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Oh, hello, and Merry Christmas! It's Hayley here, with a few yummy Yuletide gift ideas for you to make at home and send with love.
First up, when it's cold outside, who doesn't love a good brew? Why not create your own personalised … tea? All you need is some empty bags, a few labels and plenty of loose tea leaves to go inside. It's super simple, but choosing from the thousands of different types of tea out there might not be.
And if tea isn't on your loved one's Christmas list, how about giving them the gift of the world's greatest hot chocolate? Start by finding a clean, empty jar; any old jar will do. Then you'll need powdered milk, cocoa, chocolate chips and marshmallows. Go on, you as well! Then finish it off by adding a ribbon and a tag.
Next up, popcorn garlands – the perfect present to make a special someone's tree pop. Whether it be sweet, salty or cinnamon, for that Christmas twist, all you need – after your popcorn, of course – is a needle, thread and an adult on hand. Simply thread the popcorn together one by one and … you get the picture. An edible treat ready for the tree.
And finally, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without our gingerbread pals, would it? To make these decorated delights, add plain flour, bicarbonate of soda, ground ginger, cinnamon and butter to a mixing bowl and blend. Once it looks like breadcrumbs, stir in some brown sugar, add an egg and lashings of golden syrup, and mix until you have your gingerbread dough. Leave this in the fridge for 15 minutes, wrapped in cling film, then roll it out and get your cookie cutter going. Pop them in the oven for around 12 minutes, then, once they're cool, it's time to decorate.
And there you have it, four delicious homemade treats to spread some joy this Christmas. Now if you'll excuse me, it's party time!
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