Friday, December 19, 2014

Mug Cake Gift Idea

It's one thing to get a wish list or buy larger gifts for friends or family, but finding little gifts for people in your life can be tricky. When I think about gifts like this I want to a little thought, but not a lot of money. And if it is a craft, I don't want to spend a lot of time. This year we decided on mugs and mug cake mix for co-workers, Claire's teachers, and other people we would like to give little tokens of our appreciation to for the holidays. They were incredibly easy to put together and are festive, cute gifts to give! 

I found mugs at an area dollar store, but I am sure you could find them other places as well. I also picked up holiday sandwich bags to place the mix in and a small giftcard to Starbucks to fill the mug with once the cake mix is gone. :)
For the mix all you need is:
1 box of angel food cake 
1 box of cake mix (I chose devil's food cake mix-a bit ironic!)

 Pour them in a large ziploc bag together and shake until mixed. Add 3/4c. of mix to each sandwich bag and place in mug. 3/4c. of mix should make 4 servings of mug cake. Attach a recipe card for the cake mix and tuck in a gift card if you want. Easy peasy!

Directions for Mug Cake:
3T. Mix
2T. water
Mix in mug and microwave 1 minute. Feel free to stir in chocolate chips, crushed cookies, fruit, or nuts if you'd like and add any kind of topping! Enjoy! 

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  1. What a great idea!! I will use this next year for all of my friends! Susan

  2. This is a fantastic idea! Definitely keeping this one around for next year!

  3. Great idea! We did a mug exchange with my small group one year, and I loved it. This sounds even more fun.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  4. Such a fun gifts idea. Have a great weekend

  5. Adorable idea! I'm sure Claire's teachers and your new co-workers will love them!

  6. Such a cute idea! Love it, need some for myself :)

  7. How cute! Perfect for teacher or neighbor gifts!


    Doused In Pink

  8. This is such a cute idea especially for coworkers and such! Thanks for the idea!

    Katherine Lou

  9. This is a great idea! Especially when you need little gifts, like Autumn had FIVE helpers in her class I needed to get small gifts for... this sounds really good, too! It'd also be cute to put it in one of the Target monogramed mugs!

  10. Such a great idea! :)

    My sister saw something similar at Target the other day - I told her she could probably make it herself much cheaper, and it would be more special that way! :) It's a great idea! :)

    Away From The Blue

  11. I love this idea! I was trying to come up with a simple gift idea for my co-workers and I think I might have to borrow this idea!

  12. That is such a great idea! i wish I had thought of that sooner!

  13. Such adorable and personable gifts and those mugs are the cutest. Dollar store hmm?

  14. This is a great idea! I have 16 people in our office to get a gift for, and it's hard to come up with something that's affordable and that everyone would like...I'll have to remember this idea for next year! Thanks for the suggestion, Laura :)