Layer the ingredients in a jar, add a ribbon and a tag, and you have a simple but stylish gift.
Our mixes will fill 1-quart jars (12 servings), but if your containers are different sizes, just keep the ratio of ingredients constant. On the back of the tag, write: "Mix contents in a large bowl. For each serving, place 1/3 cup cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup boiling water. Store remaining mix in airtight container."
We used 1-liter French canning jars and 1-quart cracker jars from the Container Store (888/266-8246).