillers:
I get it, you may not want to fill your gift basket with sweets. No problem, here are a few warm and cozy ideas that don’t involve sugar.
Chocolate Gift Basket Instructions:
The key to a beautiful gift basket is creating layers and propping things up so you can see everything.
Start by using tissue paper (bubble wrap and recycled cardboard under tissue paper can help hold heavier objects.)
Fold the scarf neatly inside the bottom but let the ends hang over the bin.
Work from tall to short putting the taller items in the back.
Add the rest of your gift items: hot chocolate mix, filler candies, basket filler, etc. If you have a paper shredder or pasta maker you can shred your own paper. Brown paper bags look like nest material when shredded.
Write on an ornament or tag using a permanent marker or ink pen to create a unique gift tag.
Prop up any items that sank and fill in any holes with more candy!
You can buy cellophane bags to protect your gift basket, but I prefer the eco-friendly option of just leaving the basket as is.
These Warm & Cozy Chocolate Gift Baskets look so cozy, warm, and —who am I kidding—YUMMY!!!
I hope this quick Warm & Cozy Chocolate Gift Basket took some of the stress off your gift-giving tasks this year.