Breakfast in Bed Gift Basket

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Breakfast in Bed Gift Basket: perfect, easy and thoughtful Christmas present, includes a recipe and homemade mix for pancakes, and free printable instruction card for gift giving. Great for a hostess or teacher gift. #shop

This time of year we’re all looking for thoughtful, easy gifts for the holidays and this one is PERFECT.  A bottle of wine is great, flowers are sweet, but I really love to give something that is practical, but still special and thoughtful and more personal.  Everyone would love a gorgeous breakfast basket like this one.   I think it would be great as a teacher gift, or to bring as a hostess gift during the holidays.  I love the idea of writing on the card for the host of a dinner party “You made dinner, so I took care of breakfast.”

I picked up all my ingredients at Target, love a little one stop shopping.  What would a breakfast basket be without some great coffee, -when I think great coffee, I think Starbucks.  Look for it at your favourite store.  I chose the Holiday Blend, which is perfect for a little festive gift giving this time of year.  Get a $5 Starbucks Card e-gift when you purchase 3 or more qualifying Starbucks products.

Breakfast in Bed Gift Basket: perfect, easy and thoughtful Christmas present, includes a recipe and homemade mix for pancakes, and free printable instruction card for gift giving. Great for a hostess or teacher gift. #shop

I made up my little basket with some homemade pancake mix, maple syrup -has to be the real stuff too, Starbucks Holiday Blend ground coffee, a scented candle, and some pastries from my favorite local bakery.  I lined the pretty wire basket with a napkin,and piled in all the treats.

Breakfast in Bed Gift Basket: perfect, easy and thoughtful Christmas present, includes a recipe and homemade mix for pancakes, and free printable instruction card for gift giving. Great for a hostess or teacher gift. #shop

The homemade pancake mix is really simple to make, and so, so yummy.  Seriously I grew up on store-bought pancake mix.  Then my husband started making pancakes from scratch. They are amazing.  They are so worth the tiny bit of effort.  I promise that once you’ve tried these, you’ll never go back.  For gift giving, just combine the dry ingredients, put them in a pretty container and attach the pretty free printable with the rest of the directions.

Breakfast in Bed Gift Basket: perfect, easy and thoughtful Christmas present, includes a recipe and homemade mix for pancakes, and free printable instruction card for gift giving. Great for a hostess or teacher gift. #shop

Homemade Pancakes

Ingredients

    Dry Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Wet Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (optional: substitute buttermilk for regular milk)
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Whisk all the dry ingredients together in a bowl, and then pour into a pretty container for gift giving, and be sure to attach the rest of the ingredients and instructions with our free printable.
  2. If you're making them for yourself, combine the wet ingredients in another bowl. Stir dry and wet together until just combined, be careful not to over mix. Cook on a hot, greased griddle or frying pan until golden brown -flipping sides once little bubbles begin to appear. Enjoy!
https://www.lifeisaparty.ca/2015/breakfast-in-bed-gift-basket/

Breakfast in Bed Gift Basket: perfect, easy and thoughtful Christmas present, includes a recipe and homemade mix for pancakes, and free printable instruction card for gift giving. Great for a hostess or teacher gift. #shop

I’ve packaged my pancake mix up in a pretty vintage mason jar -but any jar would work great.  Then just print the directions here, and attach to the jar for gift giving.

Breakfast in Bed Gift Basket: perfect, easy and thoughtful Christmas present, includes a recipe and homemade mix for pancakes, and free printable instruction card for gift giving. Great for a hostess or teacher gift. #shop

For Christmas giving, tuck a little greenery and some berries into a bow, and add it to your basket.

Breakfast in Bed Gift Basket: perfect, easy and thoughtful Christmas present, includes a recipe and homemade mix for pancakes, and free printable instruction card for gift giving. Great for a hostess or teacher gift. #shop

With a sweet Breakfast in Bed Gift Basket like this for holiday gift giving, life really is a party!

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Comments

  1. Such a great idea! love it…:)

  2. Thanks Lucy!

  3. Hi Lucy – what program did you use to create the pancake directions tag? I’d like to use something similar for some of my recipes.

  4. What a nice gift idea. I love the idea of putting the dry pancake mix ingredients into the jar as part of the gift. That’s really clever. Thanks for sharing. #client

  5. Hi Bonnie,
    This tag was made using Publisher, but PicMonkey or Canva are easy to start with,
    best of luck.
    Dannyelle

  6. Did you get the basket at Target too?

  7. Hi Kacie,
    Yes the wire basket is also from Target, dollar bins.
    take care,
    Dannyelle

  8. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!!

  9. Thanks Lindsey
    Merry Christmas,
    Dannyelle

  10. How many pancakes does the recipe yield?

  11. Hi Lynn,
    It really depends on the size of your pancakes…I like a mini myself but let’s say a dozen regular size. Hope this helps.
    Dannyelle

  12. It did help thx a million

  13. where can I find the printable tags for the pancakes,thank you

  14. Hi Debbie,
    The printable is right in the post, it’s highlighted and you just click on it with your mouse and it will take you right to it and you can print it.
    Hope this helps,
    Dannyelle

  15. Cute idea! What size mason jar?

  16. Hi Kelly, not exactly sure of the exact size of the mason jar, since it’s a vintage one. I think it’s a pint. Hope this helps.
    Dannyelle

  17. Joanna Melchor says:

    What a great great gift idea to take to a dinner party! Is there a printable for the ‘you made dinner, so I took care of breakfast’? Also, did you get the candle at target too? Thanks, Joanna

  18. Hi Joanne, Sorry no printable, I would just write in the card. And, yes the candle was also from Target, last year though. Hope this helps.
    Dannyelle

  19. I love the jar you put the pancake mis in. Where did you get it?
    Thanks for such a lovely idea.
    Heather

  20. Hi Heather, the jar is a vintage mason jar, you might find something similar at an antique market.
    Best of luck,
    Dannyelle

  21. Gina Gonzlaes says:

    Quick question….any idea how many pancakes one jar of mix makes? I have a family of 7 that I want to ensure I provide enough mix for.

    Thanks!
    Gina

  22. Hi Gina, It makes about 1 dozen medium size pancakes.
    Enjoy,
    Dannyelle

  23. Love this idea! Where is the buck mug from?

  24. Hi Kristen, the mug is actually a DIY that I made a while ago. There’s a tutorial on the blog on how to make it, you can find it here: http://www.lifeisaparty.ca/2014/hot-chocolate-bar-cart-with-diy-woodland-mugs/
    Thanks,
    Dannyelle

  25. Hi Dannyelle,
    I had been wanting to create a gift basket for my Secret Santa. After awhile of searching, I stumbled on your website. I had substituted homemade banana bread and a few things, but I did include the pancake mix and coffee. She LOVED it. Thank you for sharing your great idea.

    Thanks,
    Melissa

  26. Thanks so much Melissa, I love hearing reports back like this. So glad she enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the time to let me know,
    Merry Christmas!
    Dannyelle

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