Love a quick and easy way to make hot cocoa? Then, you’ll love this gift idea to share with others this Valentine’s Day! Making hot chocolate in a jar is a fun (and yummy) gift that will make anyone happy to receive it. You can easily make several of these to give to teachers, your kids, friends, or as Valentine’s Day party favors!
I know, I know, Valentine’s Day is a made-up holiday. But, I’m ok with that. 🙂
I think we can all benefit from a little more love and kindness in our lives. So, if there’s a holiday promoting and celebrating love of all types, then I’m in!
Plus, what’s NOT to love about Valentine’s Day? The sentiment is great, the crafts are cute, and the food is often chocolate-based. Yum!
This year, make this easy Valentine’s Day hot chocolate in a jar gift. It’s a super simple project that anyone can make – even kids!
Fill the jars with our Rolo hot chocolate recipe or this homemade hot chocolate mix for an easy gift idea that everyone will adore. Then, complete this project by adding our free printable tags and two straws to make it cute!
Note: If you love Valentine’s Day treats, check out our Valentine’s Day Muddy Buddies, Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bark, and Lady Bug Covered Oreos recipes.
How To Make Hot Chocolate In A Jar Gift
My favorite part about this project is how simple it is to make. All you need is about 5 minutes and you’re done!
- Your favorite hot chocolate ingredients (chocolate, powdered mix, marshmallows, etc)
- Two straws
- Mason jar mug and lid
- White card stock
- Free printable tags (get those below)
- Scissors or paper cutter
- Hole punch
Grab The Free Printable Tags
First, you will want to download the tags below and print them on white card stock. To get them, just enter your email address to sign up for the newsletter in the box below. You will receive an email with your download.
From there, you can download and print this printable as many times as you like! If you already get our newsletter, go ahead add your information again because that’s how you’ll receive the download – but you won’t be signed up for anything extra.
Please note that these tags are for personal use only. Please contact me if you have any issues with your download.
Now that you have your supplies and printable tags, it is time to pull together this cute Valentine’s jar for gift giving to someone you love.
This only takes a few minutes, and I’m confident that anyone will love this thoughtful and inexpensive gift idea.
After you receive your gift tags download, print the tags onto a weighted card stock paper and cut them out. Punch a hole in the top of your tag so you can thread ribbon through it to attach it to the jar.
Add the hot chocolate ingredients to your mason jar mug. I like to layer the ingredients by putting chocolate pieces on the bottom, topping them with the powdered mix, and adding marshmallows to the top.
Cover the jar with the lid and tie on the gift tag and straws. Your gift is now complete!
Tips And Variations
If you don’t love hot chocolate or know someone who doesn’t, you can easily change up this hot chocolate in a jar gift by adding tea or coffee beans. The tags will still work and the gift will be just as fun.
If you want to add some color, you could even add peppermint pieces or shaped marshmallows.
Feel free to personalize this hot chocolate in a jar gift idea – it’s simple to do!
Here are a few questions I regularly see about this project. If you have a question but don’t see it answered down below, please leave it in the comments so I can answer it for you.
Can this hot chocolate in a jar gift idea be adapted for other holidays?
Yes, this project is easy to change up! Adapt this project for any holiday just by changing the color of the ribbon you use and the gift tag. Or, you could skip the gift tag and just paint the jar!
Another thing you could do is use white chocolate chips or white chocolate chunks instead of chocolate chunks.
Could I use store-bought hot chocolate mix?
Of course! If you’re running short on time or don’t have all the ingredients, using a store-bought hot chocolate mix is a great alternative. If you have the ability, though, I highly recommend making your own hot chocolate mix because it has a much richer flavor (and is easy to customize)!
Make This Simple Hot Chocolate In A Jar Gift Idea Yourself!
I love gift ideas like this one that is simple and show you care. Gifting doesn’t (and shouldn’t) need to take all day!
In fact, a simple gift idea like this can be made by just about anyone, anytime. So, grab your supplies to make a jar for someone you care about this year.
Then, all that is left is to give this one to your Valentine on the big day.
You could add this to a gift basket full of things that show you care. Or, just give them this mug as a sweet ending to a date night at home. Either way, be sure to enjoy something sweet and hot together!
It really is that simple to make a gift for your Valentine.
NOTE: I like to use cute paper straws to really make this gift pop. You can get a wide variety now so pick ones that are Valentine-themed or other ones that your gift recipient will love.
More Valentine’s Day Inspiration
If you love this hot chocolate in a jar project, be sure to check out these other popular holiday ideas too!
- Valentine’s Mason Jar
- Valentine Heart Boxes You Can Make in Minutes
- Red Velvet Fudge Recipe
- Valentine Treats Bag Topper Printable
- your favorite hot chocolate ingredients think chocolate, powdered mix, marshmallows, and more
- two straws
- mason jar mug and lid
- white card stock
- free printable tags get those above
- scissors or paper cutter
- hole punch
- Print the tags onto a card stock weight paper and cut to size. Punch a hole in the top of your tag. You can use scissors to cut out the tags or a paper cutter.
- Layer the hot chocolate ingredients into your mason jar mug. I like adding chocolate pieces to the bottom then putting in the powdered mix and finally adding on marshmallows. You could even add peppermint pieces or shaped marshmallows. Whatever you like can go into the jar.
- Top the jar with the lid then tie on the straws and a gift tag.
Love this gift in a jar and want more? Try the links below as well!
This one was first published on January 27, 2015, however, I am republishing it with more information.
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