Looking for a fun and affordable DIY Christmas gift idea? Why not make your own hot cocoa kits?!
Today, we’ll show you how to make five different variations of hot chocolate gifts on a budget using R.M. Palmer Hot Chocolate Bombs. So gather up your supplies and get ready to get creative! This post is sponsored by R.M. Palmer, all views are our own.
Why I Love These Gift Ideas
I love giving gifts. But when I’m on a budget, it can be challenging to find an inexpensive gift that’s thoughtful and personal. That’s why I love to make my own gift baskets, trays, or mugs. Each year, I love to center my gifting creativity around one or two items. This year, these affordable Hot Chocolate Bombs by R.M. Palmer were the star of the show. Retailing at around a $1 price point, they make enjoying a sweet holiday moment attainable and affordable for all.
Since hot cocoa is a favorite in our home, I love these gifting variations because I was able to put together multiple looks, and options for all budgets. Showing someone you care or are thinking of them this season doesn’t have to cost much and these hot chocolate gifts prove just that!
Affordable Hot Cocoa Bombs? They do Exist!
In the last year, hot cocoa bombs have been a trending sweet experience. The art of dropping a chocolate ball with sweet fillings like additional cocoa or marshmallow into warm milk or water has gone viral. Many people are now creating homemade versions of these delicious concoctions. Unfortunately, the prices and work involved to make these cocoa confections are pretty high. I love that R.M. Palmer has made these chocolatey treats for people like us that might not want to spend upwards of $5 per ball.
New for 2021, Palmer has added a 1.25-ounce chocolatey ball filled with mini marshmallows for around $1. My kids absolutely LOVED making hot cocoa with these. Simply drop it into a cup, pour hot milk or water over it and watch it burst with mini mallows. We typically add these to hot cocoa pouches for an even sweeter experience. Paired with one of their chocolatey Stirring Spoons and you have one inexpensive moment of bliss.
Hot Chocolate Gift Ideas
These fun cocoa gifts are perfect for classmates, coworkers, family, or friends. You can easily recreate the gift ideas below by shopping at stores like Target, Walmart, or Party City.
Without further ado, here’s the list.
$1.50 gift budget
Add one Palmer Hot Chocolate bomb, a pouch of hot cocoa, and a mini candy cane to a small cellphone bag. Wrap with a ribbon–all for under $2! These are so perfect for classmates!
$15 gift budget
For this gift, we spent $5 for the sleigh, $4 on the cupcake décor, $1 on the peppermint spoons, $3 for the spatulas, and $2 for the hot chocolate.
$16 – $17 gift budget
We bought the $5 sleigh and mug at Target, a cookie pouch for $1.88, a $1 Palmer Hot Chocolate Bomb, and $3 spatulas. The stuffing, cocoa, and candy canes were another $1.
For just about $1 more (2 cocoa packets) we added a little more fun to the gift.
Around $20 gift budget
This version of the gift includes Elf On The Shelf® delicious smooth & creamy Christmas Candy squares $2 and two R.M. Palmer Elf on the Shelf® Milk Chocolate Hollow elves $5 each. We have also included $2 paper napkins, $4 cupcake décor, and $1 peppermint spoons.
$22+ gift budget
If you really want to add a little more to this set, a gift card would be lovely. We added a Macy’s gift card to our final look for a gift that was $40+ with added thought and effort.
More Creative and Budget Friendly Chocolate Gift Ideas
Looking for more fun inexpensive gift ideas that feature Palmer Chocolate this holiday season? Check out some inspiration below!