DIY Gifts for Grownups - Spiked Hot Cocoa Kit

Wooden box filled with colorful mini liquor bottles, cocoa powder, and mini marshmallows

What’s more comforting than a mug of hot cocoa in cold weather? Often, choosing gifts for grownups is a challenge. What do they really want? More stuff is likely not the answer. Gift them something personalized, unique and consumable. Make a hot cocoa kit—with a twist.

Buy a pack or two of small canning jars. Fill some of with cocoa and some with different kinds of sweeteners (honey, raw sugar crystals, maple syrup, etc.). Fill some jars with toppings — chocolate-covered espresso beans, caramel, crushed peppermint, and marshmallows, for example.

Kit the filled jars together in a decorative basket or cute gift box. Include several mini liquor bottles and a new mug. Other fun additions could include an antique silver spoon, rose or lavender petals (marked for consumption) and spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or ground cloves.