Gifts from the Kitchen, Galentine Cups & Mugs


It’s fun to give special people in your life a little treat,

Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day is the perfect occasion!





Fill a mug or teacup with a few Valentine treats

It’s like a mini gift basket, as fun to make and give, as it is to get!





For these gifts I used a vintage teacup, a large coffee mug,

a mercury glass votive holder, and a ceramic heart shaped cup and saucer





I gathered my stash of Valentine things,

plus Starbucks Vanilla Latte and Peppermint Mocha Latte mixes

I added a few recent purchases from Home Goods {marshmallows and candy}

and Target {gift bags and chocolate truffles}





Small treat bags were filled with marshmallow and gum drop hearts

and tied with shiny ribbon





I cut heart straws into different lengths

to hold the lollipops for inserting into the cups







And then the fun began as I filled the cups

with a mix of candies, straws, cupid picks and treats




No two are alike





The mug got a special “You are my best friend ornament”






and a heart marshmallow stick






The teacup has goodies inside and out





A bag of heart marshmallows, a lollipop, straws, latte mix

with a chocolate truffle and a Creme Brûlée square on the saucer





The mercury glass votive holder has a similar mix of items





Plus a cupid and a paper Text me heart {made with PicMonkey}





The ceramic heart teacup holds a pink package of 2 white chocolate truffles

along with latte mix, straws and individual chocolates







Even though they all are filled with basically the same things,

isn’t it fun that they all look so different?!





Wrap marshmallows in clear plastic wrap to preserve freshness

Gift wrap the cups with clear paper and tie with a bow on top

Tie a card or note to the cup handle

To see more paper Valentine tags/ornaments click here





Here’s a few more ideas,

paint a glass or a plate with hearts or

paint hearts on mini canvases and “frame” them with ribbon




for a tutorial on painting hearts and making gift cards click here




Have fun!!




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39 Responses to “Gifts from the Kitchen, Galentine Cups & Mugs”
  1. Ann Woleben says:

    Lovely and fun ideas – wish I could be your galentine! I am going to start today to make a few of these gifts for the ones I love. Thank you for always sharing so many wonderful ideas and recipes. Happy Valentine’s Day to you~

  2. Charlotte Hall says:

    Your posts are always the first thing I read in the mornings. Even though we can’t be “in person” friends, I need your creativity, sense of humor and visual inspiration every day. In my perfect world, we would be next door neighbors & friends for life. Happy Valentines Day, Jenna, and thank you for all that you share!

  3. Wonderful ideas for friends! Jenna, I love the heart shaped cup and saucer. Anyone would feel really special to receive one of your treats❤️

  4. These are just cute as can be, Jenna, and as elaborate or expensive as one might choose to make them! I love this post so very much!

  5. Sara says:

    One of my favorite Valentine Days was when I had a Galentine luncheon for my mother-in-law and a couple of her friends at the retirement home. Their sweethearts were long gone and the day wasn’t so special anymore. I picked them up and brought them to my house and that alone was a treat — an outing away from the home and not en masse with the group there. I invited a couple of my friends as well and we had a frilly ladies’ luncheon with appropriate decor and food for the occasion, ending with chocolate mousse and small cordial glasses of chocolate wine and of course they each got little party favors to take home. My friends enjoyed the stories from the older ladies and we all had a wonderful time. Mom is gone now but that is still one of my favorite memories with her.

    Love your little gifts. Wish I had a chance to have the luncheon again. Your gifts would be perfect.

  6. How charming!! I love the idea of a Galentine lunch! That footed mug is wonderful, love that one the best!

  7. Julie says:

    I love how festive you made the Valentine’s or Galentine’s gifts Jenna. You inspired me to make a goodie box to send off to my daughter at college! Have a happy Thursday. Julie xo

  8. Nancy says:

    What fabulous gal pal gifts! I love the idea of painting a wine glass and giving it to our friends! Lovely ideas! ❤️

  9. Jodi says:

    <3 <3 <3

  10. Jill Kuhn says:

    Wonderful treats a friend would love! ❤️💗❤️ You are so creative, Jenna! 💖

  11. Lovin’ the little glitter cupids Jenna:@)

  12. lulu says:

    What a very fun idea and a great way to say to someone that you are happy to have her as a friend.

  13. Cyndi Raines says:

    They are all just darling and I am sure the lucky gals that receive them will be very pleased. Thanks for the great idea.

  14. Joe Salling says:

    I was just wondering what to do for Valentines all great ideas and I will steal a couple for my 3 of my girls. Thank you!

  15. Bhawna says:

    So many cool ideas for a Girls brunch during Valentine time. So many easy projects that I can also get help from the kids. Cannot wait for the party and use these ideas

  16. Kitty says:

    What great ideas for Galentines Day Jenna! You’re so creative!

  17. Mary says:

    Such fun Galentine treats Jenna! I’ve used the straw/lolli trick before to elevate the fun ♥

  18. Kippi says:

    Great gift ideas!
    Have a day,

  19. Pam says:

    These are so cute and creative! I have featured this today at Thursday Favorite Things – Thanks for sharing!

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