Of course, the first place I looked was Pinterest. While I found lots of idea, I wasn't sold on any of them. I'm a thoughtful gift giver and wouldn't give anything that I wouldn't want to receive myself.
While browsing the isles of Target a few weeks ago, I came across some monogrammed mugs.
So then, I thought back to last Christmas, when I bought adorable mugs from Anthropologie.
I was still on a mission to find mugs, but wasn't going to give just a mug. I decided on a gift I had once received, a cake in a cup. I found a recipe I liked and just need the mugs to go with it.
Yesterday, I was back at Target for a baby shower gift and passed those mugs again. My attention was caught by the sale sign for $5.99. So, I started looking for the letters I would need and I can't believe it, but found all them at one store.
So, now you're probably wondering, how do you make this cake in a cup? Too easy... I found an easy recipe.
All you need is:
1 box angel food cake
1 box flavor cake
1 box instant pudding (same flavor as cake)
For the cake in a cup, mix 3 tablespoons of cake mix with 2 tablespoons of water, and microwave for 1 minute. Too easy! The result is a spongey little one-serving cake for you to enjoy!
I filled each mug with a candy cane, some Hershey's Kisses, and two little baggies of cake mix. (I had to make the second mix because one of my team members is allergic to chocolate.) I included a little note card with directions. You can download the file here. I printed them on Avery business cards.