DIY: Hot Chocolate Dipping Spoons

Hot Chocolate Dipping Spoons!
These are perfect as a last minute gift, Christmas dessert or just to enjoy around the fire with friends and family.

Step One:
Gather your materials-
-Spoons (these can be clear or any color you want depending on what you're going for--like red, green, white, etc.)
-Melting chocolate (color ones work nicely for display!)
-Caramel or butterscotch melting drops
-Marshmallows

Step Two:
Game plan. Figure out how many of each variety you want to do, what varieties you want to do, etc.

Step Three:
Melt and dip!

Step Four:
Cool in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes to make sure the chocolate hardens.

Step Five:
Wrap with clear candy wrappers or serve!

Stuff To Get the Fancy Redneck On Your Nice List

1. Redneck Couture

Okay, so here's some self promotion, but seriously...we are the fanciest of fancy redneck apparel. Get a pair or two of Boot Bling, some rad tanks and tees or a cozy cardigan to keep you warm this holiday season! Redneck Couture is a small business that is designed, made and shipped from the US. Shipping is always free and satisfaction is guaranteed!
 

2._____ of the Month Club

Gift cards are an excellent gift to give to the person who is super difficult to shop for, but a subscription to a month club is a gift that keeps on giving and allows someone the opportunity to try new things that you know he or she will enjoy! 

Search for the Perfect Month Club
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Craft Beer Club
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Cheese of the Month Club
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Variety of the Month Club
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3. Concert Tickets

Give the gift of music and a rad time this holiday season and purchase tickets for the country music junkie in your life! Check out tour dates, purchase a couple of tickets and wrap them up with a CD from the artist.
Country Concerts 2016
Country Music Festivals 2016

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4. DIY Gifts 

Create something cute, sweet, simple, fun, expensive, ridiculous or original! There are plenty of incredible DIY gifts to give this holiday season and are perfect for everyone on your list from significant others, family, friends, to neighbors and coworkers!
25 DIY Insanely Cute Projects That Will Fill You With Joy
28 DIY Candles That Will Help You Brave the Cold
DIY Homemade Gifts for Christmas
25 Favorite Neighbor Gift Ideas
Adult Hot Chocolate Kit
25 DIY Gifts You Can Make in Under an Hour
25 Gifts for Kids to Make This Christmas
50+ Inexpensive Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas

5. Cash

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Yes, it seems to be one of those "impersonal" gifts, but trust me anyone would be happy to open a big box of green this holiday season. 

6. Gift Cards

(pelicanweb) Okay, again this may seem impersonal, but at the same time it allows the grad to be in control of what he/she receives in the respect of what he/she needs. Gas? Clothes? School supplies? Groceries? Furniture? Try these fine places for gift cards!
Amazon
Staples
Pier 1
Amtrak
Walmart
Redneck Couture
Old Navy
Best Buy
Ulta
Gas Cards
Spotify
iTunes
FYE
Visa
Starbucks
Kohls
Bath and Body Works
Bed, Bath and BEYOND
hh Greg
AMC or Regal
Fandango
Target
Barnes & Noble
DSW
Marshall's
Home Goods
Dick's Sporting Goods
VistaPrint

7. Streaming Subscription

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Binge watching TV shows may be a New Years' resolution, so give the gift of entertainment with a Netflix, Amazon or Hulu subscription.

8. Chargers

Keep the techy redneck happy with chargers! 
>Portable chargers for the car
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>Wireless charger
(Info Here)
>Case charger
(Buy It Here)

9. Shotglasses, Drinkware and Boozy Accessories

Funny Flasks
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Check out our other gift guides here, here, here, here and here for more ideas and suggestions! Have a happy holiday!

Snack Like a Southerner: Snowflake Mix

(midwestliving)

Ingredients:
-3cups rice cereal (Chex)
-3cups corn cereal (Chex)
-1cup small pretzel twists or sticks
-1cup honey roasted peanuts
-2 12oz pkgs white baking pieces
-1 12oz pkgs mint flavored M&Ms

Step One:
In a large bowl combine cereal, pretzels, peanuts and M&Ms.

Step Two:
Melt white chocolate.

Step Three:
Pour melted chocolate over dry ingredients, coat. Dump contents of bowl onto a large piece of waxed paper.
Cool and break into pieces. 

Snack Like a Southerner: Candy Cane Kiss Brownie Bites

(lovegrowswild)

Ingredients:
-1cup flour
-1/2tsp salt
-1/2tsp baking powder
-3/4cup cocoa powder
-1cup unsalted butter
-2cups sugar
-3 eggs
-1tbsp vanilla extract
-48-60 Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses
(now I also did this with a box of brownie mix and it worked out just fine)

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step One:
Line mini muffin pan with liners or SPRAY THE CRAP OUT OF IT with Pam. 

Step Two:
In a large bowl, whisk together most of the dry (flour, salt, baking powder, cocoa powder) ingredients.

Step Three:
In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add sugar to pan and stir. 

Step Four:
In a small bowl, combine eggs and vanilla. Add the sugar mixture gradually. 

Step Five:
Add wet mixture to dry mixture, mix well.

Step Six:
Pour mix into muffin tin. Bake to 10-12 minutes.

