Hot cocoa mix is a delightful treat to give as gift during blustery and cold winter months. But it also works well as a gift for a friend who is sick or who simply loves the rich, foamy taste of hot chocolate. Package your hot chocolate mix in a variety of creative ways to fit the occasion and the personality of your friend.
Fill a resealable glass jar with hot chocolate mix on the bottom--about three-fourths of the jar--and marshmallows on top. Wrap a thick fabric ribbon around the mouth or middle of the jar, and tie it into a bow. Include a recipe card for how to make the hot chocolate.
Fill a plastic, resealable bag with hot chocolate mix. Then fill a second resealable glass jar with marshmallows. Fill another resealable jar with peppermint candy sticks. Put these items into a gift basket, along with a saucer and wide-mouthed cocoa cup. Do not forget a recipe card telling the recipient how to make the hot chocolate.
Buy an extra-tall hot cocoa cup and a matching saucer. Then stuff a single-serving pack of gourmet hot chocolate into the cup, along with a plastic-wrapped, chocolate-dipped biscotti and a plastic-wrapped, chocolate-dipped spoon.