Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash: Homemade Gifts


Welcome to Day 1 of the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash! Today Jen at Tater Tots & Jello is hosting our Homemade Gifts Event! So head on over to Jen’s place and link up. We can’t wait to see your homemade gift ideas!

Also, don’t forget to stop by A Baby Changes Everything tomorrow as Teresa hosts our Christmas Tree event!

For my Homemade Gift post I’m sharing the Christmas Candy Boxes I made last year. I just love making Christmas candy, but I admit it can be a hassle sometimes. Fortunately I was able to select a “menu” of items that weren’t too difficult to make and easy to multitask and make together.

I basically spent an entire evening making and baking everything—that’s not too bad considering the amount of stuff I made, and considering that I did it all by myself. And in all, I believe I spent about $20 on all the ingredients, plus 6 containers. (And I had a lot of candy left over…probably enough to do 3-4 more boxes if I’d wanted.) So it’s an awesome value for the money and time I put into it.

Everyone liked them so much that I’ll be doing it again this year (except with different treats). Here are the recipes I included in last year’s Christmas Candy Boxes:

Rocky Road Candy

Cake Mix Cookies

Rice Krispy Treats

-Chess Cake (Recipe will be posted here on Thursday for the Christmas Recipe Event!)

I started with these lovely plastic containers. I got these at Wal-Mart for $1 each! And then I just lined them with red tissue paper I had on hand.

Before stuffing the containers, I made all my sweets so I could get an idea of how to divide it all out equally. Here’s my dining room table covered with all the goodies:

Put the goodies and the festive containers together, and you have a lovely package that’s perfect for gift giving!

For my assortments, I included 3-4 pieces of chess cake, 4 pieces of Rocky Road Candy, 3 Rice Krispy Treats, and 6-8 Cake Mix Cookies.

After dividing out all the goodies, I finished the project, placing name tags and bows on top of the containers.


I’m also sharing this post for TMTT at Blessed with Grace, TT at Beauty and Bedlam, Newlywed’s Holiday Treat Week and WFMW at We Are That Family.


  1. Thanks for hosting such a great event! I linked up to Jen's event with my homemade gift idea and also want to tell you that I also share your idea of baking and using those great containers from Walmart! Love your goodies. I'll be trying some out this Xmas. Thanks again.

  2. An Almost Unschooling Mom says

    We like to give goodies to the neighbors for Christmas – thanks for more yummy ideas 🙂

  3. Vanillastrawberryspringfields says

    Oh i Love ur cookies gift cute boxes-me gone the cookie way too(love cookies so much during this season) and have a few hampers done but urs rock away Jerri.
    Thanx 4 being the pillar behind this great party….love the whole idea and i'll be there as muc as possible…..

  4. They look great! I love making up goodies for friends/family/neighbors, etc. These are my favorite gifts to give away, since I don't craft. LOL! 😀

    Merry CHRISTmas!

  5. I always love getting a container of treats as a gift. It's always filled with stuff you never make yourself. My friend always does this – can't wait to get it this year.

  6. Wow that is a really neat and cute idea..

  7. jennykate77 says

    These look delish!! I'm planning on making some little goody boxes for our neighbors and friends too! They make such great gifts!

  8. YUMMY!! I LOVE getting gift of other people cookies and such!! We have a friends mom who use to give us a HUGE basket full of her home made cookies, candy and a bottle of sparkling grape juice, but since her husband past, she no longer does this……..I miss that gift each year!!

    Thanks for sharing Jerri!


  9. What fun containers of cookies! That is awesome!

    Thanks for linking up — and for hosting this fun event. It has been a blast so far!


  10. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says

    Yum. I would love to received such a gift made with so much love!

  11. Looks very tasty!

  12. Great idea! I would love for you to share this on Merry Merry Munchies. Your tree is really pretty…great assistant!

  13. Jenna @ Newlyweds says

    How cute, what a great idea. Can I be one of your friends that gets those, yum.

    Thanks for linking up to Holiday Treats week.

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