This Christmas for my husband's family gift lottery, I decided to get all DIY with our contribution. Armed with my beloved Pebeo Porcelaine 150 paint marker, I made four camping/nature-themed mugs, and further equipped with Alton Brown recipes, whipped up some spicy hot chocolate mix and homemade marshmallows to complete the package.
I was excited about homemade marshmallows, but they ended up being an awful lot of work and mess for a final product that tasted EXACTLY like store-bought. If I was to do this again, I'd make them special somehow - maybe cardamom marshmallows. Actually...that's a pretty good idea.