Anyone else feel the stress of the holiday season yet? Yeah, me too. There’s just so much to do in so little time, it’s no wonder we’re all a little crazy right now. I don’t know about you guys but one of the unfortunate side effects of being stretched too thin during this time of year is that I usually forget to buy a gift for our neighbors. Not a big deal in the whole scheme of things but they’re awesome neighbors and we’d love to leave something at their door to thank them for another great year. I’m going super easy and practical with this Hot Chocolate Kit Gift!
Putting together this kit couldn’t be easier, especially if you cheat and just buy hot chocolate mix like I did. (Shh, don’t tell!) There are five individual compartments to the NEW Rubbermaid® fasten + go entree kit (coming to Target on 12/27) so I knew the hot chocolate mix would be in the large section with additional toppings in the smaller compartments. Candy canes and cinnamon sticks fit perfectly in the two side containers with marshmallows and star anise in the smaller snack containers. The outer lid and removable strap keeps everything together and ready to gift!
I think what truly makes this Hot Chocolate Kit Gift special are the number and variety of toppings you can put in the separate containers. If you know for sure that your gift recipient doesn’t like star anise or cinnamon, you could always substitute with some small cookies or chocolates. I used tiny miniature marshmallows to save on space but feel free to use the larger variety if space permits. Really, the sky’s the limit when it comes to additional flavors. Just think about some of the things people like to add to their hot chocolate!
I made a free printable “Warmest Winter Wishes” gift tag to include with my Hot Chocolate Kit Gift and love how it matches with the fasten + go lid. All you have to do is print and cut the tag, write a simple message (you might want to include directions for making the hot chocolate), and attach to the removable strap. Adds the perfect finishing touch to a super fun gift that will continue to be useful even after all the hot chocolate stuff has been used up!
One of the great things about using this fasten + go kit is that you can either hand deliver it to your neighbors or just leave it hanging on their door for a fun surprise. I actually think I’m going to take the boys to give this gift to our neighborhood fire station. I’m sure a few of them will enjoy a hot cup of hot chocolate on these cold nights! Hope this easy gift idea helps take off a little stress during the holidays. Starting on 12/27/15 head to your local Target store to purchase the NEW Rubbermaid® fasten + go kits! Available in Entree, Sandwich, and Soup Kits!