Frugal Gift Ideas: DIY Hot Cocoa in a Jar

DIY Hot Cocoa in a Jar

Here’s another frugal gift idea!  You can make your own DIY Hot Chocolate in a Jar with this recipe from Surviving a Teacher’s Salary.

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  1. I’ve been making my own hot cocoa mix for several years and while I do like gifting it in a large jar, I also gift it in baby food jars. The size 1 or size 2 jars are just enough for one mug! I pretty up the top with fabric and ribbon, then I attach a little note saying to empty it all in mug of hot water. This is especially perfect for Dr offices, so you can give each person their own little treat!

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