Holiday Gifts Hometown Hub


photo by: kristina foster

Significant other:

Maybe you’re stuck on what to give your significant other. Or maybe you’re broke. “52 reasons why I like you” is a great, intimate gift that your significant other will surely treasure.

Get: cards, paper to write on, glue,ribbon,Ideas!


As the days get colder, anyone would enjoy some homemade hot chocolate. It is simple,tasty and a perfect gift for a friend or neighbor.

  • Get: glass bottle

  • 1 cup powdered milk

  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips

  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy

On a little decorated card attached to the jar, give directions on how to make the hot chocolate:

This mix makes 12 servings. For each serving, place 1/3 cup cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup boiling water. Store remaining mix in airtight container.


Do you love to bake? The traditional peanut brittle is not only a perfect gift, but it is also a fun treat to make (and eat!)

  • This recipe makes one pound:

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1 cup peanuts

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Grease a large cookie sheet. Set aside.

In a heavy 2 quart saucepan, over medium heat, bring to a boil sugar, corn syrup, salt, and water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in peanuts. Set candy thermometer in place, and continue cooking. Stir frequently until temperature reaches 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), or until a small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water separates into hard and brittle threads.

Remove from heat; immediately stir in butter and baking soda; pour at once onto cookie sheet. With 2 forks, lift and pull peanut mixture into rectangle about 14×12 inches; cool. Snap candy into pieces.

 Extended Family Members: 

As the season becomes busier, extended family gifts are often put on the back burner. A simple ornament is perfect for anyone in your family. It is an easy craft for adults or children to make.

Need: clear-drying craft glue

  • paintbrush

  • old lightbulb

  • clay for the nose

  • paint- black,brown,white,or any color you would like

  • felt for the hat and scarf

  • scissors


A holiday themed snow globe:

Materials: glass bottle




                       laminating machine

                        Jar with Screw-top Lid

                        Distilled Water




                         Oil-based Enamel Paint

                          Paint Brush

                          Clear-drying Epoxy

                           Holiday Figurines of your choice/Pictures


1. Sand the inside of the lid until the surface is rough.

2. With Clear-drying Epoxy, glue the figurine(s) inside the lid and let dry or if you want pictures, waterproof the images by laminating them with clear packing tape. You can do so by using a piece of tape on each side of the image strip and then trimmed them out leaving a little edge of tape all around.

3. Fill the jar almost to the top with distilled water, add a pinch of glitter and a dash of glycerin to keep the glitter from falling too fast.

5. Screw on the lid tightly. Turn the jar over and back again…….ENJOY!