Step Seven: 
Add a kiss to the middle of each brownie when the brownies come out of the oven, press them in gently. 

Gifts for Your Fancy Grad!

1. CASH.
(gardendalefleamall.com)
Yes, it seems to be one of those "impersonal" gifts, but trust me any grad (high school or college) will definitely appreciate it and relieve some of the pressures of the future.

2. Gift Cards
Okay, again this may seem impersonal, but at the same time it allows the grad to be in control of what he/she receives in the respect of what he/she needs. Gas? Clothes? School supplies? Groceries? Furniture? Try these fine places for gift cards!

Amazon
Staples
Pier 1
Amtrak
Walmart
Redneck Couture
Old Navy
Best Buy
Ulta
Gas Cards
Spotify
iTunes
FYE
Visa
Starbucks
Kohls
Bath and Body Works
Bed, Bath and BEYOND
hh Greg
AMC or Regal
Fandango
Target
Barnes & Noble
DSW
Marshall's
Home Goods
Dick's Sporting Goods
VistaPrint

3. Netflix Subscription
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4. Costco or BJ's Membership
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5. A Computer
Laptop, desktop or a tablet.
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6. Cleaning Supplies
As much as this might make the grad moan and groan at the party, or even look at you with those eyes full of disappointment but a grin carved into his face, he will realize how much of an awesome gift this is when his dorm is the only one without mold and a charge at the end of the term of uncleanliness.
>Vacuum cleaner
>Toilet brush
>Air fresheners
>Swiffer
>Sponges
>Broom
>Dust pan
>Trash can

7. Cookbooks
Whether the grad is headed to college or to the real world, a cookbook with quick, easy and cheap recipes will be a lifesaver. Not only will he be eating healthier, but it'll save a huge chunk of change. These cookbooks seem pretty rad.
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8. Keep the Power with CHARGERS!
>Portable chargers for the car
(Buy It Here)
>Wireless charger
(Info Here)
>Case charger
(Buy It Here)
>Extra laptop charger

9. Luggage
>Roller bag
>Duffle
>Back pack

10. Wallet
(Buy It Here)
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11. Tumblers, Thermoses, Mugs Oh My!
These kids these days need to bring their coffee, soup and other liquids everywhere with them. Make sure that your grad has the portable drink ware he needs! Check out this site for more!
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12. Stayin' Squeaky Clean
>Shampoo and conditioner sets
>Body wash
>Hand soap
(Buy It Here)
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13. Towels
>Body
>Head
>Hand
>Dish
>Wash cloth
>Robe

14. Laundry Stuff
>Basket
>Detergent
>Fabric softener
>Hangers

15. Decor
>Posters
>Wall art
>Knick knacks
>Lighting
>Throw pillows and blankets
(Buy It Here)
>Mounting squares and other hanging up supplies

16. Furniture
>Chairs (lounge, beanbag, desk, spinny)
>Tables
>Nightstand
>Desk

17. "Fun" Tickets
>Concert/Music Festival
>Amusement Park
>Movie

18. Something Totally Goofy, But Personal
(Plush Organs)
(Get It Together Guide Book)
(Insults and Comebacks)
(It's Gonna Be Okay, Pep Talk Book)
(Funny Mug)
(Custom Shot Glass)

19. Keepsakes
>Pictures (Shutterfly)
>Albums
>Personalized items
(Buy It Here)

20. Jewelry
>Watch
>Boot Bling


>Necklace or locket
>Earrings
>Bracelet

21. Stationary
>Envelopes
>Notebooks
>Stamps
>Calendar
>ALL OF THE PENS

22. Piggybank
This is nice to keep coins in.
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23. Safe
This is nice to keep your stacks of bills, social security card and deep dark secrets in.
(Buy It Here)

24. Alarm clock
Make sure the grad knows not to just rely on the cellular phone for all of his needs.
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25. Microwave
(Buy It Here)

26. Coffee maker
(Buy It Here)

27. OR BOTH
(Buy This Miracle Here)

28. Cookware
>Pots and pans
>Plates (paper too!)
>Bowls (paper too!)
>Cups (plastic too!)
>Mugs
>Silverware (plasticware too!)
>Tupperware
>Cutting board
>Knives
>Can opener
>Spatula

29. Earphones or headphones
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30. Slippers
(Buy Them Here)
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31. Shower caddy
(Buy It Here)

32. Bed Stuff
>Comforter
>Sheets
>Blankets
>Pillows
>Pillow cases
>Mattress pad

33. External hard drive or USB flash drives
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34. Lanyard
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35. Shot glasses...sorry Mom
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36. Power strips or extension cords

37. Speakers
(Buy It Here)

38. Printer and INK
(Buy It Here)

39. Bad Day Kit
Super useful for any kind of stressful or bad day and for anyone. Check out how to start making one here.

40. Camera
DSLR

(Buy It Here)
**Costco actually has really great deals on cameras and equipment**
Point and Shoot

(Buy It Here)

41. Software
>Adobe Creative Cloud
>Microsoft Office

42. Cards Against Humanity
Crucial for the college social experience. This card game is so much fun and is a great way to make friends and keep Game Night interesting. Get the expansion packs if you can!
(Buy It Here)

43. Unstopables
Seriously. All of your needs are here. 

 CONGRATS CLASS OF 2015!