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    How about cake in a mug? You can cook a cake in a coffee mug in the microwave - chocolate, carrot, whatever! So you can give a coffee mug with the dry ingredients mixed in it, in a plastic bag, and a piece of paper with the instructions of what to add and how to cook it. Tis really nice for people who don't have a whole family to scoff a cake in one go. And goes down a treat after dinner while you're watching tv in winter.
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    I've made something similar to these before you could use a mug instead of making the boxes then just add the poem.

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    Love that Bren, great site.

    Anyway, my idea - Mulled wine spices tied up in muslin with a pretty bow on top
    This is a nice one with recipe but there are many others, I'm sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by binley100 View Post
    Where???????

    How about crystallised/ candied peel or fruits .......
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    There was a thread about this last year. Do you think I can find it...?
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    Wow thanks for all for the replys loving the ideas especially the boozy ones I think the mulled wine sachets are a fab idea and the individual xmas puddings. Thanks again everyone xx
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    Chocolates - fruity schnapps Ooooooo Limoncello! FAB!

    Dried chillies? How about some seed packets in there too?

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    Loving this topic! As I'm new I've only just picked up on this post but excellent ideas for the festive season to come! Any other ideas for the pot? I made truffles last year and gingerbread biscuits that went down a treat


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