Christmas Stocking Stuffers and Teacher Gift (Pretzel Hug recipe)

Hey Everyone! I wanted to share some fun Christmas ideas I’ve been working on with all of you. The first, is some stocking stuffer ideas. If you haven’t yet, you have to check out Nordstrom! They have the cutest ideas in the Children’s department for stocking stuffers. Now, I only like to buy a few stocking stuffers because Santa likes to buy bigger presents too; But here are a few ideas for toddler boys and girls you could do.

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For Ella Rose, I got these adorable nail stickers, paper dolls, and the Go Fish game because she loves games! And for Owen, I got parachute men, a bouncy glow ball, and books, because he is obsessed with books. The options at Nordstrom are just cute, simple, unique gift ideas to fill the stockings with… which I loved. Another option, is the dollar section at Target. They have some cute socks, Christmas pencils, candy, and other knick knacks as well.


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Next, I wanted to share with you my favorite Christmas treat that we like to make each year for teachers, coaches, and our neighbors. They are the Christmas Pretzel Hugs. DELICIOUS. You may have watched my insta stories and saw the easy tutorial when we made them yesterday, but I wanted to share the recipe here for you as well. In case you haven’t made them before, they are super easy to make and great for kids to help too!

Ingredients: A bag of pretzels, green and red M & Ms, and Hershey Hugs

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  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees and clear a space in fridge for baking sheet
  2. Lay out all of the pretzels, M & Ms, and Hugs to make it easier for youProcessed with VSCO with c1 preset
  3. Place pretzels on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper
  4. Place a Hug on each pretzel in the center Processed with VSCO with c1 presetProcessed with VSCO with f2 preset
  5. Put the baking sheet of Pretzel Hugs in the oven for 4-5 minutes
  6. When they are done, quickly place the M &Ms on the center of the almost melted Hugs
  7. Place the baking sheet in the fridge for 10-20 minutes in order for the Pretzel Hugs to setProcessed with VSCO with c1 preset
  8. Package them in cute Christmas containers, baggies, or mugs with a big bow and pass out to teachers, coaches, neighbors, etc. Processed with VSCO with f2 preset

There ya go! You know you want to try them… 😉 Super easy, and fun. For our teachers, I bought these ADORABLE mugs with their initials on them from Anthropologie (my new favorite store) for only $10! Then we put the Pretzel Hugs in a cute, clear baggie with a big, red Christmas bow and placed them in the mug. Ella Rose participated in all of the decorating, bagging the Pretzel Hugs, and is so proud of her gifts for her teachers. This is such a fun, kid-friendly recipe for anyone to make around the holidays. Enjoy!

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Thanks for reading and Merry Christmas everyone!

XO Jillian

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