This Hot Chocolate Gift Mug is perfect for everyone on your list. It’s decadent, indulgent & comes together in minutes, what could be better?!


1 gift bag

total time

10 mins

great for


suitable for

GF / vegetarian

Hot Chocolate Gift Mug

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Nothing screams the festive season more than snuggling up on the sofa with a blanket and sipping on a steaming cup of hot chocolate.

It’s a seasonal treat best shared, and The Hot Chocolate Gift Mug would make an ideal present for anyone you’d like to share it with!

Let’s be honest, hot chocolate or hot cocoa is a tried and tested firm favourite throughout winter but can feel especially necessary during those long dark December nights.

Whether you’re trying to warm up the family after a day out, or treat yourself following an evening of online Christmas shopping or gift wrapping, hot chocolate is an indulgence that the whole family can enjoy.

Looking for more Christmas food inspiration?  Click here to see our other recipes.

Hot chocolate gift mugs from above with labels

That being said, many of us rarely take the time to make a real cup of hot cocoa where shards of creamy, rich chocolate are melted into steaming milk to create a drink so indulgent it can only be paired with this wonderful time of year!

We believe that hot chocolate (and all its trimmings) lends itself beautifully to a gift for a loved one; enter The Hot Chocolate Gift Mug!

The best part about this gift is that not only is it relatively affordable, it’s also easy and extremely thoughtful; a homemade touch is always the most meaningful in our opinion!

This gift is perfect for anyone in your circle who loves a delicious cup of hot chocolate – your Mum, your best friend, your boss and almost anyone in between!

Fabulous as a treat just on its own or we have a whole host of suggestions for ways you can embellish your gift to make it as generous and decadent as you desire.

Decadent Hot Chocolate Label

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Hot Chocolate Gift Mug Must-Haves

Hot Chocolate Mix

You can of course buy a ready prepared hot cocoa powder but it’s so easy, not to mention cheaper, to make your own.  Check out our quick and easy recipe for Jolly Festive’s Decadent Hot Chocolate Mix below.  Just reading it is enough to get you salivating!

A Hot Chocolate Mug

Almost the most important part, second only to the hot chocolate mix itself. We recommend using a large mug so you can fill it with a generous amount of mix, and your loved one will have plenty of space for a lovely big serving with plenty of delicious toppings! Have a look at some of our favourite mugs below:


Store bought marshmallows are an easy way to go and there are so many varieties available, especially at this time of year. Try jumbo, mini or even some festive themed; take a look at these delicious flavours from The Naked Marshmallow Co.


For that truly luxurious festive hot chocolate, there has to be a light dusting of sprinkles on top. Chocolate sprinkles or cocoa powder are the traditional toppings of choice but you could add another nod to the season, with Christmas sprinkles or crushed candy cane instead.

Christmas Tree Decoration

You can never have enough Christmas tree ornaments. Including a small one here adds an additional Christmassy touch to this thoughtful gift.

Recipe card

As a final flourish, attach a decorative recipe card to let your recipient know how to make the perfect cup of hot chocolate! We’ve done the hard word for you so just print out the Jolly Festive recipe card above and cut to size.

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Looking for more festive food & drink inspiration?  We’ve got everything from sweet treats and main events to delicious tipples and edible gifts guaranteed to wow your family & friends.

Hot Chocolate Gift Mug

The Hot Chocolate Gift Mug

This Hot Chocolate Gift Mug is perfect for everyone on your list. It’s decadent, indulgent & comes together in minutes, what could be better?!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Edible Gifts
Suitable For Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings 1 gift bag


  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp milk chocolate grated
  • 1 tbsp dark chocolate grated


  • Combine ingredients well & store in a cool place.
  • To assemble the gift mug, place the cocoa mix inside a small cellophane gift bag, top with the marshmallows and sprinkles and seal tightly. These festive cone bags from Amazon would be perfect or you could try these Ginger Ray gold spot bags from Hobbycraft.
  • String the recipe card and Christmas tree decoration onto a long piece of festive ribbon, and tie it around the top of the gift bag.
  • Pop the gift bag of cocoa mix inside the mug and ta-da! – you are all done!
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How to Make Your Gift Mug Even More Decadent

Here are some other ideas of things that you could add to The Hot Chocolate Gift Mug to really step it up a notch!

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