Holiday DIY: Hot Toddy Kit

Holiday DIY: Hot Toddy Kit
Sometimes the best gift is a hand-made one. They are fun to make and feel so personal. They are also a great option for those not so easy to shop-for friends in your list. Besides giving gifts to my family and close friends, is also good to have these on hand to bring the host or host to attend parties this time of year. In my opinion, the best hostess gifts are those who feel celebratory and you can DIY yourself (always as a handmade gift more than store-bought one). So this year, I happened with the perfect DIY gift :. A kit Hot Toddy

Planning DIYing all of your Christmas gifts? Here's an idea to add to your list...

The idea behind this kit mulled came to mind, because I really like to drink hot punch this time of year. They taste like a warm cup of holiday cheer, and is easy to make a big batch when you’re having friends over. Also whip up one of them without alcohol if you have a sore throat. Its flavor is wonderful, with or without alcohol. You can make yours with rum or brandy, but decided to make this kit with whiskey. So, without further ado, here is what I put in my box of punch gift hot cute DIY …

kit DIY Hot Toddy

is need:

  • 1 wooden box or carton
  • wood or paper shavings for filling
  • Mini honey bear or jar of honey (optional : small to go with honey spoon)
  • 1 lemon
  • small cloth bags
  • stickers
  • stamps letters
  • ink pad
  • teeth
  • nutmeg
  • whiskey, bourbon or rum
  • 1 cup
  • string

How to make your own hot toddy kit!


Use your letters stamps to stamp their cloth bags to indicate what to put inside. It will seal their labels to be put on your mini bottle of alcohol and bottle honey. Then you just have to put everything in its box in an organized way and tie everything with a bow.

is a good idea to include a small card hot toddy recipe when given this gift. You can copy this recipe below … It’s very simple!

DIY hot toddy gift box by

How to make a hot toddy


  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 2 ounces of boiling water
  • 1 ½ ounces of liquid whiskey
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 lemon slice
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg


honey, boiling water is poured, and whiskey in a cup. Season with cloves and cinnamon, and put on the slice of lemon. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes so that the flavors can be mixed, sprinkle with a pinch of nutmeg before serving. Enjoy!

So now that you know how to make a hot toddy and kit hot punch, it’s time to start building. I hope you all have fun making this cute and easy gift!

What gifts who died by family and friends this year?

XO Lauren

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