Holiday Handmade Gift Exchange

I am so excited!  This is the first year that I am participating in the Handmade Gift Exchange hosted by Craftaholics Anonymous.  The idea is that you get paired with someone else who you make a gift for.  You then get a gift back.

 Today, I am going to share the gift that I made for my partner!  

0 Holiday Handmade Gift Exchange

My partner stated that she really liked desert and sweets so I start off by making her my favorite Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies.  The cookies are full of chocolaty goodness, but with a kick from cayenne pepper.  Yum!  I then drizzle melted chocolate on top.  These are crunchy and perfect with a warm glass of milk…and I don’t even like milk.

1 Cookies 13 cookies 5 2 cookies 3

I put my yummy cookies into a sage and white chevron snack bag, closed it with washi tape, and added a fun tag with bakers twine, which of course all came from Pick Your Plum.

4 package 1 5 Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Next I added a holiday crackers filled with lots of fun fillers!

6 Christmas CrackerJust like the ones from this post.

My partner is also a huge pig lover so I added a pig bookmark.

7 Pig bookmarkAren’t they so cute?  The pigs came from the Lawn Fawn Critters on the Farm set.

Remember those cute surprise vials I made?  Well of course I had to make one for my partner.  I use a pink present from Stamp Delights, since my partner loves bright colors.  I also added a hook to the top so she could make it into a ornament or necklace.

8 Vials Present

The next item was a set of wood-burned wooden silverware.  I will be doing a post on this project soon.  :)9 Wood burned set 10 set togetherAren’t they fun?

11 stocking

Finally, I created a burlap stocking with red iron on vinyl.  I thought it would be a perfect way to send all the fun small gifts to my partner! :)

 Have you ever done a gift exchange?  So far it seems super fun!


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  1. How creative!!! I LOVE the silverware–can’t wait for the post! You are so creative, I bet she loved her gift. I love all the attention to detail!!

  2. As the recipient, I just wanted to say I LOVED it! Thanks so much, Bree!

  3. Oh my what a lucky person to be receiving this gift!! I too am part of the newbie gift exchange and cannot wait to receive my git and for my partner to receive hers. I’m from Northern Ireland and was paired with a girl from Louisaville USA -exciting!!!

  4. Lovely, Thanks for sharing. Linda

  5. Love the cutlery! Looking forward to the tutorial.

  6. Thanks for linking up at our Lump It or Link It party. What fun handmade gifts you made!!

  7. All your hand made gifts look lovely. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x


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