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Christmas is just around the corner so I’m closing out the gift guide season with what is undoubtedly my favorite one to date: a gift guide for the hot chocolate lover!
First Row: Handheld Battery Operated Milk Frothers Set Of 2 |Melville Snowflake Marshmallow Mug Topper 6 Pack |Good Morning Mugs Set Of 2 // Second Row: Melville Giant Marshmallow Sheet | Dear Santa Mugs Set Of 2 | Blue And White Porcelain Teacups Set Of 2 | Praline Chestnut Cocoa Mix \\ Third Row: Silly Cow Farms Chocolate Pumpkin Cocoa | Red Velvet Cocoa Mix |White Chocolate Peppermint Hot Cocoa Stirrer Gift Set | Melville Hot Cocoa Spoons, Set of 2 \\ Fourth Row: Hot Cocoa Christmas Gift Tags, Set Of 3 | Petite Maison Dark Chocolate Chaud| S’mores Cocoa Mix Packet Set Of 12 | Holiday Cocoa Cone
When I was making my own wish list for Christmas this year, I spent a fair amount of time browsing online gift guides. Gifts for her, gifts for the baker, foodie gifts, hostess gifts – I browsed them all. At the end of it, I was left with a very long wish list and a serious chocolate craving. As anyone who’s sat next to me at work can attest to, I drink one hot chocolate per day. Usually around 11am and preferably topped with marshmallows. I’m a creature of habit so when I get any sort of craving, it’s usually for chocolate.
Shipping deadlines to receive packages in time for the holidays are fast approaching but there’s still plenty of time to shop in stores! I hit up my local Cost Plus World Market store in Ann Arbor this past weekend and managed to do some serious damage. When everyone gets mugs in their stocking this year, you’ll know why.
If you’ve got a hot chocolate lover in your life (and yes, you can be that hot chocolate lover), I’ve got the ultimate list of what to gift them (without breaking the bank)! Pick and choose your favorite elements or put it all together in a gift basket, the options are endless.
The vessel you serve up your hot chocolate in is almost just as important as the drink itself. Whether you want to go festive or stylish, you can’t go wrong with a good mug.
I should probably warn you all that I have an enormous mug collection and seem incapable of stopping to buy them so I may be a little biased in suggesting them. Regardless, giving a cute mug as a gift is never a bad idea. Stuff it with some packets of fun hot chocolate flavors and you’ve got a winning combination.
Hot Chocolate Mixes
If you’re buying a gift for a chocoholic, chances are they already have their favorite hot chocolate flavor at home. This is your chance to expand their horizons and treat them to some more exciting flavors. Red velvet, praline chestnut and pumpkin are just a few of the options I loaded up on this weekend and I’m finding it very difficult to pick a favorite.
Much the name suggests, mixers are literally something you mix into hot chocolate. Whether you’re adding in flavors like peppermint or just mixing a chocolate spoon into milk, I always find mixers a good way to be mindful while making a hot chocolate.
I love eating marshmallows but hardly ever make them at home. The good news is, you don’t have to make your marshmallows from scratch to personalize them! Cost Plus World Market sells these awesome marshmallow sheets that you can then cut shapes out of using mini cookie cutters. Trust me when I say that Christmas tree marshmallows make the perfect addition to any hot chocolate gift basket.
If you’re shopping for a purist who only takes their hot chocolate with milk, you’ll want to gift them a frother. This tiny but mighty kitchen tool will help make their hot chocolate extra creamy, and who doesn’t love that?