Looking for a last minute neighbor gift idea? I’ve got just what you need! A DIY Snowman Cup Hot Cocoa Gift is adorable and easy to customize any way you like, ensuring that the gift is perfect for the person receiving it! Plus, this won’t break the bank if you have more than one or two to make. AND because I’m in the giving spirit, I’ve made a free printable Buffalo Check (huge trend this season!) Warm Winter Wishes Gift Tag, because this isn’t just a Holiday a gift, it can be given all winter long to someone that needs a little pick me up.

DIY Snowman Mug Hot Cocoa Neighbor Gift Idea


Cutting Machine or craft knife
White Coffee Mug
Permanent Outdoor Vinyl in black, orange, brown and 1 color of your choiceHot Chocolate Packets
Candy Canes
Mini Marshmallows
Printable Gift Tag (free download at the bottom of this post)

DIRECTIONS: (Contains affiliate links for your convenience)

The first step is to cut the snowman face out of vinyl. This can be done free hand with scissors or a craft knife if you don’t have a craft cutting machine, but is MUCH easier to accomplish with a Cricut Explore. I set up the snowman in Cricut Design Space and then sent it to cut out the different shapes from the permanent outdoor vinyl. My go to vinyl shop is Expressions Vinyl.

DIY Snowman Mug Hot Cocoa Neighbor Gift IdeaOnce you have a face twig arms and a scarf, adhere each piece to your coffee mug, just like you would with stickers. Make sure you really press down and work out any air bubbles using a credit card.

I do not recommend putting these mugs through the dishwasher – they really should be hand washed. However, having said that, my kids have put our mugs through from time to time and they’ve held up OK, so it won’t be the end of the world if they accidentally do go through. You should just make a note to the gift recipient though!

Place a couple of packets of hot cocoa into the cup along with a couple of candy canes.

DIY Snowman Mug Hot Cocoa Neighbor Gift IdeaDownload and print the Warm Wishes Gift Tag at the bottom of this post. Cut out a tag, punch a hole in the top and attach to the mug with a ribbon.

DIY Snowman Mug Hot Cocoa Neighbor Gift IdeaI placed some marshmallows into a baggie and tied them off with a ribbon and then placed those in the mug as well and now you have a warm and friendly gift to drop off to the neighbors! Give alone or paired with a baked good – you’ll be the hit of the neighborhood in no time!

Download the Warm Winter Wishes Gift Tag in pdf format

Personal use only. Do not alter.

I stopped by my local news station to share this fun gift idea. Check it out:
WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-