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10 Christmas Gift Ideas

10 Christmas Gift Ideas – I am so excited to partner up with my beautiful friend Lily from to share 10 Christmas Gift Ideas that you can make this year.

Lily will share 5 Christmas DIY Gift Ideas that you can place in the stocking, and I will share 5 Edible Christmas Gifts that you can place in a mason jar or a cookie box and give it to your friends and neighbors.

Every year few of my neighbors give us cookies for Christmas and I like to do the same.  Christmas is all about giving and this year I can’t wait to make these delicious Banana Oatmeal CookiesCoconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies & Whoopie Pie Cookies and share them with my neighbors.

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CHRISTMAS Cookies Whoopie Pies with candy cane pieces. Christmas Gift #1


These Whoopie Pie Cookies are super easy to make.  They are made of two soft cookies, filled with delicious cream cheese filling and dipped in a candy cane pieces.  YOU can always substitute candy cane with chopped nuts, shaved chocolate or kid’s favorite sprinkles. Enjoy!

Ingredients YOU will need to make Whoopie Pie Cookies:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
Ingredients for the Frosting:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
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  • crushed candy cane
  • chopped nuts
  • shaved chocolate
  • sprinkles


Hot chocolate inside the mug with marshmallows. Christmas Idea #2

Who doesn’t likes a cup of hot chocolate in the winter!?!  My girls absolutely love hot chocolate!  We drink it a lot during the winter season.  It is so delicious specially with mini marshmallows on top. Mmm mmm good!  Here is a great Christmas gift idea you can make in a jar and give it to your favorite neighbor or place it in the stocking.

Ingredients YOU will need to make 12 servings of Hot Chocolate:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows


FIRST WAY:  You can mix all ingredients and place 1/3 cup of the hot chocolate mixture into a LITTLE jar.  To make one serving add 1 cup of hot water or milk.  Another way:  Get 3 BIGGER jars with lids and layer 1/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/3 cup powdered milk, pinch of salt, little handful of chocolate chips and marshmallows. That will make 3 servings in one jar.  Make sure to write a note to mix 1/3 cup of hot chocolate mixture with 1 cup of hot water or milk. Enjoy!

4 Banana Oatmeal Cookies stacked up.Christmas Idea #3

Next gift idea will be these scrumptious child-friendly Banana Oatmeal Cookies.  They are sweet and ADDICTING, filled with mashed bananas and lots of oats.  My girls love this cookie recipe! Guess what I will be baking this year for my neighbors!?! Yep, these yummy goodies!

Ingredients YOU will need to make Banana Oatmeal Cookies:

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar (I use 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 2-3 ripe bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cup oats

GET STEP BY STEP RECIPE HERE:  Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Vanilla Cupcakes in the Jar with delicious white frosting.Christmas Idea #4

Perfect Vanilla Cupcake Recipe from are so darn good! A perfect cupcake recipe to make and place it in a jar as a gift.  I love these cupcakes, they are truly amazing!

Ingredients YOU will need to make Perfect Vanilla Cupcake:

1 1/4 cups cake flour or all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs, room temp
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup buttermilk or plain kefir

1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened at room temp
1 1/2 cups powdered (confectioners) sugar
1 1/2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

GET STEP BY STEP RECIPE HERE: Perfect Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Cake pops wrapped in plastic bag with white sprinkles.Christmas Idea #5

Finally, my girl’s favorite Easy Vanilla Cake Pops wrapped in the wrapper make a scrumptious Christmas gift. To make these cake pops you will have to use a Babycakes Cake Pops Maker. I got mine from a garage sale for $7 dollars.  We cake cake pops a lot & we love having this  cake pop maker in our kitchen.

Ingredients YOU will need to make Vanilla Cake Pops:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk (I used organic whole milk)
glaze of your choice (I used white chocolate)

GET STEP BY STEP RECIPE HERE: Vanilla Cake Pops Recipe

Vanilla Cake Pops with white frosting. Easy Christmas gift idea.If you make any of these CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS please tag my name @munchkintimeblog or #munchkintimeblog on Instagram, I would LOVE to see your creation.

Thank YOU!

5 Christmas gift ideas from Lily Ardor.

Now Check Out Lily’s 5 DIY Gifts for Stocking Stuffers


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Happy Holidays!



  1. Your Christmas Gift Ideas 2017 are outstanding! Hope you have a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Merry Christmas
    Miz Helen

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