Each year I like to make some handmade gifts for Christmas and I spend time in July making as many as I can, so I am not overwhelmed by it all when December comes around.
Edible gifts are great for those hard to buy for people and I also like to have a few extras on hand, just in case we need to have a gift in a rush.
This year I am going for the easiest, simplest options possible for handmade gifts! These lolly jars are really just putting them together, so are definitely quick and easy.
You can choose the colour of lollies to fit in with the theme you are using for Christmas, or just go for traditional Christmas colours like red and green.
- Small jars – I purchased Mini Glass Apothecary Jar from Sweet Style $2.50 each.
- Lollies – I purchased Sixlets, white and blue from Sweet Style $11.00 for 500 grams (I would have liked light blue however they were sold out.)
- Ribbon (I purchased the twine from Inky Co $14.95.)
- Card to make a tag
- Seal or other decoration for tag ( I purchased these seals from Inky Co $9.95.)
Tips for putting the lolly jars together:
Obviously it is a simple process of layering the different coloured sixlets in the jars. Make sure you leave plenty of room at the top (close to 1cm) so you can put the lid on easily. The first one I made, I didn’t do this and I crushed quite a few of the chocs, so had to start over again!
These sixlets will last for a year kept in air tight container stored in a cool place. Some of these ones will make their way to people as thank yous etc, but the rest I will keep for Christmas.
More Edible Gift Ideas
Over the previous years I have made the following edible gifts listed below. Click on the photo or the link below for further details:
(Well I haven’t made these but my friend Lou has and she kindly shared her amazing recipe on the blog a couple of year ago – thanks Lou!)
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