This year I decided early what my signature gift would be. While I’m sure it’ll be less expensive, more thoughtful and way more fun to give (and hopefully receive) than a bottle of wine the start up cost of this chocolate goodness wasn’t cheap.
Here’s how it breaks down:
- $30 for a dozen jars
- $10 for the labels to stick on top
- $9 for milk
- $16 for chocolate chips
- $10 for cocoa powder
- $5 for marshmallows
- $2 for the sugar
- $2 for the candy canes
That’s $84 in a week on Christmas gifts. Making each gift worth $7 if one doesn’t count love and labour. I’m sure my unit price is lower if you take into account that the only materials I ran out of are the jars.
This post is a friendly reminder to myself that the start up costs of frugal gifts can be expensive. I’m hoping that by noting this I’ll be less likely to feel cheap when I go to a party and bring one of these beauties.
Also for someone who likes easy crafts I created the covers by cutting circles out of scrapbook paper and gluing them to sticker labels I found at Staples. Having the paper and glue on hand also served to lower my cost.Before giving these I’ll put on other labels that I have on hand with ingredients and instructions.
Here’s to me honouring my creativity and sharing chocolate joy at Christmas!
What are your favourite treats to receive?