Oh what fun we had when some of our favorite bloggers joined us in our stores this holiday season. They shared some of their easy, homemade gifts all packaged with cute products from our Gift Wrap Wonderland. Check out just a few below and then head over to their blogs for more food gifts that will leave you with visions of sugar plums dancing in your head!

Luci Petlack - Luci's Morsels

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Pumpkin Spice Muesli

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Dried Figs
  • 1 Cup Dried Coconut, Unsweetened
  • 2/3 Cup Dried Cherries/Cranberries
  • 4 Cups Rolled Oats
  • 1 Cup Bran Flakes
  • 2 Tablespoons Pumpkin Pie Spice

Materials:

  1. 1 Glass Jar with Chalkboard Label
  2. 1 Santa Mittens Tie-On
  3. 1 Package of White Chisel Tip Chalk Markers

Directions:

  1. Mix fruit and seeds in large bowl to ensure fruit stays separated.
  2. Add in oats, bran flakes, and pumpkin pie spice.
  3. Package in an airtight glass container.
  4. Write "Pumpkin Spiced Muesli" on the chalkboard label with chalk markers and add a festive holiday tie-on.

Omega Trail Mix (Yields 5 Cups)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Almonds, Roasted
  • 2/3 Cup Pecans, Roasted
  • 2/3 Cup Walnuts, Roasted
  • 2/3 Cup Pistachios, Roasted and Salted
  • 1 Cup Pepitas (Pumpkin Seed Kernels), Roasted and Salted
  • 1 Cup Dried Cranberries

Materials:

  • 1 Hermetic Glass Jar with Metallic Lid
  • 1 Package of Merry Christmas Gift Tags

Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients in large bowl.
  2. Pour trail mix into an airtight glass container.
  3. Add a holiday gift tag with a sweet message for the recipient. Note: To roast raw nuts, place in a pan over medium heat. Warm about ten minutes, stirring occasionally.

Tabitha Blue - Fresh Mommy Blog

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Mocha Sugar Body Polish

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Ground Coffee
  • 1 Cup Raw Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 6-8 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • Dash of Cinnamon if Desired

Materials:

  • Glass Jar with Chalkboard Label
  • Clear Plastic Scoop
  • Chalkboard Gift Box
  • Package of White Chisel Tip Chalk Markers

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly and store in a sealed container (will last about 1-2 months).
  2. To use, wet skin and scoop desired amount into hands to scrub skin gently.
  3. Rinse off and enjoy fresh, smooth skin.

Write a cute message with the chalk markers on the label for easy gifting.

Pumpkin Pie Body Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup Oil of Choice

Materials:

  • Glass Jar with Chalkboard Labels
  • Chalkboard Gift Box
  • Clear Plastic Scoop
  • 1 Package of Christmas Mix Crinkle-Cut Paper Shred
  • 1 Package of White Chisel Tip Chalk Markers

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly and store in a sealed container (will last about 1-2 months).
  2. To use, wet skin and scoop desired amount into hands to scrub skin gently.
  3. Rinse off and enjoy fresh, smooth skin.

Add crinkle-cut paper to chalkboard gift box. Write a cute message with the chalk markers on the label and place jar inside box for gifting.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • Chocolate Chips

Materials:

  • Hermetic Glass Storage Jar
  • 1 Spool of Ribbon
  • 1 Package of Merry Christmas Gift Tags

Directions:

  1. Mix the flour, baking soda and salt together.
  2. Layer all the ingredients in the mason jar in the order listed above.
  3. Write a tag with the instructions: "Heat oven to 350 degrees. Thoroughly blend 1 cup of butter, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add contents of jar and stir until blended. Drop teaspoons full of batter on prepared cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until edges lightly brown."

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Winter Cranberry Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Oats
  • 1/3 Cub Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Cranberries
  • 1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup Granola (optional)

Materials:

  • Wooden Caddy
  • Pom Pom Garland
  • Holiday Gift Tag

Directions:

  1. Mix the flour, baking soda and salt together.
  2. Layer all the ingredients in the glass jar in the order listed above.
  3. Write a tag with the instructions: "Heat oven to 350 degrees. Thoroughly blend 1/2 cup of butter, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add contents of jar and stir until blended. Drop teaspoons full of batter on prepared cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until edges lightly brown."

Jeanine Donofrio - Love & Lemons

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Sweet & Spicy Popcorn

Ingredients:

  • 8 to 10 Cups Plain Popped Popcorn
  • 3 Tablespoons Sunflower Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt

Materials:

  • Hermetic Glass Jar with Metallic Lid
  • 1 Package of Round Snowflake Gift Tags
  • 1 Package of Small or Large Baking Cups
  • 1 Spool of Ribbon

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the sunflower oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Place the popped popcorn into a 9x13-inch baking pan and pour the spiced mixture over the popcorn. Sprinkle with salt and stir to combine. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool completely at room temperature, then transfer to airtight containers.
  4. Decorate hermetic glass jar with ribbon and gift tag for gifting.
  5. Fill small or large baking cups with Sweet & Spicy Popcorn to make individual servings for a party.

Rachel Faucett - Handmade Charlotte

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North Pole Toymaker's Munchie Snack Mix

Ingredients:

  • Popcorn
  • Cotton Candy
  • Bubblegum
  • Edible Star Glitter (gold and silver)
  • Edible Fairy Glitter (pink and blue)
  • Himalayan Rock Salt
  • Rock Candy
  • Sour Gummy Worms
  • Chocolate Polka Dots
  • Marshmallows
  • Metallic Foiled Coins

Materials:

  • Cellophane Treat Sacks
  • 1 Spool of Ribbon
  • 1 Package of Small or Large Baking Cups

Directions:

  1. Pop your favorite flavor of microwavable popcorn following instructions on bag.
  2. Pour into a large bowl and add your favorite candy.
  3. Add in cotton candy.
  4. Last, but not least, scoop your hip holiday treat into a baking cup or cellophane bag, and add ribbon.

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Crispy Hootie Owls

Ingredients:

  • Pre-made Rice Krispies Treat Sheet (or make your own)
  • Wilton's Sugar Sheets
  • Sprinkles
  • Tic-Tacs
  • Jet Puffed Marshmallows

Materials:

  • Cellophane Treat Sacks
  • 1 Spool of Ribbon
  • Circular Cookie Cutter
  • Flower Paper Punches
  • Cupcake Liners (in various colors)

Directions:

  1. Using circular cookie cutter, cut out 16 Rice Krispies treat circles.
  2. Make several shapes and dots from sugar sheets using your paper punches.
  3. Add circles and layer the flower shapes on top.
  4. Use a Tic-Tac for beak. Add a Santa hat on top.
  5. Package in cellophane and tie a ribbon.

In addition to these fantastic gals, six more of our favorites also inspired our customers with fun and festive homemade gift ideas! Check out all of their blogs using the links below for additional holiday inspiration and ideas!

Rachel Faucett - Handmade Charlotte

Jeanine Donofrio - Love & Lemons

Mina Im - Chicago Food Girl

Camille, Kristen, Elyse and Lauren - Six Sisters' Stuff

Ashlae Warner - Oh, Ladycakes

Bridget Edwards - Bake at 350

Luci Petlack - Luci's Morsels

Alejandra Ramos - Always Order Dessert

Tabitha Blue - Fresh Mommy Blog