Cross off all the names on your holiday gift list with these festive and homemade gift boxes.

By Rachel Mulcahy
December 10, 2019
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Christmas is almost here, which means our holiday shopping should almost be done—but for most of us it has only just begun. We created fun gift ideas for those who are struggling to find something unique for their loved ones or for those who simply thrive on the thrill of last-minute holiday shopping. We’ve come up with four creative gift-giving ideas: a hot toddy kit, a breakfast basket, a self-care kit, and a cozy kit to give to just about anyone on your ever-growing gift list. We took the stress out of the holiday season with these easy-to-put-together presents. These thoughtful gifts are guaranteed to garner a smile and warm the hearts of everyone you give them to.

Hot Toddy Kit

Cinnamon, spice, and everything nice.  This holiday kit is versatile enough to give to the man or women in your life. We packed this box with all the ingredients to make a delicious and warm, Hot Toddy and paired it with a salty nut mix for gift receivers to snack on. To make this gift special and one-of-a-kind, we added a personalized mug with the recipient's initial on it. We kept the kit especially merry by filling in the extra space with lemons adorned in cloves and cinnamon sticks wrapped in ribbon. This gift would be perfect for all bourbon-lovers or for friends who live in colder climates that need the extra liquid warmth.

Breakfast Basket

We created this special gift basket for the ones who are especially hard to shop for. Put down that make-ahead breakfast casserole and gather these easy-to-find breakfast items to gift to neighbors, friends, and even teachers. Our breakfast basket consists of all the Southern ingredients needed to create a delicious breakfast. We even added grits, local coffee, and a mini whisk. We also included "homemade" bread, which is really store-bought bread wrapped in parchment paper and tied together with a festive ribbon. This is by far our favorite trick to use when we’re short on time and want to disguise our store-bought baked goods as homemade. We filled the basket with a handful of tangerines and holiday-themed cocktail napkins. Breakfast is served!

Self-Care Kit

The holidays bring unwarranted stress and worries. Put your mind at ease with this self-care kit that is so luxurious you might just want to keep it for yourself. We created an easy, homemade sugar scrub that consists of just a few ingredients: a quarter cup of coconut oil (melted), a cup of sugar, and a dash of vanilla extract and almond extract. We also included some special Southern-made goodies in the kit with plush monogrammed towels,  lip balm, body butter, and body lotion. All the women in your life need this delightfully indulgent kit or keep it for yourself (we won’t tell).

Cozy Kit 

No one can resist the pure bliss of comfort. The kind of comfort where you rush home from work just to change right into your pjs and turn on a Hallmark movie. This cozy kit was created with ultimate relaxation in mind. We gathered a blanket, candles, a bottle of wine, and chocolates, and placed them in a rustic wooden box. We included a locally-made handcrafted candle holder to add as a thoughtful touch. Gift this to friends or new parents that greatly need an at-home get away.

Complete your Christmas gift list with these considerate and easy-to-make gift ideas. For the finishing touches add festive greenery like magnolia leaves, rosemary, or eucalyptus to each of the boxes along with a personalized gift tag. Gift-giving just got a whole lot more joyful.