Homemade Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix Holiday Gift

 I really love homemade gifts.  Not only does the gift itself say you care, but when it is obvious you but some time and thought into it lets the recipient know they are special!  This is a gift basket I put together for my son’s preschool teacher.  She gets a lot of my homemade gift baskets, one of my favorites was the first day of school apple basket.  I thought for the holidays a “Sleepy Saturday” Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes basket was the way to go!


 You can use anything as the container, for this one I started with one of those clementine crates you can get at the grocery store.  It was the perfect size, look, and price…free!  Well, with the purchase of the clementines of course.   I started with the graphics.  I used PicMonkey to create the tags, card, and directions for making.  The details really sell it so make it cute!

IMG_8094  I then designed the print on the bag.  I used spray adhesive to glue some white cotton fabric to a piece of regular printer paper.  I then printed the bag design on the fabric.  Using a sewing machine I sewed the little sac together and added a drawstring.  I tied on the cooking directions, and happy holidays tag.  Inside the bag I included a bag of mini chocolate chips and the dry ingredients to our favorite pancake recipe.  Lastly I rounded out the package with a good bottle of pancake syrup, a nice pancake flipper, and a bottle of my homemade vanilla, aged 16 months!


I think this would make a great gift thru all the winter months.  Who doesn’t enjoy some hot, fresh pancakes on “Sleep Saturdays?”


Happy Pancake Flipping!


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  1. I also like homemade gift so I think it’s a wonderful idea
    I would looooooooooove to receive this gift :)

  2. This is so sweet and thoughtful … I’ll be Pinning and featuring it a little later this morning! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  3. Such a creative and thoughtful gift. Happy holidays!

  4. Oh, how cute! This would be a perfect gift for neighbors! I love it! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  5. This looks like so much fun! I’m so glad you shared it with us on Whimsy Wednesday. We ALWAYS love seeing you here!

    Take care and can’t wait to see what you’ve got going on next time,
    Kelly at Smart! School {House}

  6. I love chocolate chip pancakes!
    That is a gift I would like :o)
    Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  7. I’m hopping over from Romantic Home today since you’re the one next to me in the lineup, sugar. Nice to meet you. Plus your pancakes sound wonderful.

  8. Very nice!

  9. What a great gift basket idea! Pinning this. Found you through the Live Laugh {linky} party.

  10. Thank you for stopping in and sharing your crafty Christmas ideawith our readers at Bowdabra’s Crafty Showcase. We love seeing your projects each week. Stop in and see which blogs are featured on Friday and to link up more of your goodies on Sat-Thur.

    Happy New Year,
    Susie @Bowdabra

  11. This is such a sweet idea! What a fun present! I love it! All the best for the new year!
    Rebecca @ Heronscrafts.blogspot.com

  12. I love this idea!

  13. What a beautiful gift basket!

  14. I love this, what a GREAT idea and I’m sure it would be loved. Thanks, pinned it!

    Stopping by from Pin Me

  15. SUCH a great idea!!

  16. I love giving baskets of goodies for gifts and this is just a fabulous idea. Who doesn’t like pancakes?

  17. What a cute idea! Thanks for linking up this past week.

  18. Sounds delicious!

  19. What a great idea for neighbor gifts! Thanks for linking on Busy Monday!

  20. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    What a sweet gift. I love the bag and the name of the mix. :)

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  21. My family decided to do an entirely homemade Christmas this year and it was so much fun. I never thought of the clementine crate but that is perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Real Houseomoms for Fabulous Fridays!

  22. I just totally sprinkled this post all over: Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!!

    Thank you for Sharing at Freedom Fridays and thank you for being one of my Five Faves!!

    Have a super Day.

    Hope to See you at Lets Get Social Sunday.

